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Six Degrees of Separation: Check Out Robert Pattinson’s Unexpected Connection to Carrie Underwood

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At first glance, Robert Pattinson and Carrie Underwood may seem as different as can be — one is a fiercely private but equally as talented British actor, and the other is a fun-loving vocal powerhouse from Oklahoma — but if you dig a little deeper, it turns out the two have more connections than you might think. Scroll down to see how the ‘Twilight’ hunk is connected to the ‘American Idol’ country alum!


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Robert Pattinson Co-Starred in 'Twilight' With Taylor Lautner

 
 

No surprises here: both Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner became household names after their turns as Edward Cullen and Jacob Black (respectively) in the 'Twilight' franchise. As both vampire and werewolf fought for Bella (Kristen Stewart)'s affection, it was the pale-but-sparkly Edward who eventually won her heart. However, it was this love triangle between the actors' characters that ignited one of the biggest debates of our generation: Team Edward or Team Jacob?

 
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Taylor Lautner Dated Taylor Swift

 
 

After meeting on the set of 'Valentine's Day,' Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift (known at the time as 'Taylor Squared') dated for three months before calling it quits in late December 2009 -- a telling sign, as Swift supposedly penned her song 'Back to December' about Lautner.

 
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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images/Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
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Taylor Swift Bestie Is Selena Gomez

 
 

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez first met backstage at a Jonas Brothers concert five years ago -- and they have been BFFs ever since. From glamorous award shows to cozy nights in (Swift hosts a regular "Lonely Girls Club" at her house), the twosome are inseparable -- and incredibly supportive of one another. "I think she's one of the strongest girls I've ever met, to be honest," Gomez told Ellen Degeneres about Swift.

 
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Christopher Polk, Getty Images
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Selena Gomez Dated Nick Jonas

 
 

The former Disney stars dated on-and-off between 2008 and 2010, ultimately breaking up due to their hectic schedules. But hey, at least Gomez got one good relationship out of the deal. As we noted above, she and BFF Taylor Swift first met at a JoBros show.

 
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Jason Merritt / Rob Kim, Getty Images
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Nick Jonas Dated Miley Cyrus

 
 

Before Selena Gomez, there was Miley Cyrus. And before the former 'Hannah Montana' actress twerked her way through the 2013 VMAs, she was just an innocent Disney Channel star, dating her first boyfriend. Jonas and Cyrus dated for two years before breaking up in 2007. Despite the amount of time that has passed, it's clear that Jonas still holds a torch for his ex -- he admitted that the Jonas Brothers tune 'Wedding Bells' is about Cyrus' engagement to Liam Hemsworth.

 
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Rob Kim, Getty Images/Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Miley Cyrus Recorded a Song With Carrie Underwood

 
 

And for the final connection: Miley Cyrus teamed up with Carrie Underwood to record the song 'Just Stand Up,' in order to raise awareness about cancer and help with the 'Stand Up to Cancer' campaign. Cyrus and Underwood -- along with Beyonce, Rihanna, Fergie, and many more female artists -- performed the song live in 2012 (watch it here).

 
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Jamie McCarthy / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

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