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Taylor Swift & BeyoncĂ©’s Friendship Timeline Has *Major* Girl’s Girl Energy

Growing up, I was raised religiously on Beyoncé’s I Am… Sasha Fierce album. My mom played the album almost every single day, so I know basically every word to every song. It’s a talent. I then grew up to become a hardcore Swiftie. Imagine my surprise when I learned that BeyoncĂ© and Taylor Swift are actually friends, and Queen Bey was spotted at the Eras Tour concert movie’s premiere. Big girl’s girl energy, y’all.

Like most Swifties and members of the Bey Hive, I’ve been in shock because of this friendship and because of the endless Eras Tour social media content, along with the latest Renaissance news.  I honestly can’t keep up with the two and neither can my bank account, but I’m living for the friendship, concerts, and movies. 

Because I just learned about this friendship, I felt the need to do a massive deep dive into the two and now all of my questions, like when this friendship started or how they’ve stayed connected, have been answered. Now all I need is the perfect friendship name for the two, so please let me know when it’s been established. 

For everyone like me who has been denied this beautiful friendship for far too long, let’s break it down together. 

2009: It all started at the infamous 2009 VMAs.

I think I speak for everyone when I say this is the most cringe-worthy moment in history. I literally hate to think about it, but unfortunately, it’s necessary. We all remember the infamous 2009 VMA Awards because Kanye West decided it would be cute and quirky to interrupt Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech and said that Beyoncé should have won. 

What isn’t always remembered though is that Beyoncé stood up for Swift by inviting her up on stage to finish her speech, and that was the start of this beautiful friendship.

2015: Mother turns 25.

Can you imagine Beyoncé and Jay-Z showing up to your 25th birthday party? Yeah, I can’t either, but that’s exactly what happened to Swift. The two were also joined by Karlie Kloss, HAIM, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, and so many other celebrities. 

2016: Beyoncé and swift link at The Grammys and the Super Bowl.

Throughout the years, Beyoncé and Swift have been seen together doing celebrity things (and I wish I was there too). The two were spotted hanging together on a few separate occasions, like the Super Bowl halftime show in 2016.

The stars also had a heartwarming moment together backstage at the 2016 Grammys, where they were seen hugging each other and laughing together. 

The two were seen together at different events after 2016, like a 2018 Stand Up to Cancer event. 

2021: Beyoncé and Swift celebrate their Grammy wins.

Unfortunately, there’s a bit of a gap in the friendship timeline from 2016 to 2021. But in 2021, Swift became the first woman to win the Album of the Year award three times and Beyoncé received four awards in one night. We love talented besties!

While the Siwfites and the Bey Hive were thriving on the fact that the two broke records, Beyoncé made us all lose our minds and sent Swift a handwritten note and flowers to congratulate her big night. 

“Congratulations on your Grammy,” Queen Bey wrote. “It was great seeing you on Sunday night. Thank you for always being so supportive. Sending love to you and your family. B.”

Swift acted the way literally anyone would, and posted on social media and wrote “Woke up to flowers from the queen of grace & greatness @beyonce and suddenly it’s the best Friday EVER. Thank you B and congratulations on your epic achievement Sunday night!!”

Later that year, Swift wished Beyoncé a happy 40th birthday and credited Beyoncé with paving the road for other women in the industry. 

That takes us back to 2023 when Beyoncé blessed the Eras Tour concert movie with her presence. Their friendship is beautiful and genuine, and I wish I was a fly on the wall for all of their conversations and fun moments. 

Julia is a national writer at Her Campus, where she mainly covers mental health, wellness, and all things relating to Gen Z. Prior to becoming a national writer, Julia was the wellness intern for Her Campus. Outside of Her Campus, Julia is a managing editor at The Temple News, Temple University's independent student-run paper. She's also the Co-Campus Correspondent of Her Campus Temple University, where she oversees content for all sections of the website. Julia is also a student intern at the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting, where she works on the data desk and is assisting her editor in building a database. She has previously interned at The American Prospect. In her free time, Julia enjoys going to the beach as much as possible, watching reality TV (specifically Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules), and editing stories.