These days, it’s not official until it’s on social media.
Taylor Swift snapped a shot of assumed boyfriend Calvin Harris and BFF Gigi Hadid having a laugh on Monday night, and Tweeted a shout-out to her pals in honor of yesterday’s National Best Friends Day.
"I took a photo of my favorite people—they were laughing so hard, the lens couldn't capture it fast enough," the "Bad Blood" chanteuse wrote, sharing a link to Gigi’s Instagram post of the trio’s fun night in.
I took a photo of my favorite people--they were laughing so hard, the lens couldn't capture it fast enough. https://t.co/p3FpqTAjOv— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 9, 2015
Gigi captioned the pic with an equally heartfelt quip, gushing, "There's not a picture that could fit in everyone that I appreciate, but this post is dedicated to all the friends that light up my life—you know who you are. I'm the luckiiesssttttt."
Taylor is known for her wide network of female sidekicks, but it’s Calvin's presence in the photo that has fans talking.
The black-and-white candid is just the latest in a string of evidence suggesting Taylor and Calvin have been making music together – at least in a figurative sense. The pop star and EDM icon began fueling dating rumors after being spotted together after February’s Brit Awards, followed by conspicuous outings at a Kenny Chesney concert and Nashville Whole Foods just weeks later. Although the couple has yet to confirm their relationship verbally, they all but solidified their romance with a very affectionate public appearance at May's Billboard Music Awards.
Calvin brushed off the speculation initially, telling Capital FM radio in March that Taylor "looks lovely, but she’s the opposite of my type.”
The duo’s mutual friend (and Calvin's ex) Ellie Goulding thought otherwise, revealing to British newspaper The Sun that she “did play matchmaker, that's true,” explaining, "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 far, it looks like the singer’s hunch was good as Goulding.
-- Erin Biglow