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Taylor Swift Gets a New Kitten, Names Her After Favorite Show

Taylor Swift has a new love in her life, but it’s not a boy this time…

The songstress shared an adorable photo of a tiny kitten — presumably the newest member of her family — on Instagram on Wednesday (June 18). “Meet Olivia Benson,” the singer writes, showing off a white cat with sapphire eyes.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Benson is a character on Swift’s favorite television show, ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ The star has shared her love of the show before. “I watch so much TV. So much,” she says. “Usually it’s crime stuff, like ‘CSI,’ ‘Without a Trace,’ ‘Law and Order: SVU’ — those are my favorites.”

Swift even told Teen Vogue that if she could have dinner with anyone from a movie, TV show, or book, it would be “detective Olivia Benson from ‘Law & Order SVU.’” She added, “I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show. So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are BFFs.”

Now, Swift can have dinner with Benson, and while she chows down on people food, her sweet kitten can scarf down some kibbles. Maybe they’ll even watch ‘Law & Order: SVU’ together!

The ‘Red’ hitmaker has another furry family member, cat Meredith, whom she welcomed home in 2011. Swifties know the soft gray feline almost as well as they know the singer — after all, Meredith appeared in Swift’s ACM video and was even named one of the 100 best things in pop culture. Clearly, Benson has big shoes to fill, but from the picture, it looks like she already has the singer wrapped around her little paw.

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