Taylor plays coy over Jake romance rumours

London: Taylor Swift has fuelled speculation that she`s dating Jake Gyllenhaal.

The singer was grilled about her "handsome" new "boyfriend" at the US talk show ‘DeGeneres’, reports the Daily Star.

Rumours of a new romance started to afloat when she was spotted holding hands with Gyllenhaal during a stroll through Brooklyn.

And while appearing on the show, when she was asked if she is feeling optimistic about love, she replied in an affirmation.

"Well, why wouldn`t anyone be," said Swift.

And the host had countered, "especially if your boyfriend is Jake Gyllenhaal, because he is very handsome. Y`all are just hanging out though right?"

Though Swift refused to deny a romance with Gyllenhaal, she simply asked, "You have a picture of us on the screen, don`t you?"