Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift have been rattled by breakup rumors once again but the couple is still going strong. The rumors started when Calvin Harris was not Taylor Swift’s date to the 2016 Met Gala. He wasn’t even with her at the numerous after-parties that took place later that night.
Taylor Swift, 26, made her red carpet appearance in her glamorous grungy getup at the Met Gala, on Monday, May 2. She attended the event without her BFF, Selena Gomez, or her faithful boyfriend, Calvin Harris, by her side. Later that night, the pop star was seen dancing with actor Tom Hiddleston in a Vine video that went viral on social media. That’s when the celebrity gossip bloggers started speculating that Calvin Harris dumped Swift prior to the event.
The country-turned-pop singer was also seen partying with Hiddleston yet again in the VIP section of the Up&Down club, according to Page Six.
Insiders revealed to the outlet that the reason why Calvin Harris didn’t go to the Met Gala with his famous girlfriend is that he’s “not the kind of guy that goes to a lot of events.” The sources added that the “Out of the Woods” singer and Harris are “definitely still together,” despite the reports.
Another reason why the singer went stag on fashion’s biggest night is because Calvin Harris is really shy, a second insider told the Hollywood Life.
“Taylor Swift didn’t take boyfriend Calvin Harris to the Met Gala because he is actually a really shy guy and does not like all the attention they get when they are together. Taylor is really in love with him and invites him everywhere but he always politely declines all of the glamorous events and award shows.
“He rarely steps on a red carpet with her and instead prefers to keep their relationship private. All the attention they get when they step out together freaks him out and he can never get used to it. He does not like to advertise their love.”
Still, that’s an odd thing to say about one’s relationship. Some would argue that Calvin Harris should feel proud that he’s dating the world’s hottest pop star right now. They didn’t seem to mind to pack on the PDA when they attended the 2016 iHeart Radio Awards together earlier this year. The insider added that Swift actually enjoys going to these events alone and that she does anything that Harris says.
Even Gossip Cop has debunked the rumors that Calvin Harris dumped his superstar girlfriend. The outlet called out the New York Post for making the break rumors swirl on social media with the click-bait headline, “Did #TaylorSwift and #CalvinHarris break up?”
Although it’s hard to believe that an EDM DJ is shy and hates Hollywood parties, it’s obvious that both Swift and Harris are still together. The couple was spotted together in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 4 going for a ride in Harris’ black Range Rover, according to the Daily Mail. The British outlet says that pair were all smiles as they went on their low-key date.
However, at one point, the newly platinum blonde singer appeared to be rolling her eyes at Harris. It’s probably because he was cracking one of his corny jokes, as often seen on his Snapchat account.
In a recent radio interview, Calvin Harris appeared to be smitten when he mentioned her ongoing support and cheerful personality.
“She’s fantastic! She knows when it’s time to leave me for a bit on my own. Before the show. She’s super encouraging and she kind of gets her vibe going with other people as well, you know, she can even cheer up my manager which is an unbelievable feat! So it’s fantastic having her around.”
Last year, Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift were hailed as the highest-paid couple in music by Forbes. They have a combined earnings of $146 million. Harris is worth $110 million alone, thanks to his chart-topping music, Vegas residency, and endorsement with Emporio Armani.
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