Find out how Taylor handled seeing the guy she once loved and what you should do in her situation
Taylor Swift could have had not one, but two awkward ex-boyfriend encounters at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night. But while she studiously avoided seeing one, Joe Jonas, she confronted the other, Taylor Lautner, head on — and even hung out with him! How should you handle seeing someone you once loved?
The 21-year-old country singer seems to have grown up in recent months. Not only did she actively see the 19-year-old Twilight star, but she chose to sit next to him out of the everyone in the entire crowd at the Gibson Auditorium!
“They sat next to each other during the ceremony,” an audience member told JustJared.com. “They were laughing and having non-stop fun with each other.”
The same-named twosome met on the set of Valentine’s Day and dated for three months before deciding they were better off as friends.
Apparently that old ‘just friends’ chestnut wasn’t a lie: the two did seem to be genuinely friendly, and not just presenting the media with a toothy photo op.
So, did Taylor handle seeing her ex in the right way? Yes! If you’ve ended a relationship amicably, there’s no need to create drama where it doesn’t exist. Granted, you may not want to hang out with your former BF like Taylor did, but it doesn’t hurt to be nice and have a chat with someone you’ve once dated. You liked them for a reason once, right?
If you run into an ex that broke your heart, I wouldn’t go out of your way to seek him out. Be aware of his presence, and if you happen to be in the same vicinity, do politely say hello and then walk away. The most important thing to remember is for him to see you’ve moved on, that your head is held high and that you are completely happy without him.
Although Taylor may not have had such a run-in with Joe, sweeping an awards show and winning five trophies where he’s won none is a pretty good form of revenge as well.
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