Joe Rogan and Gerard Way are two celebrities who have achieved fame and success in very different fields. Rogan is a comedian, podcaster, and UFC commentator, while Way is the lead singer of the rock band My Chemical Romance and the creator of the comic book series The Umbrella Academy. But did you know that they are also cousins?
The Revelation of Their Relationship
The surprising fact that Rogan and Way are related was revealed in 2019, when filmmaker Kevin Smith was a guest on Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. Smith told Rogan that he had met Way before coming to the podcast, and that Way had asked him to inquire about Rogan’s grandmother, Josie.
Smith then read a message from Way that said: “I don’t have 100% confirmation on this but I’m pretty sure Joe Rogan is my cousin. I think my aunt Josie was his grandmother.” Rogan confirmed that his grandmother’s name was Josephine Spadone, and that she was indeed Way’s aunt. This meant that Rogan and Way were cousins, although they had never met or spoken to each other.
The Reaction of Their Fans
The revelation of their relationship shocked and intrigued many fans of both Rogan and Way, who took to social media to express their disbelief and curiosity. Some fans wondered how they could be so different in their personalities and interests, while others suggested that they should collaborate or appear on each other’s shows.
Some fans also pointed out that Rogan and Way were not the only famous people in their family tree. They also have another cousin, Danny Way, who is a professional skateboarder and co-founder of DC Shoes. Danny Way is known for his daredevil stunts, such as jumping over the Great Wall of China on a skateboard.
The Future of Their Relationship
Since the revelation of their relationship, there has been no indication that Rogan and Way have contacted or met each other. However, Smith suggested that Rogan should invite Way to his podcast, which could be an interesting opportunity for them to get to know each other and share their stories.
Rogan and Way are both busy with their own projects and careers, but they may find some common ground in their creative endeavors. Rogan is a fan of comic books and sci-fi, while Way is a fan of martial arts and MMA. They may also have some insights into the challenges and rewards of being famous and influential in their respective fields.
Rogan and Way are cousins by blood, but strangers by choice. They may never become close friends or collaborators, but they share a familial connection that is undeniable and fascinating. They are proof that you can never judge a book by its cover, or a person by their profession.