Looks like Kris Jenner isn’t the only one who knows how to pimp out her children manage her kid’s career!
A former guitar teacher, Ronnie Cramer, has opened up to ‘Heat’ magazine about how Taylor Swift’s mom, Andrea, groomed her daughter for superstardom by being a “pushy” momager!
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While the teacher notes that Taylor “had a talent” from an early age, her mother allegedly had her doing photo shoots when she was toddler so the now-25-year-old “got used to the cameras.”
The teacher claims they were quick to embrace Taylor’s gift and were eager to make sure she got noticed for standing out. Ronnie explains, “Back then, no young girl played the 12-string guitar and sung. She would be the first.”
Taylor shares a throwback of what we can only imagine was one of many photo shoots during her childhood. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Andrea was “the boss” of her daughter’s career — by carefully crafting a girl-next-door persona for the young lady.
“Taylor was marketed to be the perfectly packaged star — and she was keen,” the music instructor alleges. “She would play all the time — I’d turn up and she’d have the guitar in her hand showing me songs she’d written. Her mom was strict with her, but it worked.”
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While it’s easy to praise her rigid method now that Taylor is successful, Ronnie notes that Andrea was extremely controlling — micro-managing every aspect of her daughter’s life, including her diet.
“Andrea came back from Taco Bell and as soon as she came in, the kids [Taylor and
her younger brother Austin] went running over. Taylor was tempted by the Taco Bell, but ate a salad instead,” Ronnie tells the magazine, according to ‘Radar Online.’ “I remember her mom once saying, ‘Nobody wants to see a fat pop star.’”
Taylor Swift’s parents show their support for their daughter at the 2014 Grammy Awards. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
And even though Taylor has had a phenomenally successful career, it’s previously been claimed that her parents haven’t exactly let up.
Last April, a source told ‘Page Six’ that Andrea and her husband, Scott, could be damaging their daughter’s career with their overbearing, stage-parent attitude.
“Taylor’s parents are incredibly difficult to deal with,” the source said at the time. “Their expectations are enormous, and they are very hard to please. They want to pay as little as possible and treat people like s--t because they think those people are lucky to have the chance to work with a superstar like Taylor.”