She's always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, that I didn't have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend.
Andrea Gardner Finlay
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Born January 10, 1958 (age 62)
Pennsylvania, United States
Residence Tennessee, United States
Education Memorial High School (Houston, Texas)
Alma mater University of Houston
Home town Houston, Texas
Spouse Scott Kingsley Swift
Children Taylor Alison Swift
Austin Swift
Parents Robert Bruce Finlay
Marjorie Finlay (Moehlenkamp)

Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay; born January 10, 1958) is Taylor Swift's mother. She is seen spending time with Taylor often, and is always there for her. She is seen in her home movies and comes out in "The Best Day" and "I'm Only Me When I'm With You" videos. "The Best Day" video was made, by Taylor, for her birthday. Andrea was also shown in the "Beautiful Eyes" music video for Taylor's 18th birthday.

Andrea is the daughter of Robert Bruce and Marjorie (Moehlenkamp) Finlay. Marjorie, Taylor's maternal grandmother, was an opera singer. Andrea married Scott Swift on February 20, 1988.

In April 2015, Andrea was diagnosed with cancer. Her cancer went into remission, but in Taylor's 2019 Elle US Magazine essay, she revealed that she developed the disease again.


  • In 2011, Taylor bought her parents a $2.5 million mansion in Nashville. She had originally bought them a 1.4 million dollar mansion, but decided it wasn't good enough, so four months later went and bought them the new larger one. [1]
  • A song featuring the Dixie Chicks, "Soon You'll Get Better", was included on Taylor's 2019 album Lover. It is about Taylor's emotions and certain events during her mother's long history with cancer.
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