Is Taylor Swift dating Ben Affleck after calling it quits with Tom Hiddleston?
Following the end of Taylor Swift’s whirlwind romance with Hiddleston last month, sources claim the pop star is on the cusps of a new relationship with Affleck, who split from wife Jennifer Garner over one year ago.
On October 18, Brit + Co reported on news of Taylor Swift and Ben Affleck’s potential romance, claiming the actor may be Swift’s “new man” after the pair hit it off last year at one of her concerts. According to the report, Taylor Swift left a major impression on Affleck, who then contacted her close friend, Cara Delevingne, whom he starred alongside in Suicide Squad, in hopes of getting to know her better.
Ben Affleck’s kids completely lost it when they finally met Taylor Swift: https://t.co/wpaThpwdmF
— CELEBUZZ (@CELEBUZZ) October 5, 2016
Rumors regarding the potential courtship between Taylor Swift and Ben Affleck began last week when an In Touch Weekly headline blared, via Gossip Cop, “Taylor Sets Her Sights On Ben… A new Love Story? Taylor Swift rebounds with Ben Affleck.”
Taylor Swift “made a major impression” on Ben Affleck when they met one another backstage last year during one of Swift’s 1989 World Tour shows, where the actor was “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 [and] 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],” the source continued. “She’s made it clear to Ben that she’s interested — and Taylor always gets what she wants.”
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston began dating in June of this year, just two weeks after her split from Calvin Harris, and for weeks, the pair appeared to be enjoying a whirlwind romance, which took them to Australia, the U.K., Rome, Nashville, and Los Angeles. Then, in August, rumors of a split began swirling and weeks later, it was confirmed that the singer had split from Hiddleston.
Now, as the magazine explained, a source has suggested Taylor Swift is ready for a full-blown romance with Affleck.
“Ben is on board, even though he still isn’t divorced from Jennifer Garner. He’s had a crush on [Taylor Swift] since they first met and feels like they have a real connection… He’s slowly paving a way for a romance,” the source concluded.
However, according to another source who spoke to Gossip Cop after the report was shared claimed news of Taylor Swift and Ben Affleck’s relationship was “total B.S.”
After Tom Hiddleston, Taylor Swift’s changing her approach to relationships https://t.co/OLFa0974tb
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNewsBot) October 19, 2016
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston shocked fans when they split last month, just weeks into their romance and many wondered what may have gone wrong between them. While Swift and Hiddleston have both stayed quiet on the romance, an E! News report claimed it was Hiddleston’s desire to be so public with his relationship with Swift which ultimately caused tension between them.
After meeting at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City, where they were seen dancing with one another at the event, Taylor Swift went public with her romance with Hiddleston on the beach in Rhode Island near where she has a home. In the weeks that followed, Swift and Hiddleston were seen together frequently and during a 4th of July celebration, Hiddleston was spotted wearing an “I Love T.S.” t-shirt as he partied with the singer and her friends, including Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, and Ryan Reynolds.
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