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Taylor Swift’s Sweetest Family Moments with Her Parents

Scott and Andrea Swift have proven time and time again that they’re the world’s biggest Swifties

 

Scott Swift, singer Taylor Swift and Andrea Swift attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Scott, Taylor and Andrea Swift. PHOTO: RICK DIAMOND/ACMA2013/GETTY

Taylor Swift has an especially solid support system thanks to her parents, Andrea and Scott Swift.

From the earliest days of her career to her height of fame today, the “Bejeweled” singer hasn’t gone many places without her mom and dad. They’ve followed Taylor on tour and cheered her on at awards shows. They’ve sung along to her songs and exchanged friendship bracelets with her fans. Throughout Taylor’s life, Mama and Papa Swift have proven to be some of the proudest parents in the music industry.

Take a look back at some of Andrea and Scott’s sweetest moments cheering on their daughter.

 

When Andrea Heard ‘The Best Day’ for the First Time

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Taylor Swift and Andrea Swift. COURTESY TAYLOR SWIFT

During her Mother’s Day performance on the Eras Tour, Taylor played “The Best Day,” her lyrical homage to Andrea, as a surprise song. The songwriter introduced the song by recalling the first time she showed it to her mom.

“I wrote this song just compiling these sort of core childhood memories I had of not just her as a mother, but her as a friend,” Taylor said. She continued to describe her mom’s questioning response upon her first listen.

“She said, ‘It’s such a beautiful song. Where did you find it? It sounds exactly like the things we went through,’ ” Taylor explained. “I was like, ‘Mom, I wrote it and recorded it secretly, it is our memories.’ It was the sweetest thing ever because I just think she couldn’t have comprehended that I would write a song about the two of us.'”

Once Andrea realized it was a tribute to her, Taylor remembers her immediately breaking down into tears.

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When Taylor Made a ‘Credential’ for Scott on the Eras Tour

Scott Swift, singer Taylor Swift and Andrea Swift attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards; Taylor Swift Shares Sweet Photo of Backstage Pass She Made for Her Dad Ahead of Eras Tour

Scott Swift and Taylor Swift. RICK DIAMOND/ACMA2013/GETTY IMAGES; TAYLOR SWIFT INSTAGRAM

Even though Scott’s spent plenty of time on tour, Taylor crafted him a precious memento on opening night of the Eras Tour. The “All Too Well” singer posted an Instagram Story of the “Dad of Headliner” pass her father wore for extra exclusive access backstage.

“Made my Dad’s tour credential,” Taylor captioned the photo. “We are a small family business.”

She followed with another example of family teamwork, sharing a photo of Scott and Andrea’s hands hard at work bedazzling a white guitar. In her caption, Taylor quizzed her fans on who they thought crafted her “Eras Tour crystallized Fearless guitar.”

“A) Artisans and finely trained craftsmen. B) A professional musical instrument manufacturer. C) My parents with super glue and a free afternoon,” she joked.

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When Andrea Proudly Supported Taylor at Her Movie Premiere

 

 

Andrea watched in subtle yet profound admiration as the “Anti-Hero” singer posed for flashbulbs and fans at her Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour premiere in Los Angeles. One now-viral video caught the supermom smiling and cheering for her daughter as she worked the red carpet — or, to borrow the lyrics Taylor dedicated to her mom in her song “The Best Day” — staying back and watching her shine.

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When They Traded Friendship Bracelets with Flavor Flav

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Flavor Flav, Scott Swift and Andrea Swift.MATT WINKELMEYER/GETTY;KEVIN MAZUR/AMA2019/GETTY

Scott and Andrea continued the Eras Tour tradition of trading friendship bracelets with fellow Swifities at Taylor’s concert movie premiere. They swapped beads with some of their daughter’s biggest supporters, including Hip-Hop artist Flavor Flav.

In one video posted by Flav himself, Scott exchanged a colorful “Papa Swift” bracelet for a black one bearing the rapper’s name.

“Now listen, don’t give that one away,” Flav told Scott in the clip. He insisted, “I wont! This is mine.”

Another video saw Flav passing a black beaded band to Andrea. “I’ll treasure it forever,” she told him.

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When Andrea Presented Taylor with an ACM Award

Taylor Swift (L) accepts the Milestone Award from Andrea Swift onstage during the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas

Taylor Swift and Andrea Swift. COOPER NEILL/GETTY

Mama Swift stole hearts nationwide when she presented her daughter with the Academy of Country Music’s prestigious Milestone Award in 2015. Andrea delivered her moving introduction speech on the ceremony’s stage just a week after the family went public with her first cancer diagnosis.

“I’ve watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled-hair little girl … Full of imagination and creativity until right now, when she prepares for her next world tour. I’m a very proud mom,” Andrea said, choking up with emotion.

She continued, “For many years, I was her constant companion. And I witnessed a young girl with very few friends become one with many, learning to stand up for herself and the things she believes in. Being brave enough to explore her musical curiosity, having a voice against those who hate, and giving of herself to those in need.”

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When Scott Gave a Signature Gift to Superfans

Scott Swift and Taylor Swift

Scott Swift and Taylor Swift. RICK DIAMOND/GETTY

Swifties have come to know Scott and Andrea as especially generous people, but Papa Swift has been know to gift Taylor Swift-branded guitar picks.

In 2019, Taylor’s team handed out pizza boxes to fans camping out overnight ahead of her Good Morning America performance in N.Y.C.’s Central Park. Scott helped feed the crowd and passed around pink guitar picks with Taylor’s Lover album cover art on them.

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When Andrea Drew Taylor’s Lucky Number on Her Hand

In honor of Taylor’s 13th concert on her 2018 Reputation tour, Andrea drew the number 13 on her talented kid’s hand as an homage to the star’s younger years. Taylor posted an Instagram video of her mom coloring the teal digits during pre-show hair and makeup.

“We have an artist at work. My mom is the only one who’s ever been entrusted to draw on my 13. She hasn’t done it since I think mid-2009,” Taylor said with a smile in the video. Addressing her mom, she continued, “So considering the time you’ve taken away from the craft you really just jumped back in, and excelling!”

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