Taylor Swift has been laying low for most of the fall and summer. The singer has been hit with backlash for moving on quickly after she ended her 15-month relationship to DJ Calvin Harris. The media mocked her very public and fast-paced relationship with Tom Hiddleston, who she split from in early September. Taylor also received backlash for her ongoing feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Swift, 26, is not letting the negative attention and crazy rumors get to her. Instead, she has been focused on her girl squad. The “Out of the Woods” singer has been spending a lot of time with Cara Delevingne since the British model ended her relationship with musician St. Vincent. Swift stepped out with both Delevingne and actress Dakota Johnson on Thursday night in New York City after attending a Kings of Leon concert with her girlfriends just a night before.
The singer-songwriter was seen wearing a pumpkin colored Elizabeth and James sweater with black skinny jeans, a L.K. Bennett handbag, and Ralph Lauren ankle boots, reports People Style. Swift also wore her signature red lipstick when she was seen having dinner with both Johnson and Delevingne.
On Wednesday night, Swift was spotted with Lorde, Martha Hunt, Suki Waterhouse, and Lily Donaldson. Swift wore a very sexy little black dress with cut-outs, which she paired with black leather lace-up platform boots, reports Entertainment Tonight. In fact, Swift’s whole squad was seen wearing head-to-toe black that night. During the private Kings of Leon concert, Swift mostly kept to herself instead of mingling with her famous friends, an insider revealed to People Style.
“Taylor showed up right as the concert was kicking off. She stood with Lorde most of the time, watching the show.”
Swift has been hit with a new crop of dating rumors. She has been recently linked to Batman star Ben Affleck, who split from estranged wife Jennifer Garner back in August, 2015. Although Affleck and Garner haven’t officially filed for divorce and continue to live together with their three children, tabloids have hinted that the actor has started a “new love story” with Swift.
According to In Touch Weekly, Swift rebounded with Affleck. The two supposedly met backstage at her 1989 World Tour, where the actor was “totally blown away by Taylor’s beauty and charming personality,” claims an inside source.
“After the show, Ben asked his Suicide Squad co-star Cara Delevingne to put them in touch,” the alleged snitch told the publication. “It started off as innocent texts, but those messages have become much more flirtatious, especially after Taylor split from Tom [Hiddleston]. She’s made it clear to Ben that she’s interested – and Taylor always gets what she wants. She’s hoping to turn their friendship into a full-blown romance.”
The alleged snitch added that Affleck “has had a crush on Taylor since they first met and feels like they have a real connection….He’s slowly paving a way for a romance.”
Gossip Cop, however, has debunked that rumor. A rep has told the outlet that the story is “total B.S.” Swift and Affleck are not dating, and don’t appear to be interested in each other.
Meanwhile, the singer has been haunted by boob job rumors yet again. Opposing Views has speculated whether or not Swift has gotten breast implants over the summer. According to the report, Swift appeared a lot thinner at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, but has since looked busty when she stepped out with Hiddleston back in June, 2016. Swift’s ample bust has sparked the breast augmentation rumors since ending her relationship with Harris and starting to date Hiddleston. Even fans have speculated about the singer’s chest on social media.
Mark Norfolk, clinical director of Transform, told the Daily Mail that he believes that Swift had a boob job. Despite his thoughts, a source told E! News that the boob job rumors are not true. Swift, according to the source, “likes the fact that she can go braless and have them still be perky” and that she “always liked her breasts.”
October 27 is right around the corner, and that day will mark two years since Swift released her last album, 1989. Since her debut album came out in October, 2006, Swift has released an album every two years like clockwork. Now that Swift was on an extended hiatus from making music, fans are wondering when she will drop her new album. But, since then, Gigi Hadid and Martha Hunt have confirmed that she is working on her new album, leading to the speculation.
In addition, the Washington Post has speculated that she may drop a surprise album, a la Beyoncé in late October, or around her music career anniversary. With the news that Swift is playing a concert at the Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 22, some have wondered if she will drop new music by Oct. 23. Swift’s Big Machine boss Scott Borchetta replied to a fan question about #TS6 with a resounding, “NOPE,” but the tweet has since been deleted, notes Cosmo.
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