Taylor Swift's Dating History And Ex-Boyfriends Before Joe Alwyn – From Harry Styles To Calvin Harris
25 March 2021, 15:16
Taylor Swift has written a number of songs about her love life, but who are they about? From Harry Styles to Calvin Harris, here's what we know about Taylor's dating history.
It’s well known Taylor Swift, 31, pens her songs based on those she loves, and some of her songs on 'Folklore' and 'Evermore' are a big nod to the current love of her life, boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
But who has Taylor dated in the past and which of her ex-boyfriends has Taylor written songs about?
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Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas - 2008
Joe Jonas, of Jonas Brothers fame, dated the pop star from July to October 12 years ago, and she famously wrote her song ‘Forever and Always’ about the former Disney star after he reportedly dumped her over the phone in a 28-second phonemail – a brutal break-up Taylor revealed on The Ellen Show that same year.
But in 2019 Taylor proved there was no hard feelings to be had between the stars after she publicly apologised for shading Joe on national television when she returned to The Ellen Show.
Asked what was the most rebellious thing she’s done, Taylor answered: “Probably when I put Joe Jonas on blast on your show. That was too much. I was 18. We laugh about it now, but that was mouthy. Just some teenage stuff there.”
Taylor Swift and Lucas Till - 2009
After appearing in Taylor’s ‘You Belong With Me’ music video, actor Lucas Till dated Taylor for a short time before they decided they were better as friends.
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner - 2009
Taylor and Twilight star Taylor Lautner met on the set of Valentine’s Day as they played an on-screen couple who were teenage sweethearts at high school, but in real life they dated for a few months.
After breaking up with him in December that same year, Taylor went on to write ‘Back To December’ about her ex.
Taylor Swift and John Mayer - 2009
Taylor and John, who had a 15-year age gap, started dating after working on a song together called ‘Half of My Heart’.
The pair dated for a few months in 2009, never confirming their relationship, but all was revealed when Taylor released her emotional tune ‘Dear John’.
Responding to the song in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview, John said he “never did anything to deserve that” and his single ‘Paper Dolls’ is thought to be about Taylor in return.
Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal - 2010 - 2011
Taylor famously wrote ‘The Last Time’ about Prisoners actor Jake, which had the lyrics: “Left my scarf there at your sister’s house. And you’ve still got it in your drawer even now.”
The couple are rumoured to have split due to their 10-year age gap.
Taylor Swift and Connor Kennedy - 2012
Taylor was known to have a keen interest in the Kennedy family, and after they caught wind of how much the pop star was a fan, they became firm friends with Taylor and she was quickly accepted into the family.
But after a few PDA pictures in the press, they called it quits.
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles - 2012 - 2013
The pop star relationship that broke a million Directioners’ hearts, when Taylor and Harry were pictured strolling through Central Park they quickly became the most talked about celebrity couple.
Although their romance was rumoured for weeks before, they looked seriously loved up on their park stroll.
But after their hectic schedules proved too difficult to make things work, they called it quits.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris 2015 - 2016
The first relationship Taylor didn’t mind sharing on social media, Tay Tay and Calvin Harris were together for 15 months and made numerous joint appearances together at various events.
Their split seemed less than amicable though, after Calvin shaded his ex multiple times on social media when their was conflict over the writing credits of his song ‘This Is What You Came For’ with Rihanna – a tune Taylor provided some vocals for under a pseudonym.
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston - 2016
Taylor and Tom’s relationship hit the headlines when they first stepped out together two weeks after her split from Calvin.
We’re still living for the time he was papped in an ‘I heart TS’ t-shirt on their Fourth of July celebrations, but they broke up reportedly over the fact Taylor wasn’t comfortable with the level of publicity Tom wanted their relationship to have.
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn - 2017
After over four years, Taylor and Joe are still going strong since the day they met at the MET Gala in 2016 and their relationship is one of the cutest celebrity pairings we’ve ever seen.
A number of Tay's newer songs are believed to be about Joe, including 'Lover' on her 2019 album of the same name and 'Invisible String' on 'Folklore' which makes us cry actual tears.