Inside Taylor Swift And Blake Lively's Friendship

When you think of iconic A-list friendships, a handful of famous pairs may come to mind: there's Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, B. J. Novak and Mindy Kaling, and Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, to name a few. But one of the most enviable friendships to fit the bill is between singer Taylor Swift and actress Blake Lively. The former confirmed just how strong their bond really is when she mentioned Lively (along with her husband, Ryan Reynolds, and their daughters) in a heartfelt acceptance speech, per YouTube. While holding her newly minted Grammy for Album Of The Year, Swift said, "I want to thank James, Ines, and Betty, and their parents, who are the second and third people that I play every new song that I write," (the first being her mysterious British beau, Joe Alwyn). Of course, all the Swifties out there know that the famous family even served as the inspiration for the 14th song to grace the "Folklore" album, "Betty."

Clearly, the stunning blondes have an unshakable bond. If you've ever wondered how their friendship began and what the pair gets up to behind the scenes, wonder no more. Here's the truth about Taylor Swift and Blake Lively's friendship.

Taylor Swift and Blake Lively's friendship dates back to 2015

According to Distractify, Blake Lively posted the first of many selfies of her and Taylor Swift in 2015 when they crossed paths in Australia. While Swift was "down under" to perform a show during her tour, Lively was there to film her movie, "The Shallows." The hilarious Instagram photo shows the two stars with mouths agape as a kangaroo presumably jumped into the shot at the last minute. "Selfie game was strong," Lively wrote, "until I got photobombed by some crazy fan. Where's the security when you need it." Swift gave her own Instagram evidence of the girls' day out by posting a photo of her and Lively jumping in the air with gleaming smiles. "Yesterday was such an amazing day off — roller coasters, kangaroos and LOLs with @blakelively," she wrote, per E! News.

The snaps effectively dispelled previous rumors about there being some sort of feud between the pair. It all started when Lively posted a photo from L'Oréal's short film for its Color Riche lipstick campaign that featured Karlie Kloss, Julianne Moore, John Legend, and others. Because her caption teased Swift's song "Bad Blood," fans wondered if she was mocking Swift's notorious girl squad (via Distracitfy). Lively put the matter to rest for good by telling her followers, "Umm whoever thought I was throwin shade clearly doesn't know I have a 'Taylor Swift Please Be My Wife Voo Doo Doll" (via E! News).

Taylor Swift and Blake Lively visit each other often

In the years since making their friendship Instagram official, Taylor Swift and Blake Lively have visited each other's abodes many a time. According to E! News' timeline, Lively and her husband attended Swift's big Fourth of July bash in 2016 alongside celebs like Tom Hiddleston, Ruby Rose, Cara Delevingne, HAIM, Uzo Aduba, and Karlie Kloss. A month later, Swift made an appearance at Lively's baby shower in Bedford, New York, and she was also spotted making trips to the hospital once their precious daughter Ines entered the world. In October of that same year, the "Cardigan" singer made a secret trip to upstate New York to spend three or four days with the famous family. That's probably when she snagged Ryan Reynolds' "Deadpool" costume, which she wore for Halloween a few days later. 

Lively and Reynolds have also traveled to see their mutual friend on numerous occasions. In July of 2018, they were spotted cheering Swift on alongside her parents and pal Gigi Hadid at one of her "Reputation" tour concerts. The following year, they met her and Joe Alywn in Rhode Island for a romantic couple's getaway, per Us Weekly. Our invite must've gotten lost in the mail. 

Blake Lively's eldest daughter lent her vocals to this Taylor Swift track

After much speculation, Taylor Swift confirmed that the little girl whose voice is featured on her 2017 song "Gorgeous" is in fact the then-three-year-old daughter of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. "That was a voice memo that ended up on a [Taylor Swift] song," Reynolds said on "Good Morning America," per Us Weekly. "It's pretty amazing. My daughter has a really, really terrible ego problem now after that song." When Swift sang the tune at a concert in Massachusetts in 2018, the couple were so excited that Lively later called the moment "embarrassing." "That was the true, unfiltered version of our terrible stage parent pride," she told "Good Morning America" that September (via Us Weekly). "Our kids have very normal lives, as much as that's possible. So she didn't even get a title on the album. I should be collecting royalties!"

The couple also gave Swift the honors of introducing their youngest daughter's name to the world with her 2020 single, "Betty." Although it was initially just a fan theory, Swift confirmed it on a radio show when she told listeners, "I named all the characters in this story after my friend's kids, and I hope you like it!" (via Us Weekly). After the album dropped, Lively sang her friend's praises far and wide. "Like you, Folklore is full of heart, soul, humor, passion, intelligence, wit, whimsy, reality, imagination, strength, vulnerability, and above all things: Love," she wrote on an Instagram story, according to People. Can their friendship get any sweeter?