Actor Taylor Lautner at the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Breeders' Cup


  • Taylor Lautner spoke about his past relationship with Taylor Swift in "The Squeeze" podcast
  • Lautner revealed he regretted how he reacted to the 2009 Videos Music Awards incident
  • The actor and the singer briefly dated in 2009

Taylor Lautner opened up about his relationship with ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift and revealed his greatest regret.

During Wednesday's episode of the "The Squeeze" podcast, hosted by the 30-year-old "Abduction" star's wife, Taylor Dome, the actor candidly spoke about growing up in the limelight and how it affected his mental health.

Later in the interview, Lautner was asked about what career moment he'd like to relive again, to which he responded, "Probably the 2009 VMAs when I presented the award to Taylor." He added that he was "unaware that the Kanye thing was not a skit" and expressed regret over his initial reaction.

The "Twilight" star recalled that he and the 33-year-old "Midnights" singer had just gone public with their relationship at the time — they dated between August and December 2009 — when he was tasked to present the Best Female Video Award to her.

"In the middle of giving her thank-you speech, Kanye jumps up onto the stage. I can barely hear it. I can't see them. I'm just assuming that this whole thing was a practiced and rehearsed skit because why else would Kanye West be jumping up on the stage, [and] interrupting Taylor Swift? It just didn't make sense," Lautner said.

"He jumped off, she finished [and] the second she turned back around, and I saw her face for the first time, I was like, 'Oh. No, that wasn't good,'" he added.

Dome quipped that she was "deceased" that her spouse, whom she married in November last year, addressed the controversial awards show feud during their joint podcast. But then she showed support for Lautner's on-impulse reaction.

During the 2009 music awards show, Swift won the coveted award for her "You Belong With Me" music video, according to US Weekly. She was up against the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Pink, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé.

As the "Valentine's Day" actress began her speech, she was suddenly interrupted by Kanye West, who rushed onto the stage and grabbed the microphone from her.

"Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time [with 'Single Ladies']! One of the best videos of all time," the defamed rapper proclaimed. West then shrugged his shoulders before returning the microphone to the pop star.

Swift and the now-41-year-old "Drunk In Love" songstress were both shocked by the incident. There was no bad blood between the two. The latter even invited the former up on stage to "have her moment" and finish her speech after "Single Ladies" won Video of the Year, the outlet noted.

The 45-year-old rapper later apologized for his actions directly to the country-pop star.

"Kanye did call me, and he was very sincere in his apology, and I accepted that apology," the "Lover" singer said in an interview with ABC Radio later that year, adding that she was thankful for the fans and people who supported her and showed her love at the time.

But it seemed that the feud reignited between the two in 2016. Earlier that year, the Chicago native released his track "Famous," where he sang the lyrics "made that b---h famous," seemingly hinting at Swift. He also featured the Grammy winner's lookalike in the music video.

The following year, Swift released her sixth studio album, "Reputation," which included the track "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things," which was her alleged response to the rapper's controversial music video, People reported.

The feud dragged on for years without the pair directly addressing the matter until 2019, when Swift released her 2009 diary entry from the week of the VMAs incident during "Lover's" release.

She also opened up about the story behind the phone call with West in an interview with Rolling Stone and claimed that the rapper was "two-faced" since he wanted "to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk s—t."

By the time "Famous" released, Swift said, "I'm done with this. If you want to be on bad terms, let's be on bad terms, but just be real about it."

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift at a Valentine's Day photo shoot while they were dating. http://earsucker.com