Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift have been awfully quiet in the aftermath of their now viral break up news — until now. It was Calvin Harris who ended the silence just 14 hours ago with 109 simple, slightly anticlimactic characters:
Calvin Harris via Twitter: The only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect
Whether or not Swift knew he would be tweeting that declaration is still a mystery, but she definitely saw it and signaled her approval with a RT.
Luckily, friends and acquaintances of the couple have started to become a whole lot chattier. One such source told E!:
"Taylor and Adam had no big blowout fight, but the romance just was not there anymore for them. Adam is the one that ended it. It was all done in a very mature fashion. Taylor is pretty upset but they are still in communication. Taylor was there for Adam with his accident and supportive."
Oh Tay. We're sorry you're grieving, but also kind of not because we know you'll be able to turn this heartache into a hit single or five.
Another source — who was almost definitely from Team Calvin — dished to the Mirror:
"Adam [Harris's real name] really liked Taylor, she was not the type of girl he ever dates and he liked that. He liked how innocent Taylor was and that she had a good caring heart. Taylor's heart was more in it then he was. He started to lose interest over the past few months, but really tried to not just break up."
How anyone could lose interest in Swift on the beaches of an idyllic Caribbean island — where they celebrated their anniversary in March — is beyond me, but whatever.
A second Mirror informant put it this way:
"They were just not very compatible in different areas in their relationship. The touring and traveling didn't help. It seemed like they were more friends than lovers. Taylor and Adam had very different group of friends."
The more you chew on this, the harder it is to swallow, since it was mutual friend Ellie Goulding that introduced them back in 2015, and they were the definition of #SquadGoals when they cruised through Hyde Park with Karlie Kloss, Joe Jonas and now ex-GF Gigi Hadid:
And cooking dinner with Karlie here:
And who in their right mind wouldn't want to be friends with Lorde???
Alright, one last picture to break your heart before we go back to eagerly awaiting Taylor's side of the story which will *fingers crossed* be here in the form of a multi-platinum album sometime in mid-autumn.