12 celebrities who love cats, from Jennifer Lopez to Taylor Swift

As we celebrate International Cat Day on August 8, celebrities around the world are paying tribute to their feline family members.

Some of the most famous names in the world have offspring pets at home, and here are just a few of those who have chosen cats as companions.

Ricky Gervais

The British comedian has professed his love for cats in the past and has adopted a feline family member during the Covid-19 lockdown. He even appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with his furry friend, whom he named Pickle, last year.

At the beginning of the isolation, Gervais’ cat Ollie, 16, died, so he and his wife Jane decided to get another. However, it didn’t take long for the couple to fall in love with their new addition. “We have this beautiful cat that we fostered, a rescue cat that we found and she was kind of shy,” After life the creator said on the show. “But within a day he was on my lap and looking at me and I was like, ‘We’re keeping him!'”

Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s cat was almost as famous as she is. Kitty Puri, as she was known, sadly passed away in April 2020, but Perry had her feline friend for 15 years. Kitty Puri even made a cameo in I kissed a girl museum video and is widely considered the singer’s mascot.

“Kitty Puri crawled through my then-boyfriend’s window 15 years ago, fully pregnant and seeking shelter. Two litters and many moons later, this street cat has become an endearing mascot for many,” Perry, who also has a dog, wrote on Instagram when the cat died, along with many throwback photos. “Hopefully he’ll be resting in salmon fillets and tuna tartare in catnip heaven. Kitty, thanks for the hugs and company along the way.”

Taylor Swift

The Love story the singer is a noted cat lover and has three pets as part of her entourage, each named after a famous fictional character: Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button. Taylor Swift even starred in the 2019 film Cats and referred to her feline companions at the film’s New York premiere as her “little lazy bears.”

Olivia, who has cameos in music videos and commercials, is even reported to be one of the richest pets in the world with a “net worth” of $97 million on the 2018 Rich Pets List. She even has her own Instagram account.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand’s house in Oxfordshire is overflowing with animals, his wife Laura previously told British media. That includes two dogs, eight cats and five chickens, according to a 2021 interview, with six kittens among them.

In April 2020, Brandt’s feline companion of 16 years, Morrissey, passed away. When it happened, the comedian took to social media to post a video about how his cat’s death “touched me deeply”. “I have never been so affected by a death in my life,” he said.

Kim Kardashian

The Kardashian-Jenner clan is usually a fan of cats, and Kim Kardashian is no exception. In December, the lawyer-in-training revealed his latest addition to the family, a cat named Mercy, on his Instagram Stories. The new pet comes a decade after her last pet cat, a Persian kitten also called Mercy, died of a rare form of stomach cancer at just 4 months old. “I’m completely heartbroken,” Kardashian said at the time. Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are also cat people.

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The American rapper and his partner Megan Fox revealed their Bengal kitten Whiskey earlier this year. He posted in February about their new addition to the family with pictures of the pet resting in a cat tree and posing with the couple. However, he incurred the wrath of animal protection group Peta as the cat was not adopted.

“In addition to having Whiskey neutered, if you decide to grow your family again, can we ask you to get him a friend at one of the Los Angeles shelters so you can alleviate the overcrowding problem instead of exacerbating it?” it wrote Peta’s celebrity relations manager Matt Kilburn in a letter to the couple.

Britney Spears

Newly married Britney Spears, who adopted an Australian shepherd named Sawyer in February, introduced Wendy to her Instagram followers in May. The Toxic the singer, who also offered a sneak peek at her wedding outfit, which she wore during her ceremony with husband Sam Asgari, wrote: Introducing Wendy’ alongside a cat emoticon. “Meow time, boys and girls. And yes, that is the veil of my wedding dress.

Jennifer Lopez

Ahead of her wedding to Ben Affleck and just in time for the Christmas holidays, JLo has added a new kitty to the family. The two-time Grammy nominee introduced the new pet cat to her 230 million followers on Twitter and Instagram. “Introducing … #Hendrix!!!” she wrote alongside a 10-second video of her new furry friend, also offering a glimpse of her lavish holiday decor.

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo isn’t afraid to post a picture of a cat on his social media platforms. The actor and director, who is also a well-known advocate for climate justice and renewable energy, is a big fan of cats and has often spoken about his pets in the past. This includes Biscotti, Hansel, Felix, Inky and Magnus. Last year, on National Cat Day in the US, he posted a photo of himself with one of them, writing in the caption: “Cats with days, in every way, happy.”

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is another star with a real menagerie. It’s hard to keep track It cannot be tamed list of singer’s pets. She is said to have had a total of 14 animals during her relationship with Chris Hemsworth. In 2015, she adopted rescue cat Keke and has since added three more cats to her brood, which also includes dogs, pigs and horses. One is Shanti Om who has her own Instagram account.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran makes headlines for his musical prowess as well as his pet cats. The British singer-songwriter famously lost one of his feline friends, Graham, his first cat, in 2019. Sheeran had rescued Graham, later renamed Baby Ba Boo. His manager took care of the pet while the star was on tour.

“We are absolutely devastated,” Sheeran wrote at the time. “He was such a dude. Funny and smart and best friends with a massive German Shepherd.” Sheeran also created an Instagram account for his other feline companions Dorito and Calipo in 2018.

Hilary Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Baldwin, who is pregnant with their seventh child, is also a mother to two dogs and three cats. The latest feline addition to their family was made in November, when she announced that the couple had adopted a Bengal kitten. “We have a new member to our very large family of humans and furs… the kids have named her Kayetana Magdalena Baldwin,” she wrote on Instagram.

Updated: August 8, 2022, 2:33 p.m

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