Taylor Lautner, the former boyfriend of Taylor Swift, recently shared his thoughts on Swift’s upcoming re-recorded album, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” In a recent interview, Lautner expressed that he has no concerns about their past breakup resurfacing and praised the album. However, he also jokingly expressed concern for another one of Swift’s exes, John Mayer.
Lautner’s reference to Mayer stems from Swift’s song “Dear John,” which she wrote about her relationship with Mayer. The song includes lyrics that touch on their age difference and their subsequent breakup. Years later, Mayer criticized the track, stating that it made him feel terrible and claiming that he didn’t deserve such treatment.
In a playful TikTok video, Lautner can be seen kneeling and pretending to pray while the sound of “Dear John” plays in the background. He accompanied the video with the hashtag “#prayforjohn.”
Despite their past relationship, Lautner and Swift seem to have maintained an amicable relationship. However, earlier this year, Lautner expressed regret for not speaking up when Kanye West infamously interrupted Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Lautner revealed that he initially believed the incident was a rehearsed skit.
Swift, who has moved on from the incident, recently announced during her Eras tour that she plans to re-record her album “Speak Now.” The motivation behind re-recording her past albums is to regain ownership of her music catalog, which she lost when Scooter Braun purchased her previous record label, Big Machine.
In an Instagram post, Swift described the songs on “Speak Now” as brutally honest and confessional, reflecting her personal growth and experiences. The album is set to be released on July 7 and represents her ongoing efforts to reclaim control of her artistic work.
Despite the romantic history and occasional controversies, it appears that both Lautner and Swift have found ways to move forward and pursue their respective careers. Swift’s re-recording project serves as a testament to her determination to assert control over her music, while Lautner continues to pursue his acting career alongside his marriage to Taylor Dome, host of “The Squeeze” podcast.
As fans eagerly await the release of “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” it remains to be seen how the re-recorded album will resonate with both Swift’s loyal followers and the general music-loving audience.