Many of us are familiar with the pets of popular personalities. The Obamas, for example, have their Portuguese water dogs Bo and Sunny, while Taylor Swift has her cats Meredith and Olivia. But did you know that a lot of celebrities have pigs as pets? That’s right! Apparently, the porcine fever has spread over to Tinseltown, turning some of today’s stars into proud porky pet owners. Here are some of them:
George is probably one of the most famous pet pig owners. His Vietnamese potbellied pig, named Max, lived for 18 years before he died in 2006. George bought Max as a gift for his then-girlfriend Kelly Preston; when they broke up, Max ended up with George and they were inseparable ever since. Max was a star in his own right, becoming a notable fixture in George’s mansion and being well-known among his friends and coworkers.
Miley is known for her outrageous onstage antics but, underneath the wild persona, it seems like she’s an animal lover at heart. Aside from adopting dogs and cats, she also has a pig: Bubba Sue, whom she adopted in August 2014. Bubba Sue has grown bigger and wilder, even to the point of scaring Miley’s dogs, but she’s still living the charmed life. She even appeared with her owner in the cover of Paper’s Summer 2015 issue!
Rupert’s Harry Potter received a pet owl which he nicknamed “Pig”. In real life, though, Rupert got himself two actual pet pigs which he named Oscar and Stanley. There have been rumors that the star was duped into thinking that he was buying teacup pigs when in fact there were just regular oinkers. Oscar sadly passed away in 2010.
The “Transformers” star had made news when she revealed that she had a pet pig named Piggy Smalls. Unfortunately, Megan had to give her pet up when he became too sexually aggressive. Megan’s husband Brian Austin Green admitted that they didn’t get him neutered, which greatly contributed to his upsetting behavior.
Denise and her pet pigs are another sad story. She adopted two pigs named Bert and Charlotte, both of whom were featured in her reality show “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated”. She even added another pig to the brood. Unfortunately, she reportedly had to hand them over to a pig rescue later on.
Paris is known for her beloved animals, which include dogs and rats as well as a potbellied pig named Princess Pigelette. The Hilton heiress was reportedly told that she was buying a teacup pig that won’t grow past 12 pounds, but this information apparently was wrong since Princess Pigelette is now much bigger than that. Fortunately, Paris didn’t let go of her pet and instead kept her comfortable in the family farm.
British TV celebrity Jonathan Ross reportedly got two kunekune pigs a few years back. According to his Twitter account, he added to the brood by adopting another pig called Houdini in early 2015. His pets seem to be adjusting well to life in his garden; Jonathan tweeted on October this year that his pig was “not interested in Halloween unless apples are involved.”
See! Ordinary people aren’t the only ones who want pet pigs since even celebs get the urge to adopt one or two (or more!). After all, who could resist the cute and cuddly face that piggies have, right?