TMZ reported yesterday that Taylor Swift and Matty Healy are no longer doing whatever they were doing when they were doing it. Other outlets are now following that lead, including PEOPLE with their “exclusive” story about why Taylor and Matty “broke up”:

"She had fun with him, but it was always casual," a source confirmed to PEOPLE on Monday. "They are no longer romantically involved."


"They were never boyfriend-girlfriend or exclusive and were always just having fun," another insider tells PEOPLE. "There is no drama, and who knows what could happen again. It was a good time and ran its course."

If it was always “casual” and they were “never boyfriend-girlfriend or exclusive” then why are we calling it a breakup?! 

Also…the “who knows what could happen again” part suggests that there’s an open door for them to pick up where they left off? Both Taylor and Matty are on tour right now, and their schedules aren’t aligned. Which is kinda the point of keeping things casual. You f-ck when you can and if you want to, no strings. Basically what single people do, and Taylor Swift is a single adult female who just got out of a six year relationship so I guess this is what was happening and what could happen when the timing works, only no one is supposed to think of Taylor this way because maybe we’re still not at the point of evolution where we’re OK with a woman like Taylor getting it now and again in an uncommitted situation? 


Or was this about the backlash? Many citizens of Swift Nation were not happy about Taylor and Matty, and Taylor is extremely invested in her relationship with her fans. They reacted to the news yesterday like this: 


Ever since Taylor and Matty’s situation became front page gossip, I’ve been wondering whether or not he’d be a Tom Hiddleston or more. Tom was Taylor’s rebound “Getaway Car” after Calvin Harris before she got serious with Joe Alwyn. Tom also came into Taylor’s life like a flash – she and Tom were also a heatscore, hanging out with all her friends, getting papped all the time …and then she bounced, real quick after getting what she came for. Maybe that applies to Matty too. Maybe it’ll apply to him again if she finds time in her schedule? 


The thing about the Taylor Swift machine though is that, well, we know what she wants us to know. This revelation yesterday that she is “single” and that she and Matty were “casual”, these details don’t come out if she hasn’t given her team the go-ahead to let it out. Taylor Swift wants to cool down all the focus on her and Matty. Her version of her album Speak Now is coming out soon. She is redirecting the conversation. 

Attached - Taylor performing in Chicago last week.