18 Celebrities Whose Pets Have Become Almost As Famous As They Are

Lots of celebrities have friends who have become famous because of their association with stars (looking at you, Kim Kardashian) but it's not just human beings whom become household names because of their attachment to a celebrity. Some stars are so big that even their pets become famous. Click through to read about the celebrities whose pets totally steal their spotlight. We're sure they'd be mad if they weren't just so darn cute.

by Kaitlin Reilly

Paris Hilton

The heiress has had plenty of pets over the years, but at the height of her fame early ’00s she was attached at the hip to this pup.

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Hilton may have partied with celebs like Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan, but she never feuded with her chihuahua Tinkerbell.

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Sophie Turner

Game of Thrones fans will certainly recognize this pet.

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Sansa Stark’s direwolf may have been executed, but offscreen the actress adopted the Mahlek Northern Inuit Dog who played her. Who knew Game of Thrones could produce such a happy ending?

Taylor Swift

The “Blank Space” in Swift’s life was filled with cats.

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Olivia Benson & Meredith

Olivia Benson (front) and Meredith (back) are the cutest and becoming celebrities in their own right via social media. (When was the last time you hung out with Ed Sheeran?!) Olivia even made it into Swift’s most recent music video.

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Cara Delevinge

This model’s pet has her very own Instagram.

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Bunny Cecil has over 100 thousand Instagram followers and plenty of selfies with fellow celebrities like Rita Ora.

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Blake Lively

Lively’s adorable maltipoo is as much of a staple to Lively’s look as her flowing blonde locks are.

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Blake Lively

The actress was often spotted hanging out with Penny on the set of Gossip Girl.

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The Obamas

America’s first family recently has two furry additions.

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Sunny & Bo

The Obamas adopted Portuguese water dog Bo in 2008. Sunny — also a Portuguese water dog — joined the family five years later in 2013.

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Amanda Seyfried

The Les Miserables star is a fan of Instagramming adorable photos of her now-famous pet.

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The Australian Shepard sure knows how to strike a pose.

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Katy Perry

The “Dark Horse” singer treats her cat like a queen.

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Kitty Purry

Could there be a more perfect name for a cat?

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Ryan Gosling

The Notebook star’s one true love may be his dog.

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Gosling loves his dog so much that in 2011 he took him to his Late Night interview with Jimmy Fallon.

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Justin Bieber

Sure, his pet may be famous, but the Biebs proved that he’s not exactly the most responsible owner.

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Mally the Monkey and Bieber went separate ways in 2011 when the “Baby” singer couldn’t present proper paperwork for the monkey at an airport in Germany. Mally now lives in a zoo, which is probably for the best.

Karl Lagerfeld

The fashion icon’s top lady isn’t a model — she’s a cat.

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Choupette is “fashion’s favorite feline” and, according to her owner, has the “attitude of a princess.” Exactly what we expected from the adopted child of Lagerfeld.

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Miley Cyrus

Cyrus’ most famous pet isn’t so fluffy.

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Miley Cyrus

Cyrus has had a lot of pets over the years, but perhaps the strangest/cutest is her pet pig, formerly known as Bubba Sue and currently known simply as “Pig.”

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Teigen and Legend added furry friends to their family.

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Penny & Pippa

Teigen and Legend’s dogs are almost as cute as the couple. Not pictured is third French bulldog, Puddy.

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Julianne Hough

Hough’s pups are just darling.

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Harley & Lexi

The Safe Haven star takes her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with her everywhere she goes.

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The “Die Young” singer is a party animal with her very own party animals.

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Mr. Peep$ & Mr. Fluffypant$

Kesha may have dropped the dollar sign, but her pets haven’t. Mr. Peep$ made an appearance in Kesha’s video for “Crazy Kids.”

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Lisa Vanderpump

The reality star pampers her pup.

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Vanderpump’s pom Giggy is almost as well dressed as the Sur owner herself.

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Lea Michele

Michele loves to snuggle up with her cat after a long day on set.

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Michele’s former roommate Dianna Agron discovered she was allergic to cats after living with Sheila. Sheila stayed, but Michele’s co-star moved out.

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Ian Somerhalder

The Vampire Diaries actor adores his adopted dog.

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Somerhalder adopted his dog and a few months later learned that she was pregnant with five puppies.

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