It’s like being distant relatives. Britney Spears Lance BassIt was not something he had expected.

It NSYNC alum, 42, found out that he and Spears, 39, are sixth cousins once removed while investigating his family tree on a new episode of Ancestry’s 2 Lies & a Leafseries. Bass and his spouse were the first to know about it. Michael Turchin, had to guess whether he was related to the “…Baby One MOre Time” singer, Faith Hill or Elvis Presley

Bass commented, before going on to guess Presley. Meanwhile, Turchin went with Spears as his guess, prompting Bass to say that it would be “too good to be true.”

Well, it turns out that God must have spent a little more time on Bass’ family because he does indeed share a lineage with Spears. Bass, who has been close friends for many decades with Spears, was stunned by this discovery.