SUPERSTAR Taylor Swift has left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.
Now fans want to know more about the pop icon’s family and her relationship with her mother Andrea Swift.
Who is Taylor Swift’s mother, Andrea Swift?
Andrea was born on January 10, 1958 in Pennsylvania to Robert Bruce Finlay and opera singer Marjorie Finlay.
Taylor, 33, wrote a song about her maternal grandmother called “Marjorie” on her ninth studio album, Evermore.
She has written several songs about her mother, including “The Best Day” from Fearless and “Soon You’ll Get Better” from Lover.
Accordingly PeopleAndrea previously worked as a marketing manager at an advertising agency.
She has been married to Scott Swift for 35 years.
The couple tied the knot on February 20, 1988 in Harris County, Texas.
Andrea gave birth to Taylor on December 13, 1989 in West Reading, Pennsylvania, before giving birth to a son in 1992.
She and Scott raised their children on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania before moving to a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, for the then-14-year-old Taylor’s budding country music career.
Taylor has spoken about how her mother supported her dreams.
In 2008, the singer-songwriter spoke to Weekly entertainment about flying to Nashville to distribute demo CDs, saying, “I brought my demo CDs of karaoke songs where I sound like a chipmunk – it’s pretty awesome – and my mom was waiting with my little brother in the car while I knocked on doors” and down Music Row.
“I would say, ‘Hi, I’m Taylor. I am 11; I want a record deal. Call me.'”
According to People, Taylor referred to Andrea as her “best friend” during her acceptance speech at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Over the years, Taylor has been open about Andrea’s health issues and revealed that she has battled cancer twice.
She first shared the news with her fans in a Tumblr post in April 2015.
Accordingly billboardShe wrote in part: “For Christmas this year, I asked my mother that one of her gifts for me would be to go to the doctor to get checked for health problems, just to ease some of my worries. “
“She agreed and went in to get checked. There were no warning signs and she was perfectly fine, but she only did it to keep me and my brother off her case.”
“The results have come in and I am sad to inform you that my mother has been diagnosed with cancer. I would like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans secret, but she wanted you to know.”
“She wanted you to know because your parents might be too busy juggling everything that’s going on to go to the doctor, and maybe if you reminded them to get checked for cancer, “This could perhaps lead to an early diagnosis and an easier fight…” Or the reassurance that they are healthy and have nothing to worry about.
“She wanted you to know why she might not be at as many shows on this tour. She has an important fight ahead of her.”
“Thank you for caring enough about my family to want me to share this information with you.”
In a March 2019 essay for ElleTaylor revealed that Andrea’s cancer had returned, but also shared that her father had also battled the disease.
She wrote in part: “Both my parents had cancer and my mother is now battling it again.
“It taught me that there are real problems and then everything else. My mother’s cancer is a real problem.”
“I used to be very afraid of the daily ups and downs. Now I dedicate all my worries, stress and prayers to real problems.”
In a January 2020 interview with diversityTaylor shared that Andrea had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
She said: “During her treatment a brain tumor was discovered.
“And the symptoms a person experiences when they have a brain tumor are nothing like what we have ever experienced before with their cancer. So it was just a really difficult time for us as a family.”
Despite her health issues, Andrea has continued to show her support for her daughter by attending several shows on the Eras Tour, according to People.
Who is Taylor Swift’s father Scott?
Scott Swift was born on March 5, 1952 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania to parents Archie Dean and Rose Baldi Swift.
The 71-year-old is a financial advisor for The Swift Group under Merrill Lynch, according to People.
He started as a stockbroker before becoming vice president of Merrill Lynch.
When the Swift family moved to Nashville, Scott moved into their new home with The Swift Group, according to the outlet.
Like Andrea, Scott has supported Taylor’s music career and toured with her.
As People noted, the megastar took to MySpace in 2009 to share what it was like having his father around.
She wrote: “My dad is on this journey. He is a sociable person and loves touring. He loves it so much that he finds it absolutely hilarious to embarrass me as much as possible.”
“For example, [I’m] After returning from dinner, go to the hotel lobby. It’s a calm, serene, beautiful voice that screams out of nowhere, “HEY!” THAT’S TAYLOR SWIFT!!’ Me: “Dad. Please stop it.'”
She added: “Having my dad out here with me is pretty priceless.”
He also accompanied Taylor on her Eras Tour.
Does Taylor Swift have siblings?
Taylor has a brother named Austin Swift, who was born on March 11, 1992.
The 31-year-old is an actor and producer who has been involved in several of Taylor’s music videos.
In his opinion IMDb profileAustin served as producer for 2020’s “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” and the 2021 music video “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version).”
He has also appeared in a number of films including Live by Night (2016), Cover Versions (2018) and We Summon the Darkness (2019).
He also appeared in the TV show Embeds in 2017.