The Gossip Girl alum first publicly revealed she is a fan of Swift in September 2015 after Lively was accused of throwing shade at the singer-songwriter.
“…Sooo, turns out this WASN’T a video shoot for John Legend‘s cover of Bad Blood,” the actress wrote alongside a photo from a L’Oreal campaign shoot at the time via Instagram.
While social media users thought Lively was poking fun at Swift’s star-studded “Bad Blood” music video, Lively quickly cleared things up.
“Umm whoever thought I was throwin shade clearly doesn’t know I have a ‘Taylor Swift Please Be My Wife Voo Doo Doll’ #obsessed,” Lively wrote at the time. “Love my Canadian family almost as much as I love Taylor Lively. I mean Swift. Ok, FIIINE we can hyphenate our last names. Xo Blake Swift-Lively 4eva.”
It’s safe to say Lively introduced Swift to Reynolds, whom the Savages star married in 2012. The Deadpool star was spotted with his wife at Swift’s infamous 4th of July party in 2016.
Swift later honored her friends’ three eldest daughters — James, Betty and Inez — by including their names in the song “Betty” off her July 2020 album Folklore. She even gave the young girls a shoutout during a Philadelphia stop on The Eras Tour in May 2023, telling the crowd, “There are a few of the characters [in ‘Betty’] that I actually, fun fact, named after real people in my life who I love more than anything.”
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