Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman aren’t just frenemies. They’re also cousins

Holly Bailey

We already knew Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman were total frenemies. But adding yet another awkward layer to their potential 2012 rivalry, it turns out Romney and Huntsman are also distant cousins, according to The Washington Post's Jason Horowitz.

"Our families have been interwoven for a long time," Huntsman's mom, Karen, tells the Post. "I know Mitt. We backed Mitt and helped him. But I wouldn't today. And I won't get into that."

(Photo of Huntsman and Romney: Douglas C. Pizac/AP)