As you might have guessed from her upbeat music and bubbly personality, Taylor Swift is not one of those artists with a dark past and a closet full of skeletons.
In fact, you couldn't make-up such an idyllic childhood:
Taylor grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania (seriously). Her father was a successful banker, and her mother retired from mutual fund marketing in order to be a stay-at-home mom.
Really, it's the kind of upbringing that could make you hate Taylor, if she weren't so darn lovable.
Sure, there are those who have taken issue with the version of Taylor's past that's been presented to the press, claiming that all was not as perfect as the Swift family has claimed, but so far, no lies have been exposed.
Frankly, we don't know what to believe. It seems almost impossible that any family could be this insanely happy, but looking at these pics from Taylor's childhood, it's difficult to imagine that she ever had a bad day:
Taylor Swift Baby Photo
Taylor was born on December 13, 1989. Hard to believe, but in this pic, she's just 17 years away from her first hit single.
Taylor as a Toddler
Here's Taylor playing with a toy phone at age 4. Given the staggering size of her girl squad, we're guessing she still spends much of the day with a phone pressed to her ear.
Taylor and Austin Swift
Taylor and her younger brother Austin. These days, he often accompanies her to A-list Hollywood events.
Taylor in Black and White
Taylor says she got into country music at a young age. She cites Shania Twain as an early favorite.
Taylor Swift: Soccer Star
Taylor played soccer growing up because of course she did. Here she is posing for her team photo in grade school.
Taylor Swift and Her Mom
Taylor says her mom, Andrea, is one of the biggest influences in her life. Check out the major family resemblance here.
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