Taylor Swift is known for writing songs about her relationships with guys, and this week alone could provide her with plenty of inspiration.
On Sunday, Swift, 19, accompanied her driver to LAX airport to pick up New Moon star Lautner, 17, before they headed straight to the Staples Center for an L.A. Kings hockey game.
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“I really like hockey a lot and, it turns out, so does he,” Swift told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that aired Thursday.
After the game, the pair – who costar in next year’s Valentine’s Day – were spotted again in the lobby of a Beverly Hills Hotel. “Taylor Swift was all dolled up and looked super pretty,” said one observer. “She seemed excited to see her beau.”
As for Lautner, the witness said he seemed “very protective” of her.
The following day, Lautner visited the singer on the set of her new Band Hero commercial. “She was in an amazing mood all day, but after he showed up, she was beaming from ear to ear,” says an eyewitness.
Dinner with Her Mom
She’s not the only woman in the family who enjoys his company: That night, Swift’s mother, Andrea, joined the pair for dinner at Bistro Garden in Studio City.
“The group seemed to have a wonderful time together,” says a restaurant source. “They all seemed very relaxed and were chatting and laughing throughout the meal.”
On Tuesday, Swift opted for a girls’ night out with close friend Selena Gomez – who dated Lautner earlier this year. According to a Gomez source, the actress has no hard feelings about Swift’s hanging out with her ex: “She thought Taylor was a great guy, but not for her.”
Shopping and Chilling
So how great is he? On Wednesday, Lautner caught up with Swift, who was shopping with her mother and a bodyguard in Beverly Hills at Alice + Olivia, among other stores. Says an eyewitness, “He was a good sport while she shopped. He chilled out in a chair and kept looking at her and smiling.”
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A group dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House followed. For dessert, Lautner took the singer for a ride in his new white Audi R8 sports car.
And yet, even with all of this public togetherness, Swift has remained coy about discussing the nature of their relationship.
In an interview with CMT Radio’s Cody Alan that aired Thursday, she stopped short of confirming she and Lautner are a couple. “I don’t know, he’s an amazing guy and we’re really close and ah yep,” she said. “We’re in a movie together, and I am really excited about seeing it.”
• With reporting by PERNILLA CEDENHEIM and MICHELLE TAN
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