"Are you optimistic about love? How do you feel about love right now?" Ellen DeGeneres asked Taylor on an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airing on Monday.
"I'm always optimistic about love," she said.
"So you're always optimistic about love?" the talk show host continued.
"Yes, always, sometimes," the 20-year-old said. "Well, why wouldn't anyone be?
"Especially if your boyfriend is Jake Gyllenhaal because he is very handsome. Y'all are just hanging out though right?" Ellen pressed.
"You have a picture of us on the screen don't you?" Taylor laughed.
Ellen also inquired about another guy from the singer's past.
"There is a new [song] that people are speculating that it was about John Mayer because it's 'Dear John.' It could just be a 'Dear John' song?" Ellen asked.
"It could be," the singer said. "That song kind of is what it is."
"OK great, we know the answer now. It's about [John Mayer.] Well, you didn't dispute it so obviously," Ellen quipped.
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