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Taylor Swift is back in the headlines with speculation about her love life. The 22-year-old sparked rumors of a romance with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, Patrick, after she spent the Fourth of July with him and a group of friends. They were reportedly very flirty with each other. While the romance rumors heat up, we take a look back at Taylor Swift’s biggest romances, rumored relationships and crushes.
10. Taylor Swift and Cory Monteith
In 2010 Taylor Swift was linked to Glee star, Cory Montieth. At the time, like many of her rumored boyfriends, Cory assured he and Taylor were “just friends.”
9. Taylor Swift and Chord Overstreet
In 2011 Taylor was linked to Glee actor Chord Overstreet. Rumors began after Swift and Overstreet were seen together at an L.A. Kings game early in the year. Later that year, Hot Chelle Rae singer Ryan Follese, whose bandmate is Chord’s brother, said fame was to blame for the rumors and they never officially had a relationship. “They were just hanging out," he said.
8. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles
This year alone has been ripe with rumors about Taylor Swift’s love life. Back in April Taylor was linked to One Direction singer Harry Styles after they met at the Kids’ Choice Awards in March. At the awards, she was seen dancing during One Direction’s performance. Despite all the talk and rumors, Swift admitted a crush on him and Harry Styles dispelled rumors soon after they began.
"We met in America, she's very nice, yes," he said in April. "She is very talented... She's very nice... We're friends."
7. Taylor Swift and Zac Efron
It’s not uncommon for co-stars to fall in love and start dating. Taylor Swift and Zac Efron co-starred in the film The Lorax, an animated film they lent their voices to. While promoting the film this spring, the two were asked about their rumored romance and they laughed it off.
“You hear people get together when they’re shooting movies, co-stars. But not like animated co-stars. You know what I’m saying,” she told Ellen DeGeneres in February. “Oh my god, as we were recording our voiceovers on separate coasts we really connected,” she joked.
6. Taylor Swift and Stephen Barker Liles
In 2008, Taylor Swift released her album Fearless. On the album is a song called “Hey Stephen,” a song about Love and Theft singer Stephen Barker Liles, whom she had a crush on.
“The song is actually about a guy who I had a crush on and never told him,” she said. “So I wrote everything that I was thinking down in the song instead of telling him.”
Her crush found the song to be “the nicest thing a girl has ever done.”
5. Taylor Swift and Adam Young
Taylor Swift wrote about another big crush. On her album Speak Now, Swift sings about meeting Owl City singer Adam Young and the crush she had on him shortly after in the song “Enchanted.” When Young figured out the song was about him, he responded with a song, which he released on Valentine’s Day in 2011.
Nothing ever developed between Young and Swift, but Young has nothing but positive things to say about her.
4. Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal seemed like an odd pair when they began dating in 2010. It was a short-lived romance, however, lasting only two months. Their age difference, the publicity and a change in feelings were reportedly the reasons for the split.
In a 2011 interview with Vogue, Swift seemed to admit that the breakup with Gyllenhaal was hard for her.
“I’m not sad and I’m not crying this Christmas, so I am really stoked about that,” Taylor said in the magazine, adding, “I am not gonna go into it! It’s a sad story!”
3. Taylor Swift and John Mayer
Jake Gyllenhaal wasn’t the only older guy Swift has briefly dated. She was linked to John Mayer and opened up about the fling on her song “Dear John.” The relationship with John Mayer seems to be most bitter as Mayer recently admitted that he was “humiliated” by the song Swift wrote about him.
“It made me feel terrible," Mayer, 34, admitted in Rolling Stone’s June issue. I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."
2. Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner
Taylor Swift can’t say she never fell in love on set. The 22-year-old met Taylor Lautner while filming Valentine’s Day. While they made a cute couple, the relationship eventually fizzled out. They broke up in December of 2009 after 3 months of dating. Swift wrote an apologetic tune that was featured on her album Speak Now called “Back to December,” which many believe is about the Twilight actor.
1. Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas
Taylor Swift’s first big public relationship was with Joe Jonas. Swift and Jonas began dating in the summer of 2008. Their relationship ended in bitterness as Swift said that Jonas broke up with her over the phone. She wrote the song “Forever & Always” about their relationship. They have patched things up since the break up. Jonas explained, "We're friendly, we're not enemies. People like to think that once you've dated, that's it and you can never be friends again. They see it in a very black and white way. But there's a middle-ground in that situation."
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