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I’ve become a Taylor Swift super-fan… just so my daughter will talk to me again says one of Taylor Swift superfan



My name is Antonella, and I am a middle-aged Taylor Swift super-fan. That’s not something I ever thought I would have to admit.

My musical tastes have always run more to Nirvana and the Sex Pistols and, until a year or so ago, I believed that successful mainstream pop stars were below my dignity.

This dignity is long gone. The flat I share with my daughter, Bethesda, 17, is now littered with Taylor memorabilia and rings night and day to her music.

We are beside ourselves with excitement about her record-breaking tour, which kicked off to global fanfare this week and will – eventually – make its glitter-laden way to the UK. Bethesda’s greatest fear is that we won’t be able to get tickets.

My partner, Gavin, an acclaimed music producer who could not be more amused by it all, now calls me The Swiftie, and, after any minor disagreement, opens phone calls with the words, ‘It’s me, hi. I’m the problem, it’s me’ – the chorus of Taylor’s recent number one hit, Anti-Hero.

The reason I have jettisoned my carefully preserved air of cool musical sophistication is in order to ‘get in with’ my teenage daughter, who is so deeply in love with Taylor that the global superstar might as well be another member of the family.

Every mother-daughter relationship stretches, or even fractures, during the teen years. Inevitably, she asserts her independence and what once seemed magical about you grows ho-hum. It’s a natural stage of development – but wow, it hurts. From birth, Bethesda was the centre of my universe.

Her jaundiced head looked like a squashed satsuma but, to me, she was the most gorgeous creature ever born. The prospect of being separated from her for more than a few hours was unthinkable.

I remember my then husband’s incredulity when, in Bethesda’s infancy, I turned down the opportunity to interview Clint Eastwood in Los Angeles because I couldn’t bear to leave my daughter.

Over time, friendships based on anything other than motherhood fell by the wayside; hobbies other than baking cupcakes and playing with my little girl seemed dry and empty.

Bethesda and I grew to rely on each other even more closely during my protracted divorce from her father.

He left the family home when she was eight and, to my terror and despair, called in aggressive lawyers. For the next six years, I fought in and out of court while caring for Bethesda, whose anguish about the situation was, at times, close to unmanageable. Once so serene and happy, she had changed beyond recognition.

Almost two years passed before the family court barred Bethesda’s father from all contact other than by letter. No longer willing to show hurt, Bethesda feigned an indifference far more frightening to me than her grief.

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