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Taylor Swift Gets Restraining Order Against Man Claiming To Be Her Husband

03/04/2014 05:26 pm ET | Updated Mar 25, 2014
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Don’t worry everyone, Taylor Swift is not married, despite what 33-year-old Timothy Sweet has reportedly been saying in countless emails, letters and social media posts.

The singer just got a judge to approve a temporary restraining order against the Sweet following a torrent of messages that turned into threats against her, her family and, strangely enough, Secretary of State John Kerry, according to TMZ.

“Dearest Taylor, I’ll kill any man who gets in the way of our marriage. Message to John Kerry, Secretary of State. Message from YOUR Presidential Candidate,” TMZ reports Sweet wrote to the 24-year-old singer and songwriter in one of his many messages since January 2011.

According to E!, the restraining order request was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. Swift specifically asked the court to order Sweet to stay away from her mother, father and brother, as well. The order only lasts until March 25, when a hearing will take place to determine if it should be extended, the outlet notes.

While this incident may be particularly troubling for Swift, it's by no means the first time she has had to deal with unwanted attention from strangers. Just last year the security team at her Westerly, R.I., home caught a Chicago man who reportedly swam about a mile in order to reach her beachfront property. And in 2012, a man was apprehended for climbing a fence to a home in Nashville, Tenn., that was publicly linked to Swift.

UPDATE: March 25 -- A judge has granted a restraining order that forces Sweet to stay 100 yards from Swift and her family for the next three years, according to TMZ.

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    Taylor started out as a fresh-faced teen with natural waves.
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    Sometimes she "crimped" her curls.
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    Other times she let them do their own thing.
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    Smooth curls really suited Taylor.
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    As did short, curly hair.
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    But despite trying a shorter 'do, Taylor reverted back to her roots.
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    Until she decided to try out pin-straight locks.
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    ... But they didn't last too long.
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    That is until she walked the red carpet sporting straight hair and ... bangs!
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    But as soon as fans could say "bangin'," Taylor's fringe was gone.
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    She did rock some side bangs for awhile ...
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    And even tried out darker, straighter hair.
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    And then, BOOM! The bangs were back, and so was her straight hair.
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    And they were here to stay.
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    Taylor sported voluminous hair with bangs ...
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    ... And curly hair with bangs.
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    Sometimes she even pinned her fringe back to try out an "edgier" look.
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    But her bangs always resurfaced.
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    That is until they started growing out ...
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    ... And turned back into side bangs.
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    Taylor's bangs eventually blended into her hair.
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    So, she decided to try out a bob by pinning up her mane.
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    Then Taylor officially chopped her hair off and is now sporting a short, trendy 'do. Hello, bob!
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