Mariah Carey is related to England left-back Ashley Cole




Chelsea star 'chuffed' on hearing news

Mariah Carey has traced her family tree, and discovered she is related to Chelsea football star Ashley Cole.

The singer decided to trace her roots to find out if she was related to White Christmas legend Nat King Cole, but instead found a connection to English defender Ashley.

Mariah said: "It's fascinating. My grandmother was a Cole before she married and it turns out she comes from the same area of Alabama as Ashley's ancestors - the Deep South.

"We are still looking into it to see if we're also related to Nat King Cole. I'm such a huge fan of his. That would be wonderful, and would also explain so much."

A friend of Ashley's revealed he is thrilled to hear about the connection, and said: "Ashley is chuffed to bits to hear that they're related. He's always been a big fan of Mariah's, and grew up listening to jazz legends like Nat King Cole."

Mariah, 37, also revealed she would probably still be with her ex-husband, Tommy Mottola, if he hadn't been so strict with her.

She said: "I understand him not wanting me to go out and hang out all night, but going to a spa with friends every now and then, or doing things on my own would have made a world of difference. I'd probably still be with him if I had.

"Maybe it's for my own good that I wasn't allowed to do those things, but that's not how it felt - I felt like suddenly I had a strict father.

"I didn't think I was going to leave forever. Had it been, 'Go be by yourself, you've been with me since you were a kid, let's separate for a while', I probably would have."




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