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Taylor Swift’s Shrinking Squad: Where All 15 Original Members Stand Now

Throughout Taylor Swift‘s 1989 World Tour in 2015, the singer made #squadgoals a viral headline as everybody grew to become infatuated with the enviable bond of her huge, glamorous group of friends. Swift’s concert events grew to become a who’s who of A-list fashions, athletes, and actresses, and her Instagram feed (and her buddies’) grew to become albums for the teams’ fun-filled holidays and impromptu baking events.

But as time handed, the visibility of Swift’s squad has dwindled tremendously. Her members’ Instagram feeds characteristic different buddies, the high-profile events have stopped, and Swift has taken a noticeable break from social media.

All this left us questioning: WTF occurred, and which ladies are literally nonetheless in Swift’s squad? We took a better have a look at every former member in an try to research the place she stands with Swift now. Follow alongside, forward.

Kendall Jenner

Status: Not buddies

Despite an look at a live performance at Swift’s 1989 World Tour alongside different supermodel besties like Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne, Jenner will not be as near Swift as followers may assume.

Kim Kardashian confirmed that when the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star appeared on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live” to confess that Jenner is certainly not in Swift’s squad. It may need to do with Kardashian’s Snapchat exposure or that Jenner has fashioned her personal supermodel squad, known as the Super Natural Friend Group with “It” ladies like Hailey Baldwin, who has made public her distaste for the nation singer-turned-pop star.

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Lorde

Lorde

Status: Still buddies

Amidst her social media hiatus, Swift devoted considered one of three current Instagram posts to Lorde, congratulating her in March when her single, “Green Light,” debuted. In July, a Yahoo interview prompt that Lorde and Swift had fallen out primarily based on her saying, “I do not hang around with these folks in any respect.”

The singer clarified her feedback on Twitter, explaining that she remains to be good buddies with Swift and that her feedback have been in regards to the squad as a complete. “[The squad] was by no means some unique membership or secret society, however a large circle of individuals, a few of whom I do know, and a few who I’ve by no means met, like most broad teams of buddies,” she tweeted.

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Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss

Status: Questionable

For a very long time, Kloss was Swift’s right-hand lady and the controversial co-captain of her squad. But these days, Kloss’s impromptu condominium visits to Swift’s downtown Manhattan loft has tremendously dwindled. The duo have not been photographed collectively since October 2016.

To add extra gas to the hearth, rumors flew that Swift and Kloss had a falling out when Kloss was seen partying with Kendall Jenner (sister of Swift’s arch nemesis Kim Kardashian) in Paris final month.

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instagram / @taylorswift

Zendaya

Zendaya

Status: Not buddies

In 2015, Zendaya was initiated into Swift’s squad after she appeared as Cut-Throat in her “Bad Blood” music video. The actress even joined Swift and the remainder of her squad as they made their manner from award present to award present amassing trophies for the member-filled video.

However, in July 2016, followers suspected issues had soured between the 2. Amid Swift’s feud with Kim Kardashian, Zendaya was seen liking tweets criticizing Swift and praising Kardashian. Though the actress rapidly unliked the tweets, the 2 nonetheless have not been photographed collectively since “Bad Blood.”

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Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Status: Questionable

Goulding and Swift have a protracted historical past. Like quite a lot of Swift’s squad members, Goulding was within the music video for the singer’s 2015 single, “Bad Blood.” Goulding additionally launched Swift to Calvin Harris (who occurs to be the “Lights” singer’s ex) and was even there when Swift met her boyfriend after Harris, Tom Hiddleston, at an awards present in 2016.

But there’s quite a lot of proof to counsel that Swift and Goulding are now not shut. After Swift and Harris’s breakup, Golding was noticed with him in 2016. In 2015, Goulding additionally posted a photograph of her partying with Katy Perry (Swift’s longtime rival), which she later took down.

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instagram / @taylorswift

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

Status: Still buddies

Like Lorde, Dunham can also be solely within the friendship for Swift and Swift alone. The “Girls” creator, who starred in Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video and whose boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, is a frequent collaborator of Swift’s, opened up on Howard Stern’s radio show February on how she is not in it for the squad and prefers to hold with Swift one-on-one. “I’m more of a one-on-one hanger. A big group hang is not my specialty,” Dunham stated.

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instagram / @taylorswift

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld

Status: Friendly however not shut

Steinfeld was one other common from Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video who joined the singer on her awards circuit. Though the “Starving” singer by no means duetted with Swift herself, she did seem on-stage at a 1989 live performance as a visitor and has been Instragrammed hanging out with Swift on group gatherings.

It appeared like she was squad staple till a Seventeen interview got here out through which Steinfeld revealed that the 2 weren’t as chummy as cameras made it appear. “I believe folks assume we spend much more time collectively than we really do!” Steinfeld stated.

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instagram / @taylorswift

HAIM

Status: Still buddies

Like Lorde, the HAIM sisters have been one of many few squad members Swift broke her social media silence for. In May, Swift Instagrammed a screenshot of her listening to the band’s single, “Want You Back.”

The foursome even have a protracted historical past. Though the band wasn’t included in Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video, they’ve appeared on one another’s Instagrams fairly continuously—whether or not or not it’s on street journeys, tropical holidays, or low-key hangouts at house.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Status: Friendly however not shut

Delevingne is one other wild card. For awhile, the mannequin was one of many key members of Swift’s squad, showing within the “Bad Blood” music video, guesting at a pair concert events, and exhibiting up at her Instagrammable baking events.

However, like quite a lot of Swift’s buddies, the hangouts have tapered off. Instead, Delevingne is hanging out Kendall Jenner, something that’s given Karlie Kloss a lot of trouble too. In truth, Delevingne was the one who snapped the selfie of Kloss and Jenner that spurred feud rumors between the previous BFFs. However, given Delevingne’s nonchalant nature, we’re guessing her and Swift have merely drifted aside, however haven’t got unhealthy blood.

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instagram / @caradelevingne

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Status: Still buddies

Out of all of Swift’s buddies, she and Gomez return the farthest. They met in 2008 after they have been each youngsters and nonetheless beginning out within the biz. The two rapidly constructed an inseparable sufficient bond for Gomez to duet on a number of of Swift’s excursions, in addition to play the starring position in her “Bad Blood” music video.

And regardless of speak that the 2 are on the rocks—contemplating Gomez is now relationship The Weeknd (the ex of Bella Hadid, a.ok.a the little sister of squad member Gigi Hadid)—Swift shut the speak down on Instagram lately when she posted a screenshot congratulating Gomez on her new single, “Fetish.”

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instagram / @taylorswift

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Status: Still buddies

Speaking of Hadid, the mannequin and Swift are possible nonetheless buddies. As one other key squad member, Hadid appeared within the “Bad Blood” music video, walked the catwalk with Swift on her tour, and have become a daily on her Instagram.

Despite speak that Hadid had switched sides after her sister, Bella, unfollowed Swift’s longtime BFF, Selena Gomez, on Instagram, the 2 appear to be doing alright. Hadid, who’s appeared extra lately with Swift on Instagram than different squad members, even launched Swift to her boyfriend, Zayn Malik, who collaborated with the singer on her “Fifty Shades Darker” single, “I Don’t Wanna Live Together.” No unhealthy blood right here.

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instagram / @gigihadid

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge

Status: Likely nonetheless buddies

Aldridge, who met Swift (like quite a lot of the opposite fashions on this record) when she carried out on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2015, hasn’t appeared on Instagram a lot with Swift prior to now few months.

It may appear odd, contemplating Aldridge starred in “Bad Blood” and walked the runway at a number of of Swift’s concert events. But earlier than we soar to conclusions, the Victoria’s Secret Angel additionally has a Four-year-old (which suggests she’s busy AF) and remains to be good buddies with the opposite fashions within the squad. So we’re guessing the dearth of Insta hangouts is solely attributable to a busy schedule.

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instagram / @taylorswift

Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose

Status: Still buddies

The “Orange Is the New Black” star was form of a latecomer to Swift’s squad. She did not seem within the “Bad Blood” music video and solely made sparse appearances on Swift’s Instagram when the entire squad frolicked.

Still, there are key items of proof to counsel that Rose and Swift are nearer than you assume. For one, Swift shocked Rose when she introduced her an accolade the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards. Secondly (and doubtless extra damning) is that Rose was the one member to publicly denounce Katy Perry for shading Swift in her music, “Swish Swish”—through which Perry tells Swift to not come for her.

Long story brief: Rose known as Perry’s music “purposeful poop” and “bomb a petit.” Given this was earlier this summer time, we’re guessing that Swift and Rose are nonetheless tight. Only a real squad member would exit on a limb like that.

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Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello

Status: Friendly however not shut

Fans first came upon that the Fifth Harmony member was in Swift’s squad in 2015 when Swift threw the ex-girl group member an impromptu 18th birthday celebration when she stated she was doing completely nothing. (Selena Gomez and Hailee Steinfeld have been additionally company.) Since then, Cabello has turn into somewhat sister determine for the singer, who gives the “I Have Questions” with relationship recommendation.

Though the 2 have not been photographed collectively lately (the final time Cabello talked about Swift was in February 2017), we’re guessing they’re each tremendous busy. Cabello is launching a solo profession, while Swift is reportedly revving up for a sixth album. 

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instagram / @camila_cabello

Martha Hunt

Status: Still buddies

Like quite a lot of Swift’s mannequin buddies, Hunt has additionally taken a step again from the squad. The Victoria’s Secret Model, who was as soon as a staple on Swift’s 1989 World Tour and had an element in her “Bad Blood” music video, have not had many public appearances since. The final notable time was in September 2016, when Hunt went over to Swift’s New York apartment to play with her cats.

However, the dearth of hangs may merely be due to Swift’s current excessive privateness. In June, Hunt gushed about her squad chief on the pink carpet for the Much Music Video Awards, the place she revealed that Swift is merely “dwelling life.”

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