Veteran #Swifties will recall how Taylor Swift melted hearts when she sang about a guy named Drew and young unrequited love.
The heartbreaking love song was called “Teardrops on My Guitar” and just like Taylor’s many hits, it was also inspired by a real guy in her life: Andrew “Drew” Hardwick.
Now, Vulture reports that Drew, Taylor’s teenage crush, was arrested in Hendersonville, Tennessee last Saturday on charges of child abuse. Hardwick’s wife, Joni, and a man named Christopher Hardwick were also arrested in relation to the incident.
According to New York Daily News, the girl in question was three years old and was left in the care of the Hardwicks. The website further details that Drew was with the victim and another five-year-old girl when the incident happened. When the five-year-old accused Andrew of hitting her in the face, Christopher confronted Drew and saw blood on his hands.
New York Daily News elaborates that Andrew and Christopher where found to be intoxicated when police responded to the scene. Although the three arrested individuals have since been released, the website shares that they will appear in court early next year.
With regard to the status of the little girl, the website reports that she has remained hospitalized as of Monday after sustaining severe bruising and lacerations to the head.
Taylor Swift had no comment regarding the incident.
“Teardrops on My Guitar” was written by Taylor when Drew repeatedly ignored her during high school. According to Vulture, two years after the song’s success, Drew showed up on Taylor’s driveway unannounced to say hi. Taylor, meanwhile, did not think much of the situation and instead just said “Wow, you’re late?”
The pop star is currently nominated in seven categories for the 2016 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for “1989”.