Fernando Alonso drops new Taylor Swift hint on TikTok as dating rumours grow
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Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso is drumming up more gossip suggesting he and pop megastar Taylor Swift are indeed dating.
Speculation of an unexpected romance with the 'Shake It Off' singer was sparked following reports in Spanish media suggesting the two recently single stars were courting one another. Alonso, 41, then appeared to confirm the rumours in a TikTok upload, where he winked at the camera while Swift's song, Karma, played in the background.
The post also included the caption 'race week era' alongside a winking emoji. That was an apparent nod to 33-year-old Swift's current 'Eras' tour, which got underway shortly before her split from ex Joe Alwyn was confirmed in early April.
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And the Aston Martin driver has come out with another thinly veiled hint at the budding relationship. Again choosing TikTok as his platform of choice, Alonso can be seen busting out a few reps in the gym and once again winking to the camera as Swift's smash hit '22' plays over the top.
"I'm lifting 22s" served as the caption of the post, proving the selection of Swift as his song of choice was far from coincidence. And many fans are utterly convinced it's only a matter of time before the power couple becomes official.
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"Nando and Taylor forever," mused one supporter hoping to help the relationship manifest. Others forecast a potential VIP appearance from Swift at Sunday's Miami Grand Prix, though that may be off the cards considering she's due to play in Nashville, Tennessee, that same evening.
But some sceptics were more cynical about the recent spike in not-so-subtle social media nods from Alonso, who confirmed his split from girlfriend Andrea Schlager in April.
"Troll level 100," commented a follower convinced the F1 ace is merely baiting the masses, while another referred to the Spaniard as a 'mastermind' who "knows all too well what he’s doing."
Alonso uploaded his latest Swift suggestion just prior to Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where he continued a spirited start to the season by finishing fourth in Baku. That was an improvement from his sixth-place start on the grid, though it marked his first time this season finishing outside the podium places.
Having played the role of anti-hero in the past, the veteran is writing a new F1 love story as the underdog this term and impressing in an Aston Martin outfit performing beyond expectations.
It remains to be seen whether he and Swift belong together with no official word on any union, but fans know all too well not to become so invested in their wildest dreams.
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