Get to Know Taylor Swift's Rumored New Beau Garrett Hedlund!

The New Jake?
Who Is Garrett Hedlund?

Taylor Swift was reportedly spotted on a romantic date with hunky actor Garrett Hedlund, but little is known about Swifty's newest boy. Could he be the one for Taylor? Celebuzz has constructed a handy guide to the rising star to satisfy all of your burning questions.

First things first: Who is this guy?

Born in Roseau, Minnesota, 26-year-old Garrett moved to LA to pursue acting immediately after graduating high school. Ever since he made the big move, Garrett has enjoyed a string of successes after he nabbed his first role alongside Brad Pitt in Troy. Garrett has gone on to land small roles in Friday Night Lights, Four Brothers and Georgia Rule.

Wait, isn't he the guy from Tron: Legacy?

Yes! Garrett is probably best known as the lead character in the 2010 film. Garrett also had a small role alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in another hit winter movie, Country Strong. Garrett will also star alongside Kristen Stewart in On the Road, which will feature the Twilight actress as Garett's character's wife.

Watch Garrett in Country Strong below.

 

What is Garrett's connection to Taylor?

Aside from the irony of co-starring (twice!) alongside Tim McGraw (the name and influence behind Taylor's first hit song) Garrett's work with Gwyenth probably landed him a date with the pretty young singer. Gwyneth and Taylor have become very close over the past few years and the Oscar-winning mom set up TSwift with one of her other ex-boyfriends, Jake Gyllenhaal.

Is he a good match for Taylor?

Although Garrett is a few years older than Taylor, he does fit the criteria for her men: Cute and talented. If the dating rumors are true, they would make a perfect match!

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  • Thiago
    Thiago

    You became so defensive when Taylor's boys were pointed as beards and yet you accuse Rober Pattinson of being one. The fact is tha nobody really knows who's dating who or who is gay, straight, bisexual, whatever.Especially in hoolywood.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Rob just told an interviewer in Germany when asked where his girlfriend was “she’s in LA”. Rob’s girlfriend is the same one he had before Twilight started and she lives in LA. Rob was the beard for Kristen all this time as she came out and then was told to go back in due to box office worries and blow back from her repeated bad publicity, odd behavior, shocking print and video interviews and inappropriate/controversial behavior. See You Tube Kristen Stewart: Happy Moments Part 1 -Part 10 there are many of her with Nikki Reed and smoking a bong. Many have been removed where she used vulgar slang and said she did not give a fxxx what people think of her. She wrecked her image. Others like TMZ, Perez Hilton, Chris Weitz just reported it. Garrett is dating Leighton as of the beginning of the year. He was in Vegas for her concert on New Years and they have been at events together. Just like Rob found someone who really cared about him before he was rich and famous, Garrett did too. Nice guys do sometimes finish first. Rob has many friends that are girls. Kristen is one of them. Camilla Belle is his girl friend.. Get over it Twi hards….. Rob has been a loyal and good friend to a very troubled and combative girl. He has played along and covered for her. His manager thought he would be hotter if he said he was single.. Kristen was with Michael.. Rob had just started getting more serious about Camilla at the 11/08 Twi premiere. She was there and at many other events with him. They have the same circle of friends including Ed Westwick who knows Leighton. When Kristen had her melt down and changed after doing Runaways in summer 2009, Rob stepped up to cover for the sake of the success of the movies and his bonus. She has had a lot to deal with these past years and it effected her behavior and attitude. Breaking Dawn will be still be enjoyable whether Rob & Kristen date off screen. Enjoy love in your own lives instead of expecting Rob and Kristen to provide it.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    ell than you must not be a “true Garrett fan”. Garrett knows Rob Pattinson because he made On The Road with Rob’s friends, Kristen, Tom and Sam Riely. Garrett stated at the Oscars that Rob should be left alone and is a “good guy”. Rob visited the On The Road set. Garrett wants none of the bull and scrutiny that Rob has received as he knows first hand about it from his costar Leighton Meester who knows Rob’s friend Camilla Belle who was supportive to Rob when the whole Twi fever exploded in 2008. Garrett is a serious actor and wants that talked about NOT his love life. He has always kept his mouth shut and a low profile. He knows Taylor from when he stayed in Nashville at Tim’s ranch..They are both friends with Tim McGraw. Taylor may be helping Garrett find property and meet key people as he said he plans to move there. Garrett told Leighton during their duet Give Into Me at the end that he loved her. He also told her at the Country Strong premier nearly a year later 12/15/10 type in www and then youtu.be/xwhYSgqF47I The premiere one is on You Tube. Take a look if you want to see true chemistry on display and not the imitation pushed by Kristen’s fans and Twi fanatics . Shocking as it may seem, a guy and gal can be coworkers, close and friends without sleeping with each other. It is pretty easy when they each have someone to begin with already when they meet. That was the case with Kristen and Rob. They both were attached already……That is why the screen chemistry was not there.

  • Rizeefa
    Rizeefa

    SMALL ROLES?! He played in Tron: Legacy and Country Strong! And I'll tell, THAT WAS NOT A SMALL ROLE FOR HIM!

  • Debbie
    Debbie

    ....except a true Garrett Hedlund fan would know that in several interviews he has stated that he doesn't want to date yet. In another, a magazine asked him about their dinner date, not their "romantic date" (wtf??), and he responded by laughing. Not the best response. Here's an interview to get you informed: http://www.garrettjohnhedlundfan.com/2011/04/garrett-hedlund-teencom-interview-as.html

  • wow
    wow

    well obviously your an idiot. dating like 5 guys who are 5 or more years older. yeah not a slut. obviously your not in highschool. i dont care what your "im a mature adult" opinion because in highschool: your a sophmore you date 6 guys (john mayer, taylor lautner, cory montieth, joe jonas, that guy, jake gylenhall) most are seniors or out of highschool your a slut. and even in adult world. your 25 and you date 40 year olds and you date a million guys for a while your a slut!! I'm 17 only 4 yrs younger then her. i've dated 2 guys my age and the most any of my friend have dated is 4 only one year older so obviously you dont know anything.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Here is the video where Taylor talks about drugs and drinking and the responsibility of being a role model to millions of fans. It is on You Tube. Just enter "Taylor Swift Speaks Now About Using Drugs, Drinking & Bad Behavior" Taylor does not push her faith. She gets a lot of nasty remarks for being a nice girl. She is so awesome and brave to speak out. Why is it is okay for the nasty anti-Christians on the internet to push their faith-big government, pot and meaningless sex but stars are afraid to come out and talk about morals and their faith? There are a lot of traditional and conservative people in Hollywood that are intimidated into silence by the cruel left. They won't get work or invites if they speak up against bad behavior or go against the liberal agenda and current administration. President Reagan was the president of the Screen Actors' Guild and they won't even hang his plaque up or ever mention him.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    wow, again, who cares that you don't care. If Taylor knew you were needlessly rude and just a troll, she would not like you.

  • lexilove
    lexilove

    wow again who cares?? and i have met taylor swift before too :) she gives nice/sweet hugs and actually i am one of her friends XD im really lucky! kk bye hope ur havin a good day

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Here is another video of Garrett singing from Country Strong called Chances Are. He actually went to Nashville clubs and got up an sung in front of crowds to prepare for this part. Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kings of Leon singer, Gwyneth's husband, musician Chris Martin etc. were all there to cheer him on. He fit right in in Nashville. His voice is so amazing and old style country. Amazing that he learned to sing and play guitar in 6 months. If he had sung before, he would have had a record deal already. http:// youtu.be/h4zFr3UVLYM

  • lexilove
    lexilove

    yea i met taylor swift too and ur mean

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    That's a big NEGATIVE on him being gay. Taylor went out with young boys and nice guys like Taylor Lautner. She went out with Chord Overstreet of Glee and Jake. He broke it off due to their age difference. He felt like he was robbing the cradle. Even though Taylor is cool, accomplished and mature, a 9 year age difference is obvious at their current ages. At 29 and 38 not so much. Besides, she has got be careful who she gets serious with as she has a lot to lose without a prenup not to mention she knows marriage is supposed to be for eternity. Here is why Taylor is so cool. YOU TUBE: "Taylor Swift on Drinking/Partying Interview" . Type in http:// and then youtu.be/5HxCN307Vn8

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Her fans would like to see her happy and in love. Seeing people you care about be happy makes you happy. Tim and Faith Hill and Ellen adore her. Since Garrett is Tim's friend too, maybe he'll introduce her to someone worthy of her. Garrett is supposedly looking for property in Nashville, so their paths are bound to cross.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    My daughter and I have been up close to Taylor and she is even more lovely and radiant in person. She exudes natural charm and genuine goodness. Taylor has worked hard to get where she is. She stayed away from Hollyweird and bad influences. She used her time for charity work and to learn piano, guitar and to write songs instead of getting into drugs and the wild life. She is a true superstar.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Jake was a long term boyfriend of Reese Witherspoon. It is doubtful he is gay. Reese would not want him around her kids if he was not at least a good friend. As far as calling Taylor untrue names, Taylor does a lot for charities, has millions of fans, is young and casually dating boys. She is not intimately involved with any of them. She only goes out for a few months and they or she break it off once they realize they are not suited for each other. She is a girl of faith, decent, sweet and well raised. She is not doing anything wrong. She's playing the field which is normal when you are young. When a guy dates lots of girls, they are studs. When girls do, they are called bad names. What is wrong with society? Why the double standard? .

  • rainbowpanda
    rainbowpanda

    just hope he doesnt hurt her feelings wish her the best

  • Hawk
    Hawk

    Why is everyone so obsessed with Taylor Swift finding "the right guy?" She's 23 years old! It's not like she's a spinster or something!

  • tinat
    tinat

    romanticfool, Taylor never dated Jake Gyllenhaal, he was just one of gay celebrities she used to get publicity.

  • tinat
    tinat

    Is Garrett Hedlund gay like so many of Taylor's "boyfriends"? Swift is turning into pathetic publicity wh*re.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Oops-Taylor was dating Taylor Lautner in late 2009 when Garrett was in Nashville not Jake. Remember in September when Kanye behaved like a jerk and came up on stage when Taylor gave her speech. Taylor L. was there.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Go right ahead and read a book instead of my post. You may want to take some of your precious time to read a grammar book and brush up on your spelling instead of making nasty comments while you are at it.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Actually, Taylor was dating Jake in winter 2010 NOT winter 2009 when Garrett was in Nashville. She was dating Taylor in late 2009 and working with John Mayer on Half Of My Heart. My mistake.

  • lexilove
    lexilove

    WTF?! WHO CARES?? AND IF PEOPLE DO CARE THERE WAS NO NEED TO WRITE ALL THAT JUST SAYIN SO YEA XD I LLLOOOVVVEEE TAYLOR 2 DEATH BUT WHO CARES BOUT DIS???? I WOULD RATHER BE READING A BOOK BOUT TAYLOR THAN READ THIS WHOLE DUMB THING CUZ U PROB DONT KNO WAT UR EVEN TALKIN BOUT KK BYE NOW

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    [img]http://www.celebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/06/garrett_hedlund_daman-340_438.jpg[/img] Ladies, meet the new "it guy" Garrett Hedlund is as nice as he is talented and hunky. He has worked hard for 8 years to be in two big movies this year and as the lead in On The Road.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    By the way, there is a great article in the February 2011 Seventeen Magazine about sex and love that is very informative and an eye opener. Leighton Meester is on the cover.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Taylor is doing what all young people should do.....dating traveling, developing friendships with guys and girls and having fun. Taylor is not a slut. She is not been seriously involved with anyone so far because she has not dated anyone very long. She is also a well raised decent girl Dating is designed to be a time in your life when you can learn what it is you are looking for in a boy/girl friend and taking time to get to know the other person. Taylor has success, fame, fortune and is young. She is not going to throw herself away on some jerk or hurt her reputation. She has a lot of fans and she is a great role model. Her song Mean is about John Mayer who used her to co-write a song and then played head games with her and put her down. She got away from that cad just in time thank goodness. Check out her original songs on Speak Now cd and see why she just won Entertainer Of The Year.

  • romanticfool
    romanticfool

    Garrett is a great guy and friends with Tim McGraw as is Taylor. Garrett plays Beau Hutton in the movie and is excellent. Tim and Faith let Garrett stay at their ranch while Garrett learned to sing and play guitar. HE IS AN AMAZING actor and singer. Tim and Faith adore Taylor and may had intended to set her up with Garrett. Fate had another plan. She was dating Jake in the winter of 2009 when Garrett was in Nashville before the movie started filming in January. Taylor broke off with Jake 1/6/11. Garrett had just started filming with Leighton that week..... Listen to the tail end of the song and what he whispers in Leighton's ear and how pleased she is afterward. She was dating Sebastian Stan but could not help falling for Garrett. He told her again at the LA Country Strong premiere. They have incredible chemistry. The paps were there and it is on You Tube. Like the lyrics in one of Garrett's other great songs featured in Country Strong called Timing Is Everything says, "when the stars line up and you catch a good break, people think you're lucky, but you know it's fate" Taylor missed her chance with Garrett in winter of 2009 before Country Strong started due to being with Jake. She was dating the Overstreet guy from Glee after Jake. Garrett has the whole package. He is well read, handsome, talented, nice, mannerly, humble, well read, smart, sincere, romantic and the is the next it guy like his buddy Rob was. Garrett made On The Road with Rob's friend Tom and Rob visited the set. It's nice that Rob's friend Camilla is friends with Leighton who is dating Rob's friend. They were in Vegas together for her show at Tao 1/6/11. These two young ladies are two of the most beautiful, sweet, charitable, classy and talented girls in Hollywood. These two guys are very lucky and blessed. I love a happy ending and wish the gossip sites would tell the real story instead of lies.

  • Whattheheck!
    Whattheheck!

    Would you call your mother that! Seek some help for your warped brain

  • blair
    blair

    Going on one dinner date doesn't make you or anyone else a slut.

  • wow
    wow

    seriously? what a slut.

  • lexilove
    lexilove

    i love taylor swift but i really hope that guy treats taylor really good i dont like when guys hurt her feelings cuz she gets really upset and its not pretty so taylor i wish u all the best but that guy better not hurt her cuz then ill have to cheer up again