Taylor Lautner may be married to another Taylor now — who goes by the nickname Tay Lautner — but there was a time when he dated another Taylor — Swift, to be exact. The ‘Twilight’ star reportedly dated the musician from August to December 2009, and their split inspired his song, ‘Back to December.’ But weeks after their relationship supposedly began, Lautner presented Swift with the Album of the Year award at the 2009 VMAs – a moment sadly interrupted by Kanye West, who took the stage and said Beyoncé should have earn.
On Feb. 1, Lautner revisited the moment during an episode of his podcast with his wife, “The Squeeze.” Asked by Tay when he could go back and do it again if he could, Lautner said, “Probably the 2009 VMAs when I presented the award to Taylor [Swift] and didn’t know the Kanye affair wasn’t a skit.” Tay replied, “I died.”
Lautner went on to explain that he thought it was all part of the show. “I can barely hear it. I can’t see them,” he explained. “I just assume the whole thing was a practiced and rehearsed skit, because otherwise why would Kanye West jump on stage, interrupting Taylor Swift?” He said he was “laughing and giggling” because he couldn’t hear what was going on. “I’m like, ‘I can’t hear them, but it’s probably very funny right now,'” Lautner continued.
When Swift finally turned around at the awards show, Lautner said he realized the moment was actually unplanned. “[Kanye] jumped, she was done, the second she turned around and I saw her face for the first time,” he added, “I was like, ‘Oh. It wasn’t good.'”
Lautner then addressed the moment by hosting “Saturday Night Live” several months later. “What I really wanted to do that night was that,” he said, doing some martial arts moves on a dummy that looked like West.