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People in China were betting on Taylor Swift’s relationships

Kai Ryssdal Jul 1, 2016
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When Swift was pictured with Hiddleston a few weeks ago, the bets came rolling in. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Final Note

People in China were betting on Taylor Swift’s relationships

Kai Ryssdal Jul 1, 2016
When Swift was pictured with Hiddleston a few weeks ago, the bets came rolling in. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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There really are markets in everything.

The Chinese ecommmerce site Taobao — part of entrepreneur Jack Ma’s Alibaba group — has made it illegal to bet on the length of Taylor Swift’s romantic relationships, specifically her most recent reported beau, British actor Tom Hiddleston.

Xinhua–the state run media over there–reports the betting began last week.

No word on the odds, but The Hollywood Reporter notes Swift’s romances average about two and a half months.

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