Hollywood’s hottest new couple have decided to go their separate ways after a brief whirlwind romance that ended just as quickly as it began.
Although Taylor and Jake never officially anounced they were together, they reportedly started dating in October, during which time the pair met one another’s families, they spent Thanksgiving together and Jake splashed out on a $11,000 vintage Gretsch guitar as a present for Taylor’s 21st birthday. They were last snapped together on 9 December, looking very loved up while out shopping and eating.
The reason for the split? It may have been partly down to the fact that he is nine years older than the country singer. According to the new issue of US Weekly, a source said: “He said he wasn’t feeling it anymore and was uncomfortable with all the attention they got.”
“He also said he could feel the age difference. Taylor is really upset. We told her not to move so fast with this but she didn’t listen.’
‘”Jake cares about her, but [the publicity] was a lot for him. He wants to keep his private life private, and that’s hard to do dating Taylor.”
Then again it may have been Swift who had second thoughts about their relationship. In an interview with Allure, she said: “I have a phobia about being in the wrong relationship. So as soon as I establish that it’s not the right one, I don’t want to waste their time.”
Taylor, who has admitted she draws inspiration for her songs from her relationships, previously dated singer John Mayor and documeted the break-up with a ballad Dear John. So here’s guessing that we can probably expect to find out more about what’s behind her latest split on her next album.
Read here about Jake’s former lover interest Reese Witherspoon, who is now engaged to Jim Troth.