Gwyneth Paltrow is a cousin of the congresswoman who was wounded in Saturday's shooting that killed six people in Arizona.
Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is the first cousin of director Bruce Paltrow, who is the late father of "Country Strong" actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
"One Tree Hill" actress Sophia Bush also has a connection to the shooting. According to a Us Weekly report, Bush is the second cousin of Christina Green, the 9-year-old who was killed in the rampage.
Bush wrote on Twitter on Sunday that "there are no words to explain what my cousin's family is going through in Arizona."
Gwyneth Paltrow told Entertainment Tonight that she has never met Giffords but her "thoughts and prayers are with her and her family."