The Inspiration Behind Taylor Swift's "Teardrops On My Guitar" Has Been Arrested

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We’re not shedding one tear for this guy.
Andrew Hardwick, the man who was the inspiration for Taylor Swift‘s hit song “Teardrops On My Guitar,” was arrested on Saturday in Hendersonville, Tennessee for child abuse, according to The Tennessean. The 27 year old as well as his wife Joni and Christopher Hardwick (whose relationship to the two is unknown) have been charged with assaulting a 3-year-old girl who suffered from severe bruising and lacerations to the head. A 5-year-old girl was also injured but didn’t need medical help.
Joni told police the victim and the 5 year old were upstairs with Andrew when the older girl came downstairs and told her he hit her in the face. Christopher then went upstairs and yelled for help, seeing blood on Andrew’s hand. Police arrived at their residence and found that both Andrew and Christopher had been drinking.

Christopher was charged with assault and disorderly conduct, Joni was charged with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest, and Andrew was charged with aggravated child abuse and a separate charge of child abuse. All three are due in court in either late January or early February. The 3 year old girl remains hospitalized.
Vulture reports that Swift wrote the song, released in 2006, while she was in high school after her crush “Drew” repeatedly ignored her. Two years after the song came out and made Swift a success, Andrew showed up on Swift’s driveway unannounced to say hey, to which Swift responded, “Wow, you’re late?”

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