My parents only wrote my name on a cake, SMH!
Even if you lived under a rock at the ends of the Earth, you would know that Taylor Swift released a surprise album, folkore, this week.
And Swifties, as they usually do, dissected each song, looking for clues and putting together the puzzle pieces their queen left them.
A few fans suspected that the song had something to do with Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. And although we don’t know the validity of the other theories, this one has been found to be true!
The song’s lyrics refer to three people: James, Inez and, of course, Betty.
James and Inez are the names of Ryan and Blake’s daughters, who are 5 and 3 years old respectively.
In May 2019, the couple revealed they were expecting their third child. Blake made his debut with his baby bump on the Detective Pikachu red carpet and quietly gave birth later that year, but has been mom over all the details… until now.
People have confirmed that Betty is actually the name of Blake and Ryan’s third child.
While the reveal is unexpected, it’s not surprising. Taylor has been friends with the superstar couple for years now.
In 2018, Taylor even featured the voice of their daughter James on “Gorgeous” from her sixth album, Reputation.
And while this is an elaborate song theory, there is a lot that remains ~ ambiguous ~. For example, a lot of people thought the lyrics indicated that Taylor was dating as queer.
And others speculated that there was a chance that Taylor’s boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, had secretly co-wrote the song with her.
There was even a very interesting (and compelling, tbh) theory that three songs on the album, including “Betty”, were related.
Welp, at least one of the many mysteries has been solved! It’s time to get back to work on approx. 723488 other clues she left behind! Have more theories on “Betty” or folklore? Tell us in the comments!
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