Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling are distant cousins, according to reportsREUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling may well have added a major admirer to his fan list. And many will be surprised to know that it is none other than singer Justin Bieber. In a series of photographs posted by the Sorry singer on his Instagram account, Bieber has suggested that he may after all be a big fan of the Canadian actor.

The images posted by the singer are stills from Gosling's 2013 movie The Place Beyond The Pines, and they showed the actor sporting a face tattoo, right below his eye.

Incidentally, not long back, Bieber was also spotted with a face tattoo, a tiny cross inked below his eyes unlike Gosling's from the movie. The 22-year-old shared his love for the Notebook star with his fans on Tuesday, as he posted the images. Taking cue from Gosling's rugged look in the movie's stills, he captioned the pictures as "What a beast."

Meanwhile, 35-year-old Gosling, who recently had a baby girl with wife Eva Mendes, is no stranger to having major fans. His story – on the Ellen DeGeneres show – about taking elder daughter Esmeralda to the park to play with chalks, was loved my his admirers. No wonder, Bieber too seemed to be enchanted by Gosling's on-screen presence, as he posted the epic photos of the actor.

Bieber is not to be blamed for his sudden admiration, as in the pictures the father-of-two looks quite impressive. In heavily tattooed sleeves, Gosling reminds fans of the fearless stunt rider he played in The Place Beyond The Pines. Another image shows the actor in a mellow moment as he sits on the steps feeding his on-screen son.

Apart from being a fan, Bieber also happens to be Gosling's 11th cousin, as reported by Ancestory.com.

What a beast

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What a beast

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