High School Musical star discovers best pal Austin Butler is actually her cousin

Ashley Tisdale has found out that Elvis star and “best, best friend” Austin Butler, whom she has known for over 15 years, is actually her cousin.

The High School Musical star made the shocking family revelation on the latest episode of Ancestry's 2 Lies & A Leaf series.

The best-friend pair, and Disney Channel alums, have known each other for over 15 years.

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In 2009, they starred in the movie Aliens in the Attic, and two years later, they both appeared in the 2011 movie, and HSM spinoff, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.

During the episode from Ancestry, it was revealed that Ashley and Austin are in fact 10th cousins once removed.

“Austin and I always say that we're like fraternal twins born very far apart because he's much younger and we've always had that connection," Ashley told her sister Jennifer, who was also featured in the episode.

She was then tasked to choose between former Disney Channel cast mates Austin, Zac Efron and Dylan Sprouse as her possible relative.

Ashley decided to choose the Hollywood hunk because of her closeness with him – and she chose correctly.

The two sisters then said with excitement: “Oh my God! No wonder we have such a connection”

“We've always said we were brother and sister! That is insane,” she continued.

The blonde beauty then referred to Austin as her "best, best friend."

“I'm telling you when we first met, I was like 'Oh, my God,'" she added. "We were like brother and sister from the minute we met."

She then received a text message from Austin, who was equally as shocked at the news of their familial connection.

Sharing his response, Ashley said: "He goes, 'No f***ing way.'"

At the start of the year, (January 27) Ashley uploaded the sweetest photo of Austin meeting her daughter Jupiter.

The snap was taken after the actor returned home from filming the blockbuster movie Elvis.

The adorable caption read: “He didn’t get to see me pregnant in person because it’s been two 1/2 years since he’s been home but this guy FaceTimed me throughout and it felt like he was there.

“He even FaceTimed Jupiter in the hospital the morning after I had her. He’s one of my best friends and to see him with Juju is so special.”

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