“Law & Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay has named her new cat Karma after the hit Taylor Swift song. The actor posted pictures of her adorable feline friend on Instagram last week. Previously, Swift had named her cat Olivia Benson in honor of Hargitay’s protagonist in the popular NBC show.
Social media goes wild over Mariska Hargitay’s new pet
Mariska Hargitay’s Instagram post shows her new Siamese cat lying on the bed and licking their paw. The actor captioned the post, “Karma is a Cat @taylorswift Meet Karma. My Cat.” She also added a series of funny hashtags referencing the lyrics to the Taylor Swift number: “MeAndKarmaVibeLikeThat #AndIKeepMySideOfMyPawClean #KarmaIsACat.”
Several fans commented on the post, praising Hargitay’s bond with Taylor Swift whilst also describing how cute her new cat is. “Oh my goddd,” one user wrote. “One of the most stunning cats I’ve ever seen.”
Another user mentioned that Hargitay naming her cat after Swift’s track “makes sense considering Taylor named her cat Olivia Benson!” Some are also looking forward to a potential get-together with Karma and the singer’s cat. “Play date for Olivia Benson & Karma when? We NEED it!” a fan commented.
Two days after the announcement, an excited Swift shared her reaction to the news, saying, “Are you serious?!!!! Nothing has ever come more full circle. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!” according to Billboard.
Mariska Hargitay and Taylor Swift’s friendship
During an appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” in 2015, Mariska Hargitay revealed that she first met Taylor Swift at the Met Gala, where the pop icon expressed her love for “Law & Order: SVU.”
The two later ran into each other at an Ingrid Michaelson concert. After the show, Hargitay and her husband were stranded in Queens, New York City, looking for a ride home. That’s when the pop star offered to drop them off. A few days later, the actor received a text from Swift asking her to appear in the music video for “Bad Blood.”
Recently, in an interview with ET, Hargitay spoke about her love and admiration for Swift and the impact she’s had on the younger generation. “She’s pure magic. There’s nothing she can’t do.”
“It’s been so beautiful to reconnect to that innocence, you know? I think Taylor gives such a beautiful message to kids and unlocks these girls’ emotions,” Hargitay said of the 33-year-old entertainer.