I'm so happy Taylor is so private now because no one knows the details about her and Joe's relationship and she's able to keep all of that private which means it must be peaceful for her to know the fans and media can't over analyze and ridicule every move she and Joe makes. Same thing goes with her whole personal life in general now. I know being private makes her so happy cuz the media & fans have gone overboard & wouldn't let her breathe. I feel like her and Joe will show up married one day
i think she just doesnt want the headlines and talk to be about who she is dating or who she is friends with, but rather her career - her songs, her singing, her shows. hasnt that really been what we have been seeing the last ten months from her and what she has been saying since like, 2013? and so lately she’s taken specific steps to get the press away from articles about her ‘squad’, her bf, what party she had, where she went on vacation, all that….
i mean these are not new taylor concepts, of not wanting people talking about her personal life and wanting them focused on her career. i dont think that kind of inherent desire dissipates, but it probably does get stronger. i think she just buckled down this time around, after the Mess of last summer and was like dammit here i am again… okay! that ! is! it! the world is only getting work taylor from now on!
2014 rolling stone:
“I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime,” Swift says. “And I’m just not comfortable providing that kind of entertainment anymore. I don’t like seeing slide shows of guys I’ve apparently dated. I don’t like giving comedians the opportunity to make jokes about me at awards shows. I don’t like it when headlines read ‘Careful, Bro, She’ll Write a Song About You,’ because it trivializes my work. And most of all, I don’t like how all these factors add up to build the pressure so high in a new relationship that it gets snuffed out before it even has a chance to start.”
And then remember what she said about Clean (thank you jaime @cages-boxes-hunters-foxes for having this on your blog for me to find easily)
I feel like my personal life was really, really discussed and criticized and debated and talked about to a point where it made me feel kind of almost tarnished in a way, And the discussion wasn’t about music, and it broke my heart that I had made an album that I was proud of, and touring the world and playing to sold-out stadiums, and still they managed to only want to talk about my personal life. At a certain point, I felt a switch, and it was at the end of recording this album that I began to feel like my life was mine again, and my music was at the forefront again, and I was living my life on my own terms, and I really no longer cared what people were saying about me. And that’s when i started to see people talk less about the things that didn’t matter.
i mean last time, i think it sounds like she got to this conclusion of ‘say what you want about me, i dont care. im going to do what im going to do.’
and it just seems to me, that maybe this time she found herself in the same spot, but the conclusion is not ‘im going to shake it off’ and more along the lines of, ‘ im living life on my own terms, people are really talking about my music again, that is what i want you to talk about, and i am not giving you anything else to talk about in the first place’