Taylor Swift has undoubtedly been making headlines, especially with her boyfriend Travis Kelce's recent triumph in the Super Bowl. However, amidst the buzz surrounding Swift's personal and professional life, there are some furry, four-legged friends who often steal the spotlight - her beloved cats. Let's take a closer look at these adorable feline companions who hold a special place in Swift's heart and the hearts of her fans worldwide.
Meet Olivia Benson, Meredith Grey, and Benjamin Button
Scottish Fold Meredith Grey, whom she adopted in 2011; Olivia Benson, who is also a Scottish Fold and joined the family in 2014; and Benjamin, whom she got in 2019 after meeting the pet on the set of her music video for "ME!"
Meredith, named after the iconic character from "Grey's Anatomy," joined the family in 2011. With her expressive face and sassy demeanor, Meredith has captured the hearts of fans and even inspired merchandise featuring her likeness.
Olivia, often called "Dibbles," made her debut in Swift's life back in 2014. Known for her striking blue eyes and playful antics, Olivia quickly became a social media sensation, appearing in numerous photos and videos shared by Swift with her millions of followers.
Benjamin's journey to fame is particularly heartwarming. Swift first met Benjamin on the set of her music video ‘’ME!’’ when he was just a tiny kitten. Instantly smitten with his playful demeanor and affectionate purring, Swift knew she had to give him a forever home. From that moment on, Benjamin became an integral part of Swift's life, capturing the hearts of fans with his adorable charm and sweet nature.
Their Special Bond with Taylor
Taylor Swift's affection for her cats knows no bounds. She frequently shares glimpses of their adorable interactions on social media, showcasing the deep bond she shares with Olivia, Meredith, and Benjamin. Whether it's cuddling on the couch, playing with toys, or accompanying Swift on her travels, these furry companions are an integral part of her life.
Swift often refers to her cats as her "emotional support animals," emphasizing the comfort and joy they bring her, especially during hectic times in her career. Their presence offers a sense of grounding and companionship that is invaluable to Swift amidst her busy schedule and high-profile lifestyle.
Their Celebrity Status
Olivia Benson, Meredith Grey, and Benjamin Button are not just ordinary house cats; they're bona fide celebrities in their own right. With their own dedicated fan base and social media following, the trio has amassed a significant online presence.
Benjamin Button, the ragdoll cat belonging to Taylor Swift, has proven himself to be a cover star in his own right. This feline sensation made an appearance in one of three cover photos from Swift's Time's 2023 Person of the Year photo shoot. In the captivating shot, Benjamin lounges across his famous pet parent's shoulders, fixing the camera with his striking blue eyes. Swift, aged 33, is dressed in a sleek long-sleeved black bodysuit paired with black tights.
Following the announcement by Time that the "Cruel Summer" singer was their 2023 Person of the Year, Swift shared her lighthearted response to the news. She took to Instagram, posting the cover featuring Benjamin Button and adding the playful caption: "Time Magazine: We'd like to name you Person of the Yea- / Me: Can I bring my cat." Fans eagerly await updates and photos of the cats, and their adorable antics frequently go viral across various platforms. Swift's Instagram feed is filled with snapshots of Olivia, Meredith, and Benjamin, often accompanied by humorous captions that highlight their unique personalities.
In the midst of her busy life as a superstar singer-songwriter and actress, Taylor Swift finds solace and joy in the company of her three beloved cats, Olivia Benson, Meredith Grey, and Benjamin Button. These furry companions not only bring laughter and warmth to Swift's life but also serve as constant sources of love and support. As fans eagerly follow Swift's journey, they also celebrate the presence of Olivia, Meredith, and Benjamin, whose adorable antics continue to capture hearts around the world.