Taylor Swift, Drake NOT Dating, Despite Claim

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Taylor Swift Drake Dating

By Shari Weiss

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Taylor Swift Drake Dating

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Taylor Swift and Drake are NOT dating, despite a report falsely claiming they were openly flirting at his birthday party and may be a “new couple.” Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story.

Unsurprisingly, the outlet trying to romantically link the two stars is none other than HollywoodLife. “Taylor Swift & Drake Flirted At His Birthday Party: They Were ‘All Up On Each Other,'” reads the headline of a purported “exclusive.” The accompanying story announces, “Look out, Tom Hiddleston and Rihanna; there may be a hot new couple in town!”

According to the webloid, Swift “apparently had some one-on-one time with the birthday boy himself,” but “the singers weren’t making out on the dance floor or anything.” Rather, a so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “Drake was cozy with Taylor all night long. They were all up on each other — no kissing — but touching each and other and cheeking.”

HollywoodLies then goes into overdrive, writing, “Ooh la la! Was Drake whispering sweet nothings in Taylor’s ear at his birthday party, or were they just cozying up as close friends? The possibilities are endless. We’re already thinking of the celebrity couple names, though. Drayler? Trake? It’ll come to us, don’t worry. Another possibility: they were hatching a plan for an amazing new collaboration!”

The site already put forth that “collaboration” theory on Sunday, after saying “Drake sent Taylor a sweet message of encouragement.” So, what he’d do? Well, he allegedly commented on one of Swift’s Instagram posts with a check mark. Scandalous, we know.

Here’s what’s really going on: Gossip Cop suspects HollywoodLife only crafted this flirtation story to continue the narrative it had already started. The publication planted the seed by noting Drake’s alleged Instagram comment, then did a story pointing out Swift’s attendance at the bash, and then came this post, which actually asks readers, “Do you think Taylor and Drake are dating?”

What’s also telling, though, is what while many other outlets did stories on the celebs at Drake’s party, not a single one said he and Swift were flirting or “all up on each other.” It’s rather odd that only HollywoodLies, of all places, would have such details. Kinda makes you wonder if their “source” was made up.

In any case, the information is not accurate. Gossip Cop is exclusively told that Swift and Drake did not engage in any suggestive behavior, nor are they about to embark on a romance. They’re “just friends,” we’re assured.

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