Making a return to the genre of Country music, Taylor Swift’s new song “Betty” revealed the name of Blake Lively’s daughter, Betty. Introducing her song on country radio, the songstress explained the meaning behind her track which she confirmed used names of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds kids.
“Betty, I know where it all went wrong,” holds the lyrics. Later lines include: “You heard the rumors from Inez/ You can’t believe a word she says” and, “She said, ‘James, get in, let’s drive.”
“[James] has lost the love of his life basically and doesn’t understand how to get it back. I think we all have these situations in our lives where we learn to really, really give a heartfelt apology for the first time,” Explained Taylor Swift on the Radio.
“Everybody makes mistakes, everybody really messes up sometimes and this is a song that I wrote from the perspective of a 17-year-old boy. I’ve always loved that in music you can kinda slip into different identities and you can sing from other people’s perspectives. So that’s what I did on this one”
“I named all the characters in this story after my friends’ kids… and I hope you like it!” She concluded confirming she used Blake Lively’s daughters’ names.
Speculation of the name arose when Taylor Swift’s track initially came out since it used three names- James, Inez and Betty. James and Inez are the monikers of the two of Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds’ kids as they kept their third daughter’s name a secret. Fans were reeling to find out if, in fact, Betty was their youngest kid’s name since Taylor Swift is known to be close to the couple.
The speculations were only triggered further when Blake Lively publicly appreciated the ‘Cardigan’ singer without giving any sort of confirmation. “Can we all please crawl inside that piano with you and live in this album…” Wrote Blake “Like you, Folklore is full of heart, soul, humor, passion, intelligence, wit, whimsy, reality, imagination, strength, vulnerability, and above all things: Love.”
Taylor Swift’s Folklore is categorized as an alternate album but her song “Betty” marks her comeback to country music six years after she switched to pop music.