5 Lebanese Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Actually Your Cousins

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Lebanon’s rich tapestry of connections often weaves surprising threads between everyday people and the country’s beloved celebrities.

Prepare for a delightful revelation as we unveil some Lebanese celebrities you might never have guessed are actually part of your extended family tree.

George Clooney

Did you know that Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney is connected to Lebanon? With family ties reaching back to the Lebanese village of Baakline, you might just have a famous relative in the mix.


This Colombian sensation has more in common with Lebanon than her iconic hip-shaking dance moves. Shakira‘s paternal grandmother hails from the Lebanese city of Tannourine, making her a distant cousin to many.

Salma Hayek

The talented Salma Hayek, known for her acting prowess and advocacy work, traces her lineage to the Lebanese town of Baabdat. Her Lebanese heritage might just make you feel a little closer to Hollywood glamour.

Rami Malek

Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek, acclaimed for his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” has strong ties to Lebanon through his Egyptian-Lebanese heritage, adding a touch of star-studded flair to his family tree.

Gloria Estefan

The internationally acclaimed singer Gloria Estefan might not immediately come to mind in a discussion about Lebanon, but she too shares a link. Her maternal grandfather was Lebanese, linking her to the country’s vibrant heritage.

These celebrity connections are a testament to the far-reaching influence of Lebanon’s diaspora. Who knew that famous faces from around the world could be distant cousins, making the world feel a little smaller and the family tree a bit more star-studded?

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