Taylor Swift introduced her purr-fect pal to the world via Instagram Wednesday! In the pic, the white cat sits in the 24-year-old "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer's lap. "Meet Olivia Benson," Swift wrote in the photo caption. No word yet what actress Mariska Hargitay thinks of Swift opting to give her fabulous feline the same name as her Law & Order: SVU character.
Swift has been a fan of the popular NBC series for years. "I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show," the country superstar told Teen Vogue in 2011. "So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are BFFs." PHOTOS: See Taylor Swift and more in our E! News Instagram Wall!
That same year, the "Tim McGraw" singer adopted a Scottish Fold cat. "Her name is Meredith—Meredith Grey because she's a gray cat, and because I love Grey's Anatomy," Swift told Us Weekly, referring to Ellen Pompeo's character on the ABC medical drama. "She's awesome. She's like one of those cats that give cats a good name. She doesn't hide under furniture and get weird around people. She's really friendly and fun and she's perfect for the road because she doesn't ever get freaked out. So I'm really glad that she has a cool personality."
It can be difficult to get any rest on a plane. But Taylor Swift's adorable new pet already has it figured out. The 24-year-old country superstar took to Instagram on Monday to share a video of her kitten Olivia Benson sleeping in her arms while on a plane.
In the short clip the plane engine could be heard as Taylor said: 'I'm on the plane and this is happening. 'I don't even know how this is happening, but its happening. She's a really aggressive sleeper.'The video starts out with the I Knew You Were Trouble singer talking into the camera while make-up free, then proceeding to pan down at her sleeping white cat. Taylor wore a short-sleeved flower patterned frock as she cradled her new travelling partner.
On Wednesday, she introduced the adorable fluffy creature in a new snap onto social media. 'Meet Olivia Benson!' the pop star captioned the heartwarming snap, apparently naming the kitten after her favourite Law & Order: SVU character. 'I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show. So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are BFFs,' she once told Teen Vogue. The furball is fluffy and white, and looked up at the star with her sweet blue eyes.
Taylor Swift, you know just how to win our hearts. Last night, the singer posted the most adorable Instagram video of her new cat, Olivia Benson, sleeping on her lap during a plane ride.
"I don't even know how this is happening, but it's happening. She's a really aggressive sleeper," she said, showing her tiniest new BFF sprawled on her back, most likely emitting silent snores like a passed out frat boy or a tuckered out toddler.
Though we feel a little worried for Meredith, who's been noticeably MIA since Olivia Benson arrived on the scene (that's some SVU humor), we have to be thankful for the influx of cute on our feeds, courtesy of Benson.
How cute is this cat? Taylor Swift stepped out in Tribeca on Tuesday with her adorable kitten on her arm.
The kitty, Olivia Benson (named after Mariska Hargitay’s character on “Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit”), has been a regular on Swift’s Instagram account for a few months now. Olivia's cuteness is rivaled only by Taylor’s other cat, Meredith Grey (named after Ellen Pompeo’s character on “Grey’s Anatomy”), pictured in the bottom right corner.
Olivia has grown quite a a bit since Taylor first introduced her to the world back in June. She was just a tiny kitten back in June when Swifty first showed her off to her fans via Instagram. But now that she’s grown a bit, Livvy gets to hit the fashionable streets of Manhattan along with her owner. There was no sign of Taylor’s O.G. cat, “Meredith Grey.” But we’re going to assume it’s because Olivia matches Taylor’s perfect outfit of a cream sweater and plaid mini-skirt better.
Swift introduced her “Law and Order: SVU” namesake to her fans three months ago via Instagram, captioning the photo: “Meet Olivia Benson.” Benson is the singer’s second cat. Meredith Grey, Swift’s first feline, named for Ellen Pompeo‘s character on “Grey’s Anatomy,” has quite the following — a parody account on Twitter boasts more than 10,000 followers.
Taylor Swift fans have all seen those paparazzi photos of her walking around New York City apartment carrying her new kitten named Olivia Benson. While there's been much speculation about this practice -- and even suggestions that she's committing a serious error with such cavalier cat-handling -- Swift said there's a simple explanation.
"The kitten freaks out about being put in the cat carrier ... she freaks out when she's in there," she told Access Hollywood. "So I was just like, 'OK, all right, we're gonna just do this!'"
Swift also noted that she's not walking the streets of New York City holding her cat on one arm. "It was like a ten foot walk from my door to the car!" she explained. "What I thought was funny about those pictures is that, like, the cat is looking straight at the cameras!"
Speaking of those cameras, Swift said they're partly responsible for was named People's Best Dressed of 2014. "It's been really exciting living in New York and being inspired by the fashion happening there," she said. "And, y'know, I think you're a little more cognizant of what you're wearing when you do have a camera crew of, like, 20 people outside your door every day!"