Gerard Way is related to Joe Rogan and everyone is confused
31 October 2019, 18:51
"Yeah, I don't know him but we're cousins." The internet has confirmation that Gerard Way and Joe Rogan are cousins and people don't quite know what to do with that information.
Anyone with a large extended family will know that keeping track of everyone you're supposedly related to is no easy task. Just ask Joe Rogan and Gerard Way, two incredibly famous people who also happen to be relatives – yet don't know each other. Like the rest of the internet, we were today-years-old when we learned that Joe Rogan and Gerard Way are cousins.
In a recent episode of Joe Rogan's podcast, Joe Rogan Experience, actor and filmmaker Kevin Smith stopped by for an illuminating conversation. Roughly one hour into the episode, Kevin brings up a woman named Josie – who is apparently Joe's grandmother and Gerard's aunt.
"I gotta ask a question on behalf of somebody else," Kevin says. "Your grandmother...named Josie? Gerard Way? Lead singer of My Chemical Romance?"
"Yeah, we're related," Joe confirmed.
Kevin then reads out some type of electronic communication from Gerard that says: "I don't have 100% confirmation on this but I'm pretty sure Joe Rogan is my cousin. I think my aunt Josie was his grandmother."
"Yeah, I don't know him but we're cousins," Joe reiterated.
Kevin then suggested that Joe should have Gerard on the podcast before moving on.
What a world.
You can watch the quick exchange from 1 hour in.
Anyway, people cannot believe this fascinating bit of trivia.
To say people's minds are blown would be an understatement.
Joe Rogan and the lead singer of MCR Gerard way are cousins.— Jack Daniel (@awesomejack069) October 30, 2019
Wow I didn’t see that coming pic.twitter.com/YB42dYRzQj
Joe Rogan & Gerard Way from My Chemical romance are cousins & they don’t even know eachother other than knowing their cousins? How the fuck— Josh Zwilling (@joshzwilling) October 30, 2019
We sincerely hope these two do manage to link up at some point. For the internet's sake, at least.