Relatives of Keanu Reeves, Matthew McConaughey and more share their famous parents’ stories
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A Reddit user asked an interesting question, asking if there was anyone there who was related to a celebrity, and how that affected family reunions and the like.
The query elicited several responses, including one from a relative of Keanu Reeves.
“We have a Reeves Ohana rally every year in Hawaii, and it never comes. Which I don’t blame him at all – his dad wasn’t a good dad, so I guess besides being a busy actor, he doesn’t come because it broke the bridges with our family ”, u / Aeksel wrote. “My dad sometimes mentions Keanu when the reunion takes place, how he doesn’t visit her. It’s not in a bitter way or anything, just sometimes the little cousins ask. I haven’t met my whole family in Hawaii yet because I live on the mainland, but I know at least a few people are salty about this. Other than that, my cousins admire him and get excited when he’s in a movie. Even though the children are not allowed to watch due to the violence, they see a movie poster and look in awe. So cute.”
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User u / drycheck wrote about the experience of being Matthew McConaughey’s second cousin. “He acts normally with us, but the bastard hasn’t delivered me a Buick for the bully that I beat for him 38 years ago yet … although he still brings the best liquor to parties.”
Another user, with the u / WhatIsThisAccountFor handle, shared, “My uncle is Sinbad (the comedian / actor). He is married to my biological aunt on my father’s side, so I am not his blood relationship, but his children and his wife are blood related to me. We go on vacation with them every summer, and have been for about six years. We didn’t do it for a while when he and my aunt were apart, but since they got back together we see this family at least once a year. I just got back from vacation with them, actually. At first it was a little boring having to stop every two minutes because someone was asking for a photo, but eventually he stopped posing for photos with us. He just says, “Sorry I’m with my family” now. Nothing very exciting, but he’s been famous since I was born so I haven’t had any before and after experience. The coolest thing was definitely going to Disney / Universal with him. We got the VIP treatment and skipped every line. We have ridden Dueling Dragons probably five to seven times in a row. Three of us broke; It was great.”
“My aunt is Xena the Warrior Princess and absolutely nothing at a family reunion,” u / KnuckleCurve01 wrote. “She’s just our aunt. We have been stopped several times in New Orleans by people who recognized her. Back in New Zealand, when her show was on, little girls would come in and want to take pictures. She is one of the nicest people to talk to and never acts like a celebrity. I got to do some really cool things in my life that I will never take for granted, because of her kindness! Hey, Lucy! I’ll let you guess which of us is, if you’re there!
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“My uncle is Steve Smith aka Red Green from the 90s Canadian DIY Comedy,” u / snakelord wrote. “We all got together in the 90s and 2000s, when our generation had wedding season. He was always the life of the party without ever trying. If there was a lull in the conversation, he would intervene with something hysterical and make the whole table laugh. Never tried; he was just natural and would never interrupt anyone else. He’s a very nice and wonderful guy.
Then there was Reddit user u / LJGHunter, who wrote, “My wife is related to David Tennant. I didn’t know that until after we got married (spouse was born in America). Not at all impacted on life, except that I got to meet him on my first trip to London. Their family scored us tickets to Much Ado About Nothing, and we saw David and Catherine Tate after the show. Nothing bad to say about either; they were both charming and effusive, and David hugged us both, even though neither of us had ever met him before. The spouse had a brief discussion about common acquaintances in the family, and then we left.