The Word: Is this surfer Taylor Swift’s new boyfriend?

John John Florence
John John Florence

Nothing makes me feel older than writing about Taylor Swift’s love life, but here goes: The singer has reportedly set her sights on pro surfer John John Florence, according to Life & Style. The magazine reports that their budding relationship is still mostly on a telecommunications level.

“He and Taylor have been text-messaging,” a source says. “Apparently she contacted him. I don’t think they have hung out yet. They’ve just been chatting. John John doesn’t want to ruin things, so he’s being careful not to say too much.” He’s apparently taking that job very seriously. When asked by an Australian TV reporter earlier this month about “a little bit of something” she had heard about him and Swift, Florence responded, “It’s kind of a secret thing going on right now. Can’t bust it out in the public just yet.”
So what do we know about John John? He’s 20, from Hawaii and, according to Internet lore, started surfing with his father at 6 months and was riding on his own by 3. Judging from his photos, I wouldn’t mind if Swift kept this up — we need more hunky surfers in The Word.


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