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Celebrities in this day and age don’t have many secrets, with the stars’ personal lives often splashed across newspapers and social media meaning that fans don’t often get any surprises.
A post shared by hollywilloughby (@hollywilloughby) on Dec 26, 2017 at 12:03pm PST
Posting on Instagram, Holly shared a photo of herself alongside Tamzin and the family matriarch, 87-year-old Nanny Lina, as they spent the Christmas holiday together.
Captioning the photo, Holly wrote: “Me and @glamzin and our Nonna Matriarch! In true #eastendersstyle… faaaaamly! Xxx FYI.., @glamzin is my cousin [sic]”.
Many of Holly’s followers wondered how they had gone so long without knowing this titbit of information, however, others seemed to be a little bit more in the know as they clarified in the comments that Tamzin is actually Holly’s husband Dan Baldwin’s cousin – not her blood relative.
The revelation sparked a bit of a debate as Holly’s fans argued about whether or not the star was right to refer to the actress as her cousin.
One wrote: “Tamzin is Dan’s (Holly’s husbands) cousin not Holly’s. Confused AF [as f***] but whatever”.
Another added: “She’s Dan’s cousin, not yours.”
However, others defended Holly’s choice of words – pointing out that it is evident that Holly is just incredibly close with her in-laws.
They wrote: “When you marry someone they become your family! She is obviously proud of the fact!”
“I call my husband’s sister my little sister. I guess it depends how close a family you are. In the grand scheme of things, I just think it really doesn’t matter, it’s not hurting anyone.”
Meanwhile, Tamzin shared her own version of the photo on her Instagram page, writing: “Boxing Day at the Baldwin’s… Family tradition…. Nanny Lina, the oldest member at 87, and @hollywilloughby”.