Zac Efron and Taylor Swift are in the City of Angels this week, promoting the release of their new film, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. But when the twosome swung by The Ellen DeGeneres Show for a little pre-premiere promoting on Tuesday, they decided to clear up those pesky relationship rumors once and for all.
The pair poked fun at whispers that they are romantically involved by performing a duet cover of Foster the People’s 2011 hit, “Pumped Up Kicks.”
Dueting to deny a romance? We like it!
Zac and Taylor were rumored to be Tinseltown’s latest “It” item after the duo was allegedly spotted on a dinner date last month. On Jan. 6, the High School Musical star allegedly enjoyed a “flirty dinner” with Swifty at Pace Restaurant in Los Angeles.
Both have denied that they’re involved.
Of course, that didn’t stop Ellen from prying.
“You are both adorable and adorable together, like a cute couple,” Ellen quipped.
“I knew this was going to happen,” Taylor and Zac responded in unison.
Throughout the interview, the daytime gabber kept jokingly referring to the pair’s alleged coupledom.
“We are not a couple. He’s awesome, we are not a couple though. You hear people get together when they’re shooting movies, co-stars,” Taylor replied before breaking out her guitar and breaking into song.
In fact, Taylor isn’t seeing anyone these days.
Zac’s been most romantically linked to Mirror, Mirror actress Lily Collins in recent weeks. The country darling, on the other hand, spent her Valentine’s Day hosting a “pathetic single girls party.”
“That was actually what it was called,” she laughed. “I had my single girlfriends over and we had junk food, ate whatever we wanted and danced and made profile cards about why we are single.”
The “Speak Now” songstress has famously dated the likes of Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chord Overstreet, John Mayer and Joe Jonas. But she never wants to be the girl who always needs a boyfriend.
“You have to be OK with it,” she continued. “If you’re that girl that needs a boyfriend and once she loses that boyfriend needs to replace it with a different boyfriend, it’s just this constant stream of boyfriends all the time.”
“I don’t feel like I ever want to be that girl.”
Do you think Zac and Taylor would make a cute couple?