Taylor Swift is now in the midst of her worldwide Speak Now tour, which began in Singapore on Feb. 9 and will hit the Atlanta Philips Arena on July 9 and 10, 2011. In recent interviews, Swift has seemed bubbly and happy — which is a nice contrast to the gloominess that surrounded her in January following her break up with actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
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More about Taylor and Jake’s breakup
Chances are good that this world tour is exactly what she needs to get her mind off her ex. Jake reportedly ended things with Taylor in December, and sources say that the whole thing caught Taylor off guard. As far as she knew, things were going well with Jake. The two had been photographed together multiple times, and everyone thought things were seriously starting to heat up — not cool down.
No one knows for sure why Jake ended it, but it might have been because he couldn’t deal with the attention that goes along with being Taylor Swift’s boyfriend. In late January, Taylor met up with Jake at a Nashville restaurant for dinner. Apparently, the point of the meet up was so that Taylor could get some closure and to see if there were still any sparks between her and Jake or if chances of reuniting were gone for good. A meeting like this does make sense, seeing as how Taylor probably desperately needed some sort of closure before heading out to Singapore in early February to start her tour, which will continue through October of this year.
Taylor appears to have gotten the closure she needed, although the sparks between her and Jake must be more or less nonexistent. Regardless, the old Taylor fans know and love is back. She seems to have put her romance woes completely behind her and is now totally geared up to give this tour absolutely everything she’s got! Fans who are lucky enough to be in attendance at any of these shows are surely in for a treat!
By: Anna Thurman