Taylor Swift Talks Break-Up Ballads and Famous Beaus
Despite all her well-publicized heartbreak, Taylor Swift is still a believer in love.
"Even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns down and you're standing in a pile of the ash of what it once was, thinking, 'Why did I have to meet this person, why did this have to happen?" Swift says in the November issue of U.K.'s Marie Claire, on stands Oct. 4. "But then, when you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and, bam, you're there — in love again."
And the 22-year-old country crooner makes no apologies for her many chart-topping break-up ballads.
Swift has romanced the likes of John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and Jake Gyllenhaal. And though she stays mum on the subject of her songs, woeful details of her love life have found their way into her Grammy-winning lyrics.
"Music is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for," admitted the singer, whose fourth album Red will drop Oct. 22. "It's not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it."
As for whether dating high-profile beaus poses a problem, "I think I have to trust that you end up with the person you're supposed to end up with," said Swift, who's been dating Conor Kennedy since the summer. "Plus it makes for great stories when you're older."
When she does find that picture-perfect mate, Swift wants to settle down and start a family. "[My] money will be really good for sending my kids to college some day – or maybe I’ll have a few more kids than I thought," she said. "I want a bunch of them running around, minimum four. I want to wait a while, but… the idea of pouring everything you are into another person when you become a parent has always been amazing to me."