He’s got jokes! Taylor Lautner joined Instagram on Tuesday, May 17, and in his first video, the Twilight alum, 24, made a LOL-worthy reference to his former relationship with Taylor Swift.
Lautner made his social media debut with some assistance from his Ridiculous 6 costars Adam Sandler and David Spade. “Hello Instagram! It only took me until the year 2016 to finally join, sorry I’m so late to the party haha,” the actor captioned the clip. “Huge thank you to my buds @adamsandler and @davidspade for helping me introduce my page.”
The 60-second video opens up with Lautner mulling over different concepts for his Insta-introduction with Sandler, 49.
“For my first post, I’m going to use this new 60-second video feature. I was thinking maybe I could do a backflip, but in slow-mo,” he tells the comedian before sticking a back tuck. An unimpressed Sandler says, “I’ve seen you do that before, maybe something else.”
Lautner then suggests catching grapes in his mouth. “Like you did on Ellen or Conan or one of those shows,” Sandler reminds him. “Yeah, I did do that,” the social media novice concedes.
Next, the former teen heartthrob asks Sandler if he he’ll partake in the internet dance craze called “dabbing” with him, but the 50 First Dates actor says “I don’t like that.… That’s gross.” After Lautner asks Sandler if he will at least make a cameo in his Instagram, the funnyman says he can’t because his “dog doesn’t want [him] to and that kind of thing.”
This prompts Lautner to turn to his friend Spade, 51, who isn’t down to “dab” until he’s bribed with T. Swift’s personal digits. “I’ll give you Taylor Swift’s cellphone number!” Lautner begs before Spade agrees to star in the mini-movie.
As Us Weekly previously reported, Lautner and Swift dated for several months starting in October 2009. Sparks first flew when they met on the set of the film Valentine’s Day, but their romance fizzled after only a few months, by that following December.
"He liked her more than she liked him," a source told Us at the time. "He went everywhere he could to see her, but she didn't travel much to see him.”
Since splitting from Lautner — who is currently single — Swift has been linked to plenty of famous men, including John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles. She is now dating DJ Calvin Harris.
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