Scoop: What celebs think of Valentine’s Day 

Feb. 14 is right around the corner, and who knows more about romance than celebs? Grab inspiration from the stars, and find out why some will be sitting this one out.

“I typically don’t ever have a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. I see it as an opportunity to just hang out with my other single girlfriends.”
— “Valentine’s Day” star Taylor Swift to Girls’ Life

“I’ve never really believed in Valentine’s Day. You’re anxious about buying the right gift, but it’s really about your heart, not a TV commercial for De Beers diamonds. The best Valentine’s Days are magical and spontaneous, and just sort of unfold.”
— Patrick Dempsey to Reader’s Digest

“I always think about all the people who got dumped on Valentine’s Day or broke up with their partners on Valentine’s Day. I’m like, ‘That’s so horrible for them.’ I just kind of pretend like it’s not happening.”
— Cory Monteith of “Glee” to E!

“I’m excited because it’s All-Star weekend, so [husband Lamar Odom] gets the weekend off. So I’m just excited just to spend it with him and I would just love to lay in bed…. Lay in bed and do nothing, that would be my greatest gift [to him], to plan nothing.”
–Newlywed Khloe Kardashian-Odom to Hollyscoop on her V-Day plans

“Someone [I was dating] baked me brownies and showed up and surprised me on tour.”
–Joe Jonas to People magazine on his best Valentine’s Day ever

“My best Valentine’s Day, I took my friend, both of us were single, and said, ‘Screw it, we’re going to go have a romantic weekend.’ We went to the wine country, we stayed in romantic bed and breakfasts, and we had wine tastings and great meals and massages. We were surrounded by couples in love and we did not care.”
–”Valentine’s Day” star Jennifer Garner to MTV News

“Originally she was planning to buy him an Aston Martin but changed her mind when he spotted an 007 number plate in West Hollywood. She said James Bond wannabes were tasteless. So she asked his friends if he’d like a Bentley and they all said yes.”
– A Daily Star source on Katy Perry’s surprise Valentine’s Day gift for fiancé Russell Brand — a luxury car

“It’s all about the person you’re buying for. Some people really appreciate creativity, some people love brand names and labels, others are looking for something sentimental. [But] you can never go wrong when you give us jewelry for Valentine’s Day.”
— Audrina Patridge to In Touch

“It was a chocolate cake with a white frosting on it, right? It was lopsided and kind of messed up, and we ate the whole thing.”
— Rebecca Gayheart to People, reminiscing on her first Valentine’s cake with Eric Dane

“She never wanted anything but a card from me, which I thought was kind of weird because I kind of like to buy stuff. And she said, ‘No, I want a card.’”  
— Eric Dane to People, on Rebecca’s Valentine’s wishes

“Make a nice dinner reservation … have a nice glass of wine—and take your top off.”
–”Valentine’s Day” star Julia Roberts, giving a female reporter advice on having a romantic V-Day with her boyfriend

“We’re going to make out for 24 full hours on Valentine’s Day. I’m gonna film it. YouTube, look for it on February 15th.”
–Roberts on her plans with her own hubby, Danny Moder

“I’ve been riddled with bad Valentines! But finally someone created a save. Say you’re in your 20s, you’ve been dating for two weeks, one week. You don’t know what to give. Do I give her a candle or a rose or a dozen roses? Go see a romantic comedy. I’m not going to say which one. Your choice.”
–”Valentine’s Day” star Topher Grace to MTV News, shamelessly plugging his film

“It’s great to take a day out and celebrate loving and caring for people.”
–”Valentine’s Day” star Jessica Biel to Us magazine

“I hate Valentine’s Day. I can’t stand it. I think that every day should be a day of romance. I think you should celebrate love 364 days out of the year. Then, on Valentine’s Day, you should get to tell whoever you hate that you cannot stand them. There would be one day of hating, and 364 days of love.”
–”Valentine’s Day” star Ashton Kutcher to Parade magazine

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