Are Kamala Harris and Jussie Smollett related? Is Kamala Harris Jussie Smollett's aunt?

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Are Kamala Harris and Jussie Smollett related? Rumors spread recently that Kamala Harris is Jussie Smollett's aunt. The Empire star's attack in January 2019 and eventual arrest has put a lot of eyes on their relationship. Read on for details on Kamala Harris's ethnicity and find out if she has any children.

Kamala Harris and Jussie Smollett relationship

Jussie Smollett is out on bail

Senator Kamala Harris was one of the renowned personalities who spoke in support of Jussie Smollet after he was attacked in a hate crime in January 2019. Harris condemned the attack calling it "modern-day lynching."

But, Smollett was later arrested for felony disorderly conduct and has been accused of staging the attack on himself. The actor is pleading not guilty to the charges. 

On February 22, Kamala Harris took to Twitter to share that she was "sad, frustrated and disappointed" following the news of Smollett allegedly faking the attack. Harris' involvement in the case has brought some unusual attention on her relationship with Smollett. There are now rumors that the two are related.

Is Kamala Harris Jussie Smollett's aunt?

There are wild speculations that Kamala Harris is Jussie Smollett's aunt. Apparently, Smollett's mother's maiden name is Janet Harris. Obviously, a quick google search will tell you that Kamala Harris and Jussie Smollett are not related The rumor was allegedly started on the notorious site 4Chan.

Jussie Smollett is one of six children born to Janet and Joel Smollett. His father is Jewish while his mother Is African-American. Kamala Harris also has mixed ethnicity. Her mother was an Indian scientist while her father worked as an economics professor at Stanford.

Jussie Smollett fired from Empire

Jussie Smollett on Empire

Empire producers have confirmed that Jussie Smollett will no longer appear on the show. His character, Jamal Lyon, will not appear in the last two episodes of Season 5.

The show returned from its winter hiatus on March 13. Ratings have dropped significantly from its last episode. The episode drew the second-smallest audience ever for Empire. 

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