They say what’s gold can never stay, and unfortunately for Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, it seems to be true. It was announced today that the couple, who had been together for 15 months, split up sometime last week (it’s okay, guys, she still has the cats and that’s what really matters). This follows debunked rumors from October that Swift had broken up with Harris for, well, understandable reasons. Harris, a Scottish DJ, is allegedly the one who broke up with Swift, and it’s confirmed as being for real this time.
Reactions are all over the place on social media. First, there’s the understandable panic over the fact that love might be a lie made up by Hallmark to monetize various holidays.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris broke up, is love real?
— megh (@meghclou) June 2, 2016
OMG EVERYBODY TAYLOR SWIFT AND CALVIN HARRIS HAVE BROKEN UP THIS IS JUST TOO MUCH
— East of Sweden (@mybigblondelife) June 2, 2016
“Taylor Swift and Calvin have broken up”
— sølci (@swxftsparkle) June 1, 2016
Then there’s the obvious assumption that we’re gonna be getting a banger of an album out of this breakup (from Swift, that is; anticipation for Harris’s first post-Taylor album doesn’t seem to have materialized quite yet).
Taylor Swift got dumped. We bout to have another hit single Ladies and gents
— champagne mami (@sydneymorgan_g) June 2, 2016
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have broken up. It’s okay Taylor, the last stage of grief is a Grammy acceptance speech.
— Nic Isom (@NicIsom) June 1, 2016
Taylor Swift is single and I’m already waiting for a new album to come out so I can sing to and be mad at my nonexistent boyfriend.
— PrettyInPink (@kcatwalk1) June 1, 2016
Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris have broken up.
*Everyone rushes to meme generator to make a “Guess we’re getting a new album” jokes*
— Adam Wylde (@AdamWylde) June 1, 2016
Taylor Swift’s next album title gonna be CHARDONNAY.
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) June 1, 2016
Amidst the demands for new music and creepy offers from strange men eager to fill the void left by Harris, there are a few people speaking up about a relatively important point, that Swift is far from the first artist to focus her music on breakups and that she deserves respect during what can’t be an easy time for her.
Breaking News: Taylor Swift is not the only one who writes about her relationships!
— zaynah. (@lastskiss) June 1, 2016
reminder: IT COSTS $0.00 TO BE A DECENT HUMAN BEING AND LEAVE TAYLOR SWIFT ALONE
— taylor (@theothertaylorr) June 1, 2016
Taylor Swift is single now so everyone delete all your old tweets making fun of her
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) June 1, 2016
So far, though, only one Twitter user has tapped into the true potential good Taylor can create in the wake of this heartbreak.
If Taylor Swift can use her celebrity to discourage people from dating DJs, she will have helped mankind tremendously.
— Steven Hyden (@Steven_Hyden) June 1, 2016
Hopefully the healing process is quick and smooth for Taylor and Harris alike. If we happen to get some solid summer anthems from either of them over this, though, we aren’t gonna complain.
(Via E News!)