The fallout between Taylor Swift and her one-time best friend Karlie Kloss reportedly started when the model took advantage of the singer’s generous hospitality.
Swift has previously said that Kloss had her very own room, complete with her favourite snack foods at the ready, at the singer’s $70 million Tribeca compound.
But an insider told he New York Post that Swift was “furious” when Kloss invited friends over to the home without first getting approval.
A person close to Kloss admits that the two had a tiff that turned into “something crazy”.
“Taylor got upset over something crazy and then she just alienated Karlie,” she told The Post.
Sources say this is just another example of Swift, whose new album, Lover, is out August 23, overreacting to a situation.
Swift turned down invites to both of Kloss’ wedding ceremonies when she married her long-term boyfriend Joshua Kushner – brother of Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared – last year, according to a source close to both camps.
Swift’s representative did not respond to requests for comment.
“She became famous very young,” said a music executive in the know. “And the behaviour that we might accept from a young girl — stamping your feet, acting petulant — no longer stands when you’re a grown woman.”
In her cover story for the September issue of Vogue, soon to be on newsstands, Swift speaks out about public reaction to her feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, which led to a social media campaign to “cancel” her.
“I don’t think there are that many people who can actually understand what it’s like to have millions of people hate you,” she said. “When you say someone is cancelled, it’s not a TV show. It’s a human being. You’re sending mass amounts of messaging to this person to either shut up, disappear, or it could also be perceived as, Kill yourself.”
As a result, she said, “I realised I needed to restructure my life because it felt completely out of control”.
Over the years, Swift, who released her self-titled debut album at age 16, has changed her public persona: from sweet kid to glam country star to relatable girl to ’50s-inspired ingenue to ’80s pop star to vixen and more.
Her latest reinvention, for Lover, finds the singer — who has been dating British actor Joe Alwyn for three years — seemingly in love with love, amid a wash of rainbows.
“Even as an adult, I still have recurring flashbacks of sitting at lunch tables alone or hiding in a bathroom stall, or trying to make a new friend and being laughed at,” Swift wrote in Elle in March. “In my 20s, I found myself surrounded by girls who wanted to be my friend.”
She also admitted that some of those friendships are over, writing: “Something about ‘we’re in our young twenties!’ hurls people together into groups that can feel like your chosen family. And maybe they will be for the rest of your life. Or maybe they’ll just be your comrades for an important phase, but not forever.”
Kloss and Swift used to be thick as thieves — posing for a joint Vogue cover, holding hands on the Victoria’s Secret runway, gushing about each other in interviews and regularly posting Instagram photos of themselves having a grand old time.
But the pair have not been publicly seen together since August 2018, when Kloss was spotted at a Swift concert in Nashville. When Kloss married Josh Kushner in front of 80 guests in October 2018, Taylor was not there. Nor was she at the larger celebration the couple held in Wyoming this June.
Swift does seem to have learned one hard lesson about overdoing things.
In the past, she has flaunted her high-profile romances — with the likes of Joe Jonas, John Mayer, Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, DJ Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston — on Instagram and for paparazzi photos. Most of the relationships then publicly crashed and burned, fuelling rage-filled songs from Swift.
She and Joe Alwyn have been seen in public together only a few times, and are reportedly shopping for a London home in the range of $45 million. “It’s the most private she’s been in any relationship,” said the insider. As a result, “it seems to be the happiest she’s been.”
Originally published as Real reason Taylor dropped Karlie Kloss