Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick have recently discovered they are related, thanks to PBS's Finding Your Roots. Bacon, however, isn't too concerned about the revelation, poking fun at their joint genealogy on Twitter: "Date night last night with @kyrasedgwick #KissingCousins."
Finding Your Roots' host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. said the acting pair "are indeed distant cousins. So talk about six degrees of separation, right?" They are 10th cousins, once removed, in fact. It's really no big deal, and the couple's two children don't seem to have suffered any consequences from an incestuous birth. After all, marriages between cousins aren't so unusual in history, and their linked heritage is pretty far back.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are going on with life as they always have, and this new bit of news shouldn't cause any trouble. Even if they are kissing cousins, as Bacon notes, the couple is still very much in love after 24 years of marriage.
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