Swift BFF Selena Gomez also weighed in on the controversy. She called the reports “stupid” and said she would know.
Tabloids both here and in the United Kingdom reported that Swift and Harris had decided to “cool” their relationship. Depending on so-called tabloid “sources,” the reasons were two-fold.
Some reports claimed Swift was livid after Harris was photographed emerging from Top Thai Massage, on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
Taylor Swift’s Rep Weighs In
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Despite heated denials by management, the parlor turns up in Yelp search results for “best secret happy ending massage parlors in West Hollywood.” (For the uninitiated, that’s code for oral sex and/or masturbation).
The claims left Harris seething. “It’s not going to be a ‘happy ending’ for everyone I sue for defamation of character for all these bulls**t stories bye bye,” he wrote on Twitter.
Of course, only he and his masseuse known what happened for sure behind the drawn curtain at Top Thai. But a defamation lawsuit, outside of perhaps the UK, would have as much chance of prevailing as… well, getting pregnant from oral sex.
Other reports claimed that Harris decided to cool the relationship because he was overwhelmed by intense tabloid scrutiny.
“Calvin has found the circus surrounding their relationship overwhelming,” a source told Grazia magazine. “It was incredibly intense so they’ve taken a step back and are cooling things off.”
During an interview with People in July, Harris made an issue out of the media coverage.
“It’s interesting because obviously there’s different things written about it every day and even if we don’t do anything publicly for a while, someone will make something up,” he said.
During the same interview, Harris said the relationship was “absolutely fantastic” and he was “insanely happy.”
Meanwhile, Gomez said she was unaware of any strife between the two.
“I think I would have found that out. Is that a rumor?” she told celebrity gossip hound Andy Cohen during an interview on his SiriusXM radio show yesterday (Oct. 12)
“Honestly, it’s so stupid,” she said about tabloid coverage. “I’m pregnant every week, [Taylor’s] gonna be pregnant. It’s so stupid, like you can’t really read that stuff.”
Harris and Swift began dating in March.
Oddly enough, however, the couple has hit the time threshold when Swift breaks up with “true love” boyfriends. Her relationship with Conor Kennedy, for example, lasted about the same time.
Swift is currently on tour and has yet to comment, but her rep said not to believe tabloid reports.
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