Lautner would return to the night of the VMAs 2009 to defend his girlfriend against Kanye West
Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift had a short romance in 2009, just a few months. Although they had been dating for such a short time, their engagement coincided with several events. For example, their love was remembered in the film they starred together, Stories of Valentine’s Day. It also coincided with the unforgettable night of the MTV VMAs in 2009.
During this gala, Taylor Lautner was in charge of giving Taylor Swift the award that she won for the best video of the year with You belong with me. Without hesitation, during the speech of the country singer, Kanye ran to the stage to affirm that for the best video was Single ladies of Beyonce.
Without a doubt this was an event that marked forever the life of the interpreter of I knew you were trouble. As expected her relationship with both the Kardashians and with the rapper ended. The thing did not stop there, but this change of attitude can be seen clearly in her era Reputation.
Although it happened 14 years ago, Lautner still regrets not having defended her. The actor now has a podcast that he performs with his wife Taylor Dome Lautner. During one of the broadcasts she asked him about what time in his life he wanted to return if he could. To the surprise of most, and even of his wife, who gave life to the werewolf in Twilight, replied, “Probably the VMAs of 2009. When I presented Taylor’s award and I didn’t know Kanye West wasn’t part of the gala”. Seeing Dome’s reaction, he continued, “I presented the prize, so I handed him the statuette. I took about five steps back and was behind her. And in the middle of his thank-you speech, Kanye jumped on stage”.
He remembered that he barely listened to them and as being behind them he could not see their expressions either. At that time the artist thought it should be something that was planned because he saw no other explanation about why Kanye had jumped on stage. Lautner claims to have understood nothing of the situation but reacted with a nervous laugh to make it look like it was planned. It was later when at seeing the face of his girlfriend he realized that it was not.
As is customary for Swift after a love affair always goes a song. In this case she dedicate Back to December, in which she mentions that the actor was very good to her and that he even comforted her the first time he saw her crying one night in September. Clearly this phrase refers to the day of the VMA’s, which actually took place in that month.