Taylor Swift's Parents Are Awful: Sources
Sources say they're difficult to deal with, treat employees terribly
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2014 9:21 AM CDT
Taylor Swift hugs her mom Andrea after Reba McEntire announced her as the winner of the entertainer of the year award during the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(Newser) – If you find Taylor Swift absolutely unbearable, well, apparently it's hereditary: Sources tell Page Six that Swift's parents are basically terrible. They're "incredibly difficult to deal with," says one. "Their expectations are enormous, and they are very hard to please." Plus, the source says, they both treat and pay employees terribly, because they think people should consider themselves "lucky to have the chance to work with" their superstar daughter.

And the "difficult and controlling stage parents" have managed to force out many senior members of Swift's team, sources say, and thus now have complete control over their daughter's career. Making all of this even more difficult to deal with: Sources say Scott and Andrea Swift are separated and can't even stand to be in a room together, but they haven't divorced out of fear of damaging Taylor's career. "At some point she’s going to need her parents to stop, before it turns into a total Katherine Heigl 'momager’ situation," says an insider.

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Apr 8, 2014 8:34 PM CDT
Shades of the Honey Boo Boo clan.
Apr 8, 2014 6:35 PM CDT
Great article in the New Yorker a couple months ago. Somehow, she's like the biggest pop star in the world. She transcends so many genres and demographics, she's like a Beeber Ga-Ga times 10. Impressive. I'd bet her aggressive parents have something to do with it.
Apr 8, 2014 3:56 PM CDT
What a joke. You gossips need to knock off this crap. None of it is true. Taylor Swift has her own management company anyway and runs everything herself. Unlike pretty much everyone else in the entertainment world she knows everything that's going on and doesn't have to blame incompetents the way Gaga does.