On Monday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, Taylor Swift stops by, and of course Ellen couldn’t resist asking her about the rumors of a romance with Jake Gyllenhaal.
“Are you optimistic about love? How do you feel about love right now?” DeGeneres, addressing the topic at hand, asks Swift…
“I’m always optimistic about love,” responds Swift 20.
Confirming Swift’s stance, DeGeneres repeats, “So you’re always optimistic about love?”
“Yes, always, sometimes,” says Swift, beginning to backtrack slightly.
“But right now you are?” asks DeGeneres.
“Well, why wouldn’t anyone be?” says Swift, before DeGeneres boldly states, “Especially if your boyfriend is Jake Gyllenhaal, because he is very handsome.”
But, DeGeneres concludes, “Y’all are just hanging out though, right?”
Okay, so Ellen asks the question and gives Taylor her answer- LOL. But Taylor handled herself. After she acknowledged being photographed with Jake, she said:
“You have a picture of us on the [TV] screen, don’t you?”
“Right,” admits DeGeneres. “But it’s just y’all hanging out – this does not prove anything. I’m just saying he’s adorable and I like him very much, and so if that is the case that he’s your boyfriend, I think that’s fantastic.”
Love it! After mentioning Taylor’s well-known tendency to write about her love life, Ellen asked:
“Wouldn’t he be nervous if anything goes wrong?’
I guess you have to tune in Monday to see how Taylor answers that question :).
I have to say, I’m not sure I buy this. I imagine Jake as a mature guy (not that I know him personally or anything ;)): wouldn’t he at least want to date a woman who can drink legally? The more I think about this, the more I wonder: is this a real romance or good for some PR?
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