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Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgewick: Distant Cousins?!

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Woah! Talk about bizarre!

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick, the married couple of 23 years with two grown children, are actually distant cousins! No, seriously. We are not joking. This is NOT a joke.

However, the key word is distant. They're distant cousins… OK? That's not creepy. Not one bit. Nope. It is not creepy…

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. confirmed:

"They are indeed distant cousins. So talk about six degrees of separation, right?"

More like your six degrees of bacon! Are we right or are we right? Anyone? Anyone?

Anyway, the PBS show about genealogy, Finding Your Roots, discovered the link between the happily married cousins by tracing their DNA.

I mean come one! We've heard about being close to your family but this brings that to a whole new level. Actually, like three new levels!!!

Gates, quotes:

"I want … Americans [to] realize how united we are as a people. … There's so much animosity … and one of the things that I want the series to do is to show that, deep down, we are all Americans. We've been sleeping together from the very beginning of the country."

Next time you're hanging out with your cousin remember they could be "the one." Lolz!

[Image via Ian Wilson/WENN.]

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