People have been left stunned after learning that Brad Pitt and Barack Obama are related.
And it turns out, Obama is aware of it!
Scroll on to find out how the pair are related…
Now, Barack Obama became the “president of the people” in 2008…
And gained a strong and loyal fan base as a result of his progressive views on social issues such as same-sex marriage and gun control.
He successfully served 2 terms as president…
And, in his 8 years in the White House, Obama cut taxes for working families, small businesses, and first-time homebuyers.
He also stuck to his promise…
By tackling financial reform, alternative energy, reinventing education, and health care.
But Obama wasn’t alone in his presidential journey.
Continuously supporting him was his wife, Michelle Obama.
The Obamas have a lengthy love story.
The couple first met when a then twenty-five-year-old Michelle Robinson was assigned as a mentor for a twenty-eight-year-old Barack Obama at their law firm.
The influential couple tied the knot in 1992.
“Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered,” Mrs. Obama later recalled.
She supported her husband as he navigated his way through politics…
And, along with their 2 young daughters, was suddenly catapulted into the spotlight when he ran for president.
Of course, it didn’t take the world long to fall completely in love with Mrs. Obama…
People simply loved the first lady as much as they loved the president!
And, even after Obama’s presidency came to an end…
The couple have remained very much in the hearts of our nation.
Many people feel that they have grown to know the Obama family quite well over years.
As even after Obama’s presidency came to an end, the pair are still regularly seen out and about at public events.
But, there’s one thing you may not know about Barack Obama…
He’s related to Brad Pitt!
LADbible reports that researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society found that Brad Pitt and Barack Obama are distant cousins.
Linked by Edwin Hickman, who died in Virginia in 1769, the movie star and former president are ninth cousins.
And while it might be new knowledge to us, it seems that Obama has known about their relation for a while.
Back in 2008, Obama appeared on The View, where he was asked about their relation to which he responded: “I guess we’re ninth cousins, something removed – or something.”
He then added: “I think he got the better-looking side of the gene pool.”
Did you know the pair are related?