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Kate Gosselin and Johnny Weir's Family Ties

Kate Gosselin, Johnny Weir Justin Campbell/BuzzFoto/Getty Images; Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup via AP IMAGES

Kate Gosselin and Johnny Weir are like family.

OK, not exactly. But who would have thought they sorta run in the same circles.

We'll let the Olympic figure skater explain...

"My cousins' house backs up to the house Jon and Kate lived in," Weir, 25, told us at Elton John and David Furnish's AIDS Foundation benefit.

Weir spent his younger years in Quarrysville, a small Pennsylvania town about 50 miles from his family and Gosselin's neighborhood in Wyomissing. "It's a very small and quiet area," the Olympian explained. "Everyone's like, 'What are paparazzi doing in the middle of Amish country?' It was really annoying for everybody."

Weir has met the world's most famous mother of eight and he is not rooting for her on Dancing With the Stars. "She was a terror," he hissed. "She was rude to everyone at this charity show, and showed up very late. She's not a film star. She's not a singer. And it's not really acceptable in those cases either, to be a nasty person." (FYI: Weir has thrown his support behind moon man astronaut Buzz Aldrin.)

In other words, don't expect to find Weir stopping by the Gosselin household when he visits his cousins. "The only thing I want to be on right now is Real Housewives of Atlanta," he said. "I want to be on the third season and be friends with Nene Leakes so badly."

Join the club, Mr. Weir.

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