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Sharon Stone questions if she's related to Beyoncé's mum – fans react

The Basic Instinct star explained her reasoning on Instagram

Gemma Strong

Sharon Stone caused a stir on Instagram this week, as she questioned whether she could be related to Beyonce's mum, Tina Lawson. The Basic Instinct actress sparked confusion amongst fans after commenting on a post on Viola Davis's Instagram page in celebration of Tina's birthday this week.

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Viola had shared a snapshot of her friend, and wrote: "Happy birthday to @MsTinaLawson!! You continue to inspire and amaze me." Among those to respond to the post was Sharon, who wrote: "R we related? That's my mom's maiden name." She then clarified: "Lawson."

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However, fans were quick to highlight a flaw in her reasoning. "That's her husband’s name. So maybe you're related to her by marriage?" A second added: "Tina married Richard Lawson. Her maiden name is Beyoncé." And a third told Sharon: "Lawson is my mom's maiden name too! She was from Bastrop, Louisiana."

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Tina has spoken in the past about her decision to give her maiden name to her eldest daughter, and has previously admitted she didn’t like her moniker growing up.

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Sharon Stone questioned whether she could be related to Tina on Instagram

"A lot of people don't know that Beyoncé is my last name," Tina previously revealed in a podcast with Heather Thomson. "It's my maiden name.

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"My name was Celestine Beyoncé, which at that time was not a cool thing to have that weird name. I wanted my name to be Linda Smith because those were the cool names."

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Beyonce paid a loving birthday tribute to her mum

Viola wasn't the only star to celebrate Tina's birthday on Instagram. Beyoncé shared a loving tribute in honour of her mum's big day, posting a throwback snapshot of Tina, along with the caption: "Happy birthday to my beloved matriarch! You are my Queen, my heart, my strength, the bone in my spine. You are my inspiration. I hope you have everything in your life that your soul desires. Mama, I love you deep deep!"

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