Taylor Swift Dances Around Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer Questions With Ellen DeGeneres

Taylor SwiftEllen DeGeneres is one of the few people who gets a free pass to ask Taylor Swift about her love life. She famously got Taylor to sort of talk about dating Taylor Lautner last year and now, in an episode airing Monday, the talk show maven once again sort of gets the Speak Now singer to dish all about her love life.

First up, those pesky rumors that she's dating Jake Gyllenhaal. "I'm always optimistic about love...always, sometimes," Taylor said when asked how she feels "about love right now." The exchange from there seemed to indicate that Taylor wasn't going to confirm, or deny, anything.

"But right now you are [optimistic]?" Ellen queried. "Well, why wouldn't anyone be?" Taylor answered.

"Especially if your boyfriend is Jake Gyllenhaal, because he is very handsome," Ellen added. "Y'all are just hanging out though right?"

"You have a picture of us on the screen, don't you?" Swift said. Ellen's response?

"Right," she said. "But it's just y'all hanging out—this does not prove anything. I'm just saying he's adorable, and I like him very much, and so if that is the case that he's your boyfriend, I think that's fantastic." She joked, "Wouldn't he be nervous if anything goes wrong?"

Speaking of guys who might be feeling nervous these days…what about the rumor that "Dear John" is all about her rumored former beau, John Mayer? "That song kind of is what it is," the singer explained.

"OK, great," Ellen shot back at her. "We know the answer now. It's about him [John Mayer]. You didn't dispute it so obviously..."

What do you think, Crushers? Is TayTay dating Jake? And is "Dear John" about John Mayer?