After Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split, speculation swirled that Taylor would ease her heartbreak by penning one of her famous split songs. But even if the “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer has decided to write a new breakup anthem, she reportedly isn’t letting her dating life fade away. Instead, new reports are hinting that Swift is getting flirty with not just one, but two new guys: Drake and Ben Affleck. Is the “Shake It Off” songstress plunging back into the world of romance?
Uh oh! Rihanna is warning Taylor Swift to stay away from Drake at all costs! https://t.co/CMDK3bF7L3— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) October 25, 2016
Hollywood Life revealed that Taylor and Drake were seen “getting super cozy” at his birthday party, citing an insider’s warning that it could end in heartbreak for the pop princess.
Swift, 26, and Drake, 30, were reportedly “flirting heavily,” and the insider revealed that it could turn into trouble for the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer.
“Taylor doesn’t stand a chance with Drake. She certainly doesn’t want the type of headaches and drama he’s capable of giving a woman.”
Moreover, the source cautioned that although Swift is famed for her post-breakup songs, Drake could cause her to write tunes about heartbreak “until she turns 100.” Calling Drake “a deadly spider,” the insider warned that if Taylor decides to explore a relationship with him, she could “get bit.”
His ex, Rihanna, 28, even allegedly issued a warning to Swift to “steer clear of dating” him, according to Hollywood Life.
In addition to reportedly getting flirty with Drake, Taylor also had to deal with the appearances of her “frenemy” Katy Perry and former boyfriend John Mayer at the big birthday bash.
People pointed out that the convergence of Katy, Taylor and John at the celebration underscores the surprisingly small circle of Hollywood celebrities. In addition to being known as frenemies, Perry and Swift have a shared ex in Mayer, making it even more awkward. Katy broke up with John in July 2015.
Taylor attended the party with her entourage, with model Karlie Kloss and the Haim sisters accompanying her. It’s not known if she and Katy encountered each other, or if John spent time with his ex that evening. Perry reportedly inspired Swift to write “Bad Blood,” while Mayer allegedly served as the inspiration for her song “Dear John.”
As for that report that Taylor got flirty with Drake during his birthday party, and that the two are even a new couple, Gossip Cop debunked the romance rumor.
Despite a story from Hollywood Life that alleged Swift “had some one-on-one time with the birthday boy himself” including “touching and cheeking,” Gossip Cop‘s sources denied that the two were on the verge of a romance. Instead, Taylor and Drake are “just friends,” clarified those insiders.
So instead of Drake, is the singer interested in dating Ben Affleck? That’s the report from Ace Showbiz, which cited In Touch magazine’s story that Taylor rebounded from Tom to Ben. Swift “sets her sights on Ben,” revealed the magazine, which also claimed that Affleck was “totally blown away by Taylor’s beauty and charming personality.”
The singer and Ben met backstage last year at one of her 1989 World Tour concerts, and Affleck reached out to one of her pals, who was his co-star, to help in hooking them up, revealed In Touch‘s insider.
“After the show, Ben asked his Suicide Squad co-star Cara Delevingne to put them in touch. The pair soon struck up a friendship,” clarified the source.
“It started off as innocent texts, but those messages have become much more flirtatious, especially after Taylor split from Tom [Hiddleston].”
The insider also revealed that the “Shake It Off” singer has made it evident to Affleck that she is interested, and that her goal is to transform the friendship into a “full-blown romance,” with Ben “on board” despite the fact that he remains legally married to Jennifer Garner.
“Taylor always gets what she wants,” added the source.
And it’s mutual, claimed the insider, who shared Affleck’s alleged plan to take their relationship to the next level.
“[Ben 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.”
Affleck previously shared in an ET interview just how much his daughters are in awe of the pop princess.
“I introduced my two girls [Violet and Seraphina] to Taylor Swift,” revealed Ben. “It was like God came down and walked on water. They didn’t say a thing. They were totally frozen.”
As for the rumored romance between Affleck, 44, and the 26-year-old singer, put it in the “not true” category, reported the Daily Mail.
Ben is not paving the way for romance, and they are not on the verge of transforming their acquaintance to the next level and dating, according to the media outlet.
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