Timeline of Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid's friendship, explored

Taylor Swift (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management) and Gigi Hadid (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management) and Gigi Hadid (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift's 'squad' is as famous as the pop icon herself. The 34-year-old has a lot of celebrity friends and they have been referenced in several songs and music videos. While many of them are ephemeral, some friendships remain long-lasting, like Taylor's bond with Gigi Hadid.

The 29-year-old fashion icon has known Taylor since 2014, and the two continue to be good friends even today.


Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid have been friends for over a decade


March 2, 2014: Taylor and Gigi get photographed together for the first time

The first interaction between Gigi and Taylor is not documented. However, they were photographed together for the first time at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March 2014 with Jaime King and Ireland Baldwin.

Taylor Swift sported a black sparkling dress with her iconic red lipstick while Hadid sported a matte black dress for the event.


May 30, 2015: Taylor Swift was seen onstage with Gigi Hadid in Detroit

Taylor The 1989 World Tour Live In Columbus (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images for TAS)
Taylor The 1989 World Tour Live In Columbus (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images for TAS)

Gigi Hadid made a surprise appearance at a Taylor Swift concert in Detroit on May 30, 2015. The supermodel joined Taylor during her performance of Style. The two were seen encouraging the crowd and walking up and down the entire stage to show their moves.

While Taylor sported a sparkling silver bodysuit, Gigi Hadid was seen in black from head to toe.


November 2, 2016: Gigi Hadid opened up about attending Taylor Swift's Halloween Party

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)
2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)

In a 2016 interview with Today, Gigi Hadid opened up about the secret Halloween party that Taylor Swift hosted. It was attended by icons like Camilla Cabello, Hunt, and Kennedy Raye.

While Taylor dressed as Deadpool, Gigi Hadid sported a Cub Scout costume.


May 15, 2017: The two talk about their friendship in a Harper's Bazaar piece

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Taylor opened up about her friendship with Gigi Hadid and praised her empathy and the ability to see a sitiation from all sides:

"As a friend, Gigi is one of the first people I go to for advice. She has this incredible ability to see all sides of a situation and simplify it for you, to see the complexity of people," explained the 34-year-old.

Moreover, Taylor praised Hadid's ability to see everyone equally and treat everyone like they'd want to be treated.

"Gigi's #1 rule is to treat people the way she'd want to be treated, so she's on time (or early) to work, says hello to everyone on set, asks them how they are, and actually listens to their response," explained Taylor.

November 14, 2019: Gigi Hadid supports Taylor Swift in her fight against Big Machine Records

5th Annual ACM Honors - Red Carpet (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)
5th Annual ACM Honors - Red Carpet (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

Gigi Hadid was one of the many celebrities who came in support of Taylor after it was revealed that Big Machine Records was preventing her from performing her old songs.

In a now-deleted tweet, she implored Big Machine Records' Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta to do the 'right thing' and free Taylor Swift from the shackles of not being able to perform her own songs.

"Scott and Scooter, you know what the right thing to do is Taylor and her fans deserve to celebrate the music!!" tweeted Gigi Hadid.

February 4, 2021: Gigi Hadid shares a sentimental moment between Taylor Swift and her daughter

The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" - Arrivals (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" - Arrivals (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

In a 2021 interview with Vogue, Gigi Hadid shared a sentimental gift that Taylor Swift had given her daughter Khai after she was born. The 29-year old revealed that Taylor had made a stuffed bear from one of her own dresses and had given it to Khai.

"It's misshapen, and she called it Ugly Bear. She had one when she was little," revealed Hadid.

Previously, Hadid had also shared another thoughtful gift sent by Taylor right after Khai was born. The songwriter sent her a pink blanket, and Gigi Hadid shared a photo of her daughter lying on it.


April 11, 2023: Gigi Hadid comments on Taylor Swift's cooking skills

Gigi Hadid expressed her admiration for Taylor's culinary skills in an interview with InStyle. The 29-year-old called Taylor an 'exceptional cook' and lauded her bolognese sauce and chili recipe.

"When you have friends that really also care about those special moments and the more intimate spaces and what can really come from putting an effort into making the time for that, I think that that's when you start to find the friends that you really connect with because you're both working towards manifesting those really special moments," gushed Hadid.
2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Fixed Show
2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Fixed Show

Additionally, Taylor and Hadid are often photographed hanging out or going to movies or restaurants together. Gigi has often been to her concerts and has met Taylor backstage after the show.

Fans of both celebrities hope that their friendship lasts long so that they can witness more moments like the aforementioned in the future.

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Edited by Prem Deshpande
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