Even though she’s one of the world’s most famous pop stars, Taylor Swift is also someone’s daughter. So who are the duo that helped raise the 1989 superstar?
Andrea and Scott Swift have been married since 1988 and first welcomed Taylor into the world in 1989. The Swift parents have always stood by their daughter and helped develop her talents, paving the way for the icon she would become today.
The couple raised Swift, 33, on a Christmas Tree Farm in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. It is clear Taylor’s love for her childhood home runs deep as in 2021 the singer released a single titled “Christmas Tree Farm.”
Swift’s parents have been setting her up for success since before she was born. According to her parents she was named with intention for greatness in mind. “My mom thought it was cool that if you got a business card that said ‘Taylor’ you wouldn’t know if it was a guy or a girl,” Swift told Rolling Stone in 2009. By using the androgynous name, her parents hoped she would avoid workplace discrimination.
The family, along with Swift’s younger brother Austin who was born in March 1992, moved down to Nashville. What was in Nashville? The record deal that would help Taylor Swift become Taylor Swift. After becoming the youngest person to sign with Sony/ATV Publishing, she was off to the races yet Andrea stressed about how Scott and herself supported their daughter.
Swift used many photographs of her childhood in the lyric video to the song, ‘The Best Day’.
“I never wanted to make that move about her ‘making it,”‘ Andrea said via E! News. “Because what a horrible thing if it hadn’t happened, for her to carry that kind of guilt or pressure around.”
Easy to say even without any pressure, Taylor Swift sure would have made it anyways.