She is currently the biggest pop star in the world and will soon go on one of the biggest tours in music history. And Taylor Swift will do all this while remaining immensely “proud” of her Scottish roots .
The American singer, 33, will be bringing her Eras tour to Edinburgh next year. And this will be like a return to the symbol.
Swift, who was seen comforting girlfriend Sophie Turner this week after her split from husband Joe Jonas, had previously spoken about her Scottish roots. In 2015, she revealed to a crowd in Glasgow that she had discovered her parentage thanks to her father.
Swift was playing at the SSE Hydro when she announced, “I’m one of you!”. The Shake It Off singer revealed that her father had emailed her before the performance to say that she was a part of Scotland.
According to The Independent, she told the crowd: ‘The subject line said “Tell this to Scotland” and the email said that our whole family is from Scotland and you need to tell them that. I’m proud because this audience is incredible.”
As if to emphasize his ‘Scottishness’, Swfit then performed his hit Blank Space while swinging a golf club. After the song, she said: “Personally, I happen to love Scots.”
Swift, who is named after songwriter James Taylor, also has German and Italian ancestry. She started her career as a country singer, but developed into one of the greatest pop artists in the world.
His Eras tour starts on November 9th in Argentina. But although she was busy with rehearsals, she still found time for Game Of Thrones star Turner, who broke up with her husband.
Turner, 27, is divorcing Jonas after four years of marriage. The couple are now facing a custody battle over their two children.
Swift was photographed dining with Turner in New York on Tuesday. Ironically, Swift was previously dating Jonas, 34, before he and Turner got together.
It turns out that an international academic symposium on the cultural impact of Swift will be held in Australia. It will take place in February to coincide with the arrival of Eras in Melbourne.