Julia Roberts has been giving Taylor Swift ''life advice''.

The 45-year-old actress has been in touch with the 23-year-old singer since they starred alongside each other in 2010 comedy movie 'Valentine's Day', and Julia has recently been helping the blonde beauty find a man.

A source told National Enquirer magazine: ''When they met, Julia was blown away by Taylor's talent and beauty.

''They've stayed in casual touch, and Julia's three kids have become big fans of Taylor's music.

''Julia sees a lot of her younger self in Taylor, so she reached out to her recently to catch up and offer some life advice.''

'I Knew You Were Trouble' star Taylor has had failed relationships with several stars including Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Joe Jonas, and Julia - who has eight-year-old twins, Hazel and Finn, as well as five-year-old Henry with husband DANNY MODER - has been giving her pointers on what to look for in a man.

The source added: ''Julia's counselling Taylor on how to find the right guy and how to spot warning signs when relationships go bad.''