John Travolta’s 11-year-old son, Ben, has adopted ‘Mac N Cheese’, a little dog that Jamie Lee Curtis held on stage during the Oscars as part of the Betty White Memoriam. Betty White was a dedicated advocate of animal rescue, encouraging people to adopt rather than shop for new pets.
Jamie Lee Curtis said in an Instagram post, “A MAGICAL ending to the story from last night. At the Oscars I reconnected with my friend, John Travolta. @johntravolta We starred together in the movie PERFECT back in 1984. I had already left the Dolby theater last night after honoring Betty White and was on my way home when someone texted me a photo of John holding little mac & cheese in the green room before his presentation of the best actor Oscar. I thought it was so beautiful to see him with her and then today I found out that he and his son, Ben have adopted beautiful little mac & cheese and are taking her home today. ”
During the Oscars tribute to Betty White, Curtis said “she was not only a Golden Girl, she was a legend. She brightened every room she walked in and brought a smile to all who watched her on the screen day in and day out, for almost a century.”
Curtis then continued to explain why she was holding a dog on stage.
“She was a woman who cared so much for not just her two-legged friends but for animals just like this one. So, the greatest gift you could give Betty White is to open your heart and your home and adopt a rescue dog just like Mac N Cheese from Paw Works. Thank you, Betty, thank you for being a friend to us all.”