Meow 13 Famous Women Who Redefine Cat Lady
Happy National Cat Day! Taylor Swift recently ventured out in NYC with a very special companion: one of her kitty cats, Meredith. A couple weeks later, her fellow pop star Kesha made a mad dash at the airport with her feline friend in tow. And then there”s Katy Perry, who has taken her cat on tour with her. They”re just a few of the ladies who are bringing their domesticated animals out of the house and into the limelight. Keep reading to find out who else takes on the cat lady label with pride, and if you”re still more of a dog person, check out sexy stars getting adorable with their pups.
You know you”re a cat lady when you appear in Natural Cat with your kitty. The magazine said she dished “on rising to stardom with her cat in tow” in its 2009 cover story.
The singer has two cats, Meredith and Olivia Benson. In September, Taylor took Olivia Benson out on the town. Not only are the furry pals well traveled, but they”re also legit Instagram stars.
Mandy has multiple cats, describes herself as a cat advocate, and voices a cat on Disney Junior”s Sheriff Callie”s Wild West. That”s dedication. In July, she showed her cat love in front of the cameras at an event for Purina Cat Chow.
The pop star”s kitty was the center of attention at LAX in September. Earlier in 2014, Kesha proved she was serious about felines, telling E! News she wanted to start a “cat cult”: “I mean I work once a week, so in the meantime, I”m playing with cats and cat toys and hair dye!”
There”s no denying Kim”s eternal love for Mercy, the white Persian kitten Kanye West gave her before a trip to Miami in 2012. “It is with deep sadness that I have to tell you all that my kitten, Mercy, has passed away,” she announced later that year. “My heart is completely broken.”
Kitty Purry is her name, and traveling with Katy is her MO. “Kitty”s first flight! She looks THRILLED, can”t be without my muse!” Katy tweeted with this snap in 2010.
Evan Rachel Wood
Nothing came between Evan Rachel Wood and her cat at LAX in 2009. Don”t worry, though — Evan said she no longer inconveniences her cat, Nicodemus, with the TSA. “I put him in the bag on the plane, and then I fall asleep, and then I always get woken up by a flight attendant with my cat in their arms, looking at me because he”s gotten out and is running through the aisles,” she said in 2011. “He”s the worst traveler ever. I have to leave him at home now.”
“Me and my girl:),” Lea captioned this picture with her kitty, Shiela, in 2013. “I found her on the Paramount lot under a bush with her brothers and sisters,” Lea told Ellen in 2012. “Her brother is with Heather Morris now, who plays Brittany on [Glee], and so they all found homes. She”s with me, and she”s just the love of my life.”
Kristen made time for her cat Jella (aka Max) on the set of her 2007 movie The Messengers. The actress might not have more affection for cats than she does for dogs, though. In 2012, she spoke with Teen.com all about her cat and Bear, her ex Robert Pattinson”s dog. “They both like me, love me in very different ways,” she said. “Bear is literally a child, he’s still a baby. And Max is like, I mean, we live together. He’s like my roommate. So there is a difference there.”
Back in 2006, Nicole and her kitty were inseparable when she ran errands. Nicole has been open about her soft spot for cats — in 2010, she rescued a stray.
Stars — they”re just like us! Halle Berry could attest to that after taking her kitty to the vet in 2013.
The Mad Men actress might as well get her cat a frequent flier account. Elisabeth and her cat popped up at LAX in July.
Is everyone just copying the original domestic goddess, though? Martha”s been taking pictures with cats for Martha Stewart Living magazine for decades now.