Gwyneth Paltrow has discovered a fascinating family fact while tracing her roots for hit TV show Who Do You Think You Are? – her great great great grandfather was a beloved Jewish holy man.
The actress tracked her ancestors back to Barbados while taping the show, which airs tonight (4/1) – but the biggest surprise came when she returned to New York and discovered her great great great grandfather was a “master of Kabbalah” – the mystic Jewish offshoot Paltrow studies today.
Documents show he was “a miracle worker” who once saved his community from a raging fire through his faith. She said,
“This is all kinda blowing my mind.”
I wish I could trace back to my ancestors. I think learning about your family tree like this is pretty cool and interesting. You never know what you may discover!
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