Two-time Emmy Award winner Justin Theroux puts an entirely new definition to ‘man’s best friend’ regarding his relationship with Kuma, his pit bull mix. Recently, the 49-year-old actor shared how he and his furry pal began their Friday Formal dinners as part of their quarantine routine as the world battles against the COVID-19 pandemic.
During his recent guesting on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor explained that New York City had been in the middle of the pandemic when he came up with the idea. According to him, it practically brought the city to ground zero in the thick of it all last year. Since then, the Leftovers actor has uploaded the cutest snaps from their intimate dinners through his Instagram account. The photos showcased him dressed to a tee in a suit and tie as Kuma sat next to him at the table with her own dinner plate.
In his Ellen interview, Theroux added that the inspiration came from Jimmy Kimmel, who was also doing his version of Formal Fridays at the West Coast for the benefit of LA’s Children’s Hospital. The actor said he decided to participate since he had nothing else to do. He also wanted to spend the entire day getting ready and making those dinners. The fun, of course, was in preparing those meals for Kuma, which she would heartily consume.
As known for his role in the Lady and the Tramp film, Theroux became a fur-dad to Kuma in 2018. He went on a trip and passed through Austin, Texas, where he stopped at a shelter and got smitten with the adorable rescue dog from Hurricane Harvey.
In a recent catch-up with People, the actor gushed about Kuma, who went with him to Mexico during the shoot of The Mosquito Coast, his latest AppleTV+ series. Although it might sound quite odd, he said that his favorite thing in the world is waking up beside his beloved pup.
Kuma likes putting her head on the pillows like a normal human being. The actor said it was wonderful to wake up in the morning and have his pet right there with him.
Aww! Who needs a relationship when you have a dog to wake up to in the morning, right?!
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