Are Taylor Swift & Alexander Skarsgard enjoying secret romantic dinners together?


Taylor Swift got a small part in the new movie The Giver that’s filming right now in South Africa. The Giver also features Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Alexander Skarsgard. Some people have been wondering if something/anything would be happening between Skarsgard and… Katie Holmes and/or Taylor Swift. I wasn’t really paying attention to the speculation because from what I’ve seen of Alex’s taste in women, neither Katie nor Swifty is his type. He tends to go for very small, petite women and both Katie and Swifty are very tall. Plus… I don’t know, my gut just tells me that he wouldn’t be into it.

But of course some of the tabloids are trying to start something. The Sun (the UK tabloid) seemed to kick off speculation by announcing that “Before [Alex and Taylor Swift] left for Cape Town they had a couple of dinners in LA. He’s much older than the guys Taylor has dated in the past year but maybe that’s where she’s going wrong.” First of all, I do think Taylor should try dating some older guys. I think she should aim for late 20s, someone with his own sh-t going on who isn’t going to be at her beck and call. She needs to stop dating high schoolers. Full stop. As for Alex in particular… well, all I know is that two seconds after The Sun published that story, it got shot down officially:

Taylor Swift is NOT dating Alexander Skarsgard, despite a made-up rumor spread by Perez Hilton and other ill-informed bloggers. The alleged romance is said to have sparked as the stars began work on the movie The Giver in South Africa.

“Holy hot hellz!” writes Perez. “We soooo did not see this one coming, no matter how common it is for romances to start up on set.”

He cites a so-called “insider” who claims, “Before they left for Cape Town they had a couple of dinners in LA. He’s much older than the guys Taylor has dated in the past year but maybe that’s where she’s going wrong.”

The blogger observes, “Let us just say, there is NO going wrong with Alexander!”

Maybe not, but Perez is completely wrong with this speculation. The rumor is 100 percent false.

A source close to Swift tells Gossip Cop the Skarsgard story is “completely fabricated.” Moreover, Swift and Skarsgard NEVER met up for dinners before arriving in South Africa. Oops.

[From Gossip Cop]

Taylor’s rep also issued a general denial to all press outlets saying “Taylor never met Alexander before she arrived in South Africa, and they are not dating.” Tay-Tay is currently in LA, and I’m not sure where Alex is. He might still be in South Africa, although he’s going to spend a lot of time in the South Pole very, very soon when he leads a group of American serviceman on a Walk for the Wounded Challenge with Prince Harry and Dominic West. What I’m saying is that Alex doesn’t have time for these shenanigans.

But here’s the real question: why does it seem like Taylor’s people are going so hard and so fast after these really budget, easily ignorable tabloid stories? I mean, it’s not like it’s US WEEKLY saying it. It’s The Sun! My theory: Taylor tried to get Alex to pay attention to her and he was all, “Be gone, child.”




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  1. QQ says:

    She’d love for us to think that, im sure

  2. Anna says:

    Swifty should be so lucky. Maybe Askrars can finally shag some sense into her after all that ‘experience’ with barely pubescent boy-toys.

  3. Eve says:

    *in a “just wanting to watch the world burn” mode*

    I’d love that to be true.

  4. blue marie says:

    Uh no, no way. Although she would like for us to think it true, can’t really say I blame the girl.

  5. Buckwild says:

    I don’t think Alex is Taylor’s type either.

  6. mkyarwood says:

    The only way I can see this being true is if it was some kind of tally thing for Alexander. On the other hand, maybe his Viking Dong can cure her of her needy attachment issues! I’d love for her to be Miley’s rival in songs about… well, I’ll admit I don’t know what their songs are about, even though I’ve listened to a few now.

  7. Tessa says:

    She’s denying romance stories now because I think she realizes that people have grown a little tired of her flavor of the month, a boyfriend for every season antics. It was fine when she was a kid, but she’s growing up, and she has to show that she takes relationships a little more seriously, or she never going to “transition.”

  8. Dani2 says:

    They’re in a movie together so they MUST be dating, clearly.

    Skarsgard does not even want to get involved with Taylor, much as I love her, that would be a bad idea for him. For her, she’d make a hit song and get even richer but it would do nothing positive for him.

  9. Delorb says:

    Isn’t he too old for her? I thought she liked them in diapers. Or at the very least in pull-ups.

  10. bettyrose says:

    I’m even more disturbed that she’s in the Giver. Has she read it? Does she understand it? Will she write songs about it?

  11. Samigirl says:

    Him shooting her down makes me love him even more! I hope it’s true.

  12. Jen says:

    I actually feel bad for both of them. Whenever either of them are even seen next to someone of the opposite sex, there are stories about them dating that person. It is SO stupid.

    And who cares if Taylor’s had lots of boyfriends. She’s young and hot, whatever, do your thing and write songs about it and make tons of money.

  13. Jenna says:

    Hmm………because of recent events I’m all for everyone getting Viking dong, soo…get it Swifty? o_O

  14. Gwen says:

    I like your theory Kaiser *nods*

  15. klue says:

    Thay would have been entertaining..

  16. Anna says:

    He’s not her type at all – Taylor always goes for dark-haired, dark-eyed guys. Her publicist has denied all relationship rumors in the past year so I think you’re reading too much into this, Kaiser.

    She needs to go back to older guys though – Jake Gyllenhaal, Garrett Hedlund, John Mayer, Cory Monteith were all late 20s or early 30s when she dated them.

  17. lucy2 says:

    A few photos of several of the cast leaving dinner surfaced a week or so ago, and as soon as they did, I knew this story would spring up. Sure enough! It’s pure BS.

  18. Joe says:

    Or maybe she’s tired of mags spreading bullshit rumours about her and is having her people go deny all the rumours aggressively to try to stop the propagation of false information and stop the false media impression of her. Remember, she hasn’t dated someone for nearly a full year now, and yet here you are, still acting like she can’t go 6 minutes without dating someone.

    • LadySlippers says:


      Taylor has made quite a few comments about trying to figure out why she likes bad boys and hasn’t dated because if it. Ed has backed up her no-dating comments as well. (Give her some credit for stepping back to reassess/reevaluate her dating choices)

      I think this is clearly a way for The Sun to use mileage from previous stories to sell a few papers.

      It obviously worked.

  19. Vesta says:

    Nice try, but not true. Phlease…

    Besides, Mr. Skarsgård has been enjoying [very] secret romantic dinners with no other than ME lately. I mercifully decided to help the man… and fix his anemic love life with some blodplättar, fläskpannkakor & renskav med kantareller & rödlök ;)

  20. lunchcoma says:

    Oh please. He doesn’t want anyone who comes with that much gossip. As for her, maybe she flirted and feels scorned, but maybe she’s trying to keep her personal life a little more personal and escape the boy crazy image.

    Even the idea of this feels wrong, though there are certainly plenty of other couples with that age difference. I think it’s that pairing Vampire Eric with the girl who targets her music at 8-year-olds feels sleazy…for both of their fans.

  21. Ashling says:

    Her part is small and she was done shooting very quickly. When was this supposed to happen? The rumors are funny. Before filming started I thought he would purposely avoid both Katie and Taylor due to the amount press a friendship or romance would cause.

  22. freya says:

    How about starting a rumor about him and Meryl Streep? Why should the younger actresses (term used loosely as I don’t think of Taylor as an actress) have all the fun with The Viking Dong?
    (disclaimer: I know absolutely nothing about Meryl Streep’s personal life, wether she’s married, divorced, single, partnered up, whatever)

    Edit: just read the Meryl Streep article, so now I know she’s been married for quite a while :)

  23. Grant says:

    He’s working my shit in that last pic.

  24. Maureen says:

    Personally, I think Askars would have sex with almost anyone. I don’t think he’s real picky in that area. But I DO think he’s picky about personality and would never go for a self-aggrandizing prig like Taylor Swift. Not even for a quickie.

  25. drea says:

    Oh, please. She and/or her publicity people just want us to think that there could be something going on between the two of them. I suppose they think that makes her look more womanly and desirable. Why issue a denial when almost no one believed the initial rumor anyway? Trying too hard to create smoke so that people will suspect there’s fire.

  26. Kimbob says:

    All I can say is that if that pairing ever happens, I’ll never look @ Skarsgard the same again. He’ll cease to be attractive to me.

  27. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Lol at “be gone, child.”
    There has been gossip that Tay Tay is desperate to meet Prince Harry. She is going to be one high profile performer at a charity gala Waity and Lazy are throwing on November 26th at Kensington Palace (Winter Whites Gala). Guess who is not on the attendees list? Everybody’s favourite Ginger. Possibly because he is going to be on the Walking for the Wounded trek with Askars
    I wouldn’t be surprised if she has been bugging the Vampire Viking to introduce her.

  28. SunnySide says:

    Yay! I’d love to hear some good Viking Dong stories!

  29. marina says:

    If this is true I think I might burst into flames! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  30. Miss M says:

    Makes me laugh! Best joke of the day!!!!

  31. Meggin says:

    OH come on. Maybe she wants us to think that! I don’t get the Swift appeal. She’s an average looking girl with squinty small eyes. The end.

  32. Thinker says:

    Anyone else read The Giver??? I read it when I was around the age of the protagonist Jonas. It’s an interesting story, but most of the main characters are children around the age of 12.

    So, I’m wondering who Taylor will be playing…

    I assume Alex and Katie are playing Jonas’s mom & dad, but part of the dystopian world of The Giver is that children are assigned to a family, not born to their “mom”. Which makes me speculate on Taylor’s role…. Children are bred in laboratories and implanted into women called “birthmothers” who are considered simpletons not worthy of the more challenging roles in their society. The Birthmothers are unintelligent, chubby, dumpy women who give birth three times then retire… Is this the role that Taylor agreed to????

  33. LeAnn Stinks says:

    Alex is my big celeb crush so I really hope there isn’t a smidgen of truth to this or I will lose my lunch, and most likely my dinner too ; )

  34. LeAnn Stinks says:

    Like most women, Alex is my celeb crush. So, I really hope there isn’t a smidgen of truth to this or I will lose my lunch, and most likely, my dinner too. ;)

  35. fingerbinger says:

    I don’t believe this story. Taylor Swift wouldn’t even know what to do with that viking if she was with him.

  36. pato says:

    ahahahahahahahahahah *breathes* ahahahahahahahhahhahaha

    she wishes.