As Taylor Swift prepares to release her re-recorded 2010 album with six new tracks, one of her exes feels confident there’s no “bad blood” between them. Taylor Lautner, who dated Swift for a few months in 2009, told Today on Tuesday (May 16) that he feels “safe.” Though the singer-songwriter wrote a heartfelt breakup song about the Twilight alum in 2010 titled “Back to December,” Lautner shared his support of the artist.
“I think it’s a great album,” Lautner, 31, said. He added, “Praying for John.” He was alluding to one of Swift’s messiest breakups, with musician John Mayer. That breakup inspired “Dear John” off Speak Now. As we previously reported, the musicians were linked from 2009 to 2010 after collaborating on Mayer’s song “Half of My Heart.”
At the time, Swift told Elle she was “really excited” to team up with the Grammy winner and had “been such a big fan of John for such a long time.” Following their breakup, Swift released “Dear John,” in which she sings, “Don’t you think nineteen is too young / To be played by your dark twisted games when I loved you so?” Mayer was 32 when the pair dated.
Swift’s third re-recorded album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), is set to drop this summer. Earlier this month, Swift announced on social media that she would release a re-recorded version of Speak Now while performing in Nashville for The Eras Tour. “It fills me with such pride and joy to announce that my version of Speak Now will be out July 7 (just in time for July 9th, iykyk).” The singer-songwriter reflected on her “completely self-written” 2010 album when she was 18-20 years old. She added: “The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions, and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing … and living to speak about it.”
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Swift’s Instagram post included a note signed by the 33-year-old, reading: “I always looked at this album as my album, and the lump in my throat expands to a quivering voice as I say this. Thanks to you, dear reader, it finally will be. I consider this music to be, along with your faith in me, the best thing that’s ever been mine.”