Canine companion! John Travolta and his son Ben have added a new member to the family after the 2022 Oscars: the dog that Jamie Lee Curtis staged during Betty White’s In Memoriam segment.
“Ben adopted this dog last night as an Oscar tribute to Betty White,” the Fat icon, 68, shared via Instagram on Monday, March 28, of him and his 11-year-old son holding the brown pup and White. “Thank you, @curtisleejamie & @pawworks.”
The Halloween star shared the exact image of the proud pet owners via Instagram, along with a snap of the Urban Cowboy actor cuddling the dog backstage at the ceremony. (John reunites with his Pulp Fiction castmates Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman to present the Best Actor award.
I left the Dolby Theater last night after paying my respects to Betty White and was on my way home when someone sent me a picture of John holding a little Mac N Cheese in the green room. His best actor was Oscar Curtis. 63, before. Written in the caption of the photo. “I thought it was beautiful to see her with him, and then today I found out that she and her son, Ben, have adopted a cute little mac and cheese and are bringing it home today.”
Earlier in the evening, the actress paid tribute to White – who died two weeks before 100 in December 2021 – with a moving speech about her animal advocacy.
“Day in and day out for almost a century, she was a woman who cared so much about her two-legged friends and animals like this,” Curtis said, holding the pup. “The greatest gift you can give Betty White is to open your heart and home and adopt a rescue dog like Mac & Cheese from Paw Works.”
The Horrible Friday star wasn’t the only celeb to gloat over John and Ben’s adoption of the little mac and cheese.