Taylor Swift is turning 2016 into the year when she’s got the golden touch. From her salary to her sweetheart, Taylor seems to have succeeded in every way. And now Swift is enjoying the results, including heating up her hookup with Calvin Harris, according to Us Weekly.
Calvin and Taylor celebrated date night at a popular Italian restaurant frequented by the stars in Santa Monica, California. The lovebirds were holding hands as they exited Giorgio Baldi, with Swift looking exquisite in a chic black mini-dress and Harris going for the casual look in denim.
Taylor and Calvin also paraded their PDA.
Award shows can be stressful for celebrities, but Taylor and Calvin showed how to reduce the stress when they recently stayed close at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Las Vegas. Swift took home the Best Tour Award for her 1989 tour and took time to recognize and appreciate Harris.
“I think that one of my favorite things about this tour was the camaraderie I felt between all the artists that came out,” revealed Taylor.
And then came the shout-out for Calvin (also known as Adam) as Swift shared just how much he means to her.
“You know, for the first time, I had the most amazing person to come home to when the spotlight went out and the crowds were all gone. So I want to thank my boyfriend Adam for that,” added Swift sweetly.
Although some were confused by the mention of Adam, Taylor prefers to use Calvin’s birth name, which is Adam Wiles, an insider explained to Us Weekly.
“Taylor always calls Calvin by his birth name, Adam, and never Calvin in private. Taylor gets all dressed and glammed up whenever she is going to see him to look her best,” added the insider.
Swift and Harris were joined by her best buddy Selena Gomez at the iHeartRadio Awards, and Calvin meets her approval.
“He’s great, honestly,” she praised. “He’s such a wonderful guy.”
Taylor and Harris began their relationship about a year ago, with Calvin revealing how they arrange their busy schedules so that they succeed as a couple.
“The luxury is we can both travel very easily,” pointed out Harris. “I think that’s a reason that it works so well … It’s really not hard to see each other on a regular basis.”
While the romance between Swift and Calvin has earned her best friend’s approval, Taylor has been focused on trying to persuade Gomez to break up with her off-again, on-again boyfriend Justin Bieber permanently, according to Hollywood Life‘s source.
Swift has been so successful that now her BFF is ready to boycott the Bieb’s concerts in the future.
“Selena has no interest whatsoever in going to any more of Justin’s concerts, even if he’s going to be performing in Houston this weekend…She’s trying her best to take Taylor [Swift]’s advice and just call it quits for good,” revealed the source.
Taylor has been feuding with Bieber for years, advising her pal to call it quits back in 2013, according to Us Weekly. At one point, the pop star even hurt Swift’s friendship.
“Taylor hates him. She thinks Selena makes a mistake every time she reconciles with him,” a source told Us. “Bieber has really come between the girls.”
But the two friends soon made up, with another insider describing Taylor and her BFF as “great friends who talk almost daily.”
While Swift’s personal life just keeps getting better, so does her net worth. A new review of what various celebrities earn reveals that Taylor makes an estimated $80 million as a singer and songwriter, according to Parade.
At 26, Swift scored a spot in the annual “What People Earn” issue. As to how Taylor managed to take home an estimated $80 million in the past year, it’s a combination of her world tour and business partnerships.
Curious how Swift compares to other celebrities? Leonardo DiCaprio, 41, took home $29 million for his estimated salary. Taylor also topped Jay Z, 46, who has an estimated $56 million for his salary.
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