Early in her career, Taylor Swift made headline after headline dating famous dudes to the point where it was a joke.
Tired of coming under the microscope for her love life, she decided to focus on female friendships, and the illustrious Taylor Swift squad was born.
Membership comprises a number of famous women, many of whom appeared in Swift's "Bad Blood" video, which elevated the squad even further and inspired the hashtag #SquadGoals among besties the world over.
Check out all the members of Tay Tay's squad.
Selena Gomez is a premier member of the squad. She and Swift often hang out and attend award shows together.
Taylor and Lena were fans of each other, started communicating on Twitter, and are now great friends.
“She’s one of the people who is really supporting women in the entertainment business. It’s really inspiring to see that and I think that it’s kind of what we want to share with our generation,” Gigi once said of Taylor.
Taylor was a huge fan of Lorde's and the two became fast friends. “[Taylor] definitely brought me into this amazing world of supportive female friendship,” the "Royals" singer said.
Taylor has been BFFs with this model for some time now. The pair were even roomies for awhile back in 2014.
One of the many models in Swift's squad, Cara Delevingne often pops up on the singer's Instagram.
Kendall Jenner is a model and besties with Gigi Hadid, so she's like a squad member by default.
“Taylor just loves her friends, and so do I. My girls are my girls,” the model said of Taylor. “We’re such a close-knit group of women, and the most special thing about our group of friends – and it extends so far – is that we all have each other’s backs.”
Swift took this young actress under her wing, and being part of the famed squad has only helped Steinfeld in the industry.
Speaking on the squad, Goulding once said, "They see what is and isn't real. I’m not anywhere near their level of fame but if I say, 'Oh God, Taylor, this happened,’ she’ll be like, 'Girl, that’s nothing.' Suck it up, kind of thing."
These two are so close that King named Swift the godmother of her baby.
The Haim Sisters
Este, Danielle, and Alana make up the band Haim, who were early squad members.
The Empire actress appeared in the "Bad Blood" video and gave a shout out to Swift at the VMAs: “I would love to give a big congrats to my girl, Taylor Swift.”
Taylor Swift's mom introduced her to the Paramore singer, and the two have been friends ever since.
"She's just the most down-to-earth person," the Modern Family star said of Swift.
“She has such an infectious personality," the Victoria's Secret model said of Swift. "Everyone just wants to be around her at all times. She really brings out the best in everybody.”
Ed may or may not qualify as an "official" squad member, but he and Taylor have shared a close friendship since they met in 2013.