Taylor Swift is Glamour Magazine’s November cover girl. In the interview, Taylor admits she doesn’t want to talk much about her relationship with her 18-year-old boyfriend Conor Kennedy. Apparently you’ll have to wait for a new love song for the deets. (Or until she breaks up with Conor, at that point I’m sure she’ll quickly write a song about what went wrong.)
“I don’t talk about my personal life in great detail,” Swift tells the magazine. “I write about it in my songs, and I feel like you can share enough about your life in your music to let people know what you’re going through.”
But just because she’s not ready to gush about her beau, doesn’t mean Swift isn’t eager to talk about her adoration for his grandma, Ethel Kennedy. “She’s fantastic,” Swift says of Ethel, who recently admitted she “would be so lucky” to have the singer as a granddaughter-in-law. “I love her.”
As for how she feels about her famous exes, like Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer, Swift reveals there’s some she likes more than others. The “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer admits that Mayer was a little “presumptuous” when he claimed “Dear John” was about him and bashed Swift in Rolling Stone, saying it was “a really lousy thing for her to do.”
“I never disclose who my songs are about,” Swift tells Glamour, adding that she never read what Mayer had to say about her, and never will. “I know it wasn’t good, so I don’t want to know,” she continues. “I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can’t handle.”
“It’s not that I’m this egomaniac and I don’t want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check. But I’ve never developed that thick a skin. So I just kind of live a life, and I let all the gossip live somewhere else,” Swift adds. “If you go too far down the rabbit hole of what people think about you, it can change everything about who you are.”
So, who is Swift? She claims she’s not the “pony-loving” person everyone thinks she is.
“I think some people think it’s just apple pie and sunshine and sprinkles and ponies. Which is just funny. But I never feel the need to go out and make some grand statement that I’m dark and twisty and complicated, because I’m not that either,” Swift says. “It’s just not as simple as ponies and rainbows, though I do love ponies and rainbows.”
The November issue of Glamour hits newsstands on October 9.
I kind of feel like Taylor Swift is coming off like a spoiled little girl. So she’s able to air her dirty laundry in her music, but her ex-boyfriends aren’t supposed to have a feeling about it? C’mon, if you don’t want people to speculate who your songs are about – then try not writing songs about your ACTUAL relationships.
I also have a hard time with the fact that at 22, she’s dating an 18-year-old boy. There is SUCH a huge difference between those two ages. Although they’re only 4 years apart, you change immensely between those years. At 18 years, Conor just seems like such a baby. I don’t know, maybe I’m being crazy.