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Celebrities You Didn't Know Are The Same Age

Keke Palmer and Ariana Grande

We've already discovered the celebrity dobblegangers, but you'd be surprised to know how many are also the same age. While some celebrities have found the fountain of youth, others aren't aging as nicely. For example: did you know Beyonce and Britney Spears were born the same year or that Taylor Swift and Chris Brown are the same age? Flip the page to see celebs that have the same birth year, but look the complete opposite.

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Ariana Grande and Keke Palmer

Born: 1993

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Soulja Boy and Rita Ora

Rita Ora and Soulja Boy

Born: 1990

Chris Brown Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift and Chris Brown

Born: 1989

Derrick Rose and ASAP Rocky

ASAP Rocky and Derrick Rose

Born: 1988

Adele and Rihanna

Rihanna and Adele

Born: 1988

Colin Keapernick and Bow Wow

Colin Keapernick and Bow Wow

Born: 1987

Lady Gaga and K Michelle

Lady Gaga and K Michelle 

Born: 1986

Bruno Mars and Dwight Howard

Bruno Mars and Dwight Howard

Born: 1985

Ciara and Raven Symone

Ciara and Raven Symone

Born: 1985

Chris Paul, T-Pain, J Cole, and Future

Chris Paul, T-Pain, J Cole, and Future

Born: 1985

Trey Songz, Lebron James, Wale, and Carmelo Anthony

Trey Songz, Lebron James, Wale, and Carmelo Anthony 

Born: 1984

Katy Perry, Khloe Kardashian, Fantasia, and Lauren London

Katy Perry, Khloe Kardashian, Fantasia, and Lauren London

Born: 1984

Amber Rose and Macklemore

Amber Rose and Macklemore

Born: 1983

Nicki Minaj and Kate Middleton

Nicki Minaj and Kate Middleton

Born: 1982

Keyshia Cole and Alicia Keys

Keyshia Cole and Alicia Keys

Born: 1981

Kelly Rowland and natalie Portman

Kelly Rowland and Natalie Portman

Born: 1981

Britney Spears and Beyonce

Britney Spears and Beyoncé

Born: 1981

JENNIFER HUDSON AND MEAGAN GOOD

Jennifer Hudson  Meagan Good

Born: 1981

Ashanti, Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, and Kim Kardashian

Ashanti, Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, and Kim Kardashian

Born: 1980

Kevin Hart and Lamar Odom

Kevin Hart and Lamar Odom 

Born: 1979

Mya, Tatyana Ali, and Brandy

Mya, Tatyana Ali, and Brandy

Born: 1979

Tia,Tamera, and Trina

 Trina, Tia, and Tamera

Born: 1978

Kanye West, Robin Thicke, and Floyd Mayweather

Kanye West, Robin Thicke, and Floyd Mayweather 

Born: 1977

Shakira and Tamar Braxton

Shakira and Tamar Braxton

Born: 1977

Rick Ross and Reese Witherspoon

Rick Ross and Reese Witherspoon 

Born: 1976

Fergie, Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie, and Tameka “Tiny” Cottie

Fergie, Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie, and Tameka “Tiny” Cottie

Born: 1975
VIBE-Vixen-Will. I. Am, David Beckham, and 50 Cent

Will. I. Am, David Beckham, and 50 Cent

Born: 1975

Victoria Beckham, Lil Kim, Nelly, and Leonardo DiCaprio

Victoria Beckham, Lil Kim, Nelly, and Leonardo DiCaprio

Born: 1974

Nas, Tyra Banks, Pharrell Williams, and Paul Walker

Nas, Tyra Banks, Pharrell Williams, and Paul Walker (R.I.P.)

Born: 1973

Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, and Gabrielle Union
 Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, and Gabrielle Union

Born: 1972

The Rock, Busta Rhymes, and Josh Duhmel

The Rock, Busta Rhymes, and Josh Duhamel 

Born: 1972

Jada Pinkett Smith, Missy Elliott, and Mary J. Blige

Jada Pinkett Smith, Missy Elliott, and Mary J. Blige

Born: 1971



Mariah Carey, Nia Long, and T-Boz

Mariah Carey, Nia Long, and T-Boz 

Born: 1970


DMX, Mike Epps, and Shemar Moore

DMX, Mike Epps, and Shemar Moore

Born: 1970

VIBE-Vixen-Tyler Perry, Sean Combs, and Jay Z

Tyler Perry, Diddy, and Jay Z

Born: 1969

Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Lopez

Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Lopez

Born: 1969

Will Smith, LL Cool J, and Terry Crews

Will Smith, LL Cool J, and Terry Crews

Born: 1968

Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, and Vin Diesel 

Will Ferrell Jamie Foxx Vin Diesel

Born: 1967

VIBE-Vixen-Stacey Dash and Nene Leakes

Stacey Dash and Nene Leakes

Born: 1967

VIBE-VIxen-Adam Sandler, Halle Berry, and Mike Tyson

Adam Sandler, Halle Berry, and Mike Tyson

Born: 1966

VIBE-Vixen-Michelle Obama, Wendy Williams, Sandra Bullock, and Lenny Kravitz

Michelle Obama, Wendy Williams, Sandra Bullock, and Lenny Kravitz

Born: 1964

VIBE-Vixen-Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt, Johnny Deep, and Vanessa Williams

Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt, Johnny Deep, and Vanessa Williams

Born: 1963

VIBE-Vixen-Barack Obama, Eddie Murphy, Forest Whitaker, and George Clooney

Barack Obama, Eddie Murphy, Forest Whitaker, and George Clooney

Born: 1961

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