Taylor Swift Tells British ‘In Style’ Magazine That She Is ‘Terrified Of Ending Up Alone’

"I never want to end up kind of a self-centred, vain human being"

Taylor Swift used her appearance in the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine to launch a silly attack against Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for the good-natured ribbing they gave her during the 2013 Golden Globe Awards back in January (which prompted amazingly brilliant responses from both Amy and Tina). Today we learn that she uses her appearance in the new issue of British In Style magazine to open up about her personal fears. She tells the mag that she worries about becoming a “self-centered, vain human being”. She also fears being “awful and intolerable … Laying in a marble bathtub by myself, like sad.” Huh. Someone deffo has some insecurities going on, don’t they? Click below to see Taylor on the cover of British In Style, read some excerpts from her coverstory interview and watch video from her photoshoot.

At the relatively tender age of 23, Taylor Swift is looking forward to long, successful career in the music industry. However, the country-pop singer is only too aware of the pitfalls of fame and fears ending up with a tiny circle of friends with hardly anyone she can trust. Speaking in the April issue of InStyle UK magazine, the blonde admits she worries she will end up alone with no friends or people to care about her. She explained: ‘What I worry about is that I never want to end up kind of a self-centred, vain human being. My fears circle around me making the wrong choices and messing this up for myself. I don’t wanna end up being awful and intolerable. Alone. Laying in a marble bathtub by myself, like sad, with a glass of wine just complaining that my life ended up alone because I pushed everyone away because I thought I was too good to hang out with anybody. The typical Hollywood sad cliché of the poor lonely starlet with no one because she put up all these walls and didn’t trust anyone. That’s my fear. And that’s why I live my life the way I live my life because I’d so much rather feel everything than end up like that.’


Girl. For someone who fears turning into an “awful and intolerable” person, she really should think twice about launching attacks against ladies who are far more talented and much more liked than she is. Just a bit of advice. Taylor goes on to discuss her hopes for her future life:

At only 23, Taylor is yet to find lasting love, so starting a family is currently far from her mind. When asked if she would like to start a family, she mused: ‘I think so but I’m not sure. Like, I don’t even have a master plan. I’ve thought that I did have a dream scenario before but it turns out that I change my mind and that essentially in your 20s all the puzzle pieces of your life are thrown up in the air and they just fall into whatever place and I think that’s healthy.’

She goes on to explain that despite having guy friends, she is a “girls’ girl”:

‘I’m a girls’ girl. I have guy friends but the problem with having guy friends is, like, I always get linked to them and they’ll end up in a slideshow of people I’ve apparently dated on the internet. I mean, there’s all kinds of complicated things with having guys as friends. If they have a girlfriend who doesn’t like you or things like that. So I have like two or three guy friends. A select few. But I have like 20-25 really good girlfriends.’

HMMM, it sounds really hard being Taylor Swift. I’m amazed she’s able to manage it. In case you’re interested, In Style has released a behind the scenes video from Taylor‘s photoshoot … which you can check out here:


I mean, I get that she was prolly going for sympathy with this interview but, IMHO, it doesn’t come across as sympathetic … but maybe that’s just me. What do y’all think of Taylor‘s appearance in this issue of In Style magazine? Does it work for you?

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  1. I think you’re being a bit harsh. She is a 23 year old answering the questions she was asked. I don’t view this as her vying for sympathy. Sometimes, it *is* hard to be friends with guys. Sometimes, it *is* difficult to have a solid plan for your future. I am 28 and I still don’t have one. It’s not like she is whining about being famous like so many other obnoxious celebrities.

    I think if the comments about Tina and Amy had not come out yesterday, you would have viewed this article much differently. I am not even a huge Taylor fan. I think she is talented and while I applaud some of her choices, I also dislike some of the others. In the end, she is a young woman trying to be honest, IMO.

  2. Gillian

    Oh Taylor! If you want to have a happy life with love, and good friends, you’ve got to lighten up. Try laughing at yourself for a change instead of taking EVERYTHING so damn serious. Find yourself a sense of humour. You’ll be a much better artist and person, if you could just let the NEED FOR LOVE NOW go. Learn to make yourself happy, to love yourself. Maybe then you’ll have more success in your personal life.

  3. Caroline

    It just sounds so….. forced. Like she is tired of being the frothy cheerleader and wants to morph into this dark and deep hipster. But she hasn’t earned her angst. And that’s fine! It is ok for her to acknowledge that she has a pretty good life and that she’s pretty happy. Why force the self-doubt and woe-is-me persona on the world? She bugs. I know people like that and I want to shake them. It’s ok to be happy dammit!

    Also, taking a bath in marble bath just sounds really cold and uncomfortable to me. But I’ve only bathed in a regular fiberglass bath. Because I’m not multi-millionaire. At 23.

  4. I say this with the kindest intentions. I think this girl could benefit from some therapy and real life experiences.

  5. Errin

    I did not know my eyes could roll back as far as they just did. Thank you, Taylor, for making the seemingly impossible possible.

  6. Vicky

    Cannot wait for the inevitable “Jaylor” romance (Justin and Taylor)

  7. Hey Taylor…if you don’t want to end up alone here’s an idea. Stop publicly shaming every guy who looks wrong at you with a song. You’re gonna scare the good ones away!

  8. Kkal

    ssssssmmmmmmmACK! Grow up girl! Good Lord above.

  9. Megan

    Yea, I think you’re being a bit harsh too. She’s young, and still trying to figure herself and her life out. Give the girl a break.

  10. jadedsweetie

    too late.

  11. Alys

    Taylor Swift could do a great deal to ease her fears by growing up and acting like a mature 23-year-old, instead of using every relationship she has as a very public springboard for song material, often viewing her exes in a somewhat negative light. Sure, plenty of musicians do it, but she might as well hang a sign around her neck saying “My next big hit, your next TMZ expose!”

    This girl needs to have her many girlfriends take her out for cupcakes, a few more days in the park, and more nail salon days to kvetch to one another. A nice, big frosted cupcake for her to smother her sorrows under delicious cake would be a plus, and that way, she can have a little privacy and learn to unwind.

  12. woodroad34

    Self fulfilling prophecy: “What I worry about is that I never want to end up kind of a self-centred, vain human being”. Too little, too late. If Taylor Swift — who profits from exposing her relationships in song and how the mean ol’ boyfriend was mean to her — doesn’t start attaining some emotional maturity soon, I can guarantee that she will end up like a woman in my office who is 10 years older and no one wants to be around and will eventually turn into a woman I worked for at a major network who is more than twice as old as Taylor and who borders on sociopathy due to physical violence (yes, really, my female boss literally threw people down stairs and up against walls and then wondered why no one liked her).

  13. “they’ll end up in a slideshow of people I’ve apparently dated on the internet.”

    Uh, no. The list of people you’ve “apparently dated” comes from your own songs and the liner notes where you NAME them! I really can’t stand her hypocrisy. You can’t scold the public for having ideas about your love life when you SOLD that information to them in the first place!

    • To be fair, the only song where she has EVER named a guy is Dear John. And I don’t feel bad for John Mayer at all. ;) She doesn’t name names in her songs or interviews. Part of the ‘fun’ for people is to guess who the songs are about. So she really doesn’t call any out but John Mayer. :)

    • She put “TAY” in the lyrics for Back to December, and I think that is essentially naming him.

      She might not give a first and last name, but she is so elementary in her clues that she is giving it away for all practical purposes. For example, “Hyannis Port” and “For Ethel” for the Kennedy kid, “Maple Lattes” for Jake G.
      Do you really think that she is trying to make her clues difficult to understand? They seem intentionally obvious, IMO.

    • And ClaireMichelle…don’t you think it is a bit odd that she puts the clues in there at all? I think the fact that she creates the clues shows that she is trying to make the songs about people that her fans would know. If they were songs about private moments that she thought other people could relate to in a generic sense, she wouldn’t need to inform the public about the very specific people they are about.

    • I guess I had forgotten about the clues completely actually. But usually the easy clues are to the nice songs so at least there is that. ;) Haha. Sorry, I just blanked on the clues.

    • No worries! It is always good to have someone keeping me on my toes when it comes to pop culture. :)

  14. JZ

    LMAFO!! “I never want to end up kind of a self-centred, vain human being” TOO LATE :’D!! She is absolutely obnoxious!! If she doesn’t want to end up alone, she should do something really different. She should try not being herself for a change, and see what that does for her ;P!!

  15. Ella

    Yeah, the girl is 23. You’re still kind of an idiot at 23, so I understand that she’s gonna say some eye-roll worthy stuff. That being said, bluuurgh, she’s the worst.

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