It was Taylor times two during Taylor Swift’s Kansas City Eras Tour performance on Friday night, when the singer brought ex-boyfriend and close friend Taylor Lautner onstage to celebrate his role in her new “I Can See You” music video.
Along with Joey King and Presley Cash, who both appeared in Swift’s 2011 music video for “Mean” and appear in the new video alongside Lautner, Swift told the audience how influential 31-year-old Lautner was on her life when the pair dated in 2009.
“He was a very positive force in my life when I started the Speak now album, and I want to say he did every single stunt you saw in that music video,” Swift, now 33, told the huge audience at Arrowhead Stadium. “He and his wife have become some of my best friends, and it’s very helpful because we all have the same first name.”
The new video shows Lautner, King and Presley breaking into a safe to collect a Speak now version of Swift back – a nod to Swift finally owning her own version of the album after the controversial sale of her masters to Scooter Braun.
Lautner echoed Swift’s sentiments and spoke to the singer in front of the crowd.
“I respect you immensely. Not just for the singer that you are, the songwriter, the artist – but really for the human being that you are,” Variety reported. “You are gracious, humble, kind and I am honored to know you.”
On Twitter, Swift delved into the details, once again praising the Dusk star for his role in the video.
“Shout out to Tay Lautner for being so great to hang out with on set,” she shared. “The Tale of 3 Taylors,” she added, referring to Lautner’s now-wife, Taylor Dome.
What happened between Taylor and Taylor?
Swift and Lautner, who appeared in the film together Valentine’s Day, reportedly dated for several months in the fall of 2009, but finally called it quits in December. When she let her go Speak now album the following year featuring her anthem “Back to December”, fans speculated that the song was about her relationship with Lautner. Swift later shared that the tune was largely an apology.
“It’s almost word for word. It’s a song and a conversation that had to happen because I don’t want to hurt people. If you do that unintentionally, you have to make that better,” Swift said USA today. “I feel so comfortable singing about these details and these relationships and list times, dates, details, names. But when it comes to an interview and they say, “Are you dating this person?” or “Did you date this person?” or “What is your current relationship status?” I suddenly feel very shy.”
How is their relationship in 2023
These days, things are all copacetic between Swift and Lautner. As for Lautner’s feelings about being included in Swift’s musical repertoire, the Dusk star said in May that he has no problem with it.
“I think it’s a great album. Yeah, I feel safe,” he told TODAY.com. “Praying for John,” he added, referring to Swift’s ex John Mayer, the rumored subject of her song “Dear John” from Speak now. While Swift and Mayer repeatedly sang about each other in their music, Swift asked fans at one of the stops past her last month Era Tour to avoid trolling alleged subjects of her re-released songs online, Yahoo Entertainment previously reported.
In a unique twist, Lautner’s now-wife Dome has repeatedly stated that she is a devoted Swiftie. During a podcast appearance on Nick Viall’s podcast, the Viall files, In February, Dome called herself an “OG T-Swift fan.”
“Don’t you have a picture with her when you were 9 years old or something?” Lautner asked his wife, whom he married in 2022.
“I went to one of her first concerts as always. It was in the smallest theater. My best friend loved her, and then so did I,” she explained. D
ome added that she believes Speak nowthe album that features “Back to December” is “probably one of the greatest albums of all time. The lyrics are insane.”