The Grammy winner has been using her love life as inspiration since her self-titled debut dropped in 2006, that includes hits “Tim McGraw” and “Teardrops on My Guitar.” More than 10 years later, when she rereleased 2012’s Red, Swift had a simple message for anybody who may need thought her music was about them.
“I haven’t thought about their experience, to be honest,” she mentioned throughout a November 2021 look on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Red (Taylor’s Version) included up to date renditions of fan-favorite tracks from the unique file and a handful of never-before-heard songs from Swift’s vault. Fans have been most excited to listen to the 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” which paints a vivid image of the Pennsylvania native’s three-month relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal.
“[I was] really sad [when Red came out],” Swift instructed Seth Meyers in November 2021. “But this time, I’ve got sunglasses on and a mojito, and it’s chill this time. It’s really nice to be able to put this album out and not be sad. [I’m not] taking breaks in between interviews to cry. I’m telling you, it’s much better this way.”
Gyllenhaal and the “Cardigan” singer briefly dated in late 2010, splitting earlier than the new yr. The Donnie Darko actor is sort of 10 years Swift’s senior and hasn’t publicly discussed their whirlwind romance very a lot over the years. However, he gave a cryptic response when requested about the Miss Americana star in March 2017.
“I think when you’re in a relationship, you are constantly scrutinized, your friends are scrutinized, but … I would love to not talk about my personal life,” the Tony nominee instructed The Guardian at the time.
While the Brokeback Mountain star is hesitant to open up about his love life, a few of Swift’s different exes are extra forthcoming. John Mayer was linked to the “Delicate” songstress in 2009 after they collaborated on his track “Half of My Heart.” Mayer was famously the topic of her 2010 observe “Dear John” — and he wasn’t joyful about it.
“It made me feel terrible,” the Connecticut native instructed Rolling Stone in 2012. “Because I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do. … I was really caught off guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?”
Mayer referred to as Swift’s songwriting tactic “bulls–t” at the time, and as the CMA Award winner continues rerecording her previous albums, fans are eager to hear more from that period of her profession.
“He’s not going to make any public comments directly related to her songs or album,” a supply instructed Us Weekly solely of the “Your Body Is a Wonderland” crooner in November 2021. “[It’s] coming back to haunt him.”
Scroll right down to see what Swift’s exes have mentioned about her over the years: