Taylor Swift has always been an open book when it comes to her personal life, but she usually lets her music do the talking, and it seems she wants to keep it that way.
In anticipation of her new album, Red, which drops October 22, Swift hits the cover of Glamour magazine’s November issue, posing on a retro bus and sporting her signature red lipstick and blond locks.
In the magazine, she opens up about one of her famous exes, John Mayer, who told Rolling Stone earlier this year that he was “really humiliated” when he heard Swift’s track “Dear John.”
“How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about,” the singer said, adding that she did not want to hear his public response.
“I know it wasn’t good, so I don’t want to know,” Swift said. “I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can’t handle.”
Knowing that she might have a hard time hearing what Mayer had to say, she opted to keep herself in the dark about his comments.
“It’s not that I’m this egomaniac and I don’t want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check,” Swift said. “But I’ve never developed that thick a skin. So I just kind of live a life, and I let all the gossip live somewhere else. If you go too far down the rabbit hole of what people think about you, it can change everything about who you are.”
Another topic that Swift didn’t want to delve into is her supposed new relationship with 18-year-old Conor Kennedy.
“I don’t talk about my personal life in great detail,” Swift said when asked about the budding romance. “I write about it in my songs, and I feel like you can share enough about your life in your music to let people know what you’re going through.”
In addition to the Glamour cover, Swift also looks radiant on the cover of Marie Claire’s November U.K. edition, admitting to the magazine that she can “easily” fall in love if it’s the right person and remains positive that there is love after heartbreak.
“Even after it [a relationship] 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 said. “But then, when you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and, bam, you’re there. In love again.”
October is shaping up to be Swift’s month. On Monday (October 1), the songstress released a teaser of the album’s title track, “Red” on “Good Morning America,” which follows last week’s preview of the ballad, “Begin Again,” and also revealed that she is currently shooting a music video in Paris.