Taylor Swift’s love life is none of your business.
Although her songs about boys and the ones that got away have won her enough trophies to mend any broken heart, the 23-year-old Swift has an issue with girls who mock other girls’ love lives.
In the April issue of Vanity Fair, Swift finally reveals what happened between her and One Direction’s Harry Styles, talks about the house she reportedly bought next to the Kennedy compound, and insists that she is not a clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend.
“‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,’” said Swift, quoting some advice from Katie Couric after this year’s Golden Globes, when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey mocked Swift’s highly publicized dating life.
In fact, the way her writing has been twisted into something other than a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way comes off to Swift as condescending.
“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,” Swift said, “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.”
Swift has had quite a romantic past to write about. Since her first album, she has been linked to Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas, and John Mayer.
But Swift called it ridiculous that there are slide shows of a dozen guys she has been spotted hugging, meeting for lunch, or meeting for songwriting sessions.
“If you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people,” Swift said, referring to Conor Kennedy and Styles.
Swift would not go into detail on her relationships with the two younger men, but she authorized someone to speak to Vanity Fair on her behalf about her exes.
“He was all, like, ‘You’re amazing — I want to be with you. I want to do this,” the source said of Styles’ pursuit of Swift. Trust issues were the couple’s downfall. As the source said, Swift felt that Styles had a wandering eye. She reconciled with Styles after a breakup over an Internet photo of him kissing a friend, but “it was like he just didn’t want to keep going.”
Styles, 19, is not much older than Swift’s previous boyfriend, Kennedy, 17. The source said that Swift felt that after dating men in their 30s, such as Gyllenhaal and Mayer, seeing younger men would be less painful. “So it was like, ‘That hurt — this won’t. But then it did,” the source said.
As for the house in Hyannis Port next to Kennedy’s family, “People say that about me, that I apparently buy houses near every boy I like — that’s a thing that I apparently do,” Swift said, “If I like you I will apparently buy up the real-estate market just to freak you out so you leave me.”
But that’s not the case according to Swift: “If there’s a pregnancy rumor, people will find out it’s not true when you wind up not being pregnant, like nine months from now.
“And if there’s a house rumor, they’ll find out it’s not true when you are actively not ever spotted at that house.”