Taylor Swift and Ben Affleck are being romantically linked to one another after her split from Tom Hiddleston and his split from wife Jennifer Garner.
Although the couple hasn’t actually been spotted together, a rumor hit the web days ago in which it was alleged that Taylor Swift and Ben Affleck could be the next superstar couple to hit Hollywood.
On October 15, the International Business Times revealed that Taylor Swift and the actor were said to have embarked on a “new love story.” According to the report, the claim was initially made by In Touch Weekly magazine, which printed a story about Swift and Affleck’s potential dating relationship in their latest issue.
Ben Affleck’s kids completely lost it when they finally met Taylor Swift: https://t.co/wpaThpwdmF
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“Taylor Sets Her Sights On Ben,” the magazine’s headline read, according to a report by Gossip Cop.
Inside the magazine, an insider claimed Taylor Swift “made a major impression” on Affleck when they met during one of her concerts last year. As the magazine’s insider explained, Affleck was rumored to have been “totally blown away by Taylor’s beauty and charming personality.”
“After the show, Ben asked his Suicide Squad co-star Cara Delevingne to put them in touch,” the source continued, claiming “the pair soon struck up a friendship.”
“It started off as innocent texts, but those messages have become much more flirtatious, especially after [Taylor Swift] split from Tom [Hiddleston]. She’s made it clear to Ben that she’s interested — and Taylor always gets what she wants,” the source explained. “She’s hoping to turn their friendship into a full-blown romance.”
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston parted ways in September after just three months of dating. Since then, she has been spotted in New York City multiple times and during a number of her outings, she has been seen with her close girl friends, including Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid and Martha Hunt.
Meanwhile, Ben Affleck has been separated from his wife, Jennifer Garner, for over a year but so far, the couple has not chosen to move forward with their split. In fact, the couple is said to be living together and acting as a family with their three children, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel. That said, the source claimed Affleck is open to the idea of a romance with Taylor Swift, despite his unconventional living situation with his wife.
“Ben is on board, even though he still isn’t divorced from Jennifer Garner. He’s 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,” the source claimed.
In response to the report, however, a source told Gossip Cop, “It’s total B.S.”
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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston began dating in June of this year just weeks after her split from her former boyfriend of 15 months, Calvin Harris. At the time, many believed the singer was moving on too quickly, but that didn’t stop Swift from flaunting her romance in the U.K., Italy, Australia and the United States just weeks into the relationship.
Although Taylor Swift’s split from Harris was believed to have been amicable at first, the DJ removed a statement he had made about his continued respect for Swift shortly after photos of her and Hiddleston hit the web.
In the weeks since the relationship between Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston began, a report has surfaced, claiming the singer only began dating Hiddleston after the actor lied about her former boyfriend, Harris, and claimed he had hit on one of his female friends behind Swift’s back.
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