On Saturday, a couple from New Jersey got the surprise of a lifetime when a very special guest showed up to sing a song. It goes back a little further than just that.
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It all started when the groom’s sister, Ali Singer, wrote a letter to Swift explaining how her brother Max had married his wife, Kenya Smith, in his sick mother’s hospital room so that she could be a part of the festivities. He even picked a Taylor Swift song for their mother-son dance. Sadly, she passed away before she could see her son tie the knot in the big ceremony. His sister told the story during her speech. From US Weekly:
“For those of you who missed the moment, Max chose ‘Blank Space’ as his mother-son dance,” Ali said in her speech of their hospital room dance. “An oh-so-fitting song for probably the biggest Taylor Swift fan.” “Max, Kenya, we all wish mom was here, and I can confidently say she’s smiling down on us right now, and telling us to get the party started. … We’re going to get this life together started the way you started it the first time around with your marriage in that little room. In the words of Sheryl Sandberg: ‘We want option A, but option A’s not available, so let’s just kick the s–t out of option B,’” Ali said before bringing out Swift to a chorus of screams from the guests.
And here’s how it looked.
She joked that she never imagined she’d be playing Blank Space at a wedding, but what the bride and groom want, they get!
The singer, who was clad in a gorgeous strapless dress and, of course, wore her signature red lip, has previously said that “Blank Space” is a song that made fun of the rumors surrounding her dating life. “Oh, a serial dater. She only writes songs to get emotional revenge on guys. She’s a man hater. Don’t let her near your boyfriend. It was just kind of excessive and, you know, at first it was hurtful and then I found a little comedy in it,” she told NME of the track in 2015. “Half the people got the joke. Half the people really think that I was really owning the act that I’m a psychopath, which is fine.”
Not only did she crash the wedding and give the gift of song, she also brought a handmade gift along for the couple too.
T-Swift might just be the best wedding crasher ever.