Taylor Swift’s former friend opens up about her cheating scandal, calls her “boy crazy”!

by Emily H
Taylor Swift at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last year
Taylor Swift at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last year

Taylor Swift is embroiled in a cheating scandal, but it’s not quite what you think…

Swift’s High School friend Chelsea Alford has been speaking to the Daily Mail about exactly who inspired Swift’s scathing 2008 cheating song ‘Picture To Burn.’

Alford told the Daily Mail that the ‘Shake It Off’ singer wrote the song whilst she was attending Hendersonville High School in Tennessee, and it’s actually about her former classmate and now husband, Jason Alford.

“We were kind of good friends at school, later not so much,” she revealed, clarifying that the two broke off their friendship because she started to date Swift’s ex. “They dated in freshman year, but then after that, girl code, once you date an ex-boyfriend you’re not friends anymore,” she said. “‘Picture To Burn’ is about him. Because he’s always had big old trucks and stuff.”

Taylor Swift in the video for 'Blank Space'.

Taylor Swift in the video for ‘Blank Space’.

For fans who aren’t as familiar with Swift’s earlier more country leaning sound, the song appeared on her self-titled debut album and hit #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on Billboards’ US Hot Country Songs chart.

The song tells the story of her failed relationship with a boy and how she plans to burn any and all pictures of him. She sings, “I hate that stupid old pick-up truck you never let me drive/You’re a redneck heartbreaker who’s really bad at lying/So let me strike a match on all my wasted time/As far as I’m concerned, you’re just another picture to burn.”

“At first it was kind of like, ”Oh, that’s weird?” You know. I was shocked,” Alford revealed of the song. “But then it was kind of funny, it was so long ago now, who even cares,” she said. “We just thought it was funny. [Jordan] was like, ”I’m not a redneck! She makes me look like some redneck!” but other than that we just thought it was kind of funny.”

Taylor Swift

But it’s not all bad blood between the two. Swift’s former friend, who is now a teacher, described the star as “sweet” and “kind of goofy” and clarified that she does in fact write all her own songs.

After a string of failed romances, she also released to the DailyMail who she thinks the singer should date next. “I thought her and Jake Gyllenhaal were really cute together but that didn’t last long,” she said, admitting that she doesn’t think the blond beauty will “settle down and have a family for a while. She’s too boy crazy not to, but I think she will live it up for a while first. It sounds like she goes between crazy cat lady and dating people, it goes back and forth, why not have fun?”

What do you think about Taylor Swift’s friend’s revelation? Tell us in the comments section below.



  1. dude on December 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    She sounds like a jealous little girl. Wow you were 14 and your still talking about it ten years later. Read the full story in the Daily Mail she looks and sounds like a back stabing mean girl looking for a pay day and 15 SECONDS of fame. And she is a teacher teacher?

  2. chrissy on December 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I saw pictures online of the guy and he’s not cute. Neither is the girl that is in this story. I think Taylor is laughing all the way to the bank.

  3. Jen on December 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Sorry, Jordan. You were and are still a redneck. I saw another pic of you on social media last year. I thought, I know Taylor must of have been embarrassed to admit dating you.

  4. Nicole on December 25, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    i dont think that’s the problem as a big fan of taylor and as a friend i know she’s bitter it’s b’caz she loved she wrote a song b’caz that’s how she feel i dont hate her exes maybe taylor just want to find the one we dont have any idea who she is.so dont mess with her,^0^

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