Taylor Swift has homes in Nashville, New York, Rhode Island, and London, but she’d prefer to keep her whereabouts a secret. “I try not to ever really say where I am, since all my addresses are on the internet,” Swift told CBS Sunday Morning. It’s Swift’s way of protecting herself from stalkers, which have become an ongoing problem for the pop star.
In recent years, stalkers, or as she described them, “dudes that think we have an imaginary marriage” show up to her homes “uninvited.” Just recently, a 32-year-old man was arrested outside Swift’s Rhode Island home carrying burglary tools including a crowbar and a baseball bat, according to The New York Times. This makes for scary situations, which is why Swift carries wound dressing, or medical gauze with her. “I’ve had a lot of stalkers show up to the house armed,” she said. “So we have to think that way.”
This isn’t the first time Swift has talked about how she’s become someone who is prepared for the worst-case scenario. Last year, Swift revealed in her ELLE piece, “30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30,” that she carries “QuikClot army grade bandage dressing, which is for gunshot or stab wounds” with her on tour after the Manchester bombing and the Las Vegas concert shooting.
But, she also wrote that her preparedness comes from her own experiences with stalkers. “You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house,” she wrote, “and you kind of start prepping for bad things.”