Taylor Swift And Blake Lively: A Timeline Of Their Friendship Over The Years

Blake Lively and Taylor Swift
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When it comes to celebrity friendships, there are so many we could point to that are the absolute best, whether it be Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman and their fake beef, or Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, or even Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. But today, we’re going to be talking about Taylor Swift and Blake Lively. 

The two have been the best of friends for many years now, and today, we're going to break down exactly where their friendship began, and how it's grown to what it is now. 

Blake Lively in Gossip Girl and Taylor Swift in her music video for "Style."

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September 2015 – Blake Lively Reveals Her Love Of Taylor While Clearing Up Confusion Over A Comment She Made

Starting off in 2015, we take a look at the first time we really see Taylor Swift and Blake Lively interact – and it was over an Instagram post that was misinterpreted by fans. 

On Lively’s social media, she made a joke about Swift’s hit music video, “Bad Blood,” and when fans accused her of shading the singer, Lively was quick to say that she actually loves her (via Entertainment Tonight):

Umm whoever thought I was throwin' shade clearly doesn't know I have a 'Taylor Swift Please Be My Wife Voo Doo Doll, #obsessed. Look how rad she is here making my niece Heather feel like a rock star. Love my Canadian family almost as much as I love Taylor Lively. I mean Swift. Ok, FIIINE we can hyphenate our last names. Xo Blake Swift-Lively 4eva.

This was only the beginning of an awesome friendship. 

Blake Lively in The Shallows and Taylor Swift in the music video for "Delicate."

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December 2015 – Blake Lively Friends Taylor On Instagram After Meet-Up In Australia 

The first time we spotted Lively with Swift was when the two of them met up in Australia in December 2015, where they spent the day together doing miscellaneous fun things (via Refinery 29).

Taylor Swift in the "73 Questions" video for Vogue.

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April 2016 – Taylor Swift Admits She Would Love To Raid Blake Lively’s Closet

Another cute thing that happened not that long after is when Swift did a piece with Vogue on YouTube, for their “73 Questions” interview, and she admitted that she would love to go through Lively’s closet, saying she wished she could “raid it.”

Blake Lively in The Age of Adelaide and Taylor Swift in the music video for "Ready for It."

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July 2016 – Taylor And Blake Celebrate The Fourth Of July Together 

They further cemented their friendship when they decided to celebrate the Fourth of July together at Swift's annual bash. In the picture that was posted on Instagram (via People) by a close friend of the songstress, Britany LaManna, Lively is seen with her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, while Swift is seen with her then-boyfriend, actor Tom Hiddleston, as well as LaManna and her significant other. 

Blake Lively in Savages and Taylor Swift in her music video for "End Game"

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December 2016 – Blake Wished Taylor A Happy Birthday 

It’s not bestie official if you don’t wish the other a happy birthday. In December 2016,  the Gossip Girl star took to Instagram (via Glamour) to share her birthday wishes for Swift, who also happens to share the same birthday with Lively's brother-in-law. She wrote in a cute caption:

People Who I Not Only Really Love, But Also Really LIKE, That Were Born Yesterday: Part 1 of 2.🎈 @taylorswift you know how I feel. 💜

How sweet, and honestly, the best birthday message.

Lively in "A Simple Favor" and Swift in her music video for "Look What You Made Me Do."

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A year later, another significant moment for them was when Swift decided to feature Reynolds and Lively’s daughter, James, in the opener for her song, “Gorgeous,” during her performance at Gillette Stadium, a performance that the couple was in attendance for (via People).

January 2019 – They Ring In The New Year Together

There’s nothing quite like a fun New Year’s Eve party, and the women decided to ring in the New Year together with some friends. Swift’s Instagram showed off how she and a bunch of her friends decided to throw a costume party to celebrate the new year. You can see Lively dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, and Swift dressed as Ariel from The Little Mermaid. So cute. 

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Walk of Fame With Kids

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August 2020 – Taylor Name-Dropped Ryan And Blake’s Kids In “Betty”

Swift seems to really enjoy Lively’s kids, because she name-dropped her daughters in her song, “Betty,” and said that she named all the characters in the tune after “her friends' kids”, according to People. That is so incredibly sweet.  

December 2020 – Another Cute Birthday Wish From Blake To Taylor 

Birthday wishes all around. In December 2020, Lively once again took to Instagram to wish Swift a very happy birthday, saying that there was “happiness,” because of her friendship with the tuneful talent. 

Blake Lively in All I See Is You and Taylor Swift in the music video for "Anti-Hero."

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October 2021 – Happy Halloween! Taylor Heads Out, Trick-Or-Treating With Blake’s Kids

October is a fun time of year for the best family-friendly “scary” movies and snuggling up by the fire, but Swift decided to take to the streets with Lively and her kids. According to Daily Mail, she went along with Lively and Reynolds as they trick-or-treated with their kids – dressing up in a hilarious squirrel costume to boot. 

Blake Lively and Taylor Swift going to the SNL Afterparty in November 2021.

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November 2021 – Blake (And Ryan) Support Taylor On SNL

For a November 2021 episode, Taylor Swift was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, performing a 10-minute version of “All Too Well” for her time there. Lively and Reynolds came to show their support, arriving at the show’s afterparty, according to Elle.

Taylor Swift in the "I Bet You Think About Me" music video.

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November 2021 – Blake Also Directs Taylor’s Music Video For “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylors Version)”

Something huge in Lively’s career was her directorial debut, and that was actually when she directed the video for Swift's “I Bet You Think About Me,” which co-starred Miles Teller and his wife, Keleigh Sperry Teller. This only further cemented their friendship and showed just how much Swift trusts Lively. 

Dylan O'Brien and Sadie Sink in the All Too Well: The Short Film on YouTube.

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June 2022 – Blake Shows Her Love For Taylor At The All Too Well Film Screening

In June 2022, Lively and her husband showed their love for their pop superstar buddy when they were guests for the screening of All Too Well: The Short Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, according to People

September 2022 – Blake Showed Off Her Bump With Taylor 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds hit a new relationship milestone when she was pregnant with their fourth child in 2022, and gave fans lots of photos of her baby bump on Instagram, one of which included a cute shot of her and Swift with it. 

Taylor Swift accepting an award at the American Music Awards for "Favorite Pop Album."

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November 2022 – Taylor Shouts Out Blake When Accepting Award For Favorite Pop Album At The AMA’s 

In November 2022, Taylor was nominated and won the award for Favorite Pop Album at the American Music Awards, and in her acceptance speech (via People), she called out everyone that helped her work on the album, Red (Taylor’s Version), which she won for, including Lively, who directed one of her music videos. 

Taylor at the Eras Tour in Philadelphia.

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May 2023 – Blake Attends The Eras Tour With Her Daughters In Philadelphia 

One of the most recent moments between the two of them was when Lively actually attended one of the Philadelphia shows of Swift's Eras tour, bringing her daughters to enjoy the performance, and had a blast while doing so. 

Truly, this is a friendship that we hope lasts for years and years as they are just so dang cute together, and I can’t wait to see what they do next. I need these two to direct some more videos because they’re awesome. 

Alexandra Ramos
Content Producer

A self-proclaimed nerd and lover of Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, Alexandra Ramos is a Content Producer at CinemaBlend. She first started off working in December 2020 as a Freelance Writer after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in English. She primarily works in features for movies, TV, and sometimes video games. (Please don't debate her on The Last of Us 2, it was amazing!) She is also the main person who runs both our daily newsletter, The CinemaBlend Daily, and our ReelBlend newsletter.