Taylor Swift finally puts that red scarf mystery to rest


You know the scarf. The scarf ― the red one Taylor Swift is said to have left at the house of a former flame’s sister. Well, Maggie Gyllenhaal can call off the search, because the infamous accessory never existed.

For years, fans have speculated about the whereabouts of the missing item, which features prominently in “All Too Well,” the singer’s beloved 2012 ballad that is said to be inspired by her short-lived romance with Jake Gyllenhaal.

But the mystery surrounding the now legendary reference (“I left my scarf there at your sister’s house/ And you still have it in your drawer even now”) has finally been solved.

During a performance at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday night, Swift made a rare comment about the scarf.

The scarf hunt attracted renewed interest in November with the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version).” The re-recorded album featured a new 10-minute version of “All Too Well” and an accompanying short film about the doomed relationship in the middle of the song.

Swift, who wrote and directed the film, was at the festival to promote the project starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, arguably earning the singer’s first Academy Award nomination.

Of course, Maggie Gyllenhaal has her share of questions answered.

“I’ve never understood why everyone asked me about this scarf,” she said during a performance on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” in 2017. “I’m in the dark about the scarf. It’s totally possible. I know. no. I’ve been asked this before.”

Jake Gyllenhaal, whose relationship with Swift lasted about three months in 2010, has become more widely known recently after years of silence, insisting in February that the song “has nothing to do with me”.

“It’s about her relationship with her fans,” he told Esquire. “It’s her expression. Artists draw inspiration from personal experiences and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.”

“At some point I think it’s important when supporters become unruly, that we feel a responsibility to let them be civilized and not allow cyberbullying in your name,” he said. “That begs a deeper philosophical question — not about an individual per se, but a conversation that allows us to explore how to take — or even take — responsibility for what we put into the world, our contributions in the world. ”

Unfortunately, the singer has never publicly addressed Gyllenhaal’s comments or shared more details about their relationship. But in true Swift fashion, she still makes money from her heartbreak and sells a red knit scarf as merchandise on her website.