Stars can seem to have it all, from fame to glamour, to fame to everything in between. Sometimes, all they really need is their pet.
Danica Patrick, Serena Williams, Nina Dobrev and more celebs just can’t get enough of their dogs.
“I call her the world’s chillest dog,” the Vampire Diaries During a reunion, an alum raved about Maverick, her dog. Harper’s Bazaar Interview August 2017. “She rescued me as much as I rescued her. I felt so lost after. [my cat] Lynx passed, but Maverick brought me back to life.”
Dobrev, who named her dog after Tom Cruise’s Top Gun character, has frequently shared cute snaps of Maverick on social media as they cuddle together or complete a joint workout session. The Love is hard Maverick even had an Instagram account created by actress.
“Moms. They sure know how to get on your nerves, but they feed you, so you gotta love em,” a May 2021 caption on Maverick’s account read alongside a selfie with the Fam alum.
Dobrev isn’t the only star to love on her four-legged friend. Former NASCAR racer Dobrev is also a loyal dog mom to her furry friends.
“I’m a worried dog mom. I’m really worried about the dogs all the time,” Patrick admitted during a November 2015 interview with Dogster Magazine Information about her pets Ella and Dallas. “I’m always making sure they’re both OK.”
The Wisconsin native added at the time: “Ella will follow me even if I just take five steps somewhere. She follows me and gets up. I’m sure some day she will learn that she doesn’t have to, but for now she follows me like a puppy. Ella was kind of just one of those things where I was going to take her to play with Dallas for a couple nights, and of course when you love dogs … I never brought her back.”
Tarek El Moussa, for his part, surprised his kids, Taylor and Brayden — whom he shares with ex-wife Christina Haack — with a new puppy in August 2021 ahead of his nuptials to Heather Rae El Moussa (née Young). Their pug, Bugz, was named after them to teach them important responsibility skills.
“Teaching Mr. handsome how to care for Bugz and how to protect her. This is something Heather and I thought a lot about,” the Flip or Flop Star wrote the following via Instagram. “We knew getting a puppy would be a lot but we also thought that it could teach the kids what it’s like to have some new responsibilities and we loved the idea of having a new baby in the family to take care of. Bray has the biggest heart and he’s about to turn 6 years old so he’s a big boy now 😆 but got to teach them while they’re young, right!?”
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