Nowadays, Taylor Swift always seems to be accompanied by a group of stunning female companions, such as models Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss.
According to Swift, during her childhood, she longed for female companionship but didn’t have many friends of the same gender. At that time, she resembled a typical middle school student.
Being in middle school is tough, and it was no different for Swift. During her interview with GQ’s Chuck Klosterman, she shared a heartbreaking experience where her supposed friends left her out of a mall trip. Despite agreeing to go together, they went ahead without her, leaving her to show up with her mom and feel excluded.
Klosterman shares a somber anecdote that could easily be mistaken for a plotline from the hit movie “Mean Girls.” In it, she recounts her middle school days when she invited a group of her classmates to go shopping with her. Every girl had a different reason for why she couldn’t go, except for one – Swift. After some convincing, Swift’s mother finally agreed to take her daughter to the mall. But upon arrival, Swift was heartbroken to find all the girls she had invited earlier hanging out in Victoria’s Secret, having a good time without her.
I have a vivid memory of my mom telling me, “Let’s go to King of Prussia Mall,” which is the largest mall in Pennsylvania that’s about 45 minutes away from us. We decided to leave and head towards a better shopping destination. It was a great escape for me as my mom helped me avoid certain painful situations. We chatted throughout the trip and enjoyed our time shopping together.
Swift believes that feeling lonely in the past has made her value her female friends even more now. She cherishes their bond and doesn’t want to lose them because she has never had such strong relationships before.