The 25-year old rapper is infamous for controversy and surprising lifestyle decisions. This time his interests are towards genealogy. He seems to have done research on Ancestry.com, which has a record of over billion traces to discover family trees.
Justin posted this on Instagram and expressed his excitement on this revelation. He quoted “I also just found out that I’m related to both Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne this is the best day of my life..,” Justin posted on his Instagram Saturday, August 31. “it seems super legit it’s on ancestry.com.” The website claims to have the “world’s largest collection of online records” — which is 20 billion.
Justin posted a screenshot explaining the family tree, which calls that Ryan Gosling, 38, is Justin’s 11th cousin removed and Avril Lavigne, 34, is a 12th cousin removed. Both relations would be through Justin’s mother, Pattie Mallette. According to Ancestry.com, Justin, Ryan and Avril all claim Mathurn Roy and Marguerite Biré as their 11th great grandparents. Interestingly, the trio all hail from the province of Ontario: Justin grew up near Toronto in Stratford, Ryan hails from the city of London, and Avril was born in the town of Belleville.
We can certainly understand the excitement he must’ve had but terming it the best day of his life seems a little out of line. Com’on, the young prodigy signed his first record label at only 13 years of age and won Grammy Award at 22.