Turns out that Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick are less degrees of separation than they thought.

From The Independent:

According to the trivia game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, anyone on earth is just six connections away from the Hollywood star.

So perhaps the actor should have been a little wary before agreeing to take part in a television show investigating his family ancestry.

However Bacon was stunned to learn that he and his wife, the actress Kyra Sedgwick, are actually cousins.

The revelation is delivered to the Hollywood couple during Finding Your Roots, a PBS America series in which famous Americans are given an insight into their family backgrounds.

DNA analysis also revealed that Bacon, star of Footloose and serial killer television series The Following, are connected to each other.

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