In the age of social media, it is easy to keep track of your favourite celebrities. From their fitness training, beauty pictures to routine personal and public life, everything is open for their fans and followers. After following them for some duration, these stars become our virtual friends. We know everything about them from their favourite food to bags to travel destinations to their lovely pets! While we envy their animal friends who get quite some attention from these celebs, we too eventually fall for their pets. Every time they upload a picture of their furry ones, comments pour in from fans wanting to see more of these animals. They share an equal amount of stardom and become quite popular like the celebrities themselves! So be it Bollywood stars like Alia Bhatt or Priyanka Chopra, or international singer Lady Gaga or fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, they all share pictures of their pets on social media and have built a fan-following for them. Some of the stars have also created separate Instagram accounts for their pets and frequently keep updating them on the pets’ behalf. They create an animal alter-ego and put up pictures as if the adorable creatures are themselves doing it.
Alia Bhatt recently said that her cat is a bigger star than her. She had also revealed in an interview to India.com that her cats are like family and that she prefers animals to humans for friendship. Alia Bhatt on her birthday on March 15 shared a picture of her newest kitten whom she calls Edward. She has been posting pics of Edward since and even speaks about him at press conferences. We have also seen some photos of Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan with their dogs, although not always shared by the stars. Some of the other popular celebrity pets include Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s cute dog Beast, former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham’s dog Olive, and former US President Barack Obama’s Portuguese water dogs Sunny and Bo. Take a look! Karan Johar, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt: These 8 B-townies just can’t get enough of their pets!
1.Victoria Beckham’s dog Olive Beckham
The Beckhams family dog is nothing less than a star. Olive Beckham has an Instagram account with over 79,000 followers. David and Victoria Beckham’s son Brooklyn set up the account in December 2015 and keeps it updated with pictures of the black fur in it. “Follow my dog @olivebeckham23,” he wrote after which fans started taking notice of Olive. Victoria also follows the account and shared the same image on her own Instagram account, writing: “Please welcome @olivebeckham to Instagram #cleverpuppy.”
2.Lady Gaga’s dog Miss Asia Kinney
Celebrity Lady Gaga’s French bulldog, Miss Aisa Kinney, is at least half as famous as her. The three and half-year-old Miss Kinney has over 240,000 followers on Instagram. She seems to have been named after Lady Gaga’s then boyfriend and to-be Taylor Kinney. The dog is also known by her nickname BatPig and often makes appearances with her mama in matching outfits! Isn’t that super cute? Miss Asia Kinney has been the star of Coach’s Pup campaign. And did we mention she was on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 2014? Now you know what we wish to be!
3. Miley Cyrus’ cat Shanti Om Bb
Shanti Om Bb, the female Persian cat of actress-singer Miley Cyrus, has over 119,000 followers on Instagram. Miley frequently updates the account of her little whiskers for her and fans can never get enough of both! Pictures of mommy Miley and little cat Shanti together get thousands of likes on Instagram in no time.
4.Taylor Swift’s cats Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson
Popular American singer Taylor Swift has named her cats after her favourite TV show characters from Grey’s Anatomy and Law and Order! Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson are so cute that you would want to steal or maybe borrow them for a day. The little animals have their fan page on Twitter and are always seen messing around adorably, making us want them even more. Alia Bhatt and her cats are inseparable! We got you 11 pictures that do the talking
5.Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette
No cat has been so popular and pampered like Choupette. German fashion designer Karl Otto Lagerfeld’s pet cat has more than 969,000 followers on Instagram and over 50,000 fans on Twitter! She keeps her fans posted about her recent whereabouts. Choupette was gifted to the fashion baron on Christmas and today enjoys stardom like human celebrities. Between interviews and shots, Choupette has now grown quite familiar with the high-end lifestyle. In fact, the cat has featured in Karl’s multiple works. Talking about his cat, Lagerfeld once said, “People are stunned by her…. Soon, people will talk more about Choupette than about me!”
6.Ed Sheeran’s cat Graham
As popular as singer Ed Sheeran is, his cat Graham also enjoys quite a star status. The kitten was adopted by the Shape of You hitmaker when it was in some danger. He started a Twitter account in her name, tweeting, “So basically this one-month-old kitten was gonna get put down so I adopted him and called him Graham. Just bought Graham a bed and snacks.” Ed keeps sharing selfies with his cat that was shy in the earlier days with her new daddy!
7.Ariana Grande’ s dog Toulouse Grande
Popular singer Ariana Grande’s dog also has his own social media account with more than 31,000 followers. Toulouse travels with his mom around the globe and updates its Twitter account with adorable pictures. The pooch lives a luxurious life and, in fact, had a VIP pass for Ariana Grande’s recent concert. Toulouse’s mom also shares pictures of her another dog Sirius on social media.
8.Priyanka Chopra’s dog Diana Chopra
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who is now an international sensation with her TV series Quantico and her forthcoming film Baywatch, recently started a social media page for her puppy Diana Chopra! The dog is a recent addition to PeeCee’s life and has her own Instagram account where she flaunts her custom made bows and satin dog beds. The account has over 6,000 followers and is quite popular among Priyanka Chopra’s fans.
9.Mark Zuckerberg’s Beast
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan owns an adorable dog named Beast. Beast has over 2 crore followers on Facebook and enjoys great popularity. Beast who is a Puli from the foothills of Grants Pass in Oregon frequently updates his page with pictures of him playing and cuddling. It is Beast’s mop-like hair that draws a lot of attention.
Other Indian celebrities who have made their pets popular on the Internet are Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Celina Jaitley, among others. Salman Khan used to regularly write about his dogs, Myson and Myjaan; he lost them in 2009. Celina Jaitley had three pets – Heineken, Teacup and Gooblee who she used to blog about on her blog in 2012, while Big B shared pictures of his dog Shanouk on his blog on Tumblr. When he passed away, Amitabh Bachchan had said, “The gentle warm breeze on a cold morning’… Just stopped. Shanouk my pet Piraana Dane passed away a short while ago…” A pet is certainly man’s best friend!