Which of Hollywood's hottest leading men just found out he's Latino? (VIDEO)

It's not every day that you find out one of the hottest guys in Hollywood is part-Latino, but that's exactly what happened last night on PBS's now new show, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In an episode that's clearly learning to find the Hispanic roots behind some of our stars, Michelle Rodriguez and Linda Chavez learned about their past—and so did a pretty surprised Adrian Grenier. While the star already knew that his father was of European ancestry and his mom was part Native American, he was shocked to learn that his roots also included a Conquistador.


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I don't know what's more shocking: the fact that seriously one of the hottest guys in Hollywood is actually of Hispanic ancestry or that it seems that his ancestors were actually enemies. He definitely wasn't thrilled to find out about his Conquistador ancestor's violent past, particularly with brutally subduing the Pueblo Indians.

Of course, in his typically adorable way, he said that he doesn't "identify with that spirit" of the violent Conquistadors and that he wants to think that he came from a "more peaceful ancestry." I have to say, I'd like to agree and pretend that he (and I) came from a happier ancestry, but unfortunately that doesn't always happen. At least we can take comfort in the fact that this hottie is now, well, a Latino hottie. Plus that shocked reaction in his piercing green eyes is kind of sexy. We can't always control where we come from but I think Adrian, with his eco-activism, is proving that we can definitely do better for the future. And that makes him the best kind of Latino man in the end.

Watch Adrian Grenier's Conquistador Ancestor on PBS. See more from Finding Your Roots.

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