Taylor Swift officially dethroned Kardashian on Tuesday, when she surpassed the reality star’s millions of followers. At press time, Swift has 45.6 million loyal Instagram minions while Kardashian is clocking in at a meager 45.5. Beyoncé comes in third with a cool 45 million followers.
So what were the factors that hurled Swift into her newfound Instagram status? It could be the posts about the bazillion different superstars who have joined her up on stage during her 1989 tour. Or it could be the jealousy-inducing pics of Swift with all of her cooler than cool BFFs. It could be the adorable photos of her cute as a button baby godson, or it could be the inside look at all the sweet events that Swift has put together for her fans.
It could be any or all of the above, but we know the truth. Swift’s Instagram mega following isn’t because her fans have #squadgoals or like looking at pictures of infants.
It’s because of Swifty’s cats. Yes, folks, we truly believe Swift’s posts about Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey are what keep followers hanging on. Here’s the proof.
1. Meerkat Manor
The connection between Swift and her kitty is just undeniable.
2. Olivia Benson, pondering life
A little solitude is integral to happiness, even if you are a feline.
3. Stressed out
It happens to the best of us. Maybe all that pondering isn’t a good thing after all.
4. Olivia Benson meeting Olivia Benson
Truly a magical moment.
5. Leaving on a jet plane
This pic was an ode to her furbabies while she was getting ready to leave them.
6. Meerkat Manor: The documentary
Really, though, those cats have some serious core strength.
7. Wednesdays with Olivia
8. Meredith’s mad
Maybe she didn’t like the most recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
9. The kitten/toddler embrace
It doesn’t get much cuter than that.
10. Woke up like this
TSwift, starting the day out right.
11. Best friends forever
If this doesn’t make you a cat person, you might want to check if you are human.
12. Kitty’s got skills
The perfect interception.
Sometimes it’s a ruff life, even if you’re a cat.
14. Thumb jealousy
“How can we eat the treats, if we can’t even open the bag?”
15. Bah humbug
The Grinch was actually just a green cat.
16. One of those nights
Time to turn up!