John Travolta Adopts Dog Jamie Lee Curtis Brought Onstage at the Oscars

John Travolta enjoyed a heartwarming end to Sunday night's Oscars, when his son adopted the dog Jamie Lee Curtis held onstage at the event.

Curtis stepped out onto the stage at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre holding the adorable pooch, called Mac-N-Cheese, as she celebrated the life of late Golden Girls star Betty White, a noted animal lover, during the In Memoriam segment.

After Curtis mentioned during the segment that Mac-N-Cheese was up for adoption in honor of White, who passed away in 2021, Travolta took to Instagram to reveal that the pup is now an official member of his family.

Sharing a photo of himself posing with his 11-year-old son, Ben, who lovingly cradled Mac-N-Cheese, Travolta wrote: "Ben adopted this dog from last [night's] Oscar tribute to Betty White. Thank you @curtisleejamie & @pawworks."

Sharing the post on her own Instagram account, A Fish Called Wanda star Curtis wrote: "A MAGICAL ending to the story from last night. At the Oscars I reconnected with my friend, John Travolta. @johntravolta We starred together in the movie PERFECT back in 1984.

"I had already left the Dolby theater last night after honoring Betty White and was on my way home when someone texted me a photo of John holding little mac & cheese in the green room before his presentation of the best actor Oscar.

"I thought it was so beautiful to see him with her and then today I found out that he and his son, Ben have adopted beautiful little mac & cheese and are taking her home today."

She added: "It is an emotional end and a perfect tribute to Betty White and it shines a light and AMPLIFIES the message that heroes who, like Betty, and Chad from @pawworks and Nancy from @perfect_pet_rescue and the team at @maedayrescue and the hundreds of thousands of other rescues, who love and support ANIMALS, that rescuing animals and offering them shelter from the storm of life and a warm and loving home is one of life's most important actions we humans can take! #adoptdontshop."

Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta
Jamie Lee Curtis is pictured left speaking onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Mac-N-Cheese, the dog she brought out onstage at the event, has now been adopted by John Travolta and his son, Ben (L). John Travolta/Instagram/ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images;

As she took to the Oscars stage with Mac-N-Cheese in her arms, Curtis said of White, per Entertainment Tonight: "She was not only a Golden Girl, she was a legend who brightened every room she walked in and brought a smile to the faces of all who watched her on the screen.

"And day in and day out for almost a century, she was a woman who cared so much for not just her two-legged friends but for animals just like this.

"So the greatest gift you could give Betty White is to open your heart and your home and adopt a rescue dog just like Mac-N-Cheese from Paw Works. So thank you, Betty, thank you for being a friend to us all."

Travolta reunited with his Pulp Fiction co-stars, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson, at Sunday's Oscars as they presented the Best Actor award, which went to Will Smith for his efforts in King Richard.

Smith accepted his statuette several minutes after he had bounded onto the stage and slapped Chris Rock in the face, following the comedian's joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's close-cropped haircut, a result of her alopecia.

During his acceptance speech, Smith apologized to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and his fellow nominees for his actions. On Monday, he took to Instagram to issue an apology to Rock, who police have said will not be pressing charges.

Uma Thurman, Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta
(L-R) Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Travolta speak onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. The "Pulp Fiction" stars reunited at the Oscars ahead of presenting the Best Actor award. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images