She may be one tough cookie, but it seems that all the coverage of Taylor Swift’s love life really did get to her.
With the Shake It Off star’s romantic endeavours often taking up more headline space than her music, Taylor has finally spoken out about the impact all of that media attention has had on her.
Opening up in an interview with Glamour magazine, the 25-year-old admitted that the portrayal of her as “boy crazy” was what ultimately turned her off dating for the past three years.
“I do feel jaded about relationships, to be honest. I think the media has sent me a really unfair message over the past couple of years, which is that I’m not allowed to date for excitement, or fun, or new experiences or learning lessons,” she said.
The Style singer added: “I’m only allowed to date if it’s for a lasting, multiple-year relationship. Otherwise I’m a, quote, serial dater. Or, quote, boy crazy.”
Taylor, who is now reportedly dating fellow music star Calvin Harris, even went so far as to blame the media for a number of her break-ups.
“You know what has been the reason? The media. You take something very fragile, like trying to get to know someone, and it feels like walking out into the middle of a gladiator arena with someone you’ve just met. All of a sudden the public and the media are allowed to say thumbs up or thumbs down. So I just don’t try it anymore,” she added.
Poor Taylor. Stepping out with your crush is difficult enough, without the added pressure of, oh, just the world’s paparazzi chasing you! Fair play to her for speaking out.