London: A new study has emerged that claims that pop divas Lady Gaga and Madonna are distant cousins.

The pop divas have been compared for their songs and outrageous fashion sense in the past.
According to celebrity genealogist Chris Child, a New England Historic Genealogical Society specialist, "They are ninth cousins once removed."

After much research, Child reportedly provided proof of the findings, which showed that the two had common ancestors in the form of a farming couple, who moved from France to Quebec in the 1600s, says reports.

"When I saw that Lady Gaga had French Canadian ancestry, I thought there might be something there" Child said. He tracked the French Canadian families back 200 years within minutes. Priests in Quebec would record all marriages between the 1600s and the 1900s.

Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has compared herself to the Material Girl in the past.

"We're both Italian-American women, we both started out in the New York underground scene - and we both became famous when we dyed our hair blonde" she said.
 
"I think what Madonna and I share is that we're both fearless. We both have a lot of nerve” she added.
 
The similarities between the two divas have been considered so close that the 25-year-old 'Born This Way' singer was even once accused of plagiarising one of the 52-year-old legend's famous tunes.

(Agencies)