Taylor Swift's act of kindness helps Jessica Chastain get through breakup

The healing power of Taylor Swift's music during a breakup is well known, but if you get to know her personally, you'll find there's another level. Jessica Chastain is one such lucky person, and she shared how Swift helped her cope with heartbreak after they first met.

Chastain appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on December 15, when the host showed her a photo of her and Swift backstage at an Eras Tour show in August. She explained how the photo came about, saying, "I was in Mexico City, where she was on tour, and I was like, 'Oh, I'm going to Taylor's concert.'"

union after breakup

The "Memory" star then opened up about how she and Swift met. They first met at the 2011 Met Gala, when Chastain was starting to become famous in Hollywood and first received an invitation to the event, she explained. Two women sat together and that's how it all started.

"She's so cute," Chastain said. "[I] had just been through a breakup and I was talking to her about it. And, you know, we danced together. It was a really fun night."

NBC/NBCUniversal/Getty Images

But the night didn't end there. The next day, Swift dropped a surprise into Chastain's inbox: "She made me a breakup playlist that was sent to me," she said. "Isn't that the sweetest thing?"

Swift's breakup playlist

Although Chastain initially thought it was a Taylor Swift ad because it was sent via iTunes, she soon realized the playlist came from the pop star herself. "She curated all these breakup songs to give to me to help me get through my breakup," Chastain said.

Unfortunately, Fallon didn't follow up with Chastain to find out what songs were on her breakup playlist. Luckily, Swift wrote about some of the music that means the most to her in the 2019 issue of Elle UK. At the time, she listed three particular songs that she was "convinced... actually healed her heart after a bad breakup or disappointment." ”: “You Learn” by Alanis Morissette, “Put Your Record” by Colleen Bailey-Ray, and “Why” by Anne Lennox.

Neither Chastain nor Swift need a breakup playlist these days. Chastain began dating publicist Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo in 2012, and they tied the knot in 2017 in his native Italy. As for Swift, she's currently with NFL star Travis Kelce, and their romance seems to have been making headlines since they got married. Released in September.