Singer Mariah Carey is related to English soccer ace Ashley Cole - not the late NAT 'KING' COLE as she had previously hoped. The R+B diva, 37, was tracing her family tree because she was convinced she would have the same ancestors as Nat 'King' Cole - but she was shocked to discover she was a relation to sports star Ashley, 26, instead. Her findings showed that Carey's grandmother came from the same area of America's Deep South as Ashley's ancestors. She tells British newspaper the Daily Star, "It's fascinating. My grandmother was a Cole before she married and it turns out she comes from the same area of Alabama as his (Ashley's) ancestors." But the We Belong Together singer is still determined to find some kind of relation to the jazz legend. She adds, "We are still looking into it to see if we're also related to Nat King Cole. I'm such a huge fan of his. That would be wonderful and would explain so much."