But here’s a twist even more heartwarming than the moonlit scenes. Taylor Lautner, the heartthrob of many, found his soulmate in the most adorable way possible – another Taylor.
Yes, you read that right. Lautner married someone who shares his name, though it’s not the pop star you might think of.
In an adorable twist of fate, the love of Taylor Lautner’s life turned out to be his namesake, Taylor Dome (Credit: Wes Eddy / Startraksphoto)
Taylor Lautner’s love story took an unexpected turn when he met the non-famous, yet equally impressive Taylor Dome. While Lautner’s on-screen romance as Jacob Black might not have had a fairytale ending, his real-life romance with Taylor Dome certainly did.
Want to learn more about the unique love story that brought these two Taylors together? Keep reading as we delve into the enchanting journey of Taylor Lautner and his lovely wife, Tay Lautner (née Dome).
Taylor Lautner’s Acting Career: Rise and Fall From Hollywood
Born on February 11, 1992, Taylor Lautner, who has a height of 5 feet and 8 ½ inches (174 cm), achieved widespread recognition as the charismatic werewolf Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga from 2008 to 2012.
Taylor Lautner’s fame skyrocketed when he starred in Twilight alongside Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (Credit: INFevents)
But the 31-year-old’s journey to stardom began with humble origins, featuring minor roles in TV series such as The Bernie Mac Show and voice roles in animations like What’s New, Scooby-Doo? His breakout came with films like The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
His rise to fame skyrocketed with Twilight, where he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. As the Twilight saga concluded, Lautner’s star dimmed slightly, unlike his co-stars.
Despite initial successes, his attempts to redefine his career hit obstacles. Films like the 2011 thriller Abduction and Tracers in 2015 faltered, criticized for exploiting his Twilight fame.
Taylor Lautner’s career hit obstacles post-Twilight, but it’s steadily picking up steam with his cinematic return in Netflix’s Home Team (Credit: Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto)
However, his unexpected turn in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo from 2014 to 2018 rekindled attention, showcasing his comedic talent alongside British comedian Greg Davies.
Although his journey post-Twilight included a string of less successful films, Lautner’s cinematic return came with Home Team, a Netflix hit about NFL coach Sean Payton.
While he’s been candid about his fame-related challenges and selective role choices, his Home Team success may mark the start of a successful second act for the Twilight heartthrob.
How Did Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dome Meet?
Love stories often have unexpected beginnings, and for Taylor Lautner, his path to love took a playful turn. During his hiatus from Hollywood, he reconnected with his family and embraced quality time with loved ones. Little did he know that his sister Makena Lautner Moore would play an instrumental role in introducing him to his future wife.
In January 2022, Lautner told PEOPLE, “I wanted to take a step back and enjoy life and spend some time with my family and friends. And I met my fiancée out of it, so it all worked out. My sister Makena actually introduced us. She called me and said, ‘Dude, I found your future wife. You need to meet this girl.’ And the rest is history.”
Detailing the enchanting encounter, Lautner revealed on The Kelly Clarkson Show in February 2022, “I love game nights. She’s like, ‘Throw a game night, invite me and some of my friends over, and I’ll bring Tay. She’ll just be one of them, and you guys can just meet.’ We hit it off.”
The couple unveiled more about their first meeting in an Unplanned Podcast episode in July 2023. Moore had orchestrated the setup, inviting Dome and friends to a game night without revealing the matchmaking intentions.
Initially surprised by the invitation, Dome had no idea she was being set up with Moore’s celebrity brother, recalling, “It’s funny because when she texted my friend Alexa and I, we were like ‘Why is Makena inviting me?’ Because Makena is usually very protective over Taylor. So we were like, ‘That’s kind of odd, but oh well, I guess she knows that I’m like a normal person and likes to play games so, like, let’s go!’”
Though their first meeting happened only a few years ago, Dome’s familiarity with Lautner dates back to the Twilight films, which launched the actor to stardom.
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In a funny video on her Instagram in June 2022, Dome confessed she used to be Team Edward during Twilight’s peak. She joined the trend “Show your childhood crush and then the person you ended up with,” beginning with Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and then switching to Lautner, who portrayed Jacob Black.
Dome wrote in the post, “I think it’s time to come clean …” and Lautner chimed in with, “Bout time I won something.”
Meet Taylor Dome Lautner: A Nurse and Influencer
Taylor Dome, now called Tay Lautner, was born on March 17, 1997, and has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches (162.5 cm).
While not a Hollywood figure like her husband, she holds a significant role as a registered nurse. She went to College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California, and graduated in December 2019.
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Dome shared her graduation milestone on Instagram, posting a video of her walking on the stage and several photos with her family and friends.
She penned in the caption, “Yesterday was the end to a chapter of my life which has been the most challenging yet so rewarding. Not only have I grown as a nurse but as a young woman.”
Expressing gratitude for the nursing program’s challenges and her support system, she continued, “I am so thankful for everything this nursing program has taught me, the life long friends it has given me, & so so grateful for my support system that has stuck by me throughout it. Nursing has become one of my biggest passions and I can’t wait to start working and saving lives!”
In another Instagram post, Dome expressed her gratitude to Lautner for his help during her studies.
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Along with a picture of them embracing, she wrote, “Thank you for encouraging me when I felt like quitting. Thank you for all the meals you’d make me when I was too busy studying. Thank you for quizzing me and trying to pronounce medical terms and abbreviations.”
Beyond her nursing career, Dome is an influencer focusing on self-care and mental health. This commitment led her to establish “LEMONS by Tay” in January 2022 – a digital platform that offers mental health exercises, practical tips, and valuable resources to a broad audience.
The Two Taylors’ Journey to Forever
Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dome took their love to the spotlight with a playful post on Halloween. Dressed as members of the Tune Squad from Space Jam, they made their romance Instagram official in October 2018.
After over three years of dating, Lautner proposed in their L.A. kitchen. He detailed the sweet moment in an interview with Vogue in November 2022, “Tay always told me she didn’t want anything big or elaborate; she preferred something intimate. One night, she suggested I just do it in the kitchen over dinner and a glass of wine. So I ended up doing it in the kitchen, but I did it big in the kitchen.”
He detailed the preparation, “With our friend and assistant’s help, I had an event arranged for her to go to so we could transform the kitchen while she was gone. We covered the kitchen with hundreds of roses and candles, and it was hardly recognizable. When she got home from her event, she was in for quite the surprise.”
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Lautner shared engagement photos on Instagram in November 2021, with Dome’s emotional reaction captured as he went down on one knee. In the post, he wrote, “And just like that, all of my wishes came true.”
On their engagement anniversary on November 11, 2022, the couple exchanged vows at a California winery, and their friend Judah Smith officiated the ceremony. Their wedding, marked by love and beauty, occurred under a canopy at Epoch Estate Wines.
Describing the day as “beyond perfect,” Dome told the outlet, “I felt like I was in a fairytale. Everything was so beautiful – I was absolutely blown away. I remember looking around during the ceremony and just being in awe of everything.”
Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dome tied the knot on November 11, 2022, at a California winery (Credit: Michael Simon / Startraksphoto)
She continued, “As we exchanged rings, I just kept thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe we are actually doing this!’ We have dreamt of this day for so long, and it was so beyond perfect.”
The couple embarked on a new project as husband and wife with their podcast “The Squeeze.” Premiering on February 1, the podcast reflects their passion for honest conversations about mental health and wellness. They plan to share their experiences and host celebrity and expert guests to engage in meaningful discussions.
Is Taylor Lautner’s Wife a Swiftie?
Given Taylor Lautner’s ties to Taylor Swift (they dated for a few months in 2009), fans might wonder if his wife is fond of the pop star. The answer is a resounding yes.
Taylor Lautner used to date another namesake – pop star Taylor Swift – for a few months in 2009 (Credit: INFphoto)
On an episode of Nick Viall’s podcast, The Viall Files, Taylor Dome revealed herself as an “OG fan” of Swift. She reminisced, “I went to one of her first concerts like ever. It was at the tiniest theater. My best friend loved her, and then I did too.”
Her appreciation extends to Swift’s music, with Speak Now ranking high on her list of favorites, calling it “one of the best albums of all time.”
In July 2023, Dome and Lautner attended Swift’s Eras Tour concert in Kansas City. Lautner even appeared onstage for Swift’s music video premiere for “I Can See You,” where he starred alongside Joey King and Presley Cash.
Despite past romantic ties, the trio has fostered a close friendship. Swift introduced Lautner at the concert, praising his involvement in her music video and celebrating their shared first name.
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After the event, Dome shared an Instagram photo of herself, Lautner, and Swift and another heartwarming snapshot of her younger self meeting the superstar in a 2010 concert.
In the post, she gushed, “@taylorswift you are not only one of the most talented people to ever walk this earth (truly don’t think there is anything you can’t do) but you are also one of THE kindest people.”
Dome added, “You welcomed my husband and I into your camp with open arms and the warmest heart. The way you are so down to earth and authentically yourself after all these years of being in the spotlight is inspiring. I am honored to call you a friend.”