Taylor Swift Names New Cat After Mariska Hargitay's 'Law & Order: SVU' Character

Taylor Swift on June 12, 2014 Taylor Swift on June 12, 2014

Taylor Swift’s new kitten is on the scene and ready to fight crime!

The singer debuted her adorable new kitten on Instagram on Wednesday.

“Meet Olivia Benson,” the singer captioned the shot, referring to Mariska Hargitay’s “Law & Order: SVU” character.

The singer has previously spoke about what a big fan she is of the NBC series.

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“I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show,” Taylor told Teen Vogue in 2011. “So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are BFFs.”

And this isn’t the first time the singer has named one of her cats after a strong power TV personality.

“Her name is Meredith—Meredith Grey because she’s a gray cat, and because I love ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’” she told Us Weekly in 2011, referring to Ellen Pompeo’s character on the ABC medical series. “She’s awesome. She’s like one of those cats that give cats a good name. She doesn’t hide under furniture and get weird around people. She’s really friendly and fun and she’s perfect for the road because she doesn’t ever get freaked out. So I’m really glad that she has a cool personality.”

-- Jesse Spero

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