‘Blank Space’ singer admitted she ‘pushed’ people away after 2016 scandal over Kanye ‘Ye’ West’s song, ‘Famous,’ and its aftermath
While Taylor Swift may be a superstar to the world, that doesn’t mean she still doesn’t face challenges.
In her first interview in years, the 33-year-old icon came clean about everything from dealing with cancel culture to feuding with Kim Kardashian and Scooter Braun, and much more.
“That took me down psychologically to a place I’ve never been before,” Swift admitted to Time magazine of her 2016 scandal involving Kanye “Ye” West and then-wife Kim Kardashian over the rapper’s song “Famous” and its aftermath.
“I moved to a foreign country. I didn’t leave a rental house for a year. I was afraid to get on phone calls. I pushed away most people in my life because I didn’t trust anyone anymore. I went down really, really hard,” Swift confessed.
Though she “pushed” people away, Swift has still kept a tight circle of friends over the years, which includes other famous names such as Selena Gomez and Blake Lively, as well as not-so famous names like her childhood friend Abigail.
“There’s so much of my friendship with Taylor that people don’t know about because we don’t necessarily feel the need to post about everything we do,” Gomez once told WSJ. Magazine.
“She has showed up for me in ways that I would have never expected. Flown in because I was hurt and was going through something. Stuff that was going on with my family. It’s been proven year after year and in every moment of my life that she is one of my best friends in the world. We don’t agree on everything, but we respect each other with everything.”
Here’s a look at Swift’s inner circle:
Selena Gomez and Swift first became pals when they were each dating one of the Jonas Brothers in 2008. They were fast friends and throughout the years have supported each other’s careers. Gomez has made appearances on stage with Swift during her tours, including “Speak Now World Tour” and “The Reputation Stadium Tour.”
Swift and Gomez have also worked together, with Gomez appearing in the “Bad Blood” music video and Swift on Gomez’s cooking show.
Swift has referred to her music producer and friend Jack Antonoff as “one of my best friends in the world.” The two first met in 2012 and Antonoff helped Swift transition from country to the pop world with “1989.”
Since then, the two have become friends outside their work. Swift recently attended Antonoff’s wedding as he married Margaret Qualley.
Travis Kelce and Swift met after the NFL star attempted to give her his phone number while attending “The Eras Tour” in July. By September, the two were a couple, Swift revealed after being named Time’s Person of the Year for 2023.
Since the two took their relationship public in September, they’ve traveled around the world to spend time with each other. In November, Travis flew to Argentina to support Swift during the international leg of her tour.
“It’s just so important to have people that you trust and Emma and Selena [Gomez] and I, we’ve had so many things in our lives that have changed over the last couple years, but our friendship has stayed the same,” Swift told Access Hollywood in 2012. “So that’s really good.”
Swift even revealed that the choreographer for “The Eras Tour,” Mandy Moore, was recommended by Stone. Moore worked with Stone on “La La Land.”
On Wednesday, Swift showed her support for her longtime pal at the premiere of “Poor Things.”
Turner has been staying in a home owned by Swift for the time being, Fox News Digital previously confirmed.
The two have since been photographed out and about multiple times. Turner was photographed joining Swift and friends for dinner in New York. The next day, the group appeared at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to cheer on Kelce.
Since then, the two have remained close and Swift even used a voice recording of Lively’s daughter in her song “Gorgeous.” The singer-songwriter went on to use all three of Lively’s kids’ names in her song “Betty” from the album “Folklore”: James, Inez and Betty.
The two have also worked together, with Lively directing Swift’s music video for the song “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault).”