NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Taylor Swift attends the "All Too Well" New York Premiere on November 12, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Everything Taylor Swift Has Said About Heartbreak
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Taylor Swift is known for her breakup-centric songs, so she's quite seasoned in dealing with heartbreak. Swift told Jimmy Fallon that besides writing music, she also enjoys journaling and talking to her mom when getting over a relationship — and says she gets help from her cats, too: "if you're going through a hard time, [cats] are very understanding."
Swift also says that creating new habits, like spending more time with friends, is the key to embracing independence and finding liberation from "mental, physical, [and] emotional ache[s]". Distracting herself helped her stop thinking about a certain ex, even though she was in the same city as him and found it hard not to fixate; this incident inspired her song "Clean."
In her 2020 documentary "Miss Americana," Swift recalled winning the Grammy for Album of the Year for "1989," but felt lonely because she "didn’t have a partner that […] [she] could high-five." However, she's since built a wholesome and rather private relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn, who was by her side for her third AOTY win in 2021.
Seth Meyers once asked Swift how she thinks her exes feel about the re-release of "Red (Taylor's Version)," questioning if being the subject of her music is "easier or far, far worse for them 10 years later." "I haven't thought about their experience, honestly," Swift said with a light laugh, proving that she's over most of her heartbreak today.