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10 Hollywood Celebrities Who Are Cat Lovers

The glitz and glamour are part of Hollywood celebrities’ lives, but that’s not all there is to their lives. After their hectic schedules for shoots, concerts, and events, these stars go home to their loved ones — their family members, including their pets.

Quite a number of Hollywood stars are proud cat parents. They share snaps of their cuddle moments on social media, and some even let their favorite felines grace events with them. Their adorable cats also become celebrities themselves, oftentimes having their own social accounts with their own followers.

Here are 10 cat-loving celebrities showing off their fluffy pets:

1. Taylor Swift 

Taylor Swift truly adores cats. She proudly says that she is a cat lover and enjoys showing off her three adorable felines. She named them after her favorite TV characters: Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy, Olivia Benson from Law and Order SVU, and Benjamin Button. 

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Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson are Scottish Folds, and Benjamin Button is from the ragdoll breed. She has had Meredith since 2011, Olivia in 2014, and Benjamin in 2020. 

Her cats are superstars themselves, having appeared in her music videos, Instagram posts, and concert tours. These three cats are living a celebrity life because not only are they Taylor Swift cats, but they are also earning money from their own TV and print ads. 

2. Robert Downey Jr. 

Robert Downey and his wife, Susan, love cuddling their two favorite cats, Montgomery and Dartanian, nicknamed Monty and Dart. 

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The Iron Man star adopted these two cats when his friend found them as stray kittens in a bush in West Hollywood. Although not a fan of adopting rescue animals, these two kittens found their way into his heart.

Downey, Jr. loves sharing videos and photos of Monty and Dart. He even said that he can’t imagine life without them. 

3. Katy Perry 

Katy Perry and her cat, Kitty Purry, were inseparable until her cat passed away in April 2020. Kitty Purry was a cuddly tabby cat who had white markings on her paws and chest.  

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During the launch of her fragrance line, Meow, Katy confessed that she was not fond of cats when she was growing up, and only liked dogs. But when Kitty Purry came into her life, she said that the cat taught her to be patient, and she likened herself to her because, like a cat, it takes a while for somebody to win her love and affection. 

4. Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, lost their first cat, Graham, in 2018. But they now have Dorito, an orange tabby cat, and Calippo, a Scottish fold cat. 

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Ed Sheeran named Dorito after his favorite nacho chip snack. He said that Dorito’s adorable chip-shaped orange ears look like Dorito chips.

 Calippo was named after his favorite ice cream treat in the UK. You can check out their photos on their own Instagram account, @TheWibbles, which Sheeran set up for them in 2018.

5. Kim Kardashian 

Kim Kardashian decided to have another cat after her cat, Mercy, died ten years ago of a rare stomach cancer. 

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She showed off her new Persian teacup kitty on Instagram, which she named Mercy 2.0 in honor of her first cat, but her kids wanted to name the new male cat, Frosty. 

Khloé Kardashian and her daughter True also welcomed an adorable Russian blue kitten, Grey Kitty, in January 2022. This happened after pregnant Kylie Jenner showed off her wide-eyed and golden-furred new kitten a month earlier. 

6. Martha Stewart 

Martha Stewart’s Instagram followers were delighted when she posted photos of her newly adopted Bengal cats.

Stewart named one of the cats Kipling, a twelve-week-old kitten she described as a curious and mischievous feline.

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In her Instagram slideshow of the kittens, they happily settled in, played around her spacious home, and explored her basement and laundry room.

Photo credit: Pets Radar

Having lost her calico Persian cat, Princess Peony, last year, these two cute kittens are a welcome addition to her “farm menagerie.

7. Jennifer Garner 

Jennifer Garner likes going for walks with her Himalayan mixed cat, Moose. She even had Moose in a stroller while walking around their neighborhood. 

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Her Instagram fans crave more feeds showing her and Moose doing their favorite thing: playing around and taking more photos. She said that the idea of walking her cat in a stroller came from the cat lady herself, Jessica Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld’s wife. 

8. Mark Ruffalo 

Certified cat lover, Mark Ruffalo, celebrated National Cat Day last year, October 29, with his kitties, along with other stars like Jennifer Gardner. 

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Mark Ruffalo, who portrays the role of Dr. Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk, has five cats. They are tabby cat Biscotti, tuxedo cat Felix, mini panther Inky, Hansel, and Magnus. 

Mark is a proud cat parent who loves posting photos of himself cozying up with his pets on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. 

9. Kate Beckinsale 

Kate Beckinsale has two Persian cats that she named Clive and Willow. The two felines frequently appear on the Underworld star’s Instagram feed, posing with her and her dog. 

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Kate tells PEOPLE magazine that she loves cats more because they are a lot easier to take care of than dogs. 

She shows off her behind-the-scenes life every day with her lovable felines, like doing yoga with Clive sitting on top of her shoulder. Unfortunately, Clive died two months ago, leaving her totally heartbroken. 

10. Ricky Gervais 

Comedian Ricky Gervais lost his cat, Ollie, in 2020. Ollie was with them for 16 years, which is why he and his partner, Jane Fallon, were truly devastated. 

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Seven months after Ollie’s death, they decided to foster another cat and named him Pickle. It was during the lockdown that they decided to foster some animals, but they ended up adopting Pickle. 

Ricky cannot resist Pickle, who loves sitting on his lap. The cat was previously named Catskin at the rescue shelter.

These Hollywood celebrities, regardless of their fame, are just like any of us who share their time, money, and energy taking care of furry creatures, making sure they are safe and protected. Their passion for their pets is very endearing and admirable. 

Source: The National News, Little Things, Floppy Cats

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