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Taylor Swift and Ex-Boyfriend Taylor Lautner Discuss Their Relationship On Eras Tour Stage

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On Friday night, Taylor Swift welcomed her former boyfriend Taylor Lautner to the stage at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City during her Eras Tour concert. The Twilight actor stars in Swift’s new music video for “I Can See You,” alongside the pop star and actresses Joey King and Presley Cash. The song is off of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), and fans at the show got to view it before its release online.

Lautner was seen arriving with his wife, also named Taylor Lautner, in a clip recorded by attendees. But the audience was still surprised when he joined Swift, Cash, and King, especially because he both cartwheeled and did a backflip down the stage ramp. The former pair ended up talking about their current friendship and former relationship.

“He was a very positive force in my life when I was making the Speak Now album, and I want to say he did every single stunt that you saw in that music video,” Swift told the assembled audience about her time with Lautner in 2009. “He and his wife have become some of my closest friends, and it’s very convenient because we all share the same first name.”

Lautner responded to Swift, “I respect you so much. Not just for the singer you are, the songwriter, the performer — but truly for the human you are. You are gracious, humble, kind and I’m honored to know you.”

Swift also gushed about Lautner in an Instagram post about the video, especially the fact that he didn’t even use a stunt double for the video’s action sequences.

“I’ve been counting down for months and finally the ‘I Can See You’ video is out,” she wrote in the caption. “I wrote this video treatment over a year ago and really wanted to play out symbolically how it’s felt for me to have the fans helping me reclaim my music.”

She continued, “I had my heart set on Joey King, Taylor Lautner and Presley Cash starring in it. Joey and Presley had been in the video for ‘Mean’ when they were 9 and 13 and they are back and so ridiculously bad ass!! Taytay (Lautner) is INCREDIBLE in this (didn’t have a stunt double!) and shout out to Tay Lautner (his wife) for being so awesome to hang with on set. The Tale of 3 Taylors.”

In one image of the carousel, all three Taylors stand pointing at each other, recreating the Spider-Man meme of three super heroes seemingly accusing one another of being Spider-Man. Lautner reshared the image on his Insta as well.

“I always wanted to direct fight scenes/a heist storyline,” Swift added. “And had the most incredible time plotting this out with my amazing DP Jonathan Sela. So proud of this one.”

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Aimée Lutkin

Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.

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