Who remembers when Taylor Swift and her infamous squad were like, everywhere? Taylor and her small group of famous, female friends were super close back in 2015, and the ladies made sure to flaunt their epic friendship everywhere. They were constantly hanging out, sharing adorable pics together, publicly supporting each other’s work and they even starred in Taylor’s “Bad Blood” music video together!
They were definitely friendship goals, and we all were striving to find a group like theirs, TBH. But over time, the squad slowly started hanging out less and less. And although they were all pretty busy focusing on their own careers, we all started to wonder if something had happened that caused the squad to fall apart, like a riff, for example.
Well guys, we can all breathe a sigh of relief because a bunch of former squad members reunited on April 22, 2019, to celebrate Gigi Hadid‘s 24th birthday in New York City, so it’s clear there’s no bad blood between them after all.
The “Look What You Made Me Do” songstress shared a snap from the festivities to her Instagram Stories, and boy, did it look like fun. Besides Gigi and Taylor, Hailee Steinfeld, Martha Hunt and Abigail Anderson were all there too!
Plus, the singer opened up in her 2019 Elle Magazine cover about what really happened to her epic group of friends, and it turns out, they simply just grew apart.
“Something about ‘we’re in our young twenties!’ hurls people together into groups that can feel like your chosen family,” she explained. “And maybe they will be for the rest of your life. Or maybe they’ll just be your comrades for an important phase, but not forever. It’s sad but sometimes when you grow, you outgrow relationships. You may leave behind friendships along the way, but you’ll always keep the memories.”
Taylor also added that it was her past insecurities that made her want to flaunt her friendships.
“Never being popular as a kid was always an insecurity for me,” she added. “Even as an adult, I still have recurring flashbacks of sitting at lunch tables alone or hiding in a bathroom stall, or trying to make a new friend and being laughed at. In my twenties I found myself surrounded by girls who wanted to be my friend. So I shouted it from the rooftops, posted pictures and celebrated my newfound acceptance into a sisterhood, without realizing that other people might still feel the way I did when I felt so alone. It’s important to address our long-standing issues before we turn into the living embodiment of them.”
OK, so it seems like Taylor’s still close to a few members of the squad, but keeping it on the down-low now. And for those squad members who she did drift apart from, there’s clearly no animosity. Phew.
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