Taylor Swift and John Mayer were in the same place at the same time on August 20, but it was NO date. In fact, a source reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Tay was ‘horrified’ to see John again!
Fresh off the release of her catchier-than-catchy new single “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift, 24, was spotted leaving dinner at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Calif. on August 20 around the same time as her ex John Mayer, 36. Of course, the rumor mill immediately churning, claiming that the two were on a date; however, nothing could be further from the truth — a source close to Taylor reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she was absolutely “horrified” to see him there. Been there, girl.
John Mayer & Taylor Swift Relationship Rumors: She Was Horrified To See Him
“When Taylor saw John it was as if she saw a ghost,” our source reveals. “She was horrified and, for a moment, contemplated leaving. Cooler heads prevailed and she acted as if she didn’t see him but she totally knew he was there and was uncomfortable.”
As if that’s not enough to quell the rumors, our source goes on to confirm that the two are “in no way dating, and they didn’t share any conversation at all.”
Taylor Swift & John Mayer Dated In Early 2010
Phew. That’s a whole lot of drama avoided. While Taylor may have been doing all she could to avoid John, we feel like he may have been steering fairly clear of her, in turn. The pair dated in early 2010, when Taylor was just 21 and John 32.
While neither party ever confirmed their relationship, Taylor penned the scathing “Dear John” in response to their breakup, and the lyrics were as unambiguous as the song title.
“Don’t you think I was too young/To be messed with?” she wrote. “And you’ll add my name to your long list of traitors who don’t understand/And I’ll look back in regret how I ignored when they said/’Run as fast as you can.'”
Burnt. We’re sure that John gave her a pretty wide berth — what would her next Mayer-centric song involve?! We can’t know, but we’re sure it’s the focus of his nightmares.
So, HollywoodLifers, are you glad that Taylor and John aren’t dating again? Or are you intrigued by their bizarre relationship? Let us know your thoughts!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner