Ever since she burst on the scene with her brand of pop and provocative
outfits, Lady Gaga has forever been compared to the queen of the music scene, Madonna.
The similarities between the two divas have been considered so close, that the 25-year-old Born This Way star was even once accused of plagiarising
one of the 52-year-old legend's famous tunes.
Now new evidence has emerged concluding the pair are in fact related.
According to celebrity genealogist Chris Child, Gaga and Madonna are distant cousins. 'They are ninth cousins once removed,' the New England Historic Genealogical Society specialist told the Boston Globe.
After much research, Child reportedly provided proof of the findings, which showed that the two had common ancestors in the form of a farming couple, who moved from France to Quebec in the 1600s.
'When I saw that Lady Gaga had French Canadian ancestry, I thought there might be something there,' he said.
Child tracked the French Canadian families 'back 200 years within minutes'. Priests in Quebec would record all marriages between the 1600s and the 1900s.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has compared herself to the Material Girl in the past.
Lady Gaga的真名是Stefani Germanotta，过去她曾将自己比喻为麦当娜歌中所唱的“物质女孩”。
'We’re both Italian-American women, we both started out in the New York underground scene - and we both became famous when we dyed
our hair blonde,' she said. 'I think what Madonna and I share is that we’re both fearless, we both have a lot of nerve.'
Madonna has also made no secret of the fact she's a fan of Gaga's having been spotted at her show in New York with daughter Lourdes back in 2009.
The pair also appeared on a Saturday Night Live show together in October 2009, where they featured in a mock
fighting skit before kissing and making up.
But their relationship may have possibly somewhat soured this year after the Bad Romance singer was forced to go on the offensive following claims her hit Born This Way was a rip off of a Madonna song. She faced widespread accusations that she plagiarised the music veteran's Eighties hit Express Yourself.
不过，今年两人的关系可能有些恶化，因为Gaga的歌被指抄袭麦当娜。Gaga不得不面对铺天盖地的指责，说她的新曲Born This Way抄袭了麦当娜的Express Yourself。
Immediately Gaga branded the charge 'ridiculous':'What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about. I will look you in your eyes and tell you that I am not dumb
enough or moronic
enough to think that you are dumb enough or moronic enough not to see that I would have stolen a melody.