Ellie Goulding Is the Reason Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Are a Thing

"I thought, 'They're both really awesome and both really tall, they'll be brilliant!'"

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Ellie Goulding (opens in new tab) played a crucial role in Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris's budding romance.

Speaking to The Sun (opens in new tab), the 28-year-old 'Burn' singer said: "I did play matchmaker, that's true.

"Calvin is a really great mate and he's so fantastic, and Taylor is such a cool person who I love. I thought, 'They're both really awesome and both really tall, they'll be brilliant together!'"

Swift had recently said she'd been unfairly shamed into putting romance off (opens in new tab), lamenting: "There is no easy way for me to engage with romance. I'm really busy, so I can't."

"It's kind of a sad way I got there, though, being shamed into it," Swift said. "What else is it when you have two boyfriends in one year and everyone's calling you boy-crazy, making jokes about you at awards shows? That's public humiliation. And I don't think it's fair."

Swift began dating Emporio Armani model Harris last month.

Naomi Gordon is news writer mainly covering entertainment news with a focus on celebrity interviews and television.