[HMG] – After a three month connection that only ever existed in the minds of their reps, Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner have decided to split.
The so-called ‘couple’ met while shooting the Warner Bros. romantic comedy, ‘Valentine’s Day’ in LA this Summer, but they never quite found the spark and have called it a day.
“It wasn’t really developing into anything, and wasn’t going to, so they decided they’re better as friends,” an insider tells Us. “There was no chemistry, and it felt contrived.”
Duh…that’s ’cause it was!
The only affection this ‘made-for-the-media’ romance ever truly contained was when Swift briefly hugged Lautner at her Illinois concert way back in October. Since then they’ve been on other fake ‘dates,’ and every G-rated detail was spoon-fed to the press.
But the gullible pair finally realized the whole thing was fake when 18-year old Lautner flew to Nashville for Swift’s 20th birthday on December 13.
“He liked her more than she liked him,” says the source. “He went everywhere he could to see her, but she didn’t travel much to see him.”
According to friends, Taylor S is a hopeless romantic who truly wants all the things she writes in her songs, so she’s bound to find love again soon. Meanwhile, the connection with Swift will drop way down the scale;
“They plan to stay friends,” the source says.
These friends will meet again pretty soon, on the media tour to promote their new film. And Swift will need a good friend – The film co-stars another old flame – Joe Jonas, who dumped her with a 27-second phone call in 2008.
Now that’s gotta hurt…