Here are 20 celebrities who are currently, to the best of my research, sharing their lives with a golden retriever or two. Warning: This list may include reality television stars.
1. Oprah Winfrey has two golden retrievers, Luca and Gracie. (as well as a few more four legged friends)…YOU get a treat, and YOU get a treat, and YOU get a treat..
2. Adam Levine Maroon Five front man and judge on “The Voice” (who was also most recently voted “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine) lost his last golden retriever “Frankie Girl” last year. He and his new wife, Victoria’s Secret model Bahati Prinsloo have since welcomed two more dogs, Bones, the mixed breed, and Charlie, another female golden retriever.
3. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone adopted Renn on Christmas Eve 2012, and she is often seen accompanying them to movie sets.
4. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have a golden retriever named Waylon, as well as several other rescued dogs. Yay Miranda Lambert for all you do for doggies! (Photo from Miranda Lambert WhoSay) Those “The Voice” judges have pretty good taste, wouldn’t you say?
5. Glee’s Chris Colfer lost his golden retriever of 10 years, Jake, back in 2012, and has now adopted Cooper from the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue.
6. Canadian actor, hottie Ryan Reynolds (2010’s Sexiest Man Alive) has a golden retriever mix named Baxter that he rescued from a shelter. (sigh..does it get any cuter?) They now live happily with Ryan’s wife Blake Lively and her dog Penny.
7. Jimmy Fallon’s golden girl “Gary” has appeared on The Tonight Show.
8. Conan O’Brien was photographed with this for legged beauty in April 2012, but I couldn’t find any more details.
I think Conan has a very private personal life, which is fine by me…but does anyone happen to know this dog’s name?
9. Betty White has a golden retriever named Pontiac and is also the spokesperson for Morris Animal Foundation, who are conducting The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. If you have a golden retriever under 2 years who has a pedigree of at least 3 generations and live in the United States, you may be eligible to participate. Click here for details. 10. James Marsden of X-Men fame has been seen out and about with this cutie. 11. Nick Jonas has a golden retriever named Elvis 12. Jackie Chan posted a picture with his two golden retrievers Jones and JJ on Feb 19, 2014 with the caption “Best friends are hard to find”
13. Singer Colbie Caillat has 4 dogs, one of them is a rescued golden named “Plum”
14. Joey Lawrence from ABC’s “Melissa and Joey” (or if you are from my generation, think Blossom..WHOA!) bought his daughters a golden retriever puppy named Leo in 2012
Photo: People Magazine
15. Olympic medalist and Dancing With The Stars champ Shawn Johnson recently said goodbye to her childhood golden retriever, Tucker. She now has her own golden boy, Nash.
16. Former Desperate Housewife Nicollette Sheridan hopefully still has this sweetheart Oliver. 17. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone and his wife Lindsay Price have a golden retriever named Sully.
18. Lisa Vanderpump (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) received Rumpy Pumpy from her husband as a gift.
19. Kyle Richards, also from RHOBH, has a golden retriever named Bambi.
20. Mike Sorrentino, aka “The Situation” from Jersey Shore, and new reality spinoff The Sorrentinos has a golden named Moses who has his own Instagram account @KingMosely
Do you know any other celebrities who own golden retrievers? Comment below.