London (ANI): Ellen DeGeneres recently discovered that she and pop
star Madonna are distant cousins but was too busy to delve into her
ancestry. But now Lisa Kudrow has done the work for her.
The former 'Friends star" has appeared on 'Who Do You Think You
Are?' – the reality show that traces the ancestry of popular
celebrities, reports the Daily Express. So she put her family tree
expertise to good use during a recent appearance on Degeneres' U.S.
talk show - by researching the host's ties to the 'Material Girl"
Appearing on the comedienne"s daytime show, Kudrow revealed,
"You're 11th cousins (with Madonna). What you share is your 10th
great grandfather, his name was Martin Aucoin, from France... He
had two daughters, Jean... That's your side. And another daughter,
Michelle, and that gave rise to Madonna's side, and they moved to
Canada. Then your fifth great grandfather... he's the one who moved
the family to Louisiana in the late 1700s."
DeGeneres said: "That's pretty far back, that's pretty