Orlando Bloom allegedly has been pursuing Taylor Swift: yay or nay?


I feel like this week has been bad for the ladies who are especially looney for certain actors. So, let me just go ahead and upset the Orlando-loonies. They are out there and they are vocal. But, in my experience, the Orly-loonies want him to be happy. They will be okay if he finds a nice girl, just as long as the girl is nowhere near Kate Bosworth (Bosworth = the ultimate enemy, for Orly-loonies). But what if Orlando is trying to get with… Taylor Swift?! You know what? I can kind of see that. It makes some sort of twee sense to me. Allegedly, Taylor’s friend told the National Enquirer that Orlando has been trying to get a date with Taylor for a while:

“Orlando has been bombarding Taylor with text messages and phone calls, begging her for a date,” reveals a pal of Taylor Swift. “But she’s been playing hard to get. She’s flattered because she thinks Orlando is so sexy and, in normal circumstances, she would leap at the chance.”

But Taylor is concerned that dating Orlando would destroy her friendships with Selena Gomez and Miranda Kerr, and is worried about being involved in a rebound romance.

“She’s looking for a serious relationship. She doesn’t want to be just another notch on his belt. Taylor knows that Selena is nuts about Orlando and wants to have a real relationship with him. Yet all he seems to want to do is ask her about Taylor!”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

“Sources” go on to say that Ed Sheeran – who is BFFs with Swifty and bro-friends with Orlando – is encouraging the match, and he’s trying to play Cupid for the pair. YES. I would really like to see this happen. Orlando has that “Prince Charming” vibe that I’m sure Taylor would get off on. Plus, he has great hair (or he would have if he would just cut his Peggy Olsen bob), and “great hair” is like #1 on Taylor’s Man Must-Haves list. But what would Orlando get out of it? Well, Swifty is tall and thin like Miranda. She has bolt-ons like Miranda. She gets pap’d all the time like Miranda. Basically, Orlando would be getting a younger, richer version of Miranda.

The problem, of course, is that if they got together, they would eventually break up and she would devote an entire album to The Elf-Pirate Who Dumped Her Over The Phone. What rhymes with Elf-Pirate?



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  1. Freebunny says:


    • Priya says:

      Yuck, he’s a father to a baby. And he looks as old as James Franco. Say nay, Tay!

  2. Mata says:

    For some reason this reeks of a PR set-up to me. Orlando’s in need of some publicity and Taylor hasn’t been publicly attached to anyone with a profile in a while. This wouldn’t be Taylor’s first adventure in the contract dating arena.

    • kimber says:

      Yuppers to your words

      He needs to clean up his image a bit. ..she needs a smudge of dirt to get the mags squawking about her life spiral with a “bad boy” lol

    • Jayne says:

      Precisely. Orlando would be the main beneficiary of course, he is a has-been at this point. Frankly being the subject of a breakup album would be far better than where he is right now.

      Also, although I like Taylor I do get that vibe off alot of her celebrity relationships. From Lautner to Gyllenhaal to Harry Styles. Honestly the only relationships I have found believable were John Meyer and the Kennedy kid.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        Oooh crap! I totally forgot about the Kennedy kid! What was he 17? God Taylor, so freaking desperate! The thing that really stood out to me was Selena Gomez and Orly? I’m calling bs. That makes no sense. Selena looks 12 and is obsessed with Swagers Mcbeib, who also looks eternally 12.

    • kri says:

      For me, his train pulled out of the Hot Station awhile back. And why would Selena care? She is obviously under the spell of the Herpified Toddler. Swifty wants herself a prince. You be the prince and I’ll be the princess, remember? I swear that’s why she went after the Kennedy tot.

    • starrywonder says:

      Yep. There is no way that Orlando Bloom says to himself I need to get with that. Swift is just another famewhore like Kate Bosworth who sets up pap photos like they are going out of style. If he really wants to get out there again he needs to star in a not shitty movie. He is not a leading man and needs to start taking some character parts as a supporting actor.

      • Omega says:

        @Starrywonder I think you over estimate Orlando. He is no where near the hapless victim in the machinations of these scheming broads (or however that notion is phrased these days). He ended up with Miranda for a reason and she did help somewhat with giving him a more “bro-dude” image. If he is hovering around Swifty its because he expects a boost in his profile.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Well Marta, it’s that time of year once again. She got with the Kennedy kid around the July 4th weekend if you remember. She likes to drop albums in November, so it’s time to gin up some publicity, right on cue as per the usual plan!

    • Dinah says:

      Deffo. I thought Swifty was in a relationship on the DL with Colbie Caillat…

    • mcm says:

      I’m almost sure Taylor’s gay

  3. serena says:

    This requires a GIANT NO. no way in hell, Orly can do better.

  4. Loopy says:

    They both seem like they are incredibly boring and take themselves too seriously.

  5. Hilary says:

    Nay! I say nay! Taylor seems like she’s trying to keep a lid on her “crazy.” I think he should get as far away from that situation as he can. He needs a nice girl sans the crazy.

  6. Abbott says:

    No way. Orlando is already borderline a joke; Swift would just push him over the edge.

    He needs an Anna Kendrick, Emilia Clarke, Imogen Poots-type.

    Lena Headey???

  7. Adrien says:

    That is gonna be the tweeiest pair-up if ever.

  8. Detritus says:

    Taylor’s beautiful, Orlando’s beautiful, they’d make a beautiful couple. Kind of boring, but sure, go for it kids.
    I wonder if she braids her boyfriends hair when they are alone?

  9. Sabrina says:

    I think the two of them could be a good match and it would also result in good publicity for both of them.

  10. NewWester says:

    Can you imagine the break up song Taylor could write? It would be epic! She could do a “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme music video and have a Orlando Bloom look alike walk the plank. Also have a parrot sitting on her shoulder who says “you had your chance” !
    Yes I have way too much time on my hands

  11. Word Girl says:

    I don’t buy this story. I’ll bet Taylor isn’t looking to involve herself with a dude that is way older than her, has a kid, and has already divorced. Come on, most young , successful working women cleave to the liberty of not being boggled down by having to raise a kid and have a hubby. Whoever this source is needs to try again. Taylor, like any young woman, myself included, is having way too much fun being young, successful and free. Paparazzi and Hollywood are always trying to promote gossip about young women marrying men way older than them. Don’t buy into it Swifty.

    • Sabrina says:

      To me Taylor seems like she would want to be a mother and I don’t think she would mind looking after Flynn. I think Miranda would probably have more of a problem with it as I’m sure that photographers would love to snap pictures of Taylor & Flynn out and about.

    • OhDear says:

      I don’t necessarily think that TS will have an issue with much older (she did date John Mayer) or divorced men, but I agree with you on how she probably wouldn’t want to date someone with a young child just yet.

    • Emma13 says:

      Wish I saw this before I posted down below. I also don’t think she’d be into dating a dad. I really don’t think the age would be a problem, but the tiny human that belongs to him would be.

    • Abbott says:

      She may not actually want to date him, but I can see her wanted us to *think* she’s dating him.

  12. Kaye says:

    Aww. I think they’d be kind of cute together.

    I’m sure this comment will provoke derision, but they both seem . . . decent.

  13. eliza says:

    Awwww, I have a soft spot for both. This couple wouldn’t repulse me and at least it isn’t Miranda “Kewpie Face” Kerr. Vast improvement over that pretentious moron.

  14. break says:

    He’s too old for her. Men her own age become bored with her pretty quickly.
    He can do better!

  15. Beth says:

    I like it.

  16. Allie says:

    Since I don’t like her, I’d be so upset over this…if it was 10 years ago, when he was hot. Now, don’t care. I sort of miss her train wreck relationships.

  17. Emma13 says:

    Would Taylor date a dad? Seriously, I’m around her age and I don’t think I would. It would be too much of a responsibility if things worked out.

    *Before someone points this out: I realize I don’t speak for all early 20-somethings though and many people do have children at my age and/or have dated others with children.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I don’t think she’d date a guy with a kid. I don’t think Taylor is dating anyone but herself right now.

  18. feebee says:

    A big fat NAY to that one. Hoping it’s just a PR piece. Bloom needs to concentrate on where to take his career before it stalls any worse. Dating TS might get him some publicity but it’s not worth it.

  19. Meredith says:

    Nope. Taylor’s time in “no dating jail” isn’t up yet. She was doing so well being an independent strong woman who doesn’t need a man for the last few months. Lets keep it that way.

    But at the same time, she needs new album material. Orlando seems douchy enough to provide it.

  20. Jaderu says:

    Now this is my kind of PRomance!! I can get behind this. I’m shipping already. Totally devoting a Tumblr blog to this.
    I keep hearing The Lonely Islands “Jack Sparrow” with Michael Bolton but switching out with Taylor’s voice.

  21. QQ says:

    So now he is chasing Girls fresh out the teens? Is that what is gonna bring him relevancy now? How Valderrama of him

  22. Boromir's Bytch says:

    Aren’t they next-door neighbors? He’s moving into a loft in the same building in NYC.

  23. Eleonor says:

    I think they could make sense together.
    The Peggy Olsen bob LOL
    For the Mad Men finale I’d love the “Peggy Olsen finds a decent hairstylist” storyline.

  24. OTHER RENEE says:

    I like Orlando. I think he got a raw deal with famewhore Miranda. He must have no idea that life with Tay Tay would be cray cray. Like dating a girl in middle school.

    • Bridget says:

      Why do people keep portraying Bloom as the sad victim of fame-hungry women? He plays the game too, have no doubt.

  25. j.eyre says:

    “Elf Pirate/Self – Fire it”? Like some meta theme in which she tells herself she has to dump him because he’s done her wrong. (The Fire it also has a nice cannon connotation for the pirate thing)

  26. Dre says:

    Bloom just moved into the same building where Taylor Swift lives in NYC. I guarantee that Orlando and Taylor will be spotted together this summer. Whether it becomes something serious is another thing, but just on logistics alone, they WILL be seen together soon.

  27. Lila says:

    If she writes the album in Sindarin, I will totally buy it.

  28. TOPgirl says:

    Why not? His ex is with an old man so he should be with a younger woman. Isn’t that the way it works?

  29. Kate2 says:

    I actually still like him, and I think he could bring the hot if he fixed his hair a bit. He’s not what he once was looks-wise, but who is from their late 20’s to late 30’s? The hot is still there though, lurking. And I still think he looks better than bloated and greasy Leo. However, a little effort up top could do wonders.

    I agree that a few supporting roles in some really well done movies could help his standing career wise. Hooking up with a pop-tart seems cheesy and obvious.

    • Tig says:

      I so agree- he needs to do something with his hair. Saw his Romeo, and the gelled stringy curls were just ugh. Don’t know why the same “style” looks so great on Aiden Turner- maybe it’s the texture of Aiden’s hair vs Orlando’s?

  30. A mascarada says:

    I shouldn’t care, but… yay?

  31. Bread and Circuses says:

    Doesn’t Taylor only date teenagers these days? I mean, I know the Jake Gyllenhaal thing happened, but I never believed that one for a second either.

  32. Ag says:

    he DOES have a “Peggy Olsen bob” – hahaha!

  33. Yelp says:

    I want to see this happen just for the song!

  34. starr says:

    Huge NAY on the Tay. I cannot stand Try Hard Swift. If it’s true that she feels “isolated” in NYC, I hope she high tails it outta there asap. Her daily street photoshoots are ridiculously embarrassing.

    As for Bloom, he can do better. Way better. If this is all about publicity, she’s not worth it.

  35. A Fan says:


    [*It would make for entertaining gossip*]

  36. Kelly says:

    No. She could do a lot better. And ew. He is not attractive.

  37. melain says:

    Why not. He seems to be up for another heartache with a narcissistic immature woman who acts like a little girl. These girls can never be happy for long. No man alive will give them the constant attention they demand.

  38. Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

    As far as ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ goes, neither. Just, ‘why’?

  39. Snowflake says:

    He is too old for her !

  40. Roger says:

    For first time I would be in Taylor side -Yuck-. I still don’t understand why people thought Orlando Bloom is above of the famewhoring hurricane. He loves being photographed -Especially with his dead leading career- and mostly related to these type of woman -Come on, I can understand once, even twice but everything has a limit-. He’s a hidden douche.