A Breakdown of Taylor Swift’s Squad

(Image Credit: Taylor Swift/Instagram)
(Image Credit: Taylor Swift/Instagram)

Alright, alright, alright. If you follow me on Twitter, you can see just how much I wish I was part of Taylor Swift’s squad. Seriously. Taylor has created a group that defines #SquadGoals. But, to be honest, I can’t even keep up with who’s actually in the squad or who’s just a special guest. That is why this article needs to happen. We’re about to give you a break down on Tay Tay’s squad once and for all.

LORDE

First off, there’s LORDE. I know, when people first saw them hang out, everyone was like, “But they’re two completely opposite people.” Well, maybe there’s something we don’t know that they obviously do! Without a doubt, they have each other’s back and it’s been obvious how much they respect one another. This is even proven from the first day they met. Supposedly, Lorde threw shade towards Taylor in 2013 just around when “Royals” blew up and before Taylor even knew about the comment, she sent flowers to Lorde to congratulate her success. As soon as she heard the news, Taylor being Taylor, shook it off and that beef was squashed right away. *Cue the happy ending music*

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SELENA GOMEZ

Their friendship has been blooming since day one and by day one, I mean the day they met during a Jonas Brothers concert because DING DING DING, they both dated a Jonas Brother! (Oh, the stars have aligned.) Just like almost every girl friendship, they clicked over boyfriends, breakups and everything in-between. I guess the Jonas Brother dating phase was a good thing?

We are at our best when we cheer each other on and build each other up. Happy International Women’s Day. A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Mar 8, 2015 at 5:12pm PDT

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CARA DELEVINGNE

Maybe it had to do with the fact the two of them both dated Harry Styles? Maybe it was a mutual dislike for him at the time? Either way, give it up for Victoria’s Secret fashion shows for bringing the two together when others thought they hated one another. Nope!

💕just look at these two. A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Aug 31, 2015 at 1:32pm PDT

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LENA DUNHAM

You know how some people make friends through the Internet? The same holds true for Lena and Taylor. Their friendship literally started through a set of tweets being sent back and forth. Then Lena slid into her DMs. No, really. If you go through their tweets, it’s just a slew of compliments being thrown around. How sweet.

Happy Birthday to my favorite person to have picnics with.. the magical, kind-hearted, wondrous @lenadunham A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on May 13, 2014 at 12:46pm PDT

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HAIM SISTERS. ALL THREE OF THEM.

When talking to MTV in 2013, Haim member Alana basically predicted this friendship to happen. Then in late 2014, a simple tweet landed in Taylor’s notifications. Nothing seemed out of the blue, until we saw a picture of the FOUR (Haim + Taylor) surface via Instagram. The photos just seemed to keep coming. This past summer was the summer of the HAIM sisters + Taylor. They were seen going on awesome summer vacations or just casually hanging out doing what they normally do which is… Be awesome.

“I try to be available for life to happen to me.” -Bill Murray @haimtheband A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jan 24, 2015 at 6:25pm PST

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KARLIE KLOSS

I can’t be the only one who thinks they dead-on look-alike. They solidified their love during the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2013 and since then, we can literally see their friendship radiating from the runway. They’ve been pretty much inseparable and killing girl power in their own different ways.

Hair/make up/Motown dance party @karliekloss A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on May 5, 2014 at 3:53pm PDT

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GIGI HADID

Alright, people might find it super awkward due to the fact Gigi’s dating you know, the guy who broke up with Tay Tay in a 27-second phone call but that honestly doesn’t bother them one bit. The two even go on double dates with their significant others! No bad blood there.

Baby shower/major throwdown for @jaime_king feat @gigihadid @babyhaim A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jun 14, 2015 at 3:27pm PDT

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ELLIE GOULDING

And speaking of another awkward situation, we can all address the elephant in the room that Ellie was dating Calvin Harris first but you know what, that is done and over with. Ellie was the one to actually setup the two lovebirds. Four for you, Ellie. You go, Ellie.

London, I could never thank you enough. See you next time! PS: short hair, don’t care. (!!!) A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Feb 11, 2014 at 5:50pm PST

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ZENDAYA

Zendaya AKA Cut-Throat was first seen in the squad after appearing in the “Bad Blood” music video. Can you believe they met over a text message? Actually, scratch that. I believe it. If people can meet over Twitter, they can definitely meet over text message.

Cut Throat graduates, I cry endless tears of pride. @zendaya

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:18am PDT

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HAILEE STEINFELD

Hailee and Taylor met through, oh you know, none other than Emma Stone. In 2014, the two were seen grabbing lunch with one another and in several interviews, Hailee admits they’re just like us while hanging out, “We just love to kick back, listen to music, watch TV, bake, watch movies and all of that kind of stuff.”

Merry Swiftmas and Hailee New Year. @haileesteinfeld A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Dec 19, 2013 at 2:07pm PST

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JAIME KING

Can we talk about the adorable photos Taylor posted throughout the summer during Jaime’s pregnancy? SO PRECIOUS. Apparently Taylor and Jaime met during a Golden Globes party in 2014 and the rest is history. When I first saw this friendship bloom, I’m not going to lie, I was a little confused but that just goes to show, Taylor can make friends with basically anyone.

Meeting my boy. @jaime_king @kyle_newman

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jul 28, 2015 at 2:39pm PDT

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LILY ALDRIDGE

I’m not quite sure how these two met but one thing is for sure, they were definitely BFFs during the Victoria’s Secret fashion show from 2013! Remember when they took a Polaroid with one simple caption, “Best Friends Forever VS13?” Their friendship timeline must have rooted from then.

A casual Saturday night with @abigail_lauren and @lilyaldridge. #TS1989 A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Nov 2, 2014 at 9:28am PST

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MARTHA HUNT

Another up-and-coming Victoria’s Secret model. Is this their secret way of letting us know that Taylor will soon be an angel? I mean, she basically is already!

KAR AND MAR. @karliekloss @marhunt A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jan 17, 2015 at 5:36pm PST

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SERAYAH

Another mysterious meeting but Serayah was first spotted with Taylor in April through a simple (but not so simple) Instagram photo. From then on, we went to see Serayah star in “Bad Blood” as Dilemma.

Before @serayah slayed it on stage singing ‘Style’ with me at Soldier Field in Chicago…. A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jul 18, 2015 at 10:38pm PDT

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CALVIN HARRIS

OKAY, he’s not OFFICIALLY part of it but if you’re dating Taylor Swift then you’re bound to be around the squad from time to time. Heck, this is how we basically put together the pieces that the two were dating… After we saw hints of Calvin pop up now and then.

Swan goals. A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jun 10, 2015 at 3:25pm PDT

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ABIGAIL ANDERSON

Abigail is the OG of the squad. She’s been with Taylor through thick and thin (since ‘05 to be exact). If you don’t know Abigail, ARE YOU A REAL FAN? No, but really… Abigail and Taylor are the very true definition of best friends forever.

Happy New Year from two high school BFFs. A look at 2008 vs 2014. @abiander A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Dec 31, 2013 at 8:40pm PST

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THIS ISN’T EVEN ALL OF THEM. I’m sure I’m missing at least ten other people but it’s so hard to keep up nowadays. I’m just wondering, how does one get into this squad? Do I need to be a celebrity? Do I need to prove my worth? TAYLOR, I’M HERE.

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A pop culture junkie who learned her life lessons from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Lizzie McGuire. @ashleeeybash

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