Taylor Lautner reveals his biggest regret in his relationship with Taylor Swift
Los Angeles, California - In a new interview, Taylor Lautner is sharing his side of Kanye West's infamous interruption of his then-girlfriend Taylor Swift's 2009 VMA acceptance speech.
The 30-year-old actor recalled the moment on his podcast, The Squeeze, which he cohosts with his wife, Taylor Dome.
At the time of the awards ceremony, Swift and Lautner had just gone public with their romance.
The Twilight star presented the award for Best Female Video to his then-girlfriend, but things soon turned sour thanks to Kanye West.
As every pop culture enthusiast remembers, the 45-year-old rapper jumped on stage and grabbed the microphone from Swift during her speech.
"Taylor, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time," Ye said.
Swift, who was just 19 years old at the time, was clearly shaken by the outburst, and Beyoncé later made the sweet gesture of inviting the Lavender Haze singer on stage to finish her acceptance speech.
Now reflecting on the moment over a decade later, Lautner admits that he has some major regrets about how he handled the on-stage fiasco.
Taylor Lautner regrets not defending Taylor Swift
The Abduction actor, who stood behind Swift after giving her the award, revealed that he assumed West's intrusion was a "practiced and rehearsed skit" as he couldn't see or hear either Swift or West too well during the incident.
"The second she turned back around and I saw her face for the first time, I was like, 'Oh, that wasn't good,'" he said.
Lautner's wife reacted to her husband's sweet admission by saying, "I'm deceased."
As the podcast clip continues to go viral, Swifties are praising the actor's clear compassion for his ex after all this time.
"this is why he continues to be the ex we like bc he still cares and respects her even after all this time," one fan tweeted.
Lautner has fared quite well in Swift's songwriting, unlike many of her other famous exes.
The 33-year-old penned Back to December about their romance, in which she expresses her remorse for not treating him as well as he deserved.
"I'd go back in time and change it, but I can't / So if the chain is on your door, I'd understand," she sings.
Another Swiftie fittingly branded his remorseful confession "Back to December (Taylor Lautner's Version)."
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