Make no mistake—when you're a famous human, a relationship is never just a relationship.For better or worse, who you're dating is an extension of your brand.Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are hardly ever pictured together. Mary-Kate Olsen still hasn't uttered a public word about husband Olivier Sarkoszy.
Even the doubters who teased Taylor Swift for her 'serial dating' habits — and her penchant for penning songs about 'long list of ex-lovers' — began singing a different tune about her affair with fellow musician Calvin Harris.
After all, the couple started things off slowly, and the 26-year-old seemed older and wiser.
Or, in normal person terms, it's like taking a new job. Maybe it's just a stepping stone to bigger and better things. Now I would never (not ever) want to suggest that Taylor Swift and her latest love interest, Tom Hiddleston, aren't MFEO.
But in the celebrity industrial complex, every relationship comes with opportunity, and Swift has been wildly successful at navigating the boyfriend waters to ensure each relationship bolsters Brand Swift.
The star doesn't take too much caution to keep her private life private, and often happily parades her beaus in front of the paparazzi.'It’s very hard to date in the spotlight.
Because Taylor's so famous, people are fascinated by what goes on with her,' professional matchmaker Samantha Daniels, who founded The Dating Lounge app, told Daily Mail Online.'Having other people notice what you do and comment, you might begin second guessing,' Samantha explained. If you think about being affectionate, you have to wonder if someone is taking your picture.They haven't exactly been undercover, but this qualifies as a full couple coming out. the seating chart called for Taylor to sit with 2 friends between herself and her BF. Swift had quite possibly the cutest reaction ever to meeting Timberlake for the first time back in 2008, when Ellen De Generes (who also made an appearance on the 1989 Tour this year) brought the latter out as a surprise guest on her show.But following her split with the 32-year-old producer and songwriter this week, fans can't help but wonder: What exactly is going wrong in Taylor Swift's love life?Some might argue that Taylor's relationships are doomed as soon as she pulls them into the public eye., she's allegedly "dating them." So when we see Taylor and VMA Video Vanguard Winner Justin Timberlake in the midst of a DEEP VMA embrace (Vembrace? Except that NO, they're not, because Justin's happily married to Jessica Biel! Read more about Justin and Taylor's VMA embrace after the jump.