Up until now, we simply assumed Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris spawned their coupledom in a dream “Wonderland” where the ultra-famous and aggressively beautiful go to frolic among one another and revel in their shared brilliance.
But as it turns out, it was another mere mortal who dreamed up this perfect couple concoction: Tay and Calvin’s mutual friend, Ellie Goulding.
The “Love Me Like You Do” singer — who collaborated with the Scottish DJ on “Outside” and is an inside member of his boo’s esteemed sisterhood — revealed in a new interview that she’s the one responsible for bringing Calvor into the world. Or Tayvin. Or Caylor. Gah, we’re still trying to come to a consensus about their couple name!
“I did play matchmaker, that's true,” Ellie admitted to The Sun. “Calvin is a really great mate and he's so fantastic, and Taylor is such a cool person who I love. I thought, ‘They're both really awesome and both really tall. They'll be brilliant together.’”
So there you have it: the two signifiers of true love are: 1) Awesomeness and 2) Tallness. The latter may seem like a trivial requirement, but rest assured it’s deterred at least one person from pursuing the vertically blessed Taylor.
Her pal Ed Sheeran recently admitted that he’s never wanted to hook up with her because “she’s too tall. I feel like we look like cast members of ‘The Hobbit,’ she’s like in the Elven Kingdom […] and I’m like with the hairy feet.”
To give you a point of reference, Taylor’s reportedly 5-foot-10 (without heels, that is), while Calvin stands at a mighty 6-foot-5. So yes, it definitely looks like these two are capable of making beautiful, blonde, tall babies. But if it doesn’t get to that point, at least we’ll have more public displays of their tall-person affection to look forward to.
Thanks for your matchmaking skills, Ellie!