Sure, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake may be friends who present each other with awards and hit the stage together now, but back in 2008, he was the musical crush she was dying to meet. When Taylor sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to talk about her first Grammy nomination, she told her that Justin was the one person she hoped to meet during the show that year. Ellen asked whether she had a crush on JT, and Taylor joked, "No, no, no, who would have a crush on Justin Timberlake? No one. Ew." Fast-forward to Taylor's next appearance on Ellen's show, when the host surprised her by bringing out Justin. Although she was a bit flustered, saying she was "freaking out," Taylor mostly kept her cool while Justin sweetly complimented her "beautiful voice."
Bet she never thought Justin would attend her 25th birthday party — or that she'd be dancing alongside Beyoncé at his concert someday! Or that she'd bring him on stage to perform "Mirrors" with her at her sold-out show in LA! Lucky, lucky Taylor. For a fun throwback moment, watch Taylor's original appearance on Ellen below, then check out the fun surprise above!