Gwyneth Paltrow is trying to find an English husband for her BFF Taylor Swift

Gwyneth Paltrow and Taylor Swift have been friends for a few years now. It’s widely believed that Gwyneth was the one responsible for the Jake Gyllenhaal debacle, that Goop wanted to play matchmaker with her two friends and it ended up imploding. I don’t even know if Gwyneth is still tight with Jake, but it definitely seemed like Goop took Swifty’s side in the breakup. Gwyneth and Chris Martin even took Taylor out to dinner in London last year, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all to learn that Gwyneth has taken Swifty on as some kind of Goopy protégé. I don’t really think Taylor needs Gwyneth’s help in most things, although I can see Taylor being all wide-eyed and full on wonderment at the idea that an elder stateswoman of the celebrity game is willing to pass on some “wisdom”.

What did Taylor Swift and Gwyneth Paltrow talk about over tea in London on June 9? Boys, of course! Sources say Gwyneth, 40, is sharing her secrets to finding a British husband with Taylor, 23. The two became fast friends in the summer of 2010 after Chris Martin introduced them.

“Gwyneth sees a lot of herself in Taylor and considers her like a sister,” a source says. Gwyneth’s track record for Taylor hasn’t been exactly stellar though. She fixed Taylor up with Jake Gyllenhaal, a setup that crashed and burned spectacularly, but Taylor idolizes Gwyneth’s London lifestyle and wants a proper Englishman for herself.

Apparently, Harry Styles has only increased her appetite for bangs and mash!

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

“Bangers and mash” = gross pun. I don’t want to think about Harry Styles’ bangers or his mash. Star goes on to suggest some English guys who Taylor might want to date – it’s a short list which includes PRINCE HARRY. For the love of God. If Tay-Tay and Harry ever happen, I… I… I don’t even know what to threaten. It won’t happen. Right?! Right. But Star also suggests Max Irons, son of bats—t insane Jeremy Irons, and I could totally see that happening. Yes, Gwyneth – push Taylor more towards the actor-types. Keep her away from ginger princes. Also: does this make Swifty the new Beyonce? It feels like it’s been a long time since Gwyneth has talked about her “best friend” Beyonce.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Birdie says:

    Don’t touch my ginger prince, Taylor. And keep Selena Gomez away from Ed Sheeran and no one gets hurt.

  2. Chrissy says:

    BANGERS AND MASH!! Golden.

    I confess I watched The Host and Jeremy Irons is HOT. I can see it happening with Taylor!

  3. kronster says:

    Gwyneth playing the matchmaker?
    oh, please…

  4. Buckwild says:

    Her and Max Irons would make a cute couple. He has the look she would like too. Hook em up, Goop!

  5. dahlianoir says:

    Why go husband hunting at 23? I don’t get it.

  6. lisa says:

    wow gwyneth’s side profile is hideous

  7. Anna says:

    No way would TayTay and Harry date. He needs his girls fun and loose. She needs her boys with less ‘reputation’ and more hair (Sorry, Ginge!)

  8. DanaG says:

    LOL Could you imagine the great breakup song TayTay would do after dating Prince Harry though? Just for that it would worth it. Not going to happen I think she is way too young for him. Taylor has gone through a lot of American Men so maybe some english ones would be a good thing.

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  10. Emily says:

    Hahah the palace would never ‘let’ Harry go near Taylor… She is guaranteed to write a song about it…
    By now, this must be a big turn off for loads of potential men she wants to date.

  11. Apsutter says:

    Dear lord….it’s very pathetic how goop is desperately clawing to stay relevant. You’re not the “it” girl anymore…get over it!

    • V4Real says:

      Goop is really coming off desperate trying to stay relevant and find friends. She’s old enough to be Taylor’s mother so I’m just wondering if she’s tyring to take the motherly approach with her or trying to be the cool older friend.

  12. Green Eyes says:

    Soooo that’s why both Madonna and Swifty both wound up w/ “British” accents…. GOOP!!

    • bluhare says:

      That stuff is such crap. I’m English but have lived in the USA for years. I just went back for a few weeks and my old accent didn’t come back. Once your vocal cords are fully formed (ie you’re an adult) your accent doesn’t change very much, and if it does you’re faking it.

      • Leen says:

        Eh unless it’s your second language. English is my second language and it keeps changing quite a bit depending on who I’m with/which country I’m in. I lived in the UK for a while, and when I moved to the US, everyone thought I was from England. But after a couple of months there, the accent faded away and it went very American. So yeah I think it does change depending on your environment.

  13. Sisi says:

    wow, these side by side pics with Gwyn really show what nice skin Taylor has

  14. Izzy says:

    Lovely. They can then go into business together, and name their business “Two Insufferable Blondes.”

  15. Colu says:

    I haven’t read the story yet, but Taylor is 22ish and became famous around 13-14? She DOES NOT need a husband!

  16. poppy says:

    “Gwyneth sees a lot of herself in Taylor and considers her like a sister,”*

    *except that taylor swift actually made herself famous as opposed to having parents with connections and without having to date brad pitt.
    i don’t know if TS is a natural blond but goopers sure isn’t.
    they’re both tall and mediocre?

    ~embarrassed to be “defending” TS~

  17. Thiajoka says:

    Now that’s a friendship I have no trouble believing is a match made in Hell. And when the hell are they ever going to stop referring to men as “boys” because that speaks volumes.

  18. Kelly says:

    I still don’t understand why anyone would go to Goopy for advice on anything