Taylor Swift Squashes Zac Efron Dating Rumors, Shares Top 5 Moments of Her Life on ‘Ellen’
"We are not a couple."
That is what Taylor Swift said more than once to Ellen DeGeneres on her namesake show this morning (Feb. 21) while promoting her animated film 'The Lorax' with hottie and supposed boyfriend Zac Efron. While they would make quite an attractive couple, Swift repeatedly shot down the rumors, though Ellen kept jokingly referring to them as a couple throughout their interview.
For his part, former 'High School Musical' star Efron smile slyly at Ellen's repeated comments about their status, while Swift did her best to dismiss them. Does the lovely lady doth protest too much? Nah, we believe her. They're not a couple, okay?
Ellen started out by saying, "You are both are adorable and adorable together, like a cute couple." They responded in unison, "I knew this was going to happen."
When speaking about how their diehard fanbases react to them, Swift said that lately, she has been getting a lot of crying fans, who come up to her shedding tears because they relate so much to her and her music. Efron joked, "She brings a tear to my eye," to which Swift responded, "Aw, thanks." Ellen pounced there, referencing their supposed coupledom. Again.
Swift put her well-heeled foot down later in the chat, saying, "We are not a couple. He’s awesome, we are not a couple though. You hear people get together when they’re shooting movies, co-stars. But not like animated co-stars. You know what I’m saying. Oh my God, as we were recording out voiceovers on separate coasts, we really connected."
Swift also shared what she did on Valentine's Day, which was throw a Pathetic Single Girls Party. "That was actually what it was called," Swift said, qualifying that she doesn't think single gals are pathetic. She continued, "I had my single girlfriends over and we had junk food, ate whatever wanted and danced, and made profile cards about why we were single." Such a gal's gal, isn't she?
She also called the standing ovation she received at the 2012 Grammys one of the Top 5 moments of her life. Of course, DeGeneres pressed her about the other four, while joking that dating Zac Efron is one on the list. Swift claimed that "winning 'Album of the Year' at the Grammys, playing Gillette Stadium, playing with James Taylor, the standing ovation at the Grammys and buying my kitten" are her Top 5 moments in life.
Ellen also gifted each star with t-shirts sporting phrases about their relationship statuses, which they could change as things progress or devolve. Phrases such as "Lovers," "Just friends," "We Only Hooked Up Once" and "We Broke Up" were printed on the conversation tees. Efron joked about how that would really clarify things for the two as they dodge the rumors.
While on set, Efron and Swift laid down a cover of Foster the People's 'Pumped Up Kicks' ... though they reformatted the hit to fit their appearance on 'Ellen.' Watch below!
Watch Taylor Swift + Zac Efron on 'Ellen' Part 1
Watch Taylor Swift + Zac Efron on 'Ellen' Part 2
Watch Taylor Swift and Zac Efron Perform on 'Ellen'