Radio and television personality Howard Stern showed his animal-loving side as he cuddled a cat in an adorable photo uploaded by his wife, actress Beth Stern, on social media recently.
The picture, which was posted to Instagram on September 29, was photographed at Howard and Beth Stern's house. In the caption, Beth explained that her husband enjoys spending time with the animals after his work on his daily radio broadcast.
Howard, who has broadcast on Sirius XM Satellite Radio since 2006, sat on the floor as the cat named Mooshu looked for affection. The cat pushed its head toward the radio DJ, who affectionately cuddled the animal.
Howard Stern at Capitale on November 6, 2008 in New York City, New York | Photo: Getty Images
In the photo, a second cat named Walter is seen lying on the floor next to Howard, who sported a long-sleeved blue dress shirt. "The Howard Stern Show" host completed his look with black pants and shoes.
As of this writing, the image has amassed more than 29,800 likes. In the comments section, a follower questioned Beth if the cats wait for her husband in a specific spot because they know they get their special time.
The "Casino Cinema" actress, who is also an animal-rights activist, responded that the lovely felines know where Howard comes in from the basement where he does his show.
Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky Stern at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 5, 2009 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
Meanwhile, in an interview, Beth revealed that the animals are very much a part of her and Howard's daily routine. According to her, they are with them when they go to sleep at night.
The former model, who tied the knot with Howard in 2008, also revealed that the cats usually go downstairs and run over to cheer her husband up when he is having a stressful day.
Throughout his prolific career, Howard has often been frank about the mistakes he has made.
Last year, Beth and Howard got remarried in a surprise wedding in Los Angeles, which was aired on an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The power couple agreed to exchange their wedding vows again when Howard re-proposed to his wife on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
The controversial host, DeGeneres, took things to the next level by springing the wedding on the couple. She brought former "Bachelor" star Colton Underwood out to officiate the wedding ceremony.
Cheering at the surprise, Howard said that he and Beth are part of the Bachelor Nation. He added that it is their favorite show. From there, the pair exchanged "I dos" again.
Howard and Beth then sealed the deal with a passionate kiss. The radio host likewise broke a glass, and there was also a bouquet toss by Beth into the audience.
Throughout his prolific career, Howard has often been frank about the mistakes he has made. Back in June, he defended himself after a controversial television special from 1993 resurfaced.
In the video, Howard shows up in blackface and used racist language. He explained on his SiriusXM program that the presentation was not unusual for his comedic image at the time. However, he added that he has also evolved from that image.