Jessica Chastain reveals the ‘sweetest’ gift Taylor Swift gave her after they first met

Taylor Swift is healing breakups one playlist at a time.

According to actress Jessica Chastain, the “Anti-Hero” hitmaker sent her a breakup playlist to help her get through a split after they met at the 2011 Met Gala.

“She was so sweet,” she gushed during her Friday evening appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

“I just went through a breakup and I was talking to her about that, and we went and danced together. It was such a fun night.”

“And then the next day,” she continued, “I had an email from iTunes that said, like, ‘Taylor Swift’ or whatever, and I just thought that it was a Taylor Swift album.”

Jessica Chastain revealed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that Taylor Swift made her a breakup playlist the day after they first met. Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

It turns out it was an actual playlist made by the one and only Swift, now 34, who at the time had her first three albums out.


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“I just went through a breakup and I was talking to her about that, and we went and danced together,” Chastain recalled of the night they became friends at the 2011 Met Gala. Todd Owyoung/NBC
“The next day, I had an email from iTunes that said, like, ‘Taylor Swift’ … and she had, like, curated all these breakup songs to send me to help me get through my breakup!” she gushed. Todd Owyoung/NBC

“Isn’t that the sweetest thing?” Chastain, 46, asked host Jimmy Fallon, who said the kind gesture was “unbelievable.”

Chastain, who made sure to mention she had just gotten her big break when she met Swift and had no notable films out, added, “And here I thought it was like a Taylor Swift advertisement.”

“And she had, like, curated all these breakup songs to send me to help me get through my breakup!”

Chastain, who has since married Italian businessman Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, remained friendly with Swift over the years. WireImage

The pair have remained friends over the years, with the “Interstellar” star flying to Mexico City to watch Swift do her thing at her Eras Tour over the summer.

It’s not clear what breakup Chastain was going through when she first met the “Cruel Summer” songstress, but just one year later, she met who would become her husband.

She dated Italian businessman Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo for several years before they tied the knot at his family’s northern Italy estate in 2017.

They now have two kids.

She even saw Swift perform at the Eras Tour in Mexico over the summer. Jessica Chastain/Instagram

And of course, the 12-time Grammy winner’s love life is going well also, as she has been dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce since July.

Recently opening up about their romance in her Time 2023 Person of the Year profile, Swift said she and Kelce, 34, plan to support each other out loud and not worry about the spotlight they’re in.

“When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care,” she told the publication.

“The opposite of that is you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you’re seeing someone. And we’re just proud of each other.”