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Taylor Swift, John John Florence

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It doesn't sound like Taylor Swift is angling to catch a wave with John John Florence.

Rumor has it that the 23-year-old singer recently initiated contact with rather adorable 20-year-old pro surfer and that the pair have been growing closer via text message ever since.

Or not.

Sources assure E! News that "there is no truth to this at all," and that "Taylor is not dating—or texting—this guy."

She could do worse than the Hawaiian-born Florence, who won the Vans World Cup of Surfing in 2011, but it does seem far-fetched that she'd be embarking on such a thing at this time.

Swift is on her way to Charlotte, N.C., having just kicked off her Red Tour last week. And, last we checked, that's a long way from Hawaii.

The romantic tale appears to have been spurred on by Florence's response when an Australian TV reporter asked him two weeks ago during a surfing event in Queensland if he could provide some insight into "a little bit of something" she had heard about him and Swift.

"Yeah, you know, it's kind of a secret thing going on right now," he replied, smiling. "Can't bust it out in the public just yet."

—Reporting by Marc Malkin