7 black celebrities you didn’t know were related

September 06, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Entertainment

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

September 06, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Entertainment

Gabriel Union and Saweetie. Photo credit: madamenoire.com

Gabriel Union and Saweetie

The news about these black women being related came to light in 2008 when Gabrielle Union revealed on Twitter that Saweetie is her little cousin. Union and rapper Saweetie’s father are first cousins and Saweetie’s grandma is her aunt Joanne Glass.

The Being Mary Jane star, Gabrielle Union, was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Diamonté Harper, also called Saweetie and known for her debut single, “Icy Girl”, was born on July 2, 1993, in Hayward, California.

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