8 Male Celebrities Who Love Cats


Any guy can like dogs, but it takes a real man to love cats. Obviously, we are huge fans of cats—especially crazy cat gents! While dog dads get a lot of attention in the media these days, there are quite a few devoted cat dads who also happen to be celebrities. And they’re not shy about professing their love for their feline friends.

Check out our fun list of 8 male celebrities who love cats. Meow!

1. Ricky Gervais

Many of us know Ricky Gervais for making us laugh, but what you may not know is that Ricky is also a huge advocate for animal welfare and the better treatment of animals. One thing is certain: this man truly adores cats. His own cat, Ollie, even has her very own Facebook page! A family of celebrities!

Check them out together here… clearly, she’s got her daddy wrapped right around her pretty paw!

Ricky also has a few things to say about the very obvious differences between cats and dogs…

When Vampire Diaries alum Ian Somerhalder isn’t busy making ladies swoon as a vampire, he’s busy being a devoted cat dad—and even attends cat-oriented events like CatCon!

The actor’s cat, Moke, was found while he was shooting in Hawaii for the series Lost, 14 years ago. Thanks to all the TLC this fine cat dad provides her, not to mention routine veterinary care (which he’s a huge advocate for), Moke is still thriving today!

“I have detected things in [my cat] Moke that were early, that we were able to correct. Had they gone unnoticed or unchecked, they would’ve become very problematic and would’ve ended his life.”

If only every stray could be so lucky to find a cat dad like Ian! Did we mention he even founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which helps with spaying and neutering animals across the US? Swoon.

3. Morrissey

Nothing says you’re a bona fide cat lover more than a page on the internet exclusively dedicated to you and your love for cats. Thankfully, Morrissey is another celebrity who has one!

Music artist Morrissey is a huge fan of cats, and he’s proud of it. His Tumblr page, Morrissey with Cats, features—guess who?—himself with oodles of kitties. Me-ow!

4. Russell Brand

Actor and comedian Russell Brand is a self-professed cat lover, and he even named his cat after fellow cat lover Morrissey!

When Russell’s not making us laugh with his acting and comedic chops, he’s busy making cat videos with his precious moggie, Morrissey. Take a look!

5. Macklemore

This doting cat papa credits his cute kitty, Cairo, for saving not only his relationship but also his life—whoa!

The day that Cairo came into the rapper’s life, he felt that getting a cat was a calling that spoke to him. Only a few months after Cairo was brought into their home, the last of a barn litter of kittens he found off a Craigslist ad, Macklemore’s wife became pregnant.

The demanding schedule of an artist can be hard on a relationship, and Macklemore credits Cairo for keeping his expectant wife company in his absence.

“When Tricia was pregnant, Cairo would curl up on Tricia’s tummy at 6 a.m. every morning like clockwork and just chill on the baby. For hours.”

To reward her for her duties as a loyal companion, Cairo lives a pretty cushy life full of cuddles and only the finest raw foods. So fancy!

6. Ed Sheeran

When this British ginger isn’t busy making melodies and playing sold-out shows, he’s at home playing cat dad to Calippo & Dorito!

Ed even started an Instagram account for his Scottish Fold and ginger tabby kitties, and the two of them have quite the impressive following—387k fans and counting! You can follow their daily antics @thewibbles. This is a guy who is truly in love with the shape of kitties!

7. Norman Reedus

Many of us know Norman for his work on The Walking Dead, but when he’s not running from zombies, he spends a lot of time frolicking with felines!

His black kitty, Eye in the Dark, is even his best friend. I mean, really, does it get any sweeter than that? Didn’t think so.

When asked by a fan what he’d be doing if he wasn’t preoccupied with acting, Norman claims he’d be “living in a house in Montauk with about 12 cats walking around in a onesie.” Okay, maybe not the onesie part, but the 12 cats sound groovy!

Want to know more about Norman and his special cat? Follow Eye in the Dark on Twitter.

8. Jason Mraz

When he’s not busy crooning, Jason Mraz is loving on his kitty! He often shares photos of his cat, Holmes, on his Instagram page.

From the looks of the abundance of posts dedicated exclusively to him, I’d say Holmes is in very good hands.

Jason is an advocate for the adopt-don’t-shop mentality, and if you didn’t already love that about him, you’d be tickled to know that he even makes career choices based on Holmes.

Rumor has it, he doesn’t like to be away from his cat for too long. AWW!

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