Hello and welcome to Gossip Time, a weekly guide to the stars by Allie Jones. This week: a pop star dumped her boyfriend, another pop star and his ex went to the same gym, and Kylie Jenner parked in Timothée Chalamet’s driveway.
Late Saturday evening, Entertainment Tonight broke the news that Taylor Swift had broken up with her boyfriend of six years, the blonde British actor Joe Alwyn. Sources confirmed the news to People, and then Swift, 33, did a smiley, strategic pap walk outside Via Carota on Monday night to prove everything is okay. She was wearing jeans with a rhinestone butterfly cutout and reportedly dined with the engaged couple Jack Antonoff and Margaret Qualley. Cool!
I am not personally sad about this breakup, because Alwyn, 32, was Swift’s most boring boyfriend. She barely ever talked about him; he barely ever talked, period. They never crashed a Kennedy wedding together. He never wore an “I <3 T.S.” tank top on the beach in full view of several photographers. They didn’t even drink maple lattes together on Thanksgiving and then tell the tabloids they drank maple lattes together on Thanksgiving, and they were together for several Thanksgivings.
According to People, the split happened a “few weeks ago,” with many fans dating it to sometime in the last week of March, when Swift added one of her breakup songs to her Eras tour setlist. Sure, whatever. As to the “whys”: Swift sources are alleging to the tabloids that the breakup came down to personality differences.
“The differences in their personalities have become harder to ignore after years together,” a source told People.
“Their personalities were just too different,” another source who is one hundred percent not the same person (Tree Paine) told ET. “Joe is more introverted, shy and quiet.”
An important remaining question: Which slightly under-the-radar blonde guy will Swift date next? A special Gossip Time x Hung Up collaboration post discussing this very dilemma will hit your inbox soon — stay tuned.
More bad news: It looks like Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are fully back together. The eternally doomed pair, who have broken up and gotten back together several times due to Thompson’s penchant for cheating on Kardashian whenever she’s pregnant, were spotted last week pulling up to a McDonald’s drive-thru together. Since then, Kardashian sources have gone to the tabloids in an attempt to put a positive spin on this reunion.
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“Khloe says she’s single, but in private she acts like Tristan is her husband,” a source told OK! “They do everything together.”
Great! Thompson just bought a $12.5 million mansion three doors down from Kardashian’s, and OK!’s source alleged that Thompson walks over to be with her everyday: “He is there for breakfast most mornings and lunches and around all day. Most evenings they do bedtimes and hang out together. If you go to the house, he’s always around.”
Thompson also just got signed to the Lakers, which means he’s sticking around. A source told Us Weekly that this development has “thrilled” Kardashian: “She’s so proud of him and all the hard work he’s done which has led up to this huge accomplishment.”
Of course, Kardashian is still publicly claiming she’s single, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she has an engagement storyline on the next season of The Kardashians, God help her.
HARRY STYLES AND OLIVIA WILDE WERE SPOTTED AT THE SAME GYM AT THE SAME TIME AND LEFT WITHIN MINUTES OF EACH OTHER. Sorry for yelling but I’m just repeating Just Jared’s headline regarding this stunning development in the Wilde-Styles-Sudeikis-Ratajkowski quadrangle of love and war. As we know, Wilde is always at the gym. But never before has Styles been spotted at the same gym at the same time. The gym in question is Tracy Anderson’s studio in Los Angeles, and it looks like Wilde and Styles took a particularly sweaty class together Wednesday morning.
What does this mean? The last we heard from Styles, he was making out with Emily Ratajkowski next to a minivan in Tokyo. Wilde, meanwhile, has been embroiled in an ongoing custody battle with Jason Sudeikis. If Wilde and Styles get back together, I think that means EmRata is due for a pap walk with Ted Lasso in London.
STUFF BY HILARY DUFF: Who said Hilary Duff could wear this hat?
Finally, I’ll leave you with the news Kylie Jenner’s Range Rover was spotted in the driveway of Timothée Chalamet’s $11 million Beverly Hills mansion yesterday:
I am keeping a close watch on this developing situation.
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stunning developments all around but i’m contemplating what appears to be a man’s tie jauntily thrown over the duff’s shoulder. was it part of the top???
I could say that Khloe and Tristan are just co-parents hanging out with their kids but who am I kidding?
It's funny that fans can't get over Toe's breakup when he was the guy who didn't say much in Lavender Haze!