Taylor Swift used to travel in a suitcase to avoid paparazzi, reveals Zayn Malik

Confirming a long-believed fan theory, the singer revealed how Swift traveled in a suitcase to stay away from the public eye


                            Taylor Swift used to travel in a suitcase to avoid paparazzi, reveals Zayn Malik

Confirming an intriguing fan theory about Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik has revealed that the 'Love Story' songstress was indeed snuck out of her home in New York in a suitcase, in an attempt to avoid paparazzi.

In an interview with British Vogue, Malik casually confirmed, "She was traveling around in a suitcase." The fan theory first did the rounds in 2017 when a photo agency released a picture of two large Cadillacs, three SUVs and a dozen security guards arriving at Swift's apartment in SoHo, New York to move one suitcase out of her home. 

Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona. (Getty Images)
Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona. (Getty Images)

Metro reported that the suitcase was abnormally large and required two fully grown men to carry it out. Taylor Swift decided to take some time off from the public eye in 2017, right after her highly publicized relationship and subsequent break-up with Tom Hiddleston. In 2016, the actress herself claimed that her presence in the media was 'verging on overexposure' and she decided that people might need a break from her.

Staying true to her word, she agreed to do just one show for the whole year and took a much-needed break. She went undetected for months in Manhattan, where she lives. But in July 2017, when the photo of the large suitcase started doing the rounds, fans began to speculate.

E! News reported that Splash News was the agency that put out the initial photo with the description that two men were moving the singer from her Tribeca apartment into a truck, in her trunk. However, they later retracted the statement, but by then fans had already begun to speculate bizarre theories, which as it turns out were actually true.

Recording artiste Zayn Malik attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)
Recording artiste Zayn Malik attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)

Zayn and Taylor collaborated on the song 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' that was on the soundtrack of 'Fifty Shades Darker'. Their connection isn't restricted to music. Swift is famously friends with Malik's girlfriend Gigi Hadid, which means that the information he has could very well be authentic.

In his interview with British Vogue, he also discussed his initial days touring with One Direction, his relationship with stardom and the impact it had on him. He said, "We went from theatres to arenas, to stadiums – there was never any sort of bridge between. Just boom, boom, boom. I guess that kind of progression to any mind – but especially when you’re 17, 18 – it kind of effects you a little bit."

He also spoke about his fractured relationship with his former bandmates saying, "Nah. I ain’t spoke to any of them for a long time, to be honest with you. That’s just the way it is. There’s things that happen and things that were said after I left, snide things. Small things that I would never have expected."