Gabrielle Giffords Gwyneth Paltrow are Cousins


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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was shot Saturday, is the cousin of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. According to Entertainment Tonight, Paltrow and Giffords are cousins, but have not met.

Giffords was shot allegedly by 22-year old Jared Lee Jared Lee Loughner, as were 19 other victims. Gwyneth Paltrow released a statement to the media on Sunday, saying,

“Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting congresswoman Giffords, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as well as the other victims of this horrible act of senseless violence.”One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush is tied to the tragic shooting near Tucson. Christina Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed at the congresswoman’s meeting Saturday, is the actress’s cousin.

E! Online reports that Sophia Bush spoke out in Twitter about the horrible tragedy.

“There are no words to explain what my cousin’s family is going through in Arizona. How can this be? Violence is never the answer. She was my 2nd cousin… Devastating.”