Look Who’s Related: Taylor Swift, Post Malone, and More From the Tortured Poets Department

Posted May 16, 2024 by Amanda | No Comment

Taylor Swift recently kicked off the European leg of her record-breaking Eras Tour with a fresh new era added to the setlist in honor of her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department. Before the start of her Paris concert, MyHeritage shared with the world Swift’s connection to French royalty, the former King of France, Louis XIV. The interesting path can be traced through Geni’s World Family Tree, which shows that Swift and the Sun King are 8th cousin 11 times removed.

We thought it would be fun to take a look at some other interesting connections the superstar has in the World Family Tree.

The lead single off her 11th studio album is “Fortnight” featuring Post Malone. It turns out the musical collaborators are 10th cousins thrice removed.

In addition to Post Malone, the song’s music video featured Dead Poets’ Society stars Ethan Hawke and Josh Charles as psychiatrists carrying out tests on Swift. The video was a family affair as Hawke and Swift are also 11th cousins once removed.

This also means that Post Malone and Ethan Hawke are distantly related! According to the World Family Tree, they are 15th cousins once removed.

Throughout the album, Swift name drops many well known names, from Dylan Thomas and Patti Smith to Clara Bow and Stevie Nicks. Physical copies of the album included an original poem by Nicks, who has praised Swift’s songwriting talents in the past. The duo have performed together previously at the 2010 Grammy Awards. Thanks to Geni’s World Family Tree, we can see that the music icons are ninth cousins twice removed.

How are you related to Taylor Swift? Explore Taylor Swift’s family tree on Geni and you can discover how you’re connected the star.

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