Even as one of the most famous people on the planet, Taylor Swift maintained a romantic relationship with both of her parents. Learn all about Taylor’s mom and dad.
Taylor Swift is a global superstar. The 31-year-old has absolutely dominated the music industry thanks to her chart-topping albums and world tours. Taylor has sold over 200 million records and won countless Grammys, CMAs and more. Throughout this incredible success, Taylor has remained grounded and humble thanks to the strong relationship she has with her parents, Scott and Andréa Swift.
Taylor’s mother and father have supported his musical endeavors from the start. In fact, the family – which also includes Taylor’s brother Austin Swift, 29 – moved to Tennessee when Taylor was 14 so she could pursue her dreams as a singer. Below, learn about Taylor’s parents and the close bond they share with their superstar daughter.
Taylor Swift’s father, Scott Swift
Scott, 69, is Taylor’s father. He was born in Pennsylvania on March 5, 1952 and is the son of Archie Dean Swift Jr. and Rose Baldi Douglas. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1974 and became a stockbroker, eventually creating the Swift Group as part of Merrill Lynch. Scott married Andrea in 1988 and they welcomed Taylor the following year. In 1992, their son Austin was born.
Scott raised his children in Wyomissing, Pa. Until Taylor became interested in music. When she was 14, Scott decided to move to Merrill Lynch’s office in Nashville, and the family moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee. This major move saw Taylor break into the country music industry, and as we now know, it all paid off. “I knew I was the reason they were moving,” Taylor said in a previous interview with Self. “But they tried not to pressure me. They were like, ‘Well, we need a change of scenery anyway’ and ‘I love how friendly the people of Tennessee are. “”
When Taylor’s career took off, Scott stayed home to work and care for Austin, while Andrea traveled with their daughter on tour. “She always sang music when she was 3, 5, 6, 7,” Scott told the University of Delaware. U Daily in 2009. “It’s Taylor who does what she loves to do. But in 2011, Taylor’s success had apparently driven a wedge between Scott and Andrea, and the couple decided to divorce amicably after more than 20 years of marriage. However, they kept their separation very private in order to draw attention to Taylor’s future caregiver. Some Taylor songs, such as 2010’s “Mine” and 2012’s “Sad Beautiful Tragic” have been said to be about divorce and its aftermath, although this has never been confirmed.
Over the past decade, Scott has continued to support Taylor as she achieved success no one could have imagined. Scott has not been too much in the spotlight, as he and his ex-wife prefer to take precedence over their daughter. However, Scott did appear briefly in Taylor’s 2020 Netflix documentary. Miss American. In one scene, Scott shared his concerns with Taylor about the singer voicing her political views in the run-up to the 2018 midterm election. [statement] and… right now I’m terrified. I’m the guy who went out and bought armored cars, ”Scott said in the doc, by Variety. Taylor ultimately went ahead with the statement, which marked the first time she had spoken publicly about politics since becoming famous.
Andrea Swift, Taylor Swift’s mother
Andrea, 63, is the proud mother of Taylor and Austin. She was born on January 10, 1958 in Robert Bruce Finlay and Marjorie Finlay, who was an opera singer and television personality. As mentioned earlier, Andrea married Scott in 1988 and they welcomed their two children over the next four years. When Taylor was 11, Andrea took her daughter to Nashville to visit record labels. “My mom waited in the car with my little brother while I knocked on doors up and down Music Row,” Taylor said. Weekly entertainment in 2008. “I would say, ‘Hi, my name is Taylor. I am 11 years old; I want a recording contract. Call me. Taylor was unlucky, but she ended up excelling in her talents once she learned to play the guitar. “She came back from that trip to Nashville and realized that she needed to be different, and part of that would be learning the guitar,” Andrea said. GIVE. “That’s all it took. Never say never or can’t do to Taylor. After Taylor was 14, Andrea and Scott moved their family to Tennessee, and Taylor’s career in country music officially began.
However, Andrea and Scott never actually informed Taylor that the reason for their move was to boost her career. “I never wanted to do this gesture for her to do it,” Andrea explained to GIVE. “Because what a horrible thing if it hadn’t happened, for her to carry that kind of guilt or pressure.” As we know, Taylor started to be successful in Nashville, which led to Andrea joining her daughter on tour and helping her finish high school on the road while Scott and Austin stayed home. The change in family dynamics was not easy for Andrea and her husband, and the couple divorced in 2011.
Taylor has always had a close bond with her mother. So much so that the singer dedicated her 2008 song “The Best Day” to her mother. “I wrote it over the summer and recorded it in secret too,” Taylor said in a previous interview. “I had this idea that I wanted to play for her for Christmas. So when I got the track I synced all those home videos from when I was little to go with the song as a music video and played it for her on Christmas Eve and she was crying her eyes out.
Another song Taylor wrote for her mother was ‘Soon You’ll Get Better’ from 2019, which deals with Andrea’s cancer diagnosis. Taylor first revealed her mother was diagnosed with cancer in an emotional Tumblr post in 2015. Then, in March 2019, she said She magazine that the cancer had returned. During Andrea’s second cancer battle, doctors discovered a brain tumor, which Taylor publicly disclosed to Variety before the release of Miss Americana. ” Everyone loves their mom, everyone has an important mom, ”Taylor said. “But for me, she’s really the driving force. Almost every decision I make, I tell him about it first. So obviously it was really important to talk about his illness. “