Taylor Swift Isn’t The Serial Dater You Think She Is
Taylor Swift did the math for Vanity Fair’s April issue, in which the country crooner reveals that she hasn’t been in nearly as many relationships as we Goss Gawkers might think. In fact, despite her reputation as an abashed serial celebrity dater (with penchant for bashing her exes on wax), Swift claims that she’s only had two boyfriends since 2010.
Taylor claims serious romantic relationships with Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles, but she conveniently forgets to mention her ill-fated liaisons with Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas and the always classy John Mayer.
“If you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people, [Harry Styles and Conor Kennedy]. The fact that there are slideshows of a dozen guys that I either hugged on a red carpet or met for lunch or wrote a song with… it’s just kind of ridiculous.”
The singer also sounds off about her controversial practice of immortalizing her flopped love affairs in song. Do the words “Dear John” ring any bells?
“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.”
Ironically, Swift doesn’t seem to find Tina Fey’s Golden Globe Award writing very funny. Fey set off a blitz across the blogosphere when she jokingly warned Taylor to “stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.” When asked about the incident and “Mean Girls” in Hollywood, Swift gushed over Katie Couric who told her this quote:
“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”