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Kate Middleton, Christina Aguilera And Other Celebs You Didnt Know Were Irish (Photos)

There will be a lot of partying going in not only the Emerald Isle on St. Patrick’s Day but in Hollywood, too! Some of our favorite celebrity parents including Christina Aguilera, Ben Stiller, and even our President Barack O’Bama (typo and it stays) will be wearing their green both loud and proud as they will be celebrating their Irish heritage on March 17th.

From Hollywood actors to chart toppers and more, I bet there’s a handful of entertainers that you probably didn’t know were Irish as well. And we’re not just talking about the leprechaun from Lucky Charms here, either. I mean, sure you probably knew that Colin Farrell, Alec Baldwin and even Alyson Hannigan all do a little jiggy dance at the top of the morning when the sun rises on St. Paddy’s day, but you’d be surprised to know that many celebs from Kate Middleton to Alicia Keys even have a little green flowing through their blood, too!

Check out our photo gallery of celebrities who you probably didn’t know were Irish and let us know what you think. And of course, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone out there, too!


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  • Kate Middleton 2 of 11
    Kate Middleton
    She might be carrying the future King or Queen of England in her womb, but Kate Middleton actually has Irish roots, too. She is distantly related to Irish singer Chris de Burgh.
    Source via Irish Times
  • Alicia Keys 3 of 11
    Alicia Keys
    From what we're hearing, Alicia's black, Italian, Scottish, and a teensy bit Irish. And she's 100% mom material!
    Source via Newser
  • Christina Aguilera 4 of 11
    Christina Aguilera
    Sure, Xtina loves to scream on top of her lungs that she's Latin thanks to her Ecuadorian roots, but did you know that she was also part Irish on her mom's side, too?
    Source via Newser
  • Barack Obama 5 of 11
    Barack Obama
    You might as well call him Barack O'Bama! Our President has Irish roots that trace back to County Offaly. His uncle left the Emerald Isle for America in the 1850's.
    Source via The Telegraph
  • Ben Stiller 6 of 11
    Ben Stiller
    He loves to declare himself a "Big Jew" but he's actually part Irish as well!
    Source via Newser
  • Ana Ortiz 7 of 11
    Ana Ortiz
    She might be your typical New Yorker, but Ana Oritz grew up in a traditional Irish household, thanks to her Irish mother.
    Source via Chicago Tribune
  • Mariah Carey 8 of 11
    Mariah Carey
    Being half Irish and half African-American, Mariah has opened up about her struggles with her mixed race in the past.
    Source via Newser
  • Tom Cruise 9 of 11
    Tom Cruise
    He might be one of Scientology's biggest names these days, but Tom Cruise's ancestors were actually Irish Catholics who came from County Limerick.
    Source via Sunday World
  • Drew Barrymore 10 of 11
    Drew Barrymore
    Drew Barrymore's father, John Drew Barrymore is partly of Irish ancestry through a great-grandfather named Maurice Costello.
    Source via Betty Confidential
  • Megan Fox 11 of 11
    Megan Fox
    This foxy lady is another famous Irish American star. Megan is of Irish, French, and Native American descent.
    Source via Irish Central

Photos via Twitter/PacificCoastNews.com

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