For many of us, our pets are our children and an integral part of our families. They offer love, companionship and unwavering support no matter what. And gay celebrities are no different. They also love their pets. Meet the four-legged members of some of our community’s most famous families.
Elton John loves Arthur so much he even brings him on television talk shows. But that is just the beginning of it! When Elton and his now-husband David joined in a civil union ceremony back in 2005, Arthur the cocker spaniel served as best man. He later received a musical credit on Elton’s Album The Captain and the Kid for providing ‘woof bells’.
Graham Norton’s ex-boyfriend Trevor Patterson once described their relationship to the Daily Mail as too crowded.
‘There were four of us in the partnership.’
He meant himself, Graham and Norton’s two dogs, a labradoodle called Bailey and a terrier called Madge.
Long known as an animal lover, Ellen DeGeneres features a regular segment on her show dedicated to pet heroes. She and wife Portia De Rossi have a number of pets themselves. However, one cute little fella seems to get all the attention. Ellen described Woof to People magazine as “kind of a poodle-Maltese mix and he’s a rescue off of the street.”
Ruby Rose always stands out from the crowd and tries to be a little bit different. Little wonder then that in finding a pet, the Aussie star chose something a little less ordinary. Hazel, a gorgeous black and white pig, shares digs with Rose and fiance Phoebe Dahl. And just like her mamma Ruby, Hazel is a star in her own right with a huge online following on social media.
Darren Hayes on had a hit single called the ‘Animal Song’ and anyone who follows Darren on any type of social media platform knows that he and his pooch Wally are inseparable. As a kid Darren also had a pet snake named Dog and a pet dog named Snake, however one day Snake ate Dog (the dog ate the snake). Sounds like Darren’s pets really did live in a savage garden!
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON
Jesse Tyler Ferguson really is part of a modern family. Together with husband Justin Mikita, Ferguson has a morkie named Leaf who was named after Leaf Coneybear, a character that Ferguson played in the Broadway production of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. The couple described Leaf as a “starter baby” to People magazine when asked if they wanted to be parents. Leaf is a recent puppy school graduate after being sent to puppy bootcamp because he liked to bark too much.
Jodie Foster has a life long fear of cats after being attacked and briefly carried by a lion while filming on the set of Disney’s Napoleon and Samantha in 1972. Understandably she’s more of a dog person and has an adorable golden retriever names Spinee. Foster and her four legged friend are very close and when Spinee underwent major surgery earlier this month, Foster reached out to Twitter for support. “May I ask one favor? My dog Spinee needs your prayers,” she Tweeted in. “She just came out of a difficult surgery 20 minutes ago … She is my beloved.” Foster has been giving regular updates on Spinee’s condition and is clearly grateful for the support. “With prayers like this I feel confident Spinee will be fine,” she wrote. “Thank you more than you will ever know.”
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