Any Swiftie has got to know that Taylor Swift shares an in-depth relationship with Hollywood power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. In fact, she draws inspiration from them.
This was particularly seen when Taylor Swift name-checked Lively’s daughters in her song Betty in her 2020 album titled Folklore. And Lively didn’t bat an eyelid about it. So, when did they become friends? How did their relationship begin?
Let’s find out.
It turns out that Lively and Swift’s relationship dates way back! In fact, they first met each other at a Golden Globes after-party in 2016. It was an instant connection for both of them as Lively immediately clicked with Swift’s mom Andrea. In 2017, she even revealed to Vogue that her mother and Taylor’s mother were best friends:
“My mom and Andrea are like one degree separated. Like, they have a connection somehow.”
In the same year, Ryan Reynolds revealed that his wife and Taylor Swift had been friends for four years! However confusing this may sound, it is not known when did Lively befriend Swift. In fact, there are no pictures of any meet-up between them either before or after 2016- till now at least.
What Prompted Their Friendship?
It’s said that after Blively met Taylor in 2016 at the Golden Globes party, she invited her to come over to Westchester County.
This was next door to where she lived with her husband Ryan Reynolds and children James (born 2014) and Inez (born 2016). Soon enough, both women became inseparable. They were seen hanging out together during the July 2016 weekend.
The following year, during the 2017 Grammy Awards, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds hosted a party for Taylor Swift. The venue was at their home in Westchester County, NY.
However, it’s interesting to note that Andrea Swift didn’t attend this soiree. It might have been because of her health issues or maybe she had prior engagements which kept her away from attending this star-studded event.
This was followed by another get-together when they all met up again later in May 2017. Here they danced along with Reese Witherspoon, Gigi Hadid, and others on stage while Talyor sang Shake it Off! Swifty is not only BFFs with Blake Lively but also with her husband Ryan Reynolds!
Are Blake Lively and Taylor Swift friends?
The answer seems like YES! They both value their relationship immensely which has only grown stronger through the years- whether or not anyone else believes this or not!
Well, their friendship is definitely no secret anymore. If anything the fact that they are close enough to host parties for each other speaks volumes about how much they mean to one another. And even though Andrea Swift’s absence at various social gatherings might be a topic of speculation among fans; all we can say is that these women make an enviable friend circle comprising the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Gigi Hadid, etc.
Before they became friends, there were rumors that Lively and Swift were involved in a feud. Although Blake Lively never addressed these rumors directly, she did mention being aware of them once or twice. In fact, during her 2017 interview with Glamour Magazine, when asked if they were fighting she told the interviewer:
“I mean… I’ve read things [online], and it’s like “Okay”. But no one ever comes to me personally and says something to my face.”
She even said that she wasn’t sure why people would be saying such stuff! Well for all we know both women seem to enjoy their friendship immensely. In fact, so much that Swift has dedicated songs on her albums that talk about how hard it is for celebrities not to have friends because everyone wants you for their own gain.
Currently, the two celebrities have grown super close. And even though they might have their own reasons for not being seen together in public; a look at the pictures of them hanging out all over social media is more than enough to prove that fact! However, they still maintain that while don’t appear together on social media, they are in a knit-tight relationship behind all the fame and glamour.