Kevin Spacey may be best known of late for his role as power-hungry politico Frank Underwood on the series "House of Cards" - but in real life, it's a sweet dog who rules his heart.
In a recent interview with Ellen Degeneres, the famously private actor opened up about the day he met the puppy that would go on to become his beloved pet.
I said, "Well of course I'd like to see a truck full of puppies." There were like 23 dogs and there was this one in the corner, and I looked at this one and she was looking at me and I said, "Who's that?" and she said, "We call her Cuddles."
I said, "Why do you call her cuddles?" and she said, "You're about to find out." So I went over and I picked this dog up, and I did not get her to here (indicating his chest), she grabbed me around the throat, and hung down my entire body and licked my face like I had honey on it for about 15 minutes.
Spacey was so smitten by that charming little embrace that he had to bring the puppy home, announcing the adorable decision - and the dog's new name - to his followers on Twitter.
Mystery solved. New member of my family. Her name is Boston in honor of the city. @animalleague RT http://t.co/uCcKjcsDmc
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey)
It's been a match made in heaven.
A selfie on the beach as dawn breaks over Boston (my dog, that is). My how she's grown. http://t.co/3va3HSZHz7