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Chinese website offers way for you to make money on Taylor Swift’s eventual breakup

This might be a very safe bet.


Nayomi Reghay

Internet Culture

Published Jun 27, 2016   Updated Jan 27, 2021, 11:13 pm CST

Taylor Swift’s new relationship with English actor Tom Hiddleston may be little more than a rumor, but you can already purchase very “real” relationship insurance from several retailers on Chinese website Taobao.

Taobao is China’s largest online market place. And it offers no shortage of unusual merchandise, including portable “pee sticks” for children.

Newest to the list of items that will make you scratch your head and ask, “Do I need this?” is insurance that pays out when Swift and Hiddleston call it splits.

Fans and haters alike can purchase relationship insurance for as little as 1 yuan, with 100 percent returns if, and when, Hiddleswift falls apart.

According to, some have spent as much as 400 yuan, hoping to capitalize on the “double your money” deal. 

One buyer said: “If I bought a million, I would make a lot. These stars break up all the time which gives us the opportunity to earn a lot of money.” He wanted to buy more, but the seller refunded his money and advised him on a limit.

We have to admit, it does sound like a “too good to be true” deal. But it isn’t the first of its kind. Sellers have also offered breakup insurance packages for other celebrity couples such as Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.

Hey, nothing mends a broken heart like a little retail therapy. So if you’re a devoted Swift fan, this insurance might just be a very wise move.

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Jun 27, 2016, 6:13 pm CDT