28 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Were In-Laws (PHOTOS)

Jackie Strause | Nov 17, 2015 Celebrities
28 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Were In-Laws (PHOTOS)

Marriage is a union. In Hollywood, that union has the power to take two celebrities, pluck them from their far-flung corners of stardom, and bring them together to sit at the same Thanksgiving table.

With surprise pairings like these -- Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie are married to brothers, and Patrick Wilson and Scott Foley are married to sisters! -- family functions reach A-list status. 


The next time you play the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, try a "related by marriage" version and see how many of these you can get.

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  • Cameron Diaz & Nicole Richie


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    Nicole Richie, who has been married to Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden for nearly five years, introduced Cameron Diaz to Benji Madden. The pair wed in January, making these close friends sister-in-laws.

  • Naomi Watts & Pablo Schreiber


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    Acting runs in the Schreiber family. Pablo Schreiber, of Orange is the New Black fame, is the half-brother of Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber -- which makes Liev's wife, Naomi Watts, Pablo's sister-in-law.

  • Jessica Simpson & Tracee Ellis Ross


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    After Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross married in in August (at the home of his legendary mother, Diana Ross), their siblings Jessica and Tracee Ellis shared this photo on Instagram with the hashtag #sisters.

  • Patrick Wilson & Scott Foley


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    These two TV actors are brothers-in-law. The Fargo and Scandal stars married sisters and actresses Dagmara and Marika Dominczyk, respectively. The foursome even worked together on the 2014 dark comedy Let's Kill Ward's Wife.

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  • Jake Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard


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    Peter Sarsgaard has been married to Jake Gyllenhaal's sister Maggie since 2009.

  • Drew Barrymore & Jill Kargman


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    The Odd Mom Out creator says there are no on-screen similarities with her real-life sister-in-law Drew Barrymore, who married Kargman's brother Will Kopelman in 2012.

  • Stanley Tucci & Emily Blunt


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    Stanley Tucci met Emily Blunt's older sister Felicity at Blunt's 2010 wedding to John Krasinski. They wed two years later.

  • Jenny McCarthy & Mark Wahlberg


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    Jenny McCarthy got a brother-in-law in Mark Wahlberg when she married his brother Donnie last year. 

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  • Casey Affleck & Joaquin Phoenix


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    Casey Affleck married Joaquin Phoenix's sister Summer in 2006, making these actors brother-in-laws and friends.

  • Kelly Clarkson & Reba McEntire


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    Country superstar Reba McEntire became Kelly Clarkson's mother-in-law when the singer married her stepson, Brandon Blackstock.

  • Antonio Banderas & Tippi Hedren


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    Famed Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren became Antonio Banderas' mother-in-law when he married Melanie Griffith (mom to Dakota Johnson) in 1996. Though the pair split last year, they vow to remain a family.

  • David Spade & Kate Spade


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    Designer Kate Spade married actor David Spade's older brother, Andy, in 1994.

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  • William Baldwin & Michelle Phillips


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    Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas became William Baldwin's mother-in-law when the actor married her daughter, Chynna, in 1995.

  • Lorraine Bracco & Aidan Quinn


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    Actor Aidan Quinn has been married to Lorraine Bracco's sister, Elizabeth, since 1987.


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