Yes, you read the headline correctly. Ancestry.com researchers, who must be closeted Twilight fanatics, did some genealogical research on Robert Pattinson and found that he is in fact related to someone named “Vlad the Impaler” who was the inspiration for Dracula. Vlad’s real last name was Dracula. The Transylvanian leader (actually his title was voivode of Wallachia), who died in 1476, is related to Robert through the British family.
And there’s more! The author of the Twilight novels, Stephenie Meyer, is related to them too. So this means that Prince William and Prince Harry, R. Pats, Dracula and the lady who started the vampire crazy are one big happy family. Awesome.