Gilles & Penelope
French American actor Gilles Marini, perhaps best known for his head turning role in the first Sex and the City movie and for his second place win on Season 8 of Dancing with the Stars, recently welcomed a new leading lady into his life, and he isn't afraid to share their love with the world.
Back in May, the actor and his wife surprised their daughter, Juliana, with a fluffy white kitten named Penelope (not to be confused with Kourtney Kardashian's infant daughter of the same name), to help teach her the responsibility, love, and dedication that come along with being a parent.
Since then, the precocious Persian has quickly become a treasured member of the Marini clan, frequently popping up in pictures posted on Gilles's various social media accounts.
Here is she is cuddling with his wife, Carole.
Getting friendly with the family fish (who apparently lived to see another day).
Making fast friends with Mila the Frenchie.
Taking glamour shots (his daughter told him that she "fell" into the makeup box...uh huh!)
And trying out for the starring role in the live action version of Puss in Boot(s).
To get the last updates on Penelope as she grows up from kitten to cat, follow Gilles Marini on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.