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This is the Spooky Way that Zach Braff and Mitt Romney are Related

Turns out Zach Braff and Mitt Romney share a surprising, rather spooky connection.

The 41-year-old actor confirmed to TMZ yesterday that he is related to the politician through an accused “witch” who was hung during the Salem Witch Trials.

Their shared relative is Rebecca Nurse, who was sentenced to death in 1692 and later made a featured character in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”

Braff added that the two discovered their connection when they were seated next to each other on a plane back in 2014.


He took to Twitter after their flight to say that despite having different politics, the two had “the best conversation ever.”


Nothing like a little witching history to bring people together!

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at glassman@forward.com or on Twitter at @theakglassman.

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