Obama and Pitt are cousins.
Ninth cousins to be exact. A year ago it rose that the two share a typical ancestor.
The connection is Edwin Hickman, who passed on in Virginia in 1769. Obama is an immediate relative of Hickman’s child James through the president’s white Kansas-conceived mother, Ann Dunham Sutoro.
Hickman’s other child, Edwin Jr, James’ sibling, is leader of the line prompting William Bradley Pitt, referred to nowadays as Brad.