A Complete History Of Taylor Swift's Squad

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1989: Taylor meets Britany LaManna (née Maack) when she's 10 days old, which makes Britany the first squad member ever.

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2003: Taylor meets BFF Abigail Anderson at Hendersonville High School in Tennessee. Taylor later writes the song "Fifteen," featured on Fearless, about their friendship.

2008: Selena Gomez meets Taylor backstage at a Jonas Brothers concert. They were both dating Jo Bros at the time — Selena was with Nick and Taylor was with Joe.

February 2008: Taylor first meets Paramore's Hayley Williams at a Grammys party, at the behest of Taylor's mom.

April 2008: Taylor and Emma Stone meet at Hollywood Life magazine's Young Hollywood Awards.

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September 2008: Selena and Taylor attend the premiere of Another Cinderella Story together.

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September 2010: Taylor attends the Easy A premiere with Emma in Los Angeles.

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2012: Ed Sheeran meets Taylor through his manager. Later that year, they write "Everything Has Changed" together, which appears on Taylor's album Red.

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January 2012: Taylor covers the February issue of Vogue and says she wants to bake cookies with Karlie Kloss. Karlie replies via Twitter: "Your kitchen or mine?"

Hey @taylorswift13 love the @voguemagazine cover! Your kitchen or mine? :)

— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) January 17, 2012

August 2012: Lena Dunham tweets about how much Taylor's music has helped her. After Red comes out in October, Lena tweets again about how much she loves it, and Taylor replies with a tweet about how much she loves Girls.

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Judging by how much she's helped me thus far, Taylor Swift is going to write the song that finally gets me comfortable with death.

— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) August 23, 2012

Update: @taylorswift13's album is triumphant. If she'd been here when I was in college I would have written papers on her, not Sylvia Plath.

— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) October 23, 2012
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October 2012: Taylor releases her third album Red. The liner notes include "secret messages," and for "22," the message reads, "ASHLEY DIANNA CLAIRE SELENA." This referred to her squad at the time, which included Selena Gomez, Glee star Dianna Agron, stylist Ashley Avignone, and Claire Winter Kislinger.

2013: Taylor and Jack Antonoff work together on the song "Sweeter Than Fiction," featured on the soundtrack for One Chance.

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January 2013: Taylor hangs out with Hailee Steinfeld in Paris.

February 2013: Lena and Taylor hang out at the Grammys.

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March 2013: The "Red" tour kicks off in Omaha, Nebraska. Ed Sheeran accompanies Taylor as an opening act through September.

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At the Woodie Awards, MTV asks Haim who Taylor should date next (she had recently broken up with Harry Styles). As if predicting their future inclusion in the squad, Alana Haim replied, "T.T. Swift, don't date someone else. Come out with us, and we will party, and we will be together as girls and be merry, and we don't need guys. Girl power."

July 2013: Taylor hosts a proto-Fourth of July party for her "Red" dancers and shares photos of the event on her blog.

November 2013: Lorde and Taylor Swift go to Shake Shack together. Later, Lorde explains that this friend date happened because Taylor had sent her flowers after a performance.

@tayoIrswift calm down i just saw them & the body guards didn't want to take photos but luckily my friend did :) pic.twitter.com/lr1UqOh9jL

— TK (@tkconcepcion) November 12, 2013
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Also in November, Taylor performs at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the first time and meets Cara Delevingne. Lily Aldridge shares a photo of herself posing with Taylor, Cara Delevingne, and Erin Heatherton. Later, Lily explains that she first met Taylor at a Kings of Leon concert.

Besties !! @CaraDelevingne @taylorswift @erinheathertonlegit #vsfashionshow

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December 2013: Martha Hunt shares this cheeky Instagram of Taylor before the VS Fashion Show airs.

In 3 days you too can check out @TaylorSwift's fine booty #vsfashionshow #dec10 #cbs ☺

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January 2014: Modern Family star Sarah Hyland rings in the new year with Taylor and calls her "the best of the best," thus securing her spot in the squad.

New Years with the best of the best ❤️ @taylorswift (I look scared... I think I should be)

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Also that month, Taylor attends a Golden Globes after-party with Jaime King, Hailee Steinfeld, and Sarah Hyland. This party is where Taylor's friendship with Jaime begins.

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February 2014: Cara Delevingne debuts on Taylor's Instagram when the two visit a U.S. ambassador's house in London with Ed Sheeran.

While in the U.K., Taylor also meets up with Ellie Goulding, who later introduces her to Calvin Harris.

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Back in the U.S., Taylor and Lorde enjoy a beach stroll in Malibu and go shopping in L.A.

March 2014: Taylor and Karlie go on a road trip along the California coast and document the whole thing on Instagram.

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karlie ❤️'s @taylorswift

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Taylor also meets Gigi Hadid this month, when she photobombs Gigi and Karlie at an Oscars party.

Photobombs this good must be shared (hi @taylorswift13). Fun pre oscar night @karliekloss thank you @HarveyWeinstein pic.twitter.com/xUqyvMo9zz

— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) March 2, 2014
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June 2014: In a video for MTV, Ed Sheeran reveals that Taylor made him a Drake needlepoint.

July 2014: Taylor's star-laden Fourth of July party tradition begins in earnest, with Lena Dunham, Jessica Szohr, Jaime King, Ingrid Michaelson, Jessica Stam, and Andrew Garfield joining her for the weekend at her beach house in Rhode Island.

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August 2014: Taylor tells The Guardian that becoming friends with Lena Dunham has helped her understand what feminism is. "Without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for — has made me realize that I've been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so," she explains. Also, Lorde and Taylor take a cooking class together.

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September 2014: Taylor covers Rolling Stone ahead of 1989's release. The article points out that one of Taylor's guest rooms features a basket of Karlie's favorite Whole Foods snacks, as well as a rack of old-timey nightgowns. "This is a thing me and Lena have," Taylor said. "We wear them during the day and look like pioneer women, fresh off the Oregon Trail." She also says she gave Lena and Jack a taxidermied moth as a housewarming gift and that she made Lena a cross-stitch of a cat.

October 2014: Taylor releases 1989, her "first documented official pop album." Jack Antonoff is credited as a cowriter on "Out of the Woods," "I Wish You Would," and the bonus track "You Are in Love." Taylor says the latter was inspired by Jack's relationship with Lena, and Lena calls the track her "someday wedding song."

@taylorswift13 my someday wedding song, as you know

— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) October 17, 2014
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A few days after the album's release, the Haim sisters make contact with Taylor via this adoring tweet. Taylor replies with "an awkward little celebratory dance."

blasting "this love" while driving on the freeway late at night might be our favorite thing right now yessss @taylorswift13

— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) October 30, 2014
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Taylor also attends a Knicks game in her newly adopted hometown of New York City, with Karlie Kloss. They sit courtside and drink beer.

November 2014: Taylor shares a photo of herself at Target with Abigail Anderson and Lily Aldridge, all holding handfuls of 1989 CDs.

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December 2014: Taylor celebrates her 25th birthday with a truly epic party attended by squad regulars Karlie Kloss and Haim, plus new faces Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Sam Smith.

Lena's birthday gift to Taylor is a necklace featuring one of her beloved cats. The pair are also seen walking around New York holding hands.

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January 2015: Taylor goes on vacation with the Haim sisters, and Instagrams pictures that prove she has a belly button.

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February 2015: Taylor and Karlie share the cover of Vogue's March issue. Taylor explains that one reason she's been spending so much time with female friends is that she's tired of the media reporting on her love life. Lena Dunham also comments on the Taylor/Karlie friendship in the article: "When I did SNL they both came, and at the after-party it was so confusing to everyone, like these Amazon twins. Taylor's so tall, Karlie's even taller, and together it's just surreal."

Nothing better than sharing the @VogueMagazine March #PowerIssue Cover with your best friend @TaylorSwift. ❤️👯❤️

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Taylor also appears at a Naked Heart Foundation event with Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, and Lily Donaldson.

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March 2015: Jaime King names Taylor the godmother of her second child.

And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby @kyle_newman -we all love you!!!! Xx

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Also in March, Taylor throws Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello an 18th birthday party, attended by Haim, Selena Gomez, Jaime King, Hayley Williams, and Hailee Steinfeld.

there is nothing that feels better than love. nothing feels better than being in a room full of genuine, incredible people giving you so much love. thank you to everyone who came last night for making it so special for me!!!! I LOVE 18. @taylorswift @haileesteinfeld @selenagomez @haimtheband @alexanderdeleon @yelyahwilliams @jaime_king

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April 2015: Taylor throws Abigail Anderson a birthday party, which includes a surprise appearance by Dashboard Confessional. Lily Aldridge, Hayley Williams, and Kelsea Ballerini attend.

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Taylor also shares a squad photo of herself with Haim, Serayah, Halston Sage, and Lorde. It is notable because it is the one where Lorde is holding Taylor's foot.

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May 2015: Elizabeth Olsen jokes that she was turned away from the squad after sharing an awkward encounter with Taylor at a birthday party. "I just talked at her for, like, a long time," Elizabeth said.

Taylor begins teasing the "Bad Blood" video with character posters released to her Instagram and Twitter. The video premieres during the Billboard Music Awards on May 17 and represents Taylor's peak squad moment. It features Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Serayah, Jessica Alba, Gigi Hadid, Zendaya, Ellie Goulding, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Cindy Crawford, Ellen Pompeo, Lily Aldridge, Mariska Hargitay, Hayley Williams, Hailee Steinfeld, Martha Hunt, and Kendrick Lamar, who contributed a guest verse for the remix. Serayah later tells The Hollywood Reporter that the video shoot was the first time she'd really hung out with Taylor.

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The "1989" tour also kicks off May 5, with Haim joining as an opening act later in the summer. As the tour progresses, Taylor begins bringing out numerous special guests to walk the runway during "Style." She also invites many, many fellow musicians to perform their own songs with her, including Nick Jonas, The Weeknd, Miranda Lambert, Alessia Cara, Tove Lo, Idina Menzel, Ricky Martin, Mick Jagger, Pitbull, and Alanis Morissette. Her nonmusical guests include usual suspects like Lily Aldridge, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, and Jaime King, plus non-squad-affiliated people like Joan Baez, Julia Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Chris Rock, and more. It all eventually leads to a parody video by White Girl Problems co-creator Lara Marie Schoenhals, titled "Please Welcome to the Stage."

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June 2015: Taylor hosts a baby shower for Jaime King, attended by Haim, Gigi Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld, Serayah, Nina Dobrev, Jessica Alba, and Diane Kruger.

July 2015: Taylor takes her Fourth of July party to new heights with matching patriotic onesies, contributed by Gigi Hadid and her then-boyfriend Joe Jonas. Ed Sheeran, Serayah, Nick Jonas, Haim, Britany LaManna, Martha Hunt, Calvin Harris, and Taylor's brother Austin are all in attendance.

WAAAAY UP ☝️@gigihadid @serayah @taylorswift @britmaack @haimtheband

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HAPPY 4TH🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🎉🎉🎉🍺🍺🍺 #clearlypatriotic #MVPsgigiandjoeforbringingonesies

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In an interview, Lena Dunham admits that appearing on stage with Taylor and "three supermodels or so is anything even the most confident woman needs to do." Formidable English gentlemen Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen become tangential members of the squad after giving dramatic readings of Taylor lyrics, and Taylor dubs them "ultimate squad goals." Sir Ian later says he's not really in the squad because Taylor kicked him out of an apartment once; he also turned down her invitation to appear on stage during the "1989" tour.

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After the VMA nominations are announced, Nicki Minaj takes to Twitter to point out cultural appropriation in the music industry. Taylor misinterprets Nicki's comments as being about her specifically. They quickly make up and later perform together at the show. Meanwhile, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste tweets and deletes comments about Taylor being a mean girl. Gigi comes to her friend's defense.

@edwarddroste lol that's the biggest load of bs. "Swift insider" HA you wish you knew. Stop trying to create drama where there is none.

— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) July 30, 2015
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August 2015: At the VMAs, Taylor walks the red carpet with squad members Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Serayah, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge, and Karlie Kloss. "Bad Blood" wins Video of the Year and Taylor brings the squad on stage with her to accept the award.

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Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus tells the>New York Times that she's "not trying to be in the squad," and in a Marie Claire interview, she questions the motives of the "Bad Blood" video. "I don't get the violence revenge thing," she said. "That's supposed to be a good example? And I'm a bad role model because I'm running around with my titties out? I'm not sure how titties are worse than guns."

September 2015: The New York Post runs an opinion piece with the headline "Taylor Swift's Squad Has Become a Cult." Zendaya tells Celebuzz that she hasn't actually spent much time with Taylor, but praises her as a "super-duper nice" person.

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December 2015: Taylor bonds with Blake Lively in Australia. Later, Blake sends Taylor a pie featuring her cats Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson.

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January 2016: Gigi shares a Snapchat of herself and Taylor singing along to Grease: Live.

Taylor and Gigi are performing #GreaseLive together! 😍😂 pic.twitter.com/Iupx2ES424

— TT4Taylor (@TT4Taylor) February 1, 2016

February 2016: Taylor serves as maid of honor at Britany's wedding and gives a heartfelt speech about their friendship (beginning at the 6:40 mark in the below video) .

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Meanwhile, Kanye West releases The Life of Pablo, and the song "Famous" includes this line about Taylor: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous." Kanye claims that Taylor gave him permission for the line, but she denies it via her publicist. Squad members Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid both attended the album's premiere at Kanye's Yeezy season 3 show, but both show support for Taylor — Karlie by deleting a photo of herself wearing Yeezys, and Gigi by tweeting that going to the show doesn't mean she agreed with the message. Jaime King and Ruby Rose also tweeted about their disappointment with Kanye, while Taylor's brother Austin posted a video of himself throwing his Yeezys in the trash.

My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty.

— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 12, 2016
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At the Grammys, Taylor addresses Kanye in her speech and encourages young women to believe in themselves even as people "try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame."

April 2016: Taylor Swift covers the May issue of Vogue. The interview is conducted at Britany's wedding to Ben LaManna, which took place earlier in the year.

The squad also heads to Coachella, where Calvin Harris is performing.

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June 2016: Taylor attends Selena's Nashville concert with Tom Hiddleston and Abigail Anderson.

Taylor na turnê de Selena esta noite #RevivalTourNashville 💜 #selenagomez #selena #gomez #selenator #revival #revivaltour

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Kim Kardashian appears on the cover of G, and claims to have a recording that proves Taylor signed off on Kanye's "Famous" lyrics. Kanye also releases a music video for "Famous" that features a wax model of naked Taylor. Taylor does not publicly comment on it, but her friend Lena Dunham calls it "one of the more disturbing 'artistic' efforts in recent memory."

July 2016: Taylor hosts another legendary Fourth of July party, complete with inflatable slide that says "Taymerica" on the side. Ruby Rose, Haim, Rachel Platten, Tom Hiddleston, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Uzo Aduba, Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid, Ryan Reynolds, Britany LaManna, Martha Hunt, Halston Sage, and Abigail Anderson are all in attendance.

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July 17, 2016: The Kanye/Taylor drama is revisited on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. After the show, Kim Snapchats a video of Kanye on the phone with Taylor, which shows her signing off on at least part of the lyric in "Famous." Taylor says she never heard the "that bitch" portion of the song and asks to be excluded from the narrative.

July 18, 2016: Selena tweets her support for Team Taylor but receives backlash for asking people to talk about "more important" issues while failing to do so herself. Martha Hunt tweets something similar and receives similar criticism.

There are more important things to talk about... Why can't people use their voice for something that fucking matters?

— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 18, 2016
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Occasional squad member Ruby Rose tweets about bullying on the internet, but insists her comments weren't specifically about Taylor but rather a reflection of her "own experience and process."

The Internet/social media has endless possibilities, positive possibilities but more often than not its a sad place. pic.twitter.com/eQzNvR2rSy

— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) July 18, 2016

Abigail Anderson also throws down her support of Taylor with a lengthy Twitter rant where she offers prayers for North West. But no one makes more headlines than "Bad Blood" director Joseph Kahn, who compares Taylor to Nicole Brown Simpson in a series of heated tweets.

Ain't the first time the Kardashians supported the murder of an innocent blonde woman.

— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) July 18, 2016
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July 20, 2016: Kendall Jenner, who once appeared onstage with Taylor during the "1989" tour, favorites several tweets in support of her older sister. Uzo Aduba tells Vanity Fair that she believes Taylor will recover from the #KimExposedTaylor saga. "She's a beautiful person and strong," Uzo says. The rest of the squad remains silent.

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