Taylor Swift And Matt Healy Never Dated, Despite The 1975 New Song

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By Shari Weiss |

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Taylor Swift and Matt Healy never dated, despite some outlets suggesting their supposed romance inspired the new 1975 song “Change of Heart.”

Late Friday, the New York Post declared in a headline, “Taylor Swift’s ex writes a song about her.” The accompanying story says, “Fans of indie-rock band the 1975 are buzzing that lead singer Matt Healy, to whom Swift was linked in 2014, wrote ‘A Change of Heart’ about her.” The tabloid points to lyrics “describing a cruel, shallow woman.”

“You said I’m full of diseases/Your eyes were full of regret/And then you took a picture of your salad/And put it on the Internet,” the New York Post quotes Healy as singing. The paper never explains how that would relate to Swift, but instead cites a “source close to Healy” as saying, “She may have inspired some of it.” That’s funny, because Healy himself slammed the Swift relationship rumors last year.

As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Healy was asked about the gossip in a January 2015 radio interview with 2DayFM, and ripped it all as “bloody fake” and a “farce.” He went on to explain, “Yeah, we met each other, we exchanged numbers, but in the same way that a lot of people in this kind of world do. We spoke occasionally, and then she’s the biggest pop star in the world, I’m in Australia. There’s no, like, relationship or anything happening… It’s funny how people really, really buy into that.”

So why would Healy be putting out a song about Swift now? Clearly nothing happened between them for the English star to even want “revenge,” as some have suggested. And to call him Swift’s “ex,” as the New York Post does, is a flat-out lie that serves no other purpose besides trying to make her look bad via click-bait.


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