Tay-Tay’s Kitties: Meet Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson And Benjamin Button

By Val N February 22, 2024

Taylor Swift isn’t just a chart-topping superstar; she’s also a devoted cat mom to three fabulous felines: Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson, and Benjamin Button. These fur babies aren’t just pets; they’re part of Swift’s purr-sonality, and fans can’t get enough of them!

Benjamin Button: Courtesy of taylorswift/Instagram

From Instagram snapshots to music video cameos, Swift proudly showcases her whiskered companions to the world. In fact, her holiday card featuring the trio decked out in winter wear melted hearts faster than a bowl of warm milk.

But it’s not just about the fame; Swift credits her cats with influencing her career choices. When the opportunity arose to star in Cats, she didn’t hesitate, thanks to her feline-loving heart. She even attended “cat school” to prepare for the role!

What is it about cats that captivates Swift? According to her, it’s their dignified independence. They’re not just pets; they’re tiny bosses with tails, and Tay-Tay wouldn’t have it any other way.

Swift’s love for her cats extends beyond social media. During her Eras Tour stop in Houston, a local shelter reduced adoption fees in honor of Swift’s passion for these majestic creatures. Talk about a paw-some impact!

Let’s take a closer look at Swift’s fabulous feline trio:

Meredith Grey: Named after the iconic character from Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith Grey was Swift’s first famous feline. This Scottish Fold stole Swift’s heart in 2011 and has been meowing to her tunes ever since. Despite her occasional shyness, Meredith has had her fair share of screen time, even gracing the set of Deadpool 2 with her presence.

Olivia Benson: Meet Meredith’s partner in crime, Olivia Benson. Named after the fierce character from Law & Order: SVU, this Scottish Fold joined the squad in 2014. Olivia’s celebrity encounters include meeting her namesake, Mariska Hargitay, and stealing the show in a Diet Coke ad alongside her mom.

Benjamin Button: The newest addition to Swift’s fur family, Benjamin Button, joined in 2019 after stealing the spotlight in Swift’s “ME!” music video. This Ragdoll charmer captured Swift’s heart with his purrs on set, sealing the deal with an adorable adoption story that melted fans’ hearts.

Olivia Benson: Courtesy of taylorswift/Instagram

Swift’s cats aren’t just pets; they’re her furry confidants, her companions through thick and thin. Whether they’re lounging on her shoulders or stealing the scene in a music video or magazine cover, Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin are more than just cats — they’re part of Tay-Tay’s purr-fect world.