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Kissing Cousins: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

It’s kind of weird that actor Zach Braff and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney are cousins. But since chances are pretty good that they will never marry and have children together, we don’t have to worry too much.

That isn’t the case with actor Kevin Bacon and his wife of 23 years, actress Kyra Sedgwick. It was recently revealed, courtesy of the PBS genealogy program “Finding Your Roots,” that the two are related to each other — and not only by marriage. It turns out that the husband and wife are descended from distant branches of the same family tree, and that they both come from families that at one time owned slaves. Talk about six degrees of separation!

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Kissing Cousins: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

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