It is almost as much fun to cover Taylor Swift’s love life as it is to cover Lindsay Lohan’s recidivism. Swift doesn’t seem to realise that it’s okay to just flirt, and you don’t have to date every guy you’re attracted to, and Lohan doesn’t seem to know that sober living would probably cut down on lawyers’ fees. Swift also doesn’t seem to realise that you cannot stalk your way into the heart of a guy who scares easily. In the case of Conor Kennedy, it was alleged that Swift purchased a home on the family compound even though she wasn’t really welcome. And in the case of Harry Styles, she’s flying to another continent and staying in a hotel near his home ostensibly to harass him into taking her back. But Swift says she’s not even that dedicated to stalking. The buck stops at intercontinental flights to achieve what heavy breathing down the phone cannot.
She says: ‘People say that I’m buying houses all the time that I’m not buying. It’s like… every time the press thinks I like a guy they say I am buying a house next to them.’ She continues: ‘I think in order to get to do what you love, which is this incredible positive thing, there are drawbacks. I had to stop reading any gossipy article written about me for the last two years because it would hurt my feelings that so much of it was not true. So what I had to kinda do was just realize that’s not me, that’s someone else, they’re writing about a character because none of those people know me. I think that’s the drawback, your privacy is completely gone, but I asked for it because I could be singing in a coffeehouse somewhere. But I asked to be at this level and there’s going to be a drawback to whatever path you take in life and I try to handle it as positively as I can.’
Photos of Swift at this weekend’s NRJ Music Awards 2013 in Cannes, France.
Image credit to INF Daily.