Taylor Swift: I’ve Never Been In Love
The outtakes from Taylor Swift’s Rolling Stone cover storyreveal some pretty amazing things about the singer — while also confirming some of what Gossip Cop has reported all along.
We’ve pointed out for months that between Swift and Selena Gomez, and Swift backs us up, mocking the rumors. “People think they have my relationships all mapped out,” she tells Rolling Stone. “There were all these blogs, like, ‘Are they feuding? Are they fighting?’ Meanwhile Selena and I would be on the phone that night, laughing about it. We let them have that one.”
(Of course, Gomez has also called HollywoodLife liars.)
Elsewhere in her conversations with Rolling Stone, Swift reveals that despite her high-profile, much-discussed dating history, she’s never actually been in love. “Looking back? Not real love. Not the kind that lasts,” she explains. “I think that’s still ahead of me — which is really exciting.”
Swift says, “I think the way I used to approach relationships was very idealistic. I used to go into them thinking, ‘Maybe this is the one — we’ll get married and have a family, this could be forever.'” The star adds, “Whereas now I go in thinking, ‘How long do we have on the clock — before something comes along and puts a wrench in it, or your publicist calls and says this isn’t a good idea?'”
Swift doesn’t linger in bad relationships. “Once you’ve established that someone doesn’t belong in your life, I don’t understand what more there is to talk about,” she tells the magazine. “I walk away from things when they’re bad. I don’t stick around to watch them burn to the ground.” When a pairing has gone “toxic,” Swift says, “I’ll just check out. Stop communication. I don’t want to scream and yell at someone and give them the opportunity to say I’m crazy, or that I went psycho. No one will ever be able to say I went psycho on them.”
What makes her cry? Joni Mitchell. “When I first started drinking — when I was like 21 — I used to cry about Joni Mitchell all the time after a few glasses of wine,” reveals Swift. “All my friends would know, once I started crying about Joni Mitchell, it was time for me to go to bed.”
As far as sharing certain parts of her private life, Swift shows the mundane rather than the glamorous. “I don’t Instagram pictures of myself for people to be like ‘Wow, that looks really sexy,'” she says. “I take pictures of cute kittens, or when the ocean looks nice, or of a funny sign I saw in an airport.”
When it comes to paparazzi pictures, the star follows a pair of rules. She explains, “You just make sure your skirt is down, and you make sure you don’t give them a terrible eating shot.” That’s not always easy for her. “I’m incapable of telling when food is on my face,” says Swift. “It’s like I don’t have nerves in my skin. So if I get, like, a heinous piece of chocolate on my face, please let me know. I won’t be offended.”
The singer is “totally cool” with fans taking pictures of her in public — as long as they are open about it. She says, “I’m not scared of strangers. I don’t walk around with bags over my head… Everyone always says the same thing when they get called out [for sneaking a picture]: ‘I was not!’ But it’s like, yeah, you definitely were! As a human being who’s been dealing with this for eight years, I know when someone is taking a picture of me.”
Swift says that she’s not afraid to look uncool if it means she’s having fun. “I think you have to do things that make you geek out like you’re a kid again, or else you just become one of these 45-year-old 24-year-olds,” she tells Rolling Stone. “That’s why I dance like I’m having fun at awards shows, even though no one else is. Because being cool usually means being bored by everything. And I’m not bored by any of this.”
What do you think of what Swift has to say?