As two of the top names in their respective professions, Bella Hadid and Taylor Swift have crossed paths numerous times. Are they friends?
Bella Hadid and Taylor Swift are friends. They likely met through Bella’s sister, Gigi, who met Swift through supermodel Karlie Kloss in 2014. Bella and Taylor have been seen at parties together but do not appear to be as close as Swift and Gigi.
For more on Bella Hadid and Taylor Swift’s relationship, read on.
Isabella Khair Hadid was born in Los Angeles, California on October 9, 1996. She is the daughter of Mohamed Hadid, a Palestinian-American real-estate developer, and Yolanda Hadid, a Dutch-born American model.
Bella has two siblings, as well as two half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage. Her older sister, Gigi, is also a model and burst onto the scene a couple of years before Bella.
Bella, Gigi, and their younger brother, Anwar, were raised on a Santa Barbara Ranch where Bella discovered her passion for horses. She became a competitive equestrian with aspirations of competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics but was forced to retire from the sport in 2013 after being diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Hadid moved to New York in 2014 to study photography at Parsons School of Design, shortly after signing with IMG as a model. Her modeling career quickly took off, leading to her dropping out of her course to model full time.
Though she already had a famous name in modeling due to her mother, Yolanda, and sister, Gigi, Bella’s rise to the top of the industry was astronomical. She was voted Model of the Year by Model.com in 2016 and has been one of the top models in the world in the following years.
Taylor Alison Swift was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989. Her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch, while her mother, Andrea Gardner Finlay, worked as a mutual fund marketing executive.
She has a younger brother, Austin Kingsley Swift, who is an actor. Swift spent much of her childhood at a Christmas tree farm owned by her father.
She became interested in musical theatre when she was nine and joined youth theatre productions. Her parents encouraged her passion, letting her travel to New York for singing and acting lessons.
Taylor was a fan of Shania Twain and began embracing country music as her chosen genre. She learned to play guitar in her teens and became the youngest artist ever signed by Sony/ATV at 14.
She has gone on to become one of the highest-selling musical artists of the 21st Century.
Taylor Swift has long had a strong friendship with Bella Hadid’s sister, Gigi. Swift and Gigi were introduced by their mutual friend, supermodel Karlie Kloss, in 2014, and Gigi appeared in the music video for “Bad Blood” a year later.
As such, Gigi is the link between Taylor and Bella. Immediately after the 2019 VMAs in New Jersey, Swift headed into New York and joined the Hadid sisters for an afterparty.
Bella and Taylor have clearly spent a good deal of time together but it’s unclear whether or not they are as close as Taylor and Gigi, who have been pictured together more frequently.
While Swift had her “Squad”, which has included the likes of Gigi, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, and Hailee Steinfeld, many of whom also appeared in the “Bad Blood” video, it doesn’t appear that Bella was ever a fully-fledged member.
Instead, Bella, who had always presented more of an edge than her sister, is more closely associated with Alexander Wang’s gang of models, which also includes Gigi’s close friend Kendall Jenner.
So while it seems that Bella Hadid and Taylor Swift could certainly be called friends, it seems unlikely that they are as close as Swift and Gigi Hadid.