Yes, this is not a joke, according to Bieber’s ancestry.com family tree, the three celebrities have a familial connection.
Bieber posted his family tree on Instagram, revealing he’s 11th cousins once removed with Gosling and 12th cousins with Lavigne. He posted a screenshot with a pretty hilarious caption.
“I also just found out that I’m related to both Ryan gosling and Avril Lavigne this is the best day of my life.. it seems super legit it’s on ancestry.com,” he wrote.
Lavigne had the best response in the comments about her new cousin.
“I’ll host Christmas dinner this year,” she wrote. You can see the post below.
All three stars are Canadian, so it isn’t that surprising that there’s some kind of distant connection, but it is a pretty hilarious revelation.
The track, which was originally co-written with Clark, is made even more heartfelt with the newly added vocal lines.
Lavigne says in a statement that the song, written during her battle with Lyme disease, was a beautiful experience shared between the pair.
“One night when I was starting to feel better, I had a party at my house and somehow Travis was there. I had never met him before. I found him on my piano and I just thought he was so unbelievably talented, and I asked him to finish the song with me.”
The singer continued her statement on the track saying how grateful she is to be able to put her story out into the world.
“I hope that my words in this song and our voices bring you hope faith light and strength and that you also are able to keep your head above the water.”
You can check out the updated version of the track below. Lavigne is set to kick off her first tour in five years next month which you can see dates for as well.
09/14 — Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
09/15 — Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
09/17 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
09/18 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
09/21 — Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
09/24 — Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
09/26 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
09/28 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
10/01 — New York, NY @ Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
10/03 — Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/05 — Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
10/06 — Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for Performing Arts
10/08 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
10/09 — Washington, D.C. @ MGM National Harbor
10/11 — Philadelphia, PA @ XCite Center at Parx Casino
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