Lady Gaga and Madonna are ninth cousins once removed

Updated: May 15, 2011, 13:16 PM IST

New York: Ever since she hit the big time in 2008, Lady Gaga has been compared to the Queen of Pop Madonna – both in terms of their music styles and provocative outfits.

Now, new evidence has revealed that the singers are in fact related.

"They are ninth cousins once removed," the New York Daily News quoted celebrity genealogist Chris Child as telling Boston Globe.

Child has reportedly provided proof showing Gaga and Madonna have a common ancestor – a farming couple who moved from France to Quebec in the 1600s.

“When I saw that Lady Gaga had French Canadian ancestry, I thought there might be something there,” he added

Child, who works for the New England Historic Genealogical Society also said that he could trace French Canadian families back 200 years within minutes because priests in Quebec handily indexed all marriages between the 1600s and the 1900s.