Olivia the cat

In June of 2014, Taylor got a new cat she named Olivia Benson after the character portrayed by Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: SVU, one of Taylor's favorite television shows.

She is the younger "sister" to Meredith Grey, and older "sister" to Benjamin Button.

Like Meredith, Olivia Benson is a Scottish fold cat.

Olivia Swift


Olivia was featured in one of Taylor's Diet Coke commercials, and has also appeared in many of her Instagram videos/photos. She and Meredith even appeared in an Instagram photo taken by Taylor's then-boyfriend, Calvin Harris, which he captioned "Moment".

Olivia is seen at the beginning of the music video for Taylor's 2019 single, "ME!", alongside Olivia on a couch.

Awards and nominations

Meredith has been nominated for 3 awards.

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018

  • Cutest Musician’s Pet - Nominated

Australian Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2015

  • (Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson) Aussie/Kiwi's Favourite Animal - Nominated

Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards 2016

  • UK Favourite Famous Cat - Nominated
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