Barack Obama on Brad Pitt: 'He's got the better-looking genes'

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Washington, Mar 29 : Just after the whole world got buzzed over their ancestral connection, US Presidential candidate Barack Obama has reacted to the whole thing by saying that he and Brad Pitt are indeed long-distant cousins with Hollywood actor getting the 'good-looking' genes.

Besides admitting that he and Pitt are ninth cousins, Obama added that the 'Troy' star has got the 'better-looking side of the gene pool'.

"I guess we're ninth cousins removed or something," Us magazine quoted the Democratic presidential hopeful, as saying.

"I think he got the better-looking side of the gene pool," he added.

According to researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Barack Obama is a distant cousin of Brad Pitt while Hillary Clinton is related to Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Alanis Morissette, and Celine Dion.

The researchers found that Pitt and Obama are ninth cousins, linked by Edwin Hickman, who died in Virginia in 1769.

Clinton and Jolie, meanwhile, are ninth cousins, twice removed because they are both related to Jean Cusson who died in St. Sulpice, Quebec, in 1718.

The study was based entirely on vital records kept by cities, counties and towns.

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