President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, had a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Rex.
Britain’s Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, loved Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, as did Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Rowley was her Cavalier companion for many years.
Diane Sawyer, host of Good Morning America, and her husband Mike Nichols own a female tri color Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Brinklow La Bamba Lila.
Courtney Cox owned two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Harley and Hooper. Courtney is quoted in a June 2003 interview as saying “They bring me so much joy… It makes me so happy when I’m lying in bed and look over and see my husband, two little dogs… I don’t think I can be happier than this.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt owns a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel appropriately named Charlie.
Country music singer Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, own a Cavalier named “Holler.”
Liv Tyler’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is named Neal.
Amanda Bynes reputedly named her Blenheim Cavalier Midge after her “What I Like About You” alter ego.
Julianne Hough is seen everywhere with her Blenheim and Tricolor Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Lexi and Harley.
On the TV series Sex and the City, Charlotte York (played by actress Kristin Davis) adopted a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles puppy which she named Elizabeth Taylor Goldenblatt.
Lauren Bacall owned a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel aptly named Blenheim. Though now gone, a painting of Blenheim still graces Ms. Bacall’s living room.
Other celebrities who have owned Cavalier King Charles Spaniels include Frank Sinatra, Jaclyn Smith, Tom Selleck, Sylvester Stallone, and Katherine McPhee.
Mickey Rooney recently summed it up for all Cavalier lovers when he was quoted as saying “We have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Sir Digby. No matter how hectic life gets, we know when we get home our precious little companion is there with loving eyes waiting for us.”