There’s no better gift than a new pet! Stars often look to their four-legged companions when they’re looking for the perfect gift for a birthday or holiday.
“It’s Bella’s 4th Birthday today!!!! All she has wanted for soooo long is a kitty, so we adopted one today,” Bachelor in Paradise’s Carly WaddellShe wrote the following via Instagram in February 2022. Along with a picture of her daughter, and her new feline, “Welcome to the family Sir Kroger Opryland Waddell. (If you know Bella…it’s no surprise she named him after her favorite grocery store 🤣 Who else out there is a cat person???? Cuz y’all are about to get some MAJOR kitty-gram!”
The Nashville resident — who shares daughter Bella and son Charlie with estranged husband Evan Bass — also couldn’t help but gush over their new family pet, adding, “He is sooooo sweet!!!!”
Waddell isn’t the only celebrity who has adopted a furry friend as a gift. Priyanka Chopra JonasFor her part, she was surprised by her husband Nick JonasWith their second dog. (The twosome are proud to be Panda and Diana’s puppy parents.)
“Please meet our new pup @ginothegerman I haven’t stopped smiling since I woke up this morning and finally realized what was going on,” the Jonas Brothers crooner, who welcomed a daughter with the Quantico Alum in January 2022, wrote via Instagram November 2019. “Thank you @priyankachopra ❤️ 🐕.”
Margot RobbieHer reaction was equally shocking Suicide Squad costar Jared Leto gave her a pet rat, affectionally named Rat Rat.
“If Harley [Quinn] got something from Joker [Leto’s character], she’d probably cherish it,” the Australia native told Elle magazine in July 2015.
While the Birds of Prey star treasured her new animal companion,Costar Viola DavisIts presence shocked her.
“I was saying loudly, ‘Don’t open the box!’ I was halfway out the door when she opened the box and saw the biggest black rat you could imagine,” the How to Get Away From Murder alum told British Vogue In June 2021, she will share her experiences on set of the 2016 film. “Then, she cooed at it. There’s no need to be afraid. Open. Receptive. Full of joy.”
What started as a “prank,” according to Davis, soon became Robbie’s beloved pet.
“We called him Rat Rat. He enjoyed beer and bathing. And then the landlord of the place I was renting found I had a rat and said Rat Rat had to go,” the I, Tonya The actress explained the situation in a July 2021 interview Jimmy Kimmel Live! “And so then Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang, he said, ‘I’ll take Rat Rat,’ and then his landlord wasn’t cool with that either, and so then one of the costumers on the job took Rat Rat, and then she had to give Rat Rat away, and Rat Rat, she gave it to Guillermo Del Toro‘s daughters apparently. So in the end, Rat Rat is a bit of a starf—ker, really.”
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