Inside Taylor Swift’s star-studded dating life
- Taylor Swift dated Taylor Lautner for a while, the couple was nicknamed ‘Taylor squared’.
- She broke up with Tom Hiddleston because he wanted the relationship to be more public.
- Currently, she is with British actor, Joe Alwyn, and there are engagement rumours.
Taylor Swift’s name is entwined with American pop cultural music, and the young star has amassed an ardent fan base. Apart from her musical talent, Swift has managed to keep the spotlight on herself while being in a series of high-profile relationships, which ended in heartbreaks, controversies, and often good music in the form of new albums. Now, as Swift turns 32, we take a look at some of her most remarkable relationships.
Swift started dating the Jonas Brothers’ singer in 2008, briefly for a couple of months. When the relationship fell apart, the ‘Blank Space’ singer mentioned that Joe had broken up with her over a 27-second phone call. Swift hurt for a while after the breakup and her lyrics reflected resentment against Joe. However, the two seem to have buried the hatchet now, and Joe is happily married to ‘Game of Thrones’ star, Sophie Turner.
It definitely wasn’t ‘Till death do us part’ with Swift’s co-star from the ‘You Belong with Me’ video. While Lucas and Swift dated for a short while, the former stated that they didn’t get along in the relationship mostly because both of them were too nice. According to him, relationships have friction, arising out of passion. However, with Swift and himself, he rather liked her as a friend.
When Swift started going out with the ‘Twilight’ star, it gave us one of showbiz’s cutest nicknames – Taylor squared. However, this relationship was doomed to fail since Lautner felt that they were simply not going anywhere. The breakup ended up giving us Swift’s exceptionally moving ‘Back to December’.
Swift had a brief romance with Mayer, when the two collaborated on ‘Half of My Heart’. However, things turned bad quickly and Swift had no qualms pointing the finger squarely at Mayer, saying that he was prone to playing dark and twisted games. Naturally, the ‘Gravity’ singer did not appreciate Swift’s use of her music to drag Mayer’s name through the mud.
The chickens have come home to roost with this one, since the internet has nearly cancelled the ‘Nightcrawler’ actor, for his relationship with Swift years ago. While the two seemed to have an amicable enough breakup, with Swift making veiled references to their fall romance, her latest lyrics show dissatisfaction with the way Jake treated her. He seems to have ditched her on her 21st birthday, which spells a natural end to any relationship.
Taylor’s sweet romance with Conor turned bitter when his parents accused her of crashing Conor’s cousin’s wedding. The couple cooled things off, and after a while, the spark of their relationship faded, and they broke up.
The One Direction member has had his share of romantic entanglements. However, few were as passionate as the month spent with Swift, so much so, that there is an entire album dedicated to the end of the relationship. While the reason for them calling it quits is not clear, Swift fans are convinced, it is all Harry’s fault, especially with Taylor’s convincing track ‘I Knew you were Trouble’.
A relationship was definitely not what Taylor Swift came for, when she went to the Elle Style Awards in February 2015. However, when her friend Ellie Goulding, introduced her to Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, sparks flew.
The two dated for a year, but then decided to call things off. While the reason remains unknown, the breakup was initially on mutual grounds. However, when Harris saw pictures of Swift with Tom Hiddleston, he apparently felt hurt as well as blindsided. Later, the musician went on to clarify that he’d simply snapped.
After breaking up with Harris, Swift was seen in a whirlwind romance with the MCU star. Hiddleston and Swift became media darlings but could not make the relationship last. Hiddleston, apparently, wanted the relationship to be more public. When asked about dating Swift, Hiddleston replied that Swift is an amazing woman, and they had a lot of fun in the relationship.
The one away from the media spotlight seems to have grown the strongest. Swift and the British actor, Joe Alwyn, kept their relationship lowkey for the most part. However, Swift ultimately gave him a shoutout, saying that she always played her songs for Alwyn first. The two seem to have grown closer during the quarantine, and engagement rumours have started doing the rounds.
Swift's fans will surely be glad if their star finds her happiness, and continue delivering memorable tracks based on life experiences.