Taylor Swift's mom couldn't be more proud of her daughter. Andrea Swift, whom Taylor recently revealed is battling cancer, made her first public appearance since the news broke at Sunday night's 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards to present Tay with a Milestone Award.
"I've watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled-hair little girl growing up on our farm... full of imagination and creativity until right now when she prepares for her next world tour," Andrea Swift said after the crowd gave her a warm welcome according to E!. "And ever since then, her favorite 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."
With a smile, Mama Swift noted that sometimes, like other people in her daughter's life, she's found herself (as well as Tay's dad and brother) the subject, or inspiration, for songs. "Like the time she was 17 years old and her dad and I strongly disapproved of a certain young man, and rightfully so." As Swift tried not to blush too hard, her mom revealed that her daughter's reaction at the time was to go to her room, close the door and come out an hour later with the song "Love Story."
"I am a very proud mom," she said as she called Taylor up to receive the award.
After the pair shared a hug, Taylor alluded to her mom's health issues. "Somebody once told me that you truly see who a person is when you tell them something they don't wanna hear," she said, thanking the country community for embracing her new pop sound. "You showed me who you are with the grace that you accepted that with."