Unlucky in love star Taylor Swift is reportedly in a familiar romantic place – alone – after being spurned by her latest crush, British actor Douglas Booth.
Swift, 24, was in hot pursuit of Booth after spotting the hot Romeo and Juliet star, 21, at a party at the West Hollywood Soho House in November.
“Taylor kept on making an effort to flirt with Douglas, but he gave her the cold shoulder and was extremely dismissive towards her,” an insider dished.
Swift was not taking no for an answer, but Booth was not offering yes.
“She would go get a drink and then approach him; she would chat with [actress and Swift bestie] Hailee Steinfeld and then she’d re-approach him.”
“It was all very funny for those of us watching.”
Funny to watch her strike out? That’s a little harsh, N.Y. Daily News insider. But it was to no avail, in any case, as Booth gave her the cold shoulder.
According to witnesses, the singer looked dejected at his lack of interest and was overheard in the ladies’ room telling Steinfeld about her disappointment.
“Taylor and Hailee were chatting about Douglas while they all touched up their makeup,” the source says, noting that Swift took it pretty badly.
“Taylor was whining and complaining about his aloofness toward her. She looked like an animal circling its prey, when she tried to get his attention.”
Something changed his mind, because in the following weeks, the two stars were seen together London … only for him to brush her off again.
“Doug is a young guy and is enjoying the single life,” says a pal. “He’s quite taken aback about how keen Taylor was … he just wants to be friends.”
Booth may not be ready for a serious relationship at this point in his life and career, or concerned about winding up in the lyrics of the next Swift hit.
Either way, between this and her Rhode Island neighbors hating on her for renovating the seawall outside her mansion, it’s been a rough week for TS.
At least these Taylor Swift GIFs are still hilarious.