25 Celebrities With Family Ties Jan 10, 2017 by Sarah (Day Styles)

It’s no surprise that a few celebrities are related to each other. Some even come from distinguished lines of Hollywood royalty - or show up together on reality television! But there are a few that might surprise you. Did you know these celebrities were related? Let us know in the comments.

Tom Cruise and William Mapother

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Not a lot of people notice the familial resemblance between Tom Cruise and William Mapother, but it makes sense considering Tom’s real name is Thomas Mapother! The two actors are cousins, and while Tom Cruise might be the bigger star, they are both famous actors. They’ve even been in five films together, including “Born on The Fourth of July,” “Magnolia,” “Mission: Impossible II,” “Vanilla Sky” and “Minority Report.”

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Neither actor has ever made a big deal about their relationship. William has responded to a few questions about his superstar cousin over the year, saying: “I never really worried about it. As I’ve amassed a body of work, the questions about Tom have gone away. I figured that if I did good work, I’d be seen for what I am.” Too true.


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