Taylor Swift opens up about romance, musical inspirations, and more in an exclusive interview with Tavi Gevinson in the June 2015 edition of ELLE Magazine.
“I’d never been in a relationship when I wrote my first couple of albums, so these were all projections of what I thought they might be like,” Swift says in the June issue. “They were based on movies and books and songs and literature that tell us that a relationship is the most magical thing that can ever happen to you. And then once I fell in love, or thought I was in love, and then experienced disappointment or it just not working out a few times, I realized there’s this idea of happily ever after which in real life doesn’t happen.
“There’s no riding off into the sunset, because the camera always keeps rolling in real life. It’s magical if you ask anyone who has ever fallen in love — it’s the greatest. Now I have more of a grasp on the fact that when you’re in a state of infatuation and you think everything that person does is perfect, it then — if you’re lucky — morphs into a real relationship when you see that that person is not in fact perfect, but you still want to see them every day.”
To read an excerpt from the interview, click HERE.
For the full interview, pick up ELLE’s June issue, on national newsstands May 19.