Taylor Swift was never at the center of a nonexistent feud between Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. One year ago today, Gossip Cop busted a story that claimed Lively and Kendrick had a falling out over the “Gossip Girl” star’s friendship with Swift. But time has proven the allegations were false, just as we rightly said last year.
On September 1, 2017, we called out Star for an article contending Lively and Kendrick were no longer getting along as they filmed their movie, A Simple Favor. The narrative was based on a so-called “crew member,” who claimed Kendrick was “always ribbing” Lively for being a part of Swift’s “squad.” This unidentifiable source maintained, “Blake didn’t appreciate the constant questions or Anna’s tone about the whole thing.”
It was alleged that Lively expressed her discomfort to Kendrick, but she supposedly refused to stop grilling her colleague and making jabs over Swift. Insisted the magazine’s supposed snitch, “It’s going to be a long shoot if Anna doesn’t tone down the Taylor talk.” These claims were peddled in the wake of the controversial release of Swift’s song “Look What You Made Me Do,” but as opposed to there being evidence of beef between Lively and Kendrick as a result, there was proof to the contrary.
As Gossip Cop pointed out 12 months ago, shortly before this story was published, Kendrick joined Lively for her intimate birthday party. So, far from not getting along set, they were actually hanging out off of it. And now 365 days after our debunking, the bond between the two actresses has only grown. For example, less than a week ago, Kendrick marked Lively’s latest birthday on Instagram, calling her a “tall drink of water, classy date, and partner in a laundry list of crimes.”
The appreciation goes both ways. In a recent interview that can be seen on YouTube, Lively praised Kendrick as someone who makes everyone around them “better at what they do.” It is readily apparent that their friendship is ongoing, and Swift never came between them. In fact, Lively’s own friendship with the singer continues as well. Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds attended one of Swift’s concerts in July.
Unfortunately, Star has a habit of putting female celebrities in fake feuds. In our original piece, we noted past stories from the tabloid that pit Kendrick against Gwen Stefani and Lively against Amy Schumer. And earlier this year, the magazine tried to stir up drama between Swift and Karlie Kloss. The outlet was wrong in all of these cases, which makes one wonder how much the publication really knows about stars.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.