Taylor Swift Thanks Birthday Girl Lorde For Making “Life More Beautiful” (PHOTO)
Lorde turned 20 on Monday, and to celebrate, Swift broke out her paint set and shared the resulting artwork on Instagram. The picture highlights Lorde’s milestone age, as well as her birth name, Ella. Swift wrote in the post’s caption, “Thank you for the music you make, the advice you give, the thoughts you provoke, and the way you’ve made my life more beautiful since the first day we met up in New York and ate burgers on a park bench and got attacked by squirrels. I. Love. You. So. Much. Ella.”
Swift and Lorde have been using social media to mark each other’s birthdays for several years now. Back in 2014, as Gossip Cop reported at the time, Swift jokingly wished Lorde a happy “300th” birthday. The “Royals” songstress was only 18, but Swift was making a nod to her pal’s wisdom, and mocking ridiculous conspiracy theories about Lorde’s age.
Amusingly, Lorde called herself a “newborn adult” in a Facebook post on Sunday. In the rather lengthy message to fans, she reflected on growing older and taking time away from the spotlight. But, she revealed, new music is on the way.
“The big day is not tomorrow, or even next month realistically, but soon. I know you understand,” she wrote. Gossip Cop is sure Swift, who has also taken some time off from music this year, definitely understands. Check out the birthday painting below!