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The family of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Scott Clifton (Liam) grew by one as they have adopted an adorable new kitten named Bill! And there's a very good reason why it shares a name with a B&B character. "About a week ago, Don Diamont (Bill) called me and asked if the Clifton clan had room for another member," he explained on Instagram. "A 12-week-old kitten his father-in-law, a lifelong cat person, could tragically no longer care for.
"We told Don that if nothing else, we'd be happy to foster her until we found her a home, so he brought her over," Clifton continued. "She was playful and affectionate and cute as hell, and, well… not a she at all, if her giant cat balls had anything to say about it. 'Wait, you're telling me she's a he!?' Don roared when we broke it to him."
Clifton, his wife Nicole, and their three-year-old son, Ford, already have two cats in the house, so bringing in a third was obviously going to have to be done very carefully. "The only question was whether our new houseguest would get along with Walter and Amy," he explained. "It's not Nicole and my first rodeo, so we knew to introduce them slowly — first just with smell, through a door, then sight, then food, then play. Walter loved him immediately (because of course he did, the big dumb gentle giant that he is). Amy took a few more days, but as I write this, they're napping together.
"The newcomer loves Ford and his youthful energy, too," the actor added, "Not to mention the boy is a certified expert with laser pointers. I'll cut to the chase: He's already part of the family and we're keeping him. So, everyone, meet Bill. (Or Billy, as Nikki's begun to dub him.) Now you have an onslaught of kitty photos to look forward to. You're welcome/I'm so sorry."
Don't be sorry! Billy is just the cutest thing. Bring on as many kitty pics as you can snap! For more on your favorite B&B stars, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.