Dating Taylor Swift has its pros and cons. One pro is that one lucky individual gets to date a beautiful, strong, talented woman. One of the cons is when you break up, you have a song written about the relationship.
Joe Jonas – Dated July 2008-October 2008
There were no signs that Swift and Jonas had problems. It was reported Jonas called Swift and told her over the phone in a 27-second call that things were over.
In honor of the break-up, Swift wrote “Forever and Always” about the relationship. When asked about the song from her “Fearless” album released in 2008, she said that it was about her relationship with a guy and she watched him slip away from her. More specifically, the guy she wrote the song about left her for another woman.
Jonas is engaged to “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner, and their wedding is rumored to be taking place in 2019.
Lucas Till – Dated March 2009-April 2009
Swift met Till on the set of her video, “You Belong To Me.” Till said in an interview with MTV that the relationship fizzled out because they saw each other more as friends. Till did not have a song written about him.
Till went to play Angus MacGyver in the CBS remake of “MacGyver.” He also played Havok in the “X-Men” trilogy.
Taylor Lautner – Dated August 2009-December 2009
Lautner met Swift on the set of the movie “Valentine’s Day,” where they played a couple. It is very rare that Swift writes an apologetic song about one of her ex’s. The “Twilight” actor told “Scream Queens“ during a Facebook Live video chat that “Back To December” was about him.
Lautner completed the “Twilight” movies and starred in the film “The Ridiculous 6.” He also appeared in “Scream Queens” and dated the costar, Billie Lourd. The couple broke up after eight months.
John Mayer – Dated December 2009-February 2010
Swift collaborated on Mayer’s song “Half of My Heart” which was released in 2009. Swift was 19 years old at the time and felt Mayer was not caring enough. She wrote the song, “Dear John,” about him. Mayer later said that he was disgraced by it. He told Rolling Stone Magazine that he thinks it is cheap to write a song about a relationship. It is rumored that his song “Paper Doll” was a response.
Mayer dated Katy Perry from 2012 – 2014. He also released “The Search for Everything” which was his seventh album.
Jake Gyllenhaal – Dated October 2010-January 2011
Swift met Gyllenhall on the set of “Saturday Night Live.” Gyllenhall refused to discuss the relationship. In an interview with NPR Radio, Swift discussed her song, “The Last Time.” She said it was about an unreliable guy who a girl does not know when he is going to leave and does not know when he is going to come back.
Gyllenhaal has been very busy. He has appeared in the movies “Nocturnal Animals” and “Nightcrawler,” and he has appeared on Broadway in “Sunday in the Park with George.” He also portrayed a survivor of the Boston Marathon in the movie, “Stronger.”
Conor Kennedy – Dated July 2012-October 2012
Kennedy was 18 years old. He was four years younger than Swift when they started to date. A source told US Weekly they broke up because of too much distance.
Taylor said in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, her single, “Begin Again,” was when you left a really bad relationship and are ready to start fresh.
Kennedy was arrested in Colorado in 2016 for getting into a bar fight. He was booked on charges of disorderly conduct. Kennedy said he was defending a gay friend from people who were harassing him. He pled guilty in February 2017 and was given a six-month sentence that was deferred. He also had to write an apology letter to the victim and pay a $500 fine.
Calvin Harris – Dated February 2015-June 2016
Swift was introduced to Harris By Ellie Goulding at the Brit Awards in February 2015. This was one of Swift’s longest relationships. In June 2016, it was reported that the couple broke up. A tweet war on Twitter started and Swift and her people spread rumors that she wrote Harris’ smash song “This Is What You Came For.”
Harris responded by saying that it is hurtful that Swift and her team would go through all of this to try to make him look bad. He did not understand why she would be doing this to him especially if she was happy with her new boyfriend.
Harris released “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” on June 30, 2017.
Written By Barbara Sobel
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