Barbra Streisand cloned her beloved dog … twice

Barbra Streisand loved Samantha so much, she never wanted to let her go.

In a wide-ranging interview in Variety, the songstress revealed she actually cloned her beloved Samantha, a Coton du Tulear, to create Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett. Samantha died last year at the age of 14.

“They have different personalities,” the legendary actor and singer, told Variety. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her [Samantha’s] brown eyes and seriousness.”

She even had a caption suggestion for variety for a portrait taken at her Malibu estate with her trio of fur balls:

“Send in the Clones.”

Her third dog is a distant cousin of Samantha’s.

Here are the three pups on Christmas Day.

They look awesome in designer duds.

They wished us Happy New Year.

The news sent the internet into a whirl.

PETA even weighed in.

The animal rights organization wasn’t too thrilled.

Streisand tells Variety that that before Samantha died, she had cells taken from her mouth and stomach.

Those were used for the cloning.

Photo Barbra Streisand/Twitter

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