Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Kate Middleton are 15th cousins Reuters

American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is determined to prove that she is related to Kate Middleton. According to the New England Genealogical Society, the Oscar host and the Duchess of Cambridge are 15th cousins.

The two are related through a man by the name of Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife, Agnes Gascoigne, who lived in the United Kingdom in the early 1500s. DeGeneres told the Irish Mirror: "She refuses to admit it and I don't know why. But I am going to be at Wimbledon and if my cousin Kate is there I'm going to bring the DNA chart with me."

"Kate Middleton and I are distant cousins and I don't know if she thinks I'm joking, but I'm going to confront her," she added.

Adding on, DeGeneres who is married to Portia de Rossi, talked about aging gracefully. She said: "I think sometimes people grow up feeling you are supposed to fit some kind of pattern, and supposed to look how society says a 58-year-old woman is supposed to look and dress and act. A lot of us just fall into that and become what we think we are supposed to become."

"I don't care that people know that I am 58 because I think it's just a number and your spirit and your energy level is what your real age is. It amazes me that the youngest in the audience at my shows are aged 11 or 12. And then I have 90-year-old people who watch me every day. I don't know why that is but I think I am very honest and people respond to honesty and authenticity," she added.