Just as the butterfly motif all over Taylor Swift’s videos and promotion for her new album, Lover, suggests, the 29-year-old pop star has finally broken out of her cocoon — and is flying higher than ever. After going through a dark period that left the Grammy winner feeling dejected and isolated — including yet another public humiliation at the hands of Kanye West; and public tussles with both a radio DJ over sexual assault and music manager Scooter Braun over nabbing the master rights to her songs — Taylor has officially come out on the other side. “She’s got a whole new appetite for life and love,” says an insider of the songstress, “and she’s not letting petty people push her down anymore.”
A NEW LEAF
It’s no secret the past couple of years have taken a toll on Taylor. The singer admitted that she mostly retreated from the spotlight —even shying away from promoting her 2017 album, Reputation — after Kim Kardashian tried to prove she’d been on board with the pointed, Taylor-skewering lyrics in Kanye’s song “Famous.” “A mass public shaming, with millions of people saying you are quote-unquote canceled, is a very isolating experience,” she recently confessed.
But after so many months of laying low and finding comfort with her beau, Joe Alwyn — who’s helped Taylor, says a source, to “feel more confident than s