Just last year, Taylor Swift made history as the artist to win the most Billboard Music Awards of all time. Even though she's up for eight awards at the 2016 show, it looks like the "Wildest Dreams" singer is nowhere in sight. Fans on Twitter can't help but ask: Why isn't Swift at the Billboard Music Awards? Award shows just aren't the same without her groovy dance moves. And what about if she wins yet another award? Sure, she already has 22 BBMAs, but she could always add another to her trophy case. Unfortunately, she may have skipped the show due to some personal business she needed to focus on instead.
While there's no official word on why Swift hasn't been spotted at the BBMAs, I have a pretty good guess. Her boyfriend Calvin Harris got in a scary car accident in Los Angeles on Friday, May 20. Following this news, Harris' rep posted to his official Facebook page on Saturday:
Adam's transport was involved in a collision this evening on the way to the airport. As a result he will be unable to perform at Omnia tonight. He has been examined by doctors and told to rest for a few days.
If he's resting for the next few days, I imagine that Swift is by his side. Maybe her cats are even there too. (After all, Harris is like their official babysitter.)
Considering Harris and Swift are known for supporting each other during major milestones, that means being there through the good times and the bad. As much as Swift loves dancing in the audience at award shows, something tells me her heart is with her boyfriend. And, since she already has quite a trophy collection, sometimes personal matters come first. (Plus, she can always be mailed those trophies later.)
If Harris' accident recovery is the reason for Swift's absence, it totally makes sense. But still, that doesn't mean she's not missed. Both of them are! The show just isn't the same without #Tayvin's congratulatory hugs.