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Taylor Swift Crashes a Fan’s Wedding


Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for album of the year for 1989, pop vocal album for 1989 and best music video for "Bad Blood" at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for album of the year for 1989, pop vocal album for 1989 and best music video for "Bad Blood" at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Two New Jersey newlyweds got an unexpected gift at their wedding reception: a performance by Taylor Swift.

The superstar played a version of her song “Blank Space” at the reception of Max Singer and Kenya Smith in Long Beach Township on Saturday. The amazed couple and their guests looked on and sang along.

Swift agreed to attend the wedding after getting a letter in April from the groom's sister. In the letter, she wrote about how her brother and their ailing mother danced to Swift's song after the newlyweds were married in his mother’s hospital room.

Singer's mother died shortly after.

Not only did Swift perform her song for the couple, but she also presented them with a gift she made: a special card in a frame that stated, “So It's Gonna Be Forever,'' a lyric from “Blank Space.”

The bride’s cousin posted this picture of her holding the gift from Swift, stating, “She loves it!”

Taylor Swift also posted pictures of the wedding. In one of the pictures, she called herself the couple’s “third wheel.”

In another picture, Swift congratulated the couple.

In his Twitter page, the bride’s cousin thanked Swift for attending the wedding, saying, “It will be a wedding we will never forget!”

And that’s What’s Trending Today.

I’m Mehrnoush Karimian-Ainsworth.

Mehrnoush Karimian-Ainsworth adapted this story for Learning English from Associated Press reports. Kathleen Struck was the editor.

Write to us in the Comments section. Who would you like to surprise you at your wedding?

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Words in This Story

newlywed – n. a person who has recently married

reception – n. a social gathering to celebrate something or to welcome someone​

ailing – v. to suffer bad health

third wheel - idiom – a person who feels like an unimportant part of a group, usually with a couple

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