In the last two years.
Taylor Swift would like to clarify one thing. She is offended that people think of her as a “clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend”.
The “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer, who in the last two years has only dated Conor Kennedy and One Direction‘s Harry Styles, told Vanity Fair that she has been made into “a fictional character” who constantly chases men.
Here are some of the highlights from her interview (she always agreed for a friend of hers to be interviewed as well) with Vanity Fair.
Taylor’s friend talks about her Harry Styles relationship: “‘He wore her down,’ the source says of Styles, who allegedly ‘chased’ Swift for a year. ‘He was all, like, ‘You’re amazing—I want to be with you. I want to do this.’’ The relationship fell apart after he texted Swift to alert her of a picture on the Internet of him kissing a friend good-bye. They were ‘making out like with their hands all up in each other’s hair,’ says the source. After Swift ended the relationship, he pursued her for the better part of a year until she finally took him back. ‘But the whole time she says she feels like he’s looking at every girl,’ the source continues. And then when they were in London together he ‘disappears one night and after that it was like he just didn’t want to keep going.’”
On how the media portrays her: “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.”
Taylor’s friend talks about her other boyfriends: “‘It was like a pendulum for her, swinging back and forth,’ the source says of Swift’s exes, with all of whom age has been a problem. Conor Kennedy, 17 at the time, was ‘just like a two-month thing,’ the source continues, and Swift ‘says he was awesome.’ 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.’’”
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