Ciara has made a massive discovery about her family tree.
Ciara Discovers THIS Celebrity Is Her Cousin
The episode reportedly aired on Tuesday, January 2, per PBS.
During the sitdown, the singer reviewed her ancestry results with the host. However, as she looked them over, she had a huge reaction.
“What the world!” she exclaimed. “You are kidding me! Derek Jeter!”
According to Gates, Ciara and Jeter, a former New York Yankees baseball player, share a “long identical stretch of DNA on their 14th chromosome.” This indicates that the pair are “distant cousins.”
Amid the episode’s premiere, Ciara took to Instagram to share a clip of the moment with fans.
“The moment I learned @DerekJeter was my cousin! Crazy! Thank you @drhenrylouisgates for such an incredible experience! This was a dream come true to learn about my family genealogy!” the singer wrote in the caption of her Instagram post.
Check out the moment below.
At this time, Derek Jeter has not publicly reacted to the revelation.
Social Media Reacts
Social media users entered The Shade Room’s comment section to share their humorous reactions to Ciara’s discovery.
Instagram user @princedre._ referred to the singer’s rapper ex, Future.
“Future Going To Diss Jeter In His Next Song 😂🤦🏾♂️”
While Instagram user @niccicloset remarked on two celebrity look-a-likes.
“Let’s settle this once, and for all Kirk Franklin and Piles take a DNA test”
Instagram user @kay.xxloveee added.
“How I find out who I’m related to 😭😭 cuz I just knowwwww Chris brown my husband.”
One user, @shelovecj, remarked on the physical resemblance between Ciara and Jeter.
“Oddly enough they do look like they could be cousins”
While another user, @iam_lalah2, remarked that Black Americans should receive free DNA testing.
“Black Americans should get this for free. This should come with graduation or getting your GED or turning 18. It’s the least the U.S. could do. Let every one get a chance to know their roots.”
Tracy Morgan Recently Revealed That Nas Is His Cousin
As The Shade Room previously reported, in December, Tracy Morgan revealed that Queens-bred rapper Nas is his cousin. The comedian explained that he made the discovery in his upcoming episode of ‘Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.‘
“The last question he asks you,” Morgan explained while on the premiere episode of the ‘Connect The Dots’ podcast. “He said, ‘We want to know who did this show that you’re related to.’ I turn the last page, and guess who’s sitting there? Nas. Me and Nas is third cousins on my mom’s side.”
Morgan explained that he and Nas had been good friends before the revelation. However, he and Nas shared an emotional reaction to the news.
Check out Morgan’s explanation of the moment below.