It’s been more than fifteen years since Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas called it quits, but somehow, the question keeps popping up. Especially after Taylor took home so many moonmen from last night’s MTV Video Music Awards that Swifties want to relive those thunderous days when Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas were together.
But why did Joe Jonas leave Taylor Swift? Or was it the other way around? These two have been up and down over the years. Although the “Anti-Hero” singer and former Jonas Brothers band member made every press headline in 2008, details of their messy breakup were kept in the spotlight. So, after Taylor needs to buy some racks to keep all those VMAs and Swifties hyped, let’s revisit some of these two’s most intense moments.
Taylor Swift and Nick Jonas Romance
In the summer of 2008, Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift began dating, hitting red carpets, clubs and venues together. They were more everywhere. But after three months of romance, they broke up. Taylor took her feelings into the recording room, opening up about it on “Forever and Always,” released a month after the split.
As for Joe, he finds a comeback in the form of Camille Bell. Which Taylor wrote in another song titled “Better Than Revenge”. While rappers have diss tracks, well, Taylor has heartbreaking hit singles And he’s counting on them, with at least half a dozen tracks supposedly dedicated to Joe Jonas.
Fast forward a few years, and Joe Jonas finally started dating Sophie Turner, whom he married in July 2020 and they have a child together. Taylor even seems to have put those bad feelings in the rearview mirror after confirming to the press that she even sent the couple a gift for the baby, showing her intention to keep things on a “cool” level. Good for them!
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Why did Joe Jonas leave Taylor Swift?
Joe Jonas broke up with Taylor Swift in a short, quick (pun intended) w7 second phone call in October 2008, when Swift was just 18 years old. The reason? Joe Jonas wanted to explore his options, and the two were parting ways. Taylor was asked about it by gossip queen Ellen DeGeneres shortly after the breakup, a tasteless daytime interview if you ask me, like much of DeGeneres’ work that goes down in history as a big “none of your concern.”
Regardless, many people out there still feel that Joe’s brothers, Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas, disapproved of the relationship for fear that it would tarnish their reputation as a wholesome, Christian band. When, in fact, Taylor and the Jonas Brothers even toured and sang together. These are baseless rumours. The breakup left Taylor Swift heartbroken and she wrote numerous songs about the experience, which became her biggest hits.
When asked about it, Joe Jonas claimed that he and Taylor are “cool now”. Well, they should be, holding grudges for so long is bad for you, and bad for your reputation, and you can only bank royalties from diss tracks for a limited time. Taylor has had her fair share of romances, some short, some long, some controversial. In any case, the two of them were young and not as mature as they are now.
Still, that legendary breakup remains one of the hottest topics in recent pop culture, with the two parties, Tim Swift and Tim Jonas, whose Reddit forum rivalry, memes, and romance remain behind that whirlwind of digital pop culture. Taylor is being explored after winning all those awards at the MTV VMAs last night.
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