Watch Taylor Swift on Ellen DeGeneres in these video clips, where Taylor Swift talks about past boyfriends and the possibility that she’s now dating Jake Gyllenhaal.
Ellen asks Taylor Swift if guys are worried they’ll have a song written about them, given her history of writing about her exes.
Then Ellen DeGeneres asks about “Dear John” and whether it’s about John Mayer. Taylor Swift says “That song kinda is what it is.”
Ellen notes, “You didn’t dispute it,” so it must be about John Mayer!
Taylor Swift describes that she’s always wanted to remain the same songwriter – and says that people are more interested in the subject matter of her songs now and try to speculate (but she’ll never tell who the songs are about!).
Ellen asks if Taylor was to write a song about love now, how would it go?
Ellen says, “Are you optimistic about love? How do you feel about love right now?”
Swift: “I’m always optimistic about love.”
DeGeneres: “So you’re always optimistic about love?”
Swift: “Yes, always, sometimes.”
“But right now you are?” DeGeneres presses.
Taylor Swift answers, “Well, why wouldn’t anyone be?”
Then Ellen tries to get Swift to spill about dating Gyllenhaal: “Especially if your boyfriend is Jake Gyllenhaal, because he is very handsome.”
DeGeneres lets Taylor Swift off the hook a little: “Y’all are just hanging out though, right?”
Swift then says: “You have a picture of us on the screen, don’t you?”
Ellen comments: “Right…But it’s just y’all hanging out – this does not prove anything. I’m just saying he’s adorable and I like him very much, and so if that is the case that he’s your boyfriend, I think that’s fantastic.”
Watch Taylor Swift’s Ellen DeGeneres interview, where she talks about dating (or not) Jake Gyllenhaal:
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