Ashley Tisdale Was ‘Emotional’ Learning Austin Butler Is Her Cousin

A surprising revelation. When Ashley Tisdale teamed up with Ancestry, she didn’t count on to study that pal Austin Butler is a part of her household.

“I feel my response on-camera says all of it … I couldn’t imagine it, and I began to get emotional,” the Frenshe founder, 37, completely tells Us Weekly.

In a brand new episode of Ancestry’s 2 Lies and a Leaf, launched Tuesday, November 15, the Excessive College Musical alum and sister Jennifer Tisdale discovered about their kinfolk. After discovering one ancestor invented a bedazzler and one other owned a New Jersey movie show, she discovered that the Elvis star, 31, is her tenth cousin as soon as eliminated.

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“We’ve had a right away connection since we met, and we’ve been shut mates for years. We even joked about being fraternal twins,” Ashley provides.

She rapidly advised her Sharpay’s Fabulous Journey costar in regards to the connection.

“I texted him as quickly as I heard and he replied instantly saying, ‘NO F-ING WAY!.’ He was simply as shocked as I used to be,” the Merry Glad No matter alum recollects. “To know this entire time that we’re truly cousins – it’s simply so wild.”

The 2 share English ancestor Richard Scruggs, who died in 1669. Whereas their household historical past goes again lots of of years, Butler and Ashley have already got fairly a historical past. They labored collectively in 2011 on the Sharpay-focused Excessive College Musical spinoff, and Butler was a groomsman at her June 2014 marriage ceremony to Christopher French.

It was thrilling for her to study that Butler isn’t only a good friend she considers household — however an precise a part of her brood. Ashley prioritizes her tribe greater than ever now that she’s a mother, having welcomed daughter Jupiter in March 2021.

Ashley Tisdale on Ancestry's '2 Leafs and a Lie'

Ashley Tisdale on Ancestry’s ‘2 Leafs and a Lie’
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“Household has at all times been so necessary to me. I like celebrating the vacations with previous traditions and beginning new ones, and it’s much more particular to see Jupiter expertise this as she’s rising,” she tells Us. “I’m undoubtedly going to share my Ancestry discoveries with my household – and I do know they’re going to adore it simply as a lot as I did.”

The singer also can see the familial traits Jupiter has already inherited. Along with studying about her connection to Austin, she noticed grandmother Marilyn Keays’ marriage ceremony announcement.

“After I noticed the newspaper article with a photograph of my grandmother on her marriage ceremony day, it was so transferring,” Ashley explains. “She has at all times been such a powerful and impartial determine in my life. My daughter is already strong-willed at 18 months, so it should run within the household! It’s so superior to find out about her massive milestones earlier than we knew her as ‘grandma.’”

Watch Ashley’s full episode of 2 Leafs and a Lie on Ancestry’s YouTube web page.