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Terry Crews, Billy Crudup Discover They’re Related on FINDING YOUR ROOTS

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Terry Crews, Billy Crudup Discover They’re Related on FINDING YOUR ROOTS

By Movieguide® Contributor

On the PBS ancestry show, FINDING YOUR ROOTS actors Terry Crews and Billy Crudup meet for the first time after finding out they are related. 

After Crudup found out the news he told TODAY, “When (my son) hears this, this will be by far the most exciting portion of this.”

Crews then went to New York City over Memorial Day weekend to meet with Crudup and his son. 

Crews said it was “one of the most satisfying, wonderful afternoons I’ve ever spent.”

“The fact that we are blood relatives, to me, is a statement about what America is. It’s also a statement about humanity,” Crews continued. “Because we all think, you know, he’s white, I’m Black. But the reality is we are true blood relatives.”

“The whole color difference is a myth. It’s all a myth, because you’d be shocked if you found out who you were really related to, who is really your cousin down the line,” Crews added. “I think we are a true example of the misconception and breaking those misconceptions about true family and what family means. It was a miracle. I’m not gonna lie. It’s a true miracle.”

After Crews found out the news, he said they he plans to take Crudup and his son out in Los Angeles. In addition, Crews plans to visit Crudup and his son in New York.

“He’s one of the best actors that I’ve ever seen in my entire life, and to know that I’m related … ” Crews said about Crudup. “This is the man from ‘Almost Famous,’ from ‘Watchmen’ and, oh, so many brilliant ‘The Morning Show’ … his talent is incredible.” 

Crudup found out the news on FINDING YOUR ROOTS and reacted, “Get out of here! Are you kidding me?” 

“That’s incredible and the fact that the first (part) of his name is Crew, we’ve now got the Cru crew,” Crudup added.  


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