Lainey Wilson at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on August 21, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Rising country music star Lainey Wilson’s background never fails to provoke curiosity among her growing legion of new fans. Those discovering this artist often wonder if her last name connects to other famous Wilsons in the entertainment industry. Specifically, they ask if Lainey Wilson is connected to actor Owen Wilson and his family. Some speculate that she is a sibling or cousin of the Wedding Crashers star. However, that’s mere assumption, as there’s no familial relation between Lainey Wilson and Owen Wilson.

Lainey Wilson Is Not Related to Owen Wilson

Lainey Denay Wilson was born on May 19, 1992, in Baskin, Louisiana. She is one of two daughters born to Brian Wilson and Michelle Choate Wilson. Lainey is also aunt to her sister Janna Wilson Sadler’s kids.

Lainey and Janna’s mother Michelle worked as a teacher. Their father Brian is a farmer who grew and harvested soybeans, corn, and wheat.

Lainey often speaks about her musical inspirations growing up. Her father was her biggest inspiration not only artistically, but also thanks to his hard work and principles.

Brian, a skilled guitarist, dreamed of becoming a country musician himself. Though he turned to farming, he passed his passion on to his daughter Lainey.

Actor Owen Wilson; his older brother, Andrew Wilson; and his younger brother, Luke Wilson, are the three sons of photographer Laura Wilson and the late advertising exec Robert Wilson. Owen has three young children from multiple relationships.

There’s no evidence of a familial connection between Lainey Wilson’s family and Owen Wilson’s family. They only share a very common last name.

Andrew, Owen, and Luke aren’t the only celebrities Lainey has been connected to. Some speculate that she is also related to Gretchen Wilson, Lee Ann Womack, or Dolly Parton. There is no familial relation here either, although they are Lainey’s musical inspirations.