bad blood? Uh, not much! Since the start of her music career in 2006 Taylor Swift has amassed quite a Rolodex of celebrity friends.
The Grammy winner – who once admitted that “never being popular as a kid was always an insecurity” of hers – joined people like Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss in the early 2010s. In recent years, however, this exclusive roster has evolved as Swift began to surround himself with a narrower group of Rides or Dies. Some friends stayed while others drifted away.
“In my 20s I was surrounded by girls who wanted to be my girlfriend,” the “Shake It Off” singer wrote in a May 2019 ell essay. “So I shouted it from the rooftops, posted pictures and celebrated my newfound acceptance in a sorority, little realizing that other people might still be feeling the way I did when I was feeling so alone.”
In the same essay, Swift noted the importance of learning “the difference between lifelong friendships” and what she called “situationships.”
“Something of ‘We’re in our young 20s!’ throws people together in groups that can feel like your chosen family. And maybe they will be for the rest of your life. Or maybe they will only be your comrades for an important phase, but not forever,” she continued. “It’s sad, but as you grow, sometimes you outgrow relationships. You may leave friendships along the way, but you will always keep the memories.”
As time went on, the country-pop star began to realize who her true friends were: “the ones who stayed through their ups and downs.”
“I have friends and fans in my life who don’t care if I’m #cancelled,” she wrote. “They were there during the worst of times and are here now.”
Swift included some of her most trusted friends in her 2015 music video “Bad Blood,” including Selena Gomez and Lena Dunham.
“There’s always been that quality of sisterhood, and I’m not really saying that,” she said of her friendship with Gomez in a January 2020 interview with WSJ. magazine. “When I met her, I knew I would always have her back.”
The “Rare” singer expressed a similar sentiment about the cats actress and told the publication, “We both went through it at the same time. She taught me a lot about how to be treated at a young age.”
Scroll down for the rundown of Swift’s A-List BFFs over the years!
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