As for what went down after that moment? Well, Swift seemed to paint a picture of that very night in her 2010 song “Back to December,” which Lautner has confirmed is about their romance.
The popular track holds telling lyrics about a night in September, seemingly referring to the 2009 VMAs, which fell on Sept. 13 of that year. She sings, “I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile/So good to me, so right/And how you held me in your arms that September night/The first time you ever saw me cry.”
Flash forward to now, and Lautner and Swift have both moved on to their respective romances. For his part, Lautner and his wife, who now also goes by Taylor Lautner, wed in November after over four years together. As for Swift, she and boyfriend Joe Alwyn have been together since 2016. The pair lead a romance that stays mostly under the radar—and for a reason.
It’s not really [because I] want to be guarded and private, it’s more a response to something else,” Alwyn told Elle UK in april. “We live in a culture that is so increasingly intrusive… The more you give—and frankly, even if you don’t give it—something will be taken.”
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