Inside Taylor Swift And Gigi Hadid's Friendship Including When They Met

13 May 2024, 11:55

Taylor Swift has stayed close friends with Gigi Hadid.
Taylor Swift has stayed close friends with Gigi Hadid. Picture: Getty

By Kathryn Knight

Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid are the celebrity friendship we’re all envious of, but how did the women get to know each other and how long have they been friends?

It’s a well-known fact in the celeb world that Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid are best friends, without the girls needing to post about each other every week on Instagram.

Without fail the supermodel and the pop star publicly wish each other a happy birthday every year and when Gigi welcomed her baby girl with now ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik, Taylor sent the new arrival a satin pink blanket she’d made herself.

The 'All Too Well' singer also made sure to support her bestie as she launched her clothing brand Guest in Residence. And on The Eras Tour, Gigi has showed up to fangirl her BFF, even bringing boyfriend Bradley Cooper to a show in Paris where they partied with Tay's boyfriend Travis Kelce.

But when did Taylor and Gigi become friends and how have they stayed so close? Let’s take a look at their special friendship…

When did Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid become friends?

Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid met in 2014
Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid met in 2014. Picture: Gigi Hadid/Instagram

Taylor and Gigi were first seen together in 2014 at an Oscar’s party where it’s thought they struck up their friendship.

In June 2015, Taylor brought Gigi out at her ‘Reputation’ concert in London, along with her other showbiz pals Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner, Serena Williams, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne.

Gigi Hadid cements herself in Taylor Swift’s ‘girl squad’

Summer 2015 was around the time Taylor developed her ‘girl squad’ who were often all over each other's Instagrams, and at Taylor’s Fourth of July party she and Gigi reunited, this time along with Haim, Ed Sheeran and brothers Nick and Joe Jonas, who Gigi was dating at the time.

After the girl squad disbanded, Gigi was among the few to keep her close friendship with Taylor, as well as Blake Lively, Martha Hunt and Haim.

What has Taylor Swift said her friendship with Gigi Hadid?

Taylor Swift brought her girl squad out on stage at her 'Reputation' tour
Taylor Swift brought her girl squad out on stage at her 'Reputation' tour. Picture: Getty

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Taylor said Gigi is the first person she goes to when she needs advice.

She said: “She has this incredible ability to see all sides of a situation and simplify it for you, to see the complexity of people. Gigi’s number one 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.

“She is an innately kind and inclusive person who has managed to become a huge power player and businesswoman without ever compromising that.”

What has Gigi Hadid said about her friendship with Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid are still best friends to this day
Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid are still best friends to this day. Picture: Gigi Hadid/Instagram

As well as BFFs, Gigi is a huge fan of Taylor, admitting to Variety she loved the singer’s music growing up.

She said: “An amazing thing about my friendship with Taylor has been that she is a songwriter that I've connected to through my childhood into my adult life, and becoming friends has given me an insight into the mind that creates those lyrics. She writes words that people experience but can't put into words themselves.”

Gigi also confessed to attending 10 of Taylor’s concerts on the '1989' and 'Reputation' tours for free.

Taylor supports Gigi at the launch of her cashmere knitwear brand

Taylor Swift supported Gigi Hadid at her clothing brand's launch
Taylor Swift supported Gigi Hadid at her clothing brand's launch. Picture: Derek Walker/Instagram

As Gigi launched her new cashmere clothing brand, Guest in Residence, she had her closest friends and family around her to help mark the occasion in September 2022

One of her pals posted some photos from the night, capturing an excited Taylor holding her arms up and smiling for the camera, ever the supportive bestie.

Gigi gives an insight into Taylor's 'dinner parties'

Gigi opened up on bestie Taylor's dinner parties, calling her an 'exceptional cook' and revealing their evenings together are always 'special' moments.

She told InStyle on 11th April: "Taylor Swift is an exceptional cook, and I love her. She also makes a really good bolognese sauce and a really good chilli that I love.

"So, I love to cook, but it’s also such a treat to get cooked for. And 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.”

Gigi Hadid rocks out at Taylor Swift's concert

Gigi and Taylor step out for a girls night dinner – June 2023

In the midst of Taylor's 'Eras Tour', she had a few well-deserved days off and chose to unwind with BFF Gigi during one of the nights, before she resumes her shows on June 23.

The pair were spotted leaving Nobu restaurant together in New York as they walked arm-in-arm before they got in their car and left.

In snaps obtained by this tabloid, Tay could be seen wearing a stunning black halterneck jumpsuit with a pair of heels while Gigi opted for a casual white cropped tee and a black midi pencil skirt.

Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper watch Taylor Swift on The Eras Tour – May 2024

Gigi and boyfriend Bradley spent a date night in Paris watching Taylor perform on The Eras Tour, where they were joined in their VIP box by Taylor's boyfriend Travis.

The supermodel was seen having the time of her life on the tour, dancing and singing along with her hands in there while cool guy Bradley vibed along.

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