Karma is the cat purring in my lap because it loves me,” Taylor Swift sings in “Karma.”
But actually, Swift has three cats that love her. The pop star is a package deal with her three cats, named Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button.
The feline trio often make appearances in social media posts, public outings, ads and music videos. One of them joined her in the photoshoot for her TIME Person of the Year cover in 2023.
The day the cover dropped, Swift joked about the photo with Meredith Grey.
Swift, a proud cat person, once deflected when a red carpet interviewer said, after the Grammys, that she would be “walking home with more than a trophy,” but also “lots of men.”
“I’m not going to walk home with any men tonight. I’m going to go hang out with my friends and go home to the cats,” she said.
Here’s what to know about Swift’s cats, from their breeds to how they came into her life.
Meredith is the big sister of the singer’s three cats. Swift adopted the Scottish fold cat in 2011, and named her after Ellen Pompeo’s character in “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Meredith, like her kitty sisters, is a star on Swift’s social media. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Swift shared some advice direct from Meredith.
“For Meredith, self-quarantining is a way of life. Be like Meredith,” Swift wrote in the caption.
Meredith made a special appearance when Swift was announcing the tracklist of her 2022 album, “Midnights.”