Taylor Swift Source Says Harry Styles Chased, Then Dumped Her in Vanity Fair Interview
Taylor Swift comes out swinging in her Vanity Fair cover. Yes, her love life is discussed, but not directly by Swift. A source given the authority to speak said Harry Styles chased her for a year, caught her, then dumped her.
The singer, who graces the front of the April 2013 issue, looking innocent and sweet with a swipe of pale pink lipstick and cradling her guitar, also addressed Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who mocked her love life during the Golden Globes, as well as the critics of her dating habits, who have dubbed her boy crazy.
She states she has dated two -- count 'em, TWO! -- men since 2010 and that's Conor Kennedy and One Direction's aforementioned Styles. The latter romance was super high profile, and we learn some details about the year that Hazza spent allegedly chasing Swizzle and how he ultimately bailed on her. Cover your ears, Directioners.
First, Swift addressed the Fey comments, dropping a quote she got from Katie Couric: "There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women." Hear that, ladies? T. Swizzle does not appreciate these egregious violations of the girl code. Look out for you sisters!
In the piece, the gloves are off and Swift is ready to go for the jugular. Okay, not really. She's too nice for that. Or at least her carefully crafted image presents her as being too nice for that. But she does open up more than we're used to.
T. Swizzle does feel that the people gawking over her love life are being sexist when they portray her as unstable and suggest that she comes unhinged when she gets dumped.
"The fact that there are slide shows of a dozen guys that I either hugged on a red carpet or met for lunch or wrote a song with... it’s just kind of ridiculous," the singer said from her house. "It’s why I have to avoid the tabloid part of our culture, because they turn you into a fictional character."
Or something that straddles the line between total fabrication and absolute truth.
Swift doesn't view herself as boy crazy. In a brilliant interview tactic, she flipped the script. "For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way—that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist," Swift said.
How much you wanna bet she practiced that one after it was prepared by her PR rep? But it's true. She does get a lot of flack for mining her personal life for authentic lyrical material, which is by no means a crime. It's a way to create honest art that comes from emotion and experience.
Swift wouldn't talk details or namecheck Kennedy or Styles, but someone connected to her was authorized to comment. That source said that Haylor was born after he chased her for a year and "wore her down." Okay, who wouldn’t want Hazza hot on their trail and eventually give in?
In early 2012, Styles was relentless, telling Swift, "You’re amazing—I want to be with you. I want to do this." The initial dalliance tanked after he texted her to let her know about a pic of him smooching a friend that had landed on the Internet.
He said it was a kiss goodbye when it was actually a make out sesh, hands in one another's hair, full of passion. She ended it and he continued to pursue her with a vengeance.
They got back together, held hands all over New York City,' mimicked the 'Dirty Dancing' pose, spent NYE together and seemed to crush hard -- although his tattoo artist disputed that in a story that landed before this VF preview, trumping these big reveals.
Despite the PDA fest in December 2012, Swift was not confident that Styles was faithful or that he was even into her. The source said, "The whole time she says she feels like he’s looking at every girl."
The source also blamed Hazza for the final split, saying, "It was like he just didn’t want to keep going." Sounds like a case of getting what you want and then not wanting it anymore. It's like Dating Darwinism and human nature.
Swift's rep at Columbia shot down these claims as "undeniably false." Of course he did.
As for Conor with one "n?" Swift called him "awesome." She also addressed the fact that she bought a house close to his family home in a roundabout way. "People say that about me, that I apparently buy houses near every boy I like—that’s a thing that I apparently do. If I like you I will apparently buy up the real estate market just to freak you out so you leave me," the singer said sarcastically.
Records show that she had been interested in the property for a year, viewing it under the advice of Rory Kennedy, a family friend. The house sold and then resold, with Swift's 13 Management company on the papers. So it may have been a flip and a quick way to make a profit.
Real estate talk aside, Swift sources certainly let the cat outta the bag regarding Haylor. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
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