Meet Taylor Swift’s New Kitten, Benjamin Button!

“And then there were three…” is the caption on Taylor Swift’s latest instagram picture of her new kitten, Benjamin Button. Swift revealed that she had been keeping a secret for months that her music video for “ME!” finally revealed.

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And then there were three…

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In the video, Swift rejects flowers and a ring (no, she’s not getting engaged people) and gladly accepts a kitten!

Turns out, it is Swift’s kitten that she adopted after finding out he was homeless while shooting the music video. Swift took to Instagram Live while her and Brendon Urie were out rehearsing for their first live performance of “ME!” on the Billboard Music Awards, May 1, to explain how it all came about.

“This kitten was brought in just a cute kitten that they brought in because he didn’t have a home and they did a program where they try to get kittens adopted by putting them in like commercials and stuff and OH MY GOD it worked. I fell in love. The woman who was handling him was like do you… you know, before we do this shot with the kitten, do you want, um do you want to hold him real quick just so you can get familiar with him and I was like I mean yeah I do, I really wanna hold the kitten. So she hands me this tiny cat and he just starts purring and just he looks at me like ‘you’re my mom and we’re gonna live together.’ I looked at Brendon and he’s like, ‘You’re going to get the cat aren’t you?’ He literally looked at me like, ‘Adopt me please.’ And I was like, ‘Okay I’m going to do that.’ He’s just the best boy. He’s the best little guy.”

Urie added “It was truly love at first sight, love at first purr. You did not stop. It was just adorable.”

How could she say no to those eyes?

Source: Taylor Swift

Swift has previously said she would not be getting a third cat. She stated “three cats is cat lady, two cats is a party.” Apparently Swift has fully accepted being a full blown cat lady! She was even spotted sporting a cat purse!

Since the cat was let out of the bag (literally), Swift has been active on social media, finally sharing her secret with the world. There have been multiple videos and photos. Benjamin can’t stop purring and it seems he is right at home with the pop superstar.

With Swift’s first two cats being named after characters from two of her favorite TV shows, Grey’s Anatomy’s Meredith Grey and Law and Order: SVU‘s Olivia Benson, we can’t help but wonder how the name Benjamin Button came about. One fan seems to think it’s connected to one of Swift’s favorite author’s, F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote a short story (turned movie) called The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The connection was made because of the storyline of living in reverse age. While Benjamin starts off old and gradually grows younger, it is in his middle age that he is finally the same age as the woman he loves and they are able to be together. This could resemble the same for Swift, who is at a great place in her life.

Another fan shared a quote from the movie Benjamin Button:

For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same.

There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best of the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before.

I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over.”

That quote is everything Swift has been saying for years and it’s what she has been actively living. She is starting over and that shows in her video for “ME!” She is clinging to the things that make her happy, she has changed and evolved over the years so that she can be happy and proud with who she is.

If you haven’t gotten your fill of the cuteness that is Benjamin Button, check out the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the moment Swift met the kitten for the first time! It appears that it was definitely love at first purr!

We wonder how Olivia and Meredith are taking the news? Move over ladies there’s a new leading cat in town and he’s as cute as a button!


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