Fearne Cotton heartbroken after death of beloved cat Lula: ‘I can’t remember a time before she was in my world’

Fearne is heartbroken after the death of her ‘best mate’ Lula (Picture: Backgrid)

Fearne Cotton has been left broken-hearted by the death of her beloved pet cat, Lula.

The popular former radio and TV presenter, 39, adopted gorgeous black cat Lula from a rescue centre two decades ago and instantly fell head over heels in love with her.

Lula, along with Fearne’s other cat Keloy, who she adopted at the same time, have moved around with the presenter across London, with Fearne sharing a close bond with both pets.

Now the podcast host has had to say goodbye to Lula and updated her followers on the sad news of her death with a bittersweet social media post.

‘Yesterday I said goodbye to my best mate of twenty years,’ she wrote on Instagram.

‘I’m heart broken and still in shock that she’s gone.’

Fearne is devastated after losing Lula, who she has had since she was a teenager (Picture: Instagram)

Fearne said she was ‘so grateful’ to have got 20 years with her ‘darling’ cat, describing her as ‘the most loyal and loving creature ever’.

‘Lula saw me at my best and worst and always without judgement. She brought unbelievable amounts of love into my life and for that I will be forever grateful.

‘It feels like the end of an era as I literally can’t remember a time before she was in my world.’

Fearne adopted Lula from a rescue in 2001 (Picture: Instagram)

Addressing Lula in her post, Fearne wrote: ‘Old bird, I will never forget you and the love you gave me. I hope you know how loved you were. You’ll always be in my heart.’

The devastated star shared images of old girl Lula sitting happily in the sunshine, cuddled up with Fearne, and doing what all cats do: sitting on a notebook so their owner can’t get any work done.

Fearne and Lula developed a strong bond (Picture: Instagram)

Condolences from fellow animal lovers have been flooding in for Fearne on the comments section, including from noted animal rights advocate and Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch.

Evanna wrote: ‘ So sorry for your loss, Fearne ♥️ I know exactly what you mean about being through thick and thin with your lovely Lula, there’s no relationship quite like it.

‘She was so lucky to have you as her friend and guardian in this world and your souls will always be connected. Hope you get to rest and process this week’.

Fearne was met with an outpouring of love from fellow animal lovers after the sad loss (Picture: Instagram)

Murder On The Dance Floor legend Sophie Ellis-Bextor also offered her sympathies, writing: ‘Aw so sorry Fearne, I know that sadness.

‘Sending lots of love and 20 years in a happy loving home is pure feline goals all the way!’

Gok Wan said he was ‘so sorry darling’, while Elizabeth Day wrote: ‘Oh Fearne, I’m so so sorry. Sending you so much love’.

Lula would follow Fearne around looking for comfortable spots to curl up (Picture: Instagram)

Angela Scanlon, Rhiannon Lambert and Gaby Roslin are also among the celebrities who sent Fearne loving messages following her loss.

Fearne hosts podcast series Happy Place, where she speaks to incredible people about life, loss and everything in between to explore where her guests find happiness.

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