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Taylor Lautner Comments About His Ex Taylor Swift

Taylor Lautner is all too familiar with this VMAs experience. Taylor Swift and Lautner had a brief romantic relationship in 2009, and Lautner recently made a rare reference to Swift. And what caused this, exactly? Tay Dome, Lautner’s wife, questioned him about the life event he would like to relive if given the chance.

According to Lautner, “probably the 2009 VMAs,” “when I presented the award to Taylor and was unaware that the Kanye [West] thing was not a skit.” as heard on their podcast The Squeeze on February 1. (Was his wife satisfied with his response? “I’m deceased”, she said, as she left.)

Lautner, 30, continued to describe that crucial evening by adding, “I presented the award to her, so I have the award. I took five steps back and was standing five feet behind her. And in the middle of her giving her thank you speech, Kanye jumps up onto the stage.”

The Twilight actor admitted that looking back on the historic incident in pop culture history, he wasn’t able to fully comprehend what was going on in front of him at the time.

“I can barely hear it. I can’t see them,” Lautner explained. “I’m just assuming this whole thing was a practiced and rehearsed skit, because why else would Kanye West be jumping on the stage interrupting Taylor Swift? It just didn’t make sense.”

Lautner revealed that he ended up laughing on stage to go along with the joke, but he didn’t know it wasn’t a planned part of the concert until he saw Swift’s look.

“He jumped off. She finished. The second she turned back around and I saw her face for the first time, I was like, ‘Oh. No. That wasn’t good.'”

What transpired after that, then? Swift’s 2010 song “Back to December,” which Lautner has claimed is about their romance, seems to conjure a picture of that same night.

The well-known song has insightful lyrics about a September night that seem to make reference to the 2009 VMAs, which were held on September 13 of that year.

She sings, “I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile/So good to me, so right/And how you held me in your arms that September night/The first time you ever saw me cry.”

Now, in the future, both Lautner and Swift have gone on to other relationships. After dating for more than four years, Lautner married his wife, who is now known as Taylor Lautner, in November. Regarding Swift, she has been dating Joe Alwyn since 2016. The couple maintains a romance that largely goes unnoticed for a good reason.

“It’s not really [because I] want to be guarded and private, it’s more a response to something else,” Alwyn told ELLE UK in April. “We live in a culture that is so increasingly intrusive… The more you give—and frankly, even if you don’t give it—something will be taken.”

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