Dating is a tough world to navigate and when you're someone who is as popular as say Taylor Swift, things can get a bit tricky. It literally feels like all eyes are on Tay whenever she steps out with anew guy, whether it be on an actual date or just hanging out as friends. Her fans just want to see her happy and in love but as she has proven time and time again, she doesn't need to be in relationship to fell fulfilled, she's just having fun going through life with a guy sometimes by her side, if she chooses. Most of the time, she ends up dating another equally powerful superstar and some of these guys have gone right ahead and spilled what it's really like being in love with the "Shake It Off" signer. Spoiler alert: they don't mind being the topic of her hit songs and they all have nothing but love for their former flame. She is rather fabulous if we say so ourselves.
Click through the gallery to see what some of her famous exes, like Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hiddleston, and all of her famous ex loves had to say about her and their time dating Taylor!
This post was originally published on February 8, 2017.
Harry Styles and Taylor had one of the most talked about romances. Haylor shippers were very passionate, and since Harry was in the peak of his One Direction fame, they seemed like the perfect match made in pop star heaven. After dating two separate times, they eventually called things quit, while they were on a vacation. (Remember those photos of Taylor heading home on a boat, by herself?) The world got a TON of hit songs from this relationship that appear on both Taylor's Red and 1989 albums, so when Hazza was asked how he feels about being written about, he said it's totally fine. He too is a musician, so it's understandable, and he happens to think her songs are top-notch.
"We always say we write from personal experience and I think everyone does so it would be hypocritical of us to be like 'Oh, you can't write songs' and she's really good, so they're really good songs. So I'm lucky in that sense," Harry said.
He went on to dish even more in his first solo interview with Rolling Stone, saying he doesn't really think about what he would say to her now, but he's all about the fact that they both writex songs inspired by their romance so in the end, he's just thankful for it all.
"Certain things don't work out. There's a lot of things that can be right, and it's still wrong. In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You're celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than 'this didn't work out, and that's bad.' And if you run into that person, maybe it's awkward, but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it's the best [thing] ever. So thank you," Harry explained.
And what did he really think about all those pics of the pair in Central Park together, which happened to be their second date? Well, it was all just a bit odd, since dating is hard enough without people following you around snapping pics.
"When I see photos from that day, I think: Relationships are hard, at any age. And adding in that you don't really understand exactly how it works when you're 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn't make it easier. I mean, you're a little bit awkward to begin with," Harry said. "You're on a date with someone you really like. It should be that simple, right? It was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it – I just wanted it to be a normal date."
Be still our hearts.