Taylor Swift is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Glamour magazine in order to promote the release of her new album. In her coverstory interview, Taylor talks to the mag about some of her ex-boyfriends, the songs she wrote about those break ups, her famous BFFs and more. Click below to check out Taylor’s really pretty coverphoto, read some excerpts from her interview and check out some photos from the accompanying photospread.
Taylor Swift on her songs about past relationships and not listening to the gossip…
Glamour: “Dear John,” also about a failed relationship, still seems to be resonating strongly. Does that surprise you?
Taylor Swift: I think that song really hit home with a lot of girls who had been through toxic relationships and had found their way to the other side of it. I’ve never looked out while singing a song during a concert to see so many girls crying.
Glamour: You never identified who it was about, but John Mayer recently told Rolling Stone that it was him.
Taylor Swift: How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about.
Glamour: He said he felt…
Taylor Swift: No! I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know.
Glamour: You don’t? [Mayer told Rolling Stone that he was “humiliated” by the song, and that Swift’s releasing it was “a really lousy thing for her to do.”]
Taylor Swift: I know it wasn’t good, so I don’t want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can’t handle.
Taylor Swift on her new relationship and the Kennedys…
Glamour: So there’s a lot of talk about you and the Kennedys these days. There are reports that you are dating Conor Kennedy.
Taylor Swift: I don’t talk about my personal life in great detail. I write about it in my songs, and I feel like you can share enough about your life in your music to let people know what you’re going through.
Glamour: Ethel Kennedy, Conor’s grandmother, was asked what she would think of having you as a “granddaughter-in-law,” and she said, “We should be so lucky.”
Taylor Swift: She’s fantastic. I love her.
Taylor Swift on the importance of having girlfriends and maturing with celeb-besties Emma Stone and Selena Gomez…
Glamour: I know you have many close girlfriends. Are they helpful in keeping your worries in check?
Taylor Swift: They are so important in my life right now. I’m the kind of girl who needs to tell her friends everything. I’ve developed this really close-knit group of girls. Two of my close friends are bandmates. My other close friends are Ashley, Claire, Diana, Emma, and Selena.
Glamour: Emma is Emma Stone, and Selena is Selena Gomez. Is it nice to have friends who are also famous?
Taylor Swift: I met Emma when I was 17, and I met Selena when I was 18. So they’ve experienced all of this with me, and they’ve also experienced their own amazing success, and somehow through all of it, we’ve stayed close.
You can read more excerpts HERE if you so desire. With Taylor Swift, what you see (and hear) is what you get. Love her or not, she doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what she is. I know the girl gets a lot of heat for the way she handles her personal life in song but I, personally, think she is amazing for taking such control of her emotions and channeling them into something positive. I may not be the biggest fan of her music, per se, but I am a big fan of her ability to be who she is, without compromise. While I don’t think celebrities should be looked up to as role models, I think the kids that look up to her could do a lot worse by looking up to other celebs her age.