Taylor Swift may sing about her ex-boyfriends, but that doesn’t mean she’ll talk about them!
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the country crooner “authorized” someone to discuss her dating life with the mag, as one of her rules is that she “doesn’t go into the personal details” of any of her relationships.
The 23-year-old cover girl has penned some of her biggest hits about her real-life heartbreaks, like “Dear John,” “I Almost Do,” “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” and “Back to December” to name a few.
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“To me it’s just writing songs the way I always have. It’s me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn’t understand, writing a song, and understanding it better,” Taylor recently said of writing about her exes. “If people want to dissect the lyrics, that’s their right, but it’s all coming from the exact same place as where I started. It’s just something I do to feel better.”
So what did Taylor’s confidante say about her dating history that the star wouldn’t say herself? Harry Styles was on the agenda.
“He wore her down,” the source says of the One Direction singer, who allegedly “chased” Taylor for a year. “He was all, like, ‘You’re amazing—I want to be with you. I want to do this.’” After the duo split, then got back together, the rep claims, “But the whole time she says she feels like he’s looking at every girl.”
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As for Conor Kennedy— Taylor’s 18-year-old ex-boyfriend whom she dated for two months—age played a factor in their breakup. “It was like a pendulum for her, swinging back and forth,” the source says. “She dated Jake [Gyllenhaal] and John [Mayer] when she was really young and they were in their 30s, and she got really hurt. So it was like ‘That hurt—this won’t. But then it did.’”
But when it comes to her track record (literally and figuratively), Taylor came to her own defense.
“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way—that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist,” she says.
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