We were left with one hell of a lump in our throats after what happened to Taylor Swift at the weekend.
The 24-year-old songstress slipped into a fabulous custom-made ice blue Reem Acra frock for her night at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Texas, where she was up for the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.
Looking gorgeous, Taylor was all smiles as she walked into the ceremony with her mum Andrea and dad Scott – but the smiles soon turned to emotional tears when it was announced that she’d won the award.
Mum Andrea, who Taylor recently revealed has been diagnosed with cancer, took to the stage before Taylor to deliver a very emotional speech while her famous daughter looked on from the audience (watch it below).
‘I’ve watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled-hair little girl on our farm, full of imagination and creativity, until right now as she prepares for her next world tour,’ Andrea said to a cheering audience, who gave her a standing ovation as she walked to the podium.
‘And ever since then, her favourite thing in the world to do is to write a song, tell a story, play guitar or piano, and I’ve seen those things carry her through every emotion, every experience in her life, good or bad.’
Andrea continued: ‘For many years, I was her constant companion. And I witnessed a young girl with very few friends become one with many, learning to stand up for herself and the things she believes in. Being brave enough to explore her musical curiosity, having a voice against those who hate, and giving of herself to those in need.’
‘I am a very proud mum,’ she finished. ‘I want to thank the entire music community for taking such good care of her. And to the fans: I know you love her as I love her. And for that, I thank you eternally.’ *Wipes tear away from eye*.
An overwhelmed Taylor then took to the stage to give her mum a big hug, later sharing a photo of their tender moment on Instagram with the caption: ‘Casual Sunday night with the parents. #ACMawards50’. Aw.
In other news, Taylor has been out working one of our favourite high street labels again – hello, Missguided. The Blank Space singer stepped out the day after the ACMs looking pretty and preppy in a black and white printed co-ord, and you can still nab the blazer in the sale for just £20. Woop!
Sharing a snap of her and her pal Camila both working strikingly similar printed ensembles, Taylor wrote a thinly veiled reference to the rumours that her and Calvin Harris are now dating.
‘Hey Camila! Let’s go out and both wear prints! We can match! It’ll be fun!” -a conversation that didn’t happen #idontmeantomatcheveryoneihangoutwith #ITJUSTHAPPENS’, she wrote, referring to the time that her and her rumoured DJ man stepped out in matchy matchy outfits. TWICE.
‘Hang out with’. Oh, is that what they call dating these days, Swifty…?