Taylor Swift And Justin Timberlake Share An Intimate VMA Embrace (PHOTO)

Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake share a VMA embrace

News flash, Taylor: HE’S TAKEN.

We know what you’re thinking about this photo: Literally any time Taylor Swift touches ANYONE, nay, looks at any human male with a steady pulse, she’s allegedly “dating them.” So when we see Taylor and VMA Video Vanguard Winner Justin Timberlake in the midst of a DEEP VMA embrace (Vembrace?), that MUST mean they’re about to get married!

Except that NO, they’re not, because Justin’s happily married to Jessica Biel! That’s DEFINITELY a real thing (#thepinkdress), and we actually think that Jessica could damn well body-check Taylor. If she had to, of course. Also, Taylor’s hugging Justin because SHE CAN!

Read more about Justin and Taylor’s VMA embrace after the jump.

That said, we can toooooootally understand why Taylor would take this opportunity to touch Justin on the NIGHT OF HIS EPIC *NSYNC reunion! Because we imagine that touching Justin on any night is kind of a “thing.” But getting to touch him and be close to the sweat he produced while performing “Bye Bye Bye” with his ex-bandmates? Now that’s a THING. Also: 20 bucks says Taylor writes an updated version of “Tim McGraw” about this encounter. No, make that 40 bucks.

+ Find out more about *NSYNC’s 2013 MTV VMA reunion, watch a supercut of *NSYNC’s VMA history, check out more photos of *NSYNC through the years, relive Justin Timberlake’s VMA night in photos, and watch Justin Timberlake and *NSYNC’s VMA performance.

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