Did Taylor Swift write “When Emma Falls in Love” about Emma Stone? The world may never know.
Both stars were in attendance Wednesday evening (Dec. 6) at the premiere of Poor Things, Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film starring Stone opposite Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley. And on the red carpet, Stone was asked about the Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) Vault track that had many fans obsessing over whether she was its subject.
Unfortunately for Swifties, the 35-year-old actress’ response didn’t clear anything up. “You would have to ask her,” she told Entertainment Tonight of Swift.
Stone — who is a Billboard-charting artist thanks to her La La Land duet “City of Stars” with Ryan Gosling — and the “Anti-Hero” singer are longtime friends, first meeting when both of them were teenagers. Earlier this year, the Easy A star attended one of Swift’s kickoff Eras Tour shows in Glendale, Ariz., after which Stone said of the musician, “She’s a wonderful friend. She blows my mind.”
On Wednesday night, it was Swift’s turn to support Stone. After walking the red carpet ahead of the screening at the DGA Theater in New York City, TIME‘s 2023 Person of the Year was spotted in the audience sitting next to Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson.
And while confirmation may never come regarding fan theories that “When Emma Falls in Love” was inspired by Stone, many listeners remain convinced. On the previously unreleased track, written circa 2010, Swift sings, “When Emma falls in love, she calls up her mom/ Jokes about the ways that this one could go wrong/ She waits and takes her time/ ‘Cause Little Miss Sunshine always thinks it’s gonna rain.”
When those lyrics dropped alongside the rest of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in July, the question for some theorists wasn’t whether the track was about Stone, but whether the specific romance described in the song was Stone’s famous relationship with her The Amazing Spiderman costar Andrew Garfield.
The Oscar winner and Garfield dated for a few years before breaking up in 2015. In 2020, Stone married comedy writer Dave McCary, and the pair welcomed their daughter Louise Jean in March 2021.