Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss’ friendship dates back to 2013, when the musician and the supermodel met backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
They became inseparable: They road-tripped through Big Sur, posed together for Vogue, and frequently posted pictures of their adventures on social media.
But Kloss and Swift haven’t been photographed together since 2018 — and many fans believe they had a falling out.
Though the model has named Swift as one of her “close friends” in recent years, the songstress didn’t attend either of her wedding events. Instead, Kloss’ guest list included Katy Perry and Scooter Braun, both of whom Swift has feuded with.
Below is a comprehensive timeline of their friendship.
January 2012: Swift mentioned the model in her Vogue cover story
While walking around Prabal Gurung’s studio during her 2012 Vogue interview, the “You Belong With Me” singer noticed a framed photo of Kloss hanging on the wall.
“I love Karlie Kloss. I want to bake cookies with her!” she told the interviewer.
Kloss, an avid baker that teamed up with Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi to launch her own line of treats called “Karlie’s Kookies” in 2012, accepted Swift’s invitation the same day the article was published.
Hey @taylorswift13 love the @voguemagazine cover! Your kitchen or mine? 🙂
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) January 17, 2012
November 13, 2013: They had a playful interaction on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway
Swift strutted up and down the runway as she performed her song “I Knew You Were Trouble” at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Kloss, the second model to walk during the “Snow Angels” portion of the show, pointed at Swift and lip-synced her lyrics as she passed by, stopping again to dance with the musician before exiting the stage.
The duo also briefly held hands while Swift was performing “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” with Fall Out Boy.
“We met at the show, we never met before but we’re BFFs now. It’s nice to meet another American girl, we’re the same age and she’s so inspiring — she’s so talented and she’s true to who she is. She’s a cool girl and I’m glad she’s in the show this year, she rocked it,” Kloss told Hollywood Life on December 9, 2013.
One month later, Kloss said her interaction with Swift was her “favorite” moment from the show.
Favorite #VSFashionShow moment with @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/l4S3g1UKjY
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) December 11, 2013
Kloss also posted a behind-the-scenes photo with Swift with the lyrics from “Love Story,” the supermodel’s favorite of Swift’s songs.
“We were both young when I first saw you..” favorite Taylor song xox @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/2qyrAqFesI
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) December 11, 2013
The introduction left a mark on Swift as well.
In their joint March 2015 Vogue interview, the singer revealed that she has a polaroid of herself and Kloss backstage from the show hanging in her New York City apartment labeled, “BEST FRIENDS FOREVER VS2013.”
March 2014: They took a road trip through Big Sur together
When the duo met up at the Oscars after-party in 2014, the supermodel suggested that they should do something “spontaneous,” they said in their 2015 Vogue interview.
“I’d been to Big Sur once before, and I was like, ‘We should just do it,'” Swift said.
Kloss shared several memories from their time on the road as they took “on an adventure of a lifetime” through California.
karlie ❤️’s @taylorswift
adventure of a lifetime with my girl @taylorswift
woah, what a view huh?
She also posted a selfie of her and Swift hugging in front of an elephant seal.
“another epic pit stop…Do you see the size of that elephant seal?!” Kloss captioned the photo.
another epic pit stop…Do you see the size of that elephant seal?!
In one of the photos, fans noticed that Kloss was wearing Swift’s sweater, which said “Genius” on it.
delicious pit stop at the @BigSurBakery!…YUM.
April 2014: Kloss and Swift were spotted together in New York City
The songstress and the supermodel were spotted walking through Manhattan several times in April.
May 4, 2014: They took a photo together at a friend’s birthday party
Kloss posted a photo with Swift and Kate Bosworth at a party for hairstylist Harry Josh. The event took place at the Jane Hotel in New York City.
She captioned the picture: “I had fun with these Lovely Ladies last night at #HarrysParty.”
I had fun with these Lovely Ladies last night at #HarrysParty… thank you @harryjoshhair 😘
May 5, 2014: Swift and Kloss got ready for the Met Gala together at The Surrey Hotel
The theme for the annual event was “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” and both Kloss and Swift wore gowns designed by Oscar de la Renta.
Pre #MetGala glam party with @taylorswift
When they arrived at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the duo stayed close to each other while posing on the red carpet.
July 2014: The duo was frequently seen spending time together in New York City
From brunching at the famous restaurant Serafina to strolling through SoHo, Swift and Kloss enjoyed the city throughout the summer.
Later in 2014, Swift would release her album “1989,” which began with the song “Welcome to New York.” She’s previously cited the Big Apple as an “important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years.”
September 8, 2014: Swift revealed that Kloss frequently slept over at her New York City apartment
During the singer’s interview with Rolling Stone, she gave a brief tour of her reportedly $15 million apartment.
Swift walked into one of the guest bedrooms and said, “This is where Karlie usually stays.”
According to the outlet, the walls had several pictures of Kloss on them, and there was a basket of the supermodel’s favorite snacks from Whole Foods next to the bed.
October 29, 2014: Kloss and Swift sat courtside at a New York Knicks game
They drank beer, cheered, and posed for photographers while watching the Chicago Bulls play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Kloss and Swift, who matched in black turtlenecks, sat directly next to well-known actor Ben Stiller and his son Quinlin.
November 12, 2014: They went shopping together in SoHo
Both in plaid, Swift and Kloss stopped in several stores during an outing in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.
November 23, 2014: Swift brought Kloss as her date to the American Music Awards
It was a big night for Swift; she won the Dick Clark award of excellence and delivered an energized performance of her song “Blank Space.”
Even when Swift was sitting down, the camera didn’t stray far from her for long. The supermodel, who was her date for the night, was right by her side.
They also joked around backstage, playing musical instruments while Swift sat on Kloss’ lap.
December 2, 2014: Swift performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show again
Kloss was the first model to walk out during Swift’s performance of “Style” at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Hand-in-hand, the friends walked onto the runway together in lace lingerie.
After the show, Kloss posted a black-and-white Instagram picture with Swift and captioned the photo: “Cause we never go out of style, We never go out of style.”
Cause we never go out of style, We never go out of style ❤️👯❤️
December 4, 2014: A fan claimed Swift and Kloss kissed at a concert
Kloss and Swift attended a concert for The 1975 at New York City’s Terminal 5 along with friends Lily Aldrige and Martha Hunt.
The next day, a fan posted two photos of the supermodel and the singer holding hands and leaning toward each other.
While the second picture was too blurry to see exactly what was happening, the fan’s tweet launched speculation that the women were kissing.
“exclusive taylor and karlie making out #confirmed,” the fan wrote.
exclusive taylor and karlie making out #confirmed pic.twitter.com/cmumxBa4fQ
— thats so kaffy (@kaffypark) December 5, 2014
A representative for Swift shut down fans’ suspicions and called the theory “crap.”
“It’s sad that on the day it’s announced Taylor has three Grammy nominations for ‘Shake It Off,’ I have to shake off this crap,” the representative told Us Weekly.
Swift also seemed to respond to the rumors in a since-deleted tweet.
“As my 25th birthday present from the media, I’d like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me. #thirsty,” she wrote.
December 8, 2014: Taylor via twitter “As my 25th birthday present from the media, I’d like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me. #thirsty” pic.twitter.com/He4Dlg56iU
— Taylor Throwbacks ➐ (@ThrowbackTaylor) December 8, 2019
December 10, 2014: The model complimented Swift’s cooking skills
During an interview with Yahoo, Kloss called Swift a “great cook” and said she handles clean-up when they eat together.
“I’m more the baker,” she said, adding, “She’s a great cook.”
December 13, 2014: Kloss attended Swift’s star-studded 25th birthday party
The gathering took place at the musician’s New York City apartment, according to Marie Claire. Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, and Sam Smith were all in attendance for the occasion.
Happy 25th Birthday @taylorswift 🎂🍰🎂🍰🎂🍰🎂🍰🎂🍰🎂
January 10, 2015: Ingrid Michaelson talked about her interaction with Swift and Kloss
The singer and the supermodel went on stage at Michaelson’s July 2014 concert. After the indie singer was asked about what it was like to spend time with the duo at another concert, she joked that she “dragged” Swift onstage with her “supermodel best friend,” who Michaelson didn’t know at the time.
“I took a picture with the two of them. I was in six-inch heels, and they’re still like this,” Michaelson said while raising her arms up.
She recalled asking Swift and Kloss if they were planning on attending her after-party.
“They were like, ‘No, we have — I have an early shoot,'” Michaelson said, adding that Swift introduced Kloss as a “Victoria’s Secret supermodel angel woman.”
January 18, 2015: Swift invited Kloss and several other friends over to her house
Kloss, Ashley Avignone, Martha Hunt, and Gigi Hadid all posed with Swift in the singer’s house, which was recognizable since the singer’s cat Meredith was perched on the couch.
“I’m convinced, blondes definitely have more fun,” Kloss wrote.
I’m convinced, blondes definitely have more fun.
February 1, 2015: Kloss visited Swift in Nashville
The model posted a photo of one of Swift’s cats named Olivia and tagged the location as Nashville, the singer’s adopted hometown.
Hello Kitty 💜
She also shared a picture with Swift and Aldridge and wrote, “Such a Wonderful weekend surrounded by such Wonderful friends.”
Such a Wonderful weekend surrounded by such Wonderful friends @lilyaldridge @taylorswift ❤️💃💃💃❤️
February 13, 2015: They both graced the cover of Vogue
Nothing better than sharing the @VogueMagazine March #PowerIssue Cover with your best friend @TaylorSwift. ❤️👯❤️
In the cover story, the duo spoke about their first time meeting, their road trip through Big Sur, and their friendship.
“People had been telling us for years we needed to meet,” Swift said. “I remember makeup artists and hair people going, ‘Doesn’t she remind you of Karlie? God, she and Karlie would be best friends. They’re the same.”
They revealed that Aldridge, who was friends with both Swift and Kloss, made the introduction.
“We were just like, ‘You. My friend. Now,'” Swift joked.
Kloss then attributed their friendship to the fact that they’re both “normal people.”
“We’re real girls,” Swift agreed.
They also faced off in Vogue’s “Friendship Test,” during which Swift revealed that Kloss listened to her entire “1989” album before anyone else had heard it.
February 16, 2015: Kloss gushed about her friendship with Swift
During an appearance on “Good Morning America,” the model chatted about her Vogue cover with Swift.
“For me, what’s significant about that cover, is that it’s all about power friendships. Taylor and I are really close, but we also have very different jobs in very different industries. We also are twentysomething-year-old women working very hard and very focused to pursue our dreams and goals, and I think we both are very supportive of one another,” she said.
Kloss added, “I think that kind of friendship, whether it’s with a sister or a friend, that kind of friendship is really powerful, and it’s been a huge part of my success.”
February 18, 2015: Kloss gave several shout-outs to Swift, calling the musician her ‘best friend’
After Swift appeared on “The Tonight Show,” the model posted a photo of her on Instagram.
“So proud of my buddy killing it on the #TonightShow with @jimmyfallon,” she wrote.
So proud of my buddy killing it on the #TonightShow with @jimmyfallon 👏
She also snapped a selfie with Swift and her close friend Derek Blasberg from the front row of the Oscar de la Renta fashion show.
“Front row selfie with my best buds,” she wrote. “(My best friend and my big brother. So how are they related? Step friends?)”
Front row selfie with my best buds ❤ (My best friend and my big brother. So how are they related? Step friends? )
February 24, 2015: Swift supported Kloss at her charity event in London
….and a BIG thanks to all my friends who came out last night to support @nakedheartfoundation ❤️ (thank you for being such wonderful friends and letting me feed you lots of kookies 🍪❤️😜)
Kloss cohosted an event called The World’s First Fabulous Fund Fair to benefit The Naked Heart Foundation, Natalia Vodianova’s charity aimed to help Russian children.
The supermodel’s friends — like Cara Delevingne, Ellie Goulding, and of course, Swift — attended the event in London to support her.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, the event featured a fortune-teller, an ice cream station, and Karlie’s Kookies.
February 25, 2015: They posed with Kim Kardashian West at the Brit Awards
K’ and Tay and Bae
The 2015 Brit Awards were a sweeping success for Swift — she won best international female solo artist and performed her hit song “Blank Space.”
She also seemed to push her former feud with Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West to the wayside. The reality star even posted a photo with Swift and Kloss at the event.
May 8, 2015: Kloss posted a side-by-side picture of herself matching with Swift
The supermodel shared a picture of herself and Swift wearing the same black-and-white dress during their photo shoots.
She originally captioned the photo, “Missing my girl” but changed it to “Missing my BFF.”
Missing my BFF @taylorswift ❤️ #Twinning
Throughout their friendship, fans noticed that the duo often sported the same outfits.
kaylor x twinning 👯 pic.twitter.com/lhg5G1Nack
— bestkkpics (@bestkkpics) May 25, 2015
WHAT THE??!!? ejdmnxlslan I NEED AN EXPLANATION ASAP @karliekloss @taylorswift13 WHY ARE YOU GUYS ALWAYS TWINNING? #kaylor #wifeys pic.twitter.com/giVc6aH8jd
— Peps (@klossyfeels) November 3, 2016
My baby’s Twinning in their purple dresses & headbands 👼🏼💞👼🏼 #kaylor pic.twitter.com/ELZhwR1cWS
— MIRA 💫 (@xx_ts13) July 15, 2015
Kaylor twinning pic.twitter.com/e1PfezUhMP
— eddy (@devilsgrinswift) September 9, 2017
May 18, 2015: The supermodel starred in Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video
Swift assembled her best friends to play superheroes — and villains, in Selena Gomez’s case — in her “Bad Blood” music video. Kloss was featured as Knockout, a character that takes on Swift in the boxing ring.
Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Jessica Alba, Serayah, Zendaya, Kendrick Lamar, Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Hayley Williams, Hadid, Hunt, Delevingne, Goulding, and Aldrige also made cameos in the video.
“Bad Blood” was widely believed to be about Katy Perry, who the “Reputation” singer had been feuding with at the time.
June 27, 2015: Kloss flew out to London to attend Swift’s ‘1989’ tour
The model joined several of Swift’s other friends to support Swift at her “1989” tour in London.
At one point, they even got on stage and waved a British flag.
Kloss also shared a close-up of herself standing behind Swift on stage.
somehow, this picture captures the spirit of last night perfectly. 👌🏻 #1989TourLondon 🇬🇧❤️
June 30, 2015: They toured London with a larger group
Joking that she was the “5th wheel” on a boat tour of River Thames, Kloss snapped a photo of herself with Swift and her then-boyfriend Calvin Harris along with Hadid and the model’s then-partner Joe Jonas — who Swift briefly dated in 2008.
“That moment when you realize you’re the 5th wheel on a romantic double date river cruise….” Kloss captioned the picture.
That moment when you realize you’re the 5th wheel on a romantic double date river cruise…. 😁
July 11, 2015: Kloss went to one of Swift’s concerts in New Jersey
Kloss, Aldridge, Hadid, Uzo Aduba, and Behati Prinsloo cheered Swift on at her concert at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
August 30, 2015: Swift brought some of the ‘Bad Blood’ cast to the MTV Video Music Awards
Swift was front and center as she walked down the red carpet at the 2015 VMAs with her “Bad Blood” crew beside her.
So much fun last night at the #VMAs with the #BadBlood babes 😜
Later in the evening, “Bad Blood” won awards for best video and best collaboration.
Congrats Tay on your #VMAs2015 win for #BadBlood, So proud of you! 🏆💥👊🏼
November 20, 2015: They celebrated Aldridge’s birthday
The crew seemed to remain tight toward the end of 2015, as both Kloss and Swift celebrated the supermodel’s birthday with a cake.
belated birthday celebrations for the one & only @lilyaldridge ❤️
December 20, 2015: Kloss shared a highlight video of Swift’s ‘1989’ tour
The montage showed Kloss heading to her first concert of Swift’s in June.
“I’ve never seen Taylor perform, and I get to be on stage with her,” she said in the video.
Kloss also included several behind-the-scenes moments, like when she and several of Swift’s other friends joined the singer onstage.
Hey @TaylorSwift, thanks for having me (and @GigiHadid @SerenaWilliams @KendallJenner @MarHunt @caradelevingne) on your stage last summer 🙂 #1989WorldTourLive
December 30, 2015: The model shared her ‘best nine’ photos on Instagram, and Swift was in nearly all of them
With the exception of Kloss’ photo with Delevingne and a picture of herself standing in front of New York University, Swift appeared in seven of Kloss’ nine most-liked Instagram photos from 2015.
“If each like was a mile, I’d get to the moon and back 107 times. Can’t thank you enough for the love,” Kloss wrote.
If each like was a mile, I’d get to the moon and back 107 times. Can’t thank you enough for the love 💖
April 18, 2016: They hung out at Coachella
The day after she posted a video from the festival with her now-husband Joshua Kushner, Kloss posed with Swift, who was platinum blonde at the time, and Todrick Hall.
June 13, 2016: Swift rented a Manhattan apartment less than a mile away from Kloss’ property
While her Tribeca apartment underwent renovations, Swift rented a West Village property on Cornelia Street that reportedly cost $40,000 per month, according to TMZ. At the time, Kloss was living in a $2.75 million apartment on Charles Street, half a mile away from Swift’s rental.
The supermodel was frequently seen coming and going from Swift’s place, leading some fans to believe that the artist’s song “Cornelia Street” was written about Kloss rather than Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
July 4, 2016: Kloss attended Swift’s annual Independence Day party in Rhode Island
Swift hosted a star-studded Fourth of July party at her 11,000-square-foot mansion in Rhode Island, which was built in the 1930s and reportedly cost $17.75 million.
The group — which included Swift’s then-love interest Tom Hiddleston, Hadid, Delevingne, Kloss, and more — was photographed celebrating the occasion wearing all red, white, and blue attire.
They even enjoyed a massive inflatable slide and fireworks, which Kloss showed off on her Instagram.
Made in the USA™
red white and babes 🇺🇸
August 14, 2016: Kloss said that Kim Kardashian West was a ‘lovely person’ amid the reality star’s feud with Swift
During an interview with The Sunday Times, Kloss was asked to share her thoughts about Kim Kardashian West, who was in a heated feud with Swift once again.
“I think she’s been a lovely person to me in the past. Look, I really don’t know her that well,” she said.
After people accused her of siding with the reality star instead of sticking up for her friend, she defended her response on Twitter and said she will “always have” her friend’s back.
I will not allow the media to misconstrue my words. Taylor has always had my back and I will always have hers.
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) August 16, 2016
October 13, 2016: They were seen hanging out in SoHo during one of their last public outings
The musician and the model were spotted with Serena Williams and Dakota Johnson leaving Bowery Ballroom in New York City.
October 28, 2016: Kloss shared a polaroid of herself and Swift at Drake’s 30th birthday party
The duo was seen walking into Drake’s birthday party together at Delilah, a club in Los Angeles, several nights prior.
“Happy belated @champagnepapi,” Kloss captioned the photo.
Happy belated @champagnepapi 🤘🌴🎊
November 8, 2016: The model wished Swift’s close friend Lorde a happy birthday
In the photo, Kloss and Swift kiss Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor.
“Happy Happy 20th bday Ella,” Kloss wrote, adding, “Looking forward to the epic adventures ahead and memories to be made over the next 20!”
Happy Happy 20th bday Ella 🎂😘❤️ Looking forward to the epic adventures ahead and memories to be made over the next 20!
December 13, 2016: Kloss called Swift her ‘friend, sister and partner in crime’ on the singer’s birthday
“Happiest of Birthdays to my ride or die @taylorswift,” she captioned a photo of herself and Swift.
Kloss continued, “I feel blessed to count you as my friend, sister and partner in crime. Can’t wait to celebrate together very soon.”
Happiest of Birthdays to my ride or die @taylorswift ❤️🎂👯❤️ I feel blessed to count you as my friend, sister and partner in crime. Can’t wait to celebrate together very soon ❤️🍪🍾
December 13, 2017: The following year, the model posted a simple birthday message to Swift on social media
“Happy happy birthday @taylorswift!” she captioned the selfie.
Happy happy birthday @taylorswift! 💫
January 1, 2018: Swift’s fans speculated a rift in the friendship after Kloss captioned a photo with Katy Perry’s song lyrics
Kloss played basketball in a black-and-white video she shot for LOVE’s advent calendar.
Originally, she captioned the photo, “Swish, Swish,” which is the title of Perry’s song widely believed to be a response to Swift’s “Bad Blood.”
Fans began accusing Kloss of taking a side in the feud by writing Perry’s lyrics on her Instagram and flooded the post with comments.
Others defended Kloss, saying that she was merely using a common basketball term.
She eventually changed the caption to read: “Nothing but net.”
Nothing but net 🏀❤️ Love Advent ‘17 thank you @thelovemagazine @kegrand @philpoynter
February 8, 2018: Kloss went to dinner with Perry in Los Angeles
Slightly a month after the model was accused of dissing Swift on Instagram, she was spotted out to dinner with the “Swish Swish” singer in Los Angeles. Their mutual friends Derek Blasberg and Jen Meyer were present as well.
Several days later, Jennifer Lawrence joked that the underlying situation between Kloss and Swift “keeps her up at night” during an interview with The New York Times.
When asked to choose one secret that she could know the answer to, Lawrence responded, “Honestly, I’d like to know what’s going on between Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift, like that’s the honest-to-god truth. Is nobody else curious? It’s keeping me up at night. What happened?”
March 16, 2018: Kloss listed Swift as one of her closest friends during an interview
Despite the rumors floating around that her friendship with Swift had ended, Kloss said she was still close with the songstress during an interview with The New York Times.
The outlet reported that Kloss and Swift speak frequently even though the tabloids said otherwise.
“Don’t believe everything you read,” Kloss added.
Extra! Extra! Read all about @kodewithklossy in @nytimes 🗞
August 26, 2018: The model went to Swift’s ‘Reputation’ tour concert in Nashville
The pair snapped a backstage selfie, leading fans to believe that there were no hard feelings between the two women.
“No one puts on a show like @taylorswift,” she wrote. “#ReputationTour Nashville was out of this world, I am SO proud of you.”
No one puts on a show like @taylorswift 🎤✨ #ReputationTour Nashville was out of this world, I am SO proud of you 🖤
This was the last time they were seen together publicly, at the time of this posting.
October 11, 2018: Kloss confirmed that she was still friends with Swift during her ’73 Questions’ interview with Vogue
As one of her 73 questions, the model was asked if everything was “cool” between her and Swift.
“The world needs to know? Well, Jennifer Lawrence was interested,” she responded, referring to the actress’ comment in August.
She added, “Jen, don’t worry, Taylor and I are still really good friends.”
October 18, 2018: Kloss got married, and Swift didn’t attend the wedding
The supermodel exchanged vows with Kushner in an intimate private ceremony in upstate New York. According to People, the wedding had around 80 people.
Swift shared a post to her Instagram story shortly after the news about the wedding broke to confirm she was in Australia for her Reputation Stadium Tour.
December 13, 2018: Kloss gave another birthday shout-out to Swift
On the afternoon of Swift’s 29th birthday, the model posted a photo of the pair at the 2015 AMAs. “Proud of you always,” Kloss wrote, adding, “Happy Happy Birthday @taylorswift.”
Proud of you guys forever and always .. may your friendship remain for eternity 💛🔥💙✨ @taylorswift13 @karliekloss @taylornation13 @TSOfficialMerch #HappyBirthdayTaylorSwift #FriendshipGoals pic.twitter.com/x1QEwPkAYx
— Abrar dances to the beats ✨✨ (@AbrarTisekar) December 13, 2018
March 14, 2019: Kloss said she ‘loved’ Swift’s essay about turning 30
In anticipation of her 30th birthday, Swift penned an essay for Elle titled “30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30.”
She cited the importance of acknowledging the difference between “friendships” and “situationships” in her 20s.
“Something about ‘we’re in our young twenties!’ hurls people together into groups that can feel like your chosen family. 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,” the musician wrote.
Swift also admitted that she began to feel like her “squad” had become the embodiment of her childhood insecurities — like sitting alone at school and lacking a solid friend group.
When Kloss appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” several days after the essay was published, host Andy Cohen asked what she thought about the essay.
“Taylor is incredible, and I feel really lucky to call her a friend, and she’s one of the hardest working women, and I loved her essay,” she said.
June 20, 2019: Kloss and Kushner had another wedding, which Swift also didn’t attend
Months after their first wedding, Kloss and Kushner had a larger celebration with friends at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming.
Party on the prairie 🤠
While Swift didn’t appear in any of the photos from the event, Perry, who feuded with Swift in the past, and her beau Orlando Bloom did.
wonderful weekend of being love and celebrating love, congrats to a beautiful union @karliekloss @joshuakushner ❤️
Braun, who was at odds with Swift even before he famously purchased her former record company, Big Machine, in 2019, and his wife Yael Cohen were also at the getaway.
Braun has been Kloss’ manager for years and often shares photos of the supermodel on his Instagram page.
No one makes me happier
A source close to both Kloss and Swift told Page Six that the “Delicate” singer was invited to both events.
A representative for Kloss told the publication that Swift couldn’t attend due to prior commitments.
August 10, 2019: Kloss vacationed with Braun in the midst of his feud with Swift
The music executive purchased Big Machine Label Group — and Swift’s masters — for a reported $300 million in June 2019. After news of the acquisition broke, Swift aired her grievances in a Tumblr post.
“I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world,” Swift wrote. “All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years.”
The singer explained that she “pleaded for a chance to own my work” for years before the sale but was instead offered to “sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in.”
Following Braun’s purchase, celebrities and fans began to take sides, but Kloss stayed quiet.
And just months after the acquisition, Kloss took a week-long vacation with the music executive.
Braun posted a photo of himself on a boat with Kloss and her husband Kushner.
He captioned the post: “Week of laughter.”
Week of laughter 😄
July 23, 2020: Kloss shared a photo with an eerie resemblance to Swift’s ‘Folklore’ photo shoot on the same day as the album announcement
Swift surprised fans by announcing the release of her eighth studio album, “Folklore,” on July 23. Along with a tweet about the album, Swift shared black-and-white images of herself in the woods on Instagram.
Shortly after the musician’s announcement, Kloss posted two photos of herself in the forest that looked similar to Swift’s pictures.
She captioned the pictures: “happy place.”
happy place 😌
Given the women’s history, fans wondered if the supermodel’s photo was a nod to Swift’s album, though she never directly mentioned “Folklore” or Swift in her post.
Later in the day, she also posted a video about her coding camp’s partnership with Estée Lauder Companies. The opening segment shows lines of code, two of which have the words “Easter Egg” in them.
Because the video came on the same day as the announcement from Swift, who’s known for layering hidden Easter eggs about her personal life in her music, fans theorized that Kloss was subtly referring to potential hints about her relationship with the songstress on “Folklore.”
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January 7, 2021: Fans were convinced Swift took a dig at Kloss on her ‘Evermore’ song ‘It’s Time To Go’
After two additional tracks on the deluxe version of “Evermore” were released on streaming platforms, fans wondered if one of the songs, “It’s Time To Go,” was about Kloss.
The lyrics read: “When the words of a sister come back in whispers / That prove she was not in fact what she seemed / Not a twin from your dreams / She’s a crook who was caught.”
The words “sister” and “twin” led fans to speculate that Swift was referring to Kloss.
They also postulated that “whispers” and “crook” hinted at a betrayal the “Evermore” artist felt when their friendship ended. The song as a whole was about knowing when to leave a situation that’s no longer serving you, so an ended friendship fits into the overall narrative, too.
Neither Swift nor Kloss confirmed the theories, however.
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