Los Angeles: Pop star Justin Bieber is an admirer of Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling.
Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling. Pic/Santa Banta
The 22-year-old "Love Yourself" singer took to the social media platform posting two back-to-back photos of a platinum, tattooed Gosling, 35, and captioned both images, "What a beast."
In one of the photos, Gosling is the epitome of a bad boy as he leans against a motorbike, holding a cigarette in one hand on set of the 2013 film "The Place Beyond the Pines". In the other snap, the actor sits on a step as he feeds his onscreen son.
While Bieber's obsession with Gosling seems to have come out of nowhere, his newest fixation could just be a bit of familial support as the two are distant cousins.
Ancestry.com revealed that Gosling and Bieber are 11th cousins with their connection dating back to French couples who moved to Quebec in the 1600s.