Not too long ago, Taylor Swift and her squad were inseparable. This crew consisted of famous ladies like Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne who frequently showed up at her concerts and on her Instagram. However, the popularity of her Reputation era caused their squad to disintegrate. Her fans were left wondering whether or not she was still friends with her posse. As it turns out, some of these friendships were not so enduring, and Swift explains why.
In an Elle cover essay, Swift shares 30 lessons she learned in her 20s before turning 30 in December. One of these takeaways was that some of those famous friendships from her squad were not very permanent. She describes them as “situationships,” which she has since grown out of. Swift writes, “When you’re in your early twenties, people tend to group together and feel like family, but they may only be comrades for a specific phase of life, not forever. It is sad, but as you mature, some relationships may no longer serve you, and you have to let them go. Though you may leave certain friendships behind, the memories will last.”
In her essay, Swift didn’t explicitly mention the names of her current companions, but a quick glimpse at her social media activity can give you a hint about who she’s hanging out with lately. She shared that having a tight-knit circle of friends is a way of addressing the insecurities she harbored since childhood. As a kid, she never had the privilege of being popular, and this has always been a sore spot for her. Even now, as an adult, she still gets flashbacks of herself sitting alone during lunch or hiding in a bathroom stall. She also recalls trying to make new friends only to be ridiculed instead.
Swift seized the chance to host huge Independence Day bashes with a group of models and actresses. She reflected on her younger years, noting how she was surrounded by girls who desired her friendship. To show her excitement at being accepted into a sisterhood, she broadcasted it through social media and parties. However, she failed to consider that others may still feel lonely despite her efforts.
According to Swift, she is well aware of who her genuine friends and supporters are at present. These individuals stood by her side throughout her ongoing conflict with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, as well as during the Reputation era. She has come to learn that she possesses friends and fans who remain steadfast in their loyalty, regardless of whether or not she is facing a scandal. They were there for her during her most difficult moments, and they continue to support her today.
Swift has recently been making a gradual comeback to social media and public appearances. She has attended a few events, penned another essay for Elle UK’s April edition, and teased the release of new music. Additionally, she has been sharing glimpses into her current relationships, such as a get-together with Selena Gomez and Cazzie David. Fans are hopeful that this resurgence indicates a new chapter and album for Swift. However, according to her essay, it seems that her group of friends, known as the Swift squad, will not be making a comeback alongside her.