8 'I Bet You Think About Me' Easter Eggs That Prove Taylor Swift Fans Are Ultimate Sleuths

If the release of Red (Taylor's Version), "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)", the 10-minute edition, and a 15-minute short film starring Dylan O'Brien and Sadie Sink wasn't enough to get Taylor Swift fans excited, the release of the music video for "I Bet You Think About Me" was sure to send Swifties wild.

"I Bet You Think About Me" comes from Swift's vault, a number of tracks that were not included in the original version of Red which was released in 2012. Not only has the song quickly become a favorite amongst fans, but Swift also announced Lively was going to be the director of the music video, which stars Divergent's Miles Teller as her ex-boyfriend.

The video premiered on Monday, November 15, just three days after the release of Red (Taylor's Version) and fans have been decoding all of the niche references and Easter eggs planted in the video by Swift and Lively.

Newsweek has a full breakdown of all of the biggest Easter eggs included in the video from nods to Ed Sheeran to the famous Red Scarf.

1. The Cake = Ed Sheeran

At the beginning of "I Bet You Think About Me", Swift draws two lines with her fingers in the red velvet wedding cake, making an equal sign.

Swift's sleuths are certain the equals sign is a nod to Ed Sheeran, who Swift collaborated on Red with back in 2012 with the song "Everything Has Changed."

Further, some fans suspect the equals sign is a hint that a duet with Sheeran is on the way, as it is the title of his new album.

🥚 | More Easter Eggs have dropped hinting at another Ed and Taylor collaboration.

➖ Blake’s use of the 🃏 emoji on the #IBetYouThinkAboutMe teaser that features an Equal sign resembling Ed’s new album. https://t.co/rZBgonfXkO pic.twitter.com/8GyCnORmYO

— Taylor Swift News 🧣 (@TSwiftNZ) November 14, 2021

Sheeran himself recently teased he would be working on a remix of his song "The Joker And the Queen" with an "American Artist" and fans are now convinced that the artist is Swift.

After all, Swift's name is on his jacket for The Joker and the Queen and Swift recently released a set of playing cards as part of her merchandise.

🥚 | Ed Sheeran revealed that he’s working on a remix of his song ‘The Joker And The Queen’ with an “American Artist” and these Easter eggs dropped today

➖ Taylor Swift’s name on his The Joker and the Queen jacket and newspaper article
➖New #RedTaylorsVersion playing cards pic.twitter.com/I86vjL4ugq

— Taylor Swift News 🧣 (@TSwiftNZ) October 29, 2021

2. The Scarf

In "I Bet You Think About Me", Swift gifts the bride (played by Miles Teller's real-life wife Keleigh Teller) a red scarf, a direct reference to the famous Red Scarf from "All Too Well".

The same red scarf also appeared in the "All Too Well" short film, starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O'Brien.

Finally watching I bet you think about me mv and omg she gave her the red scarf

— Courtney🐇|| Thor Protector (@fOoLfOrfetusrry) November 16, 2021

3. The Countless 1989 references

There are numerous references to Swift's 2014 album 1989 in the music video for "I Bet You Think About Me" and fans are certain 1989 will be the next album Swift is set to release.

Starting with the cake, the top tier of the cake is decorated in numbers including 13, Swift's favorite number. The number 26 also features on the cake, the age Swift was when 1989 was released.

At one point Taylor stuffs a huge slice of the cake in her mouth, similar to the scene in the 1951 "Blank Space" music video.

Swift is no stranger to smashing cakes and even did so in the music video for "You Need to Calm Down."


— millie`🌥 is stuDying (@xoxomillie_) November 14, 2021

The bottom layer of the cake is also decorated in birds, similar to the birds Swift swore on her jumper for the 1989 album cover.

Towards the end of the video, Swift draws a lot of parallels to Alice in Wonderland. Swiftie's will know the song "Wonderland" was a deluxe track in 1989, where Swift sings about a relationship tumbling down a "rabbit hole".

The fact Miles Teller's first major film role was in the Nicole Kidman film titled Rabbit Hole is also not a coincidence in many fans eyes.

At the end of the video, Swift's white wedding dress which is covered in white roses turns red, just like when Alice in the 1951 film Alice in Wonderland is painting white roses red and spills the paint on her dress.

4. Speak Now

"I Bet You Think About Me" is not the first time Swift has portrayed herself as a wedding crasher.

In her third album titled Speak Now was seriously wedding-themed with the title song referring to a fictional story about someone objecting to a wedding.


— sophie (taylor’s version) (@daylightnaya) November 15, 2021

Minus the fact the entire video for "I Bet You Think About Me" is set at a wedding, throughout the video there are other references to Speak Now with some fans certain it will be her next album.

For example, her red dress at the end of "I Bet You Think About Me", is very similar to the voluminous gown she wore on the deluxe edition of Speak Now.

I think I’ve seen this film before #IBetYouThinkAboutMemusicvideo #SpeakNowTaylorsVersion pic.twitter.com/9fwo1LHhni

— Camila & Theresa | august heads (@TAYweSTAN) November 14, 2021

5. The Red Rings

In the music video for "I Bet You Think About Me" Taylor is seen wearing a red, diamond-shaped ring, the same ring that features on the album cover for Red (Taylor's Version).

Swift is also seen wearing a red love heart ring, the same ring director Blake Lively posted on her Instagram and was spotted wearing at Swift's SNL performance of "All Too Well."

Blake Lively was wearing the ring from the I Bet You Think About Me music video!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/X13yrs8lpK

— Esmée & Jennifer (@sisterswifties) November 14, 2021

6. Aaron Dessner Cameo

Aaron Dessner, who worked on Swift's lockdown albums Folklore and Evermore makes an appearance in the music video for "I Bet You Think About Me" as a member of Swift's band.

He also helped Swift re-record Red (Taylor's Version).

7. The Children's Table

At one point, Swift is seen sitting at the children's table at the wedding, making them laugh and teaching them tricks.

Fans are certain this is a nod to "All Too Well", where she sings about the age difference in her relationship, presumably with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Swift sings in the 10-minute version: "You said if we had been closer in age/ Maybe it would have been fine/ And that made me want to die."

When Swift and Gyllenhaal dated, she was 19/20 and he was 29/30.

wait....Taylor Swift was sitting at the children's table because she wasn't viewed as an adult 🥲 #IBetYouThinkAboutMe pic.twitter.com/BSCRhbrPt6

— emma (taylor's version) (@shookswiftie) November 15, 2021

8. The Blue and Grey Lights

When Swift dances with Miles Teller, who is portraying her ex-boyfriend at the wedding in "I Bet You Think About Me", the light changes from bright to a dark blue, a reference to her song "Red", where she sings "losing him blue like I've never known"

The same thing happens in the "All Too Well" music video, when Her (played by Sadie Sink) and Him (Dylan O'Brien) "dance around the kitchen in the refrigerator light", the light turns from yellow to blue when focusing on Him.

When Swift walks away from Teller in "I Bet You Think About Me", the light turns to gray, referencing the "Red" lyrics: "missing him was dark gray all alone."

Red (Taylor's Version) is out now.

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Taylor Swift and Miles Teller in I Bet You Think About Me music video, directed by Blake Lively. Twitter
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Taylor Swift in "I Bet You Think About Me." Twitter

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