Taylor: The Ex She Can’t Get Over
After splitting from Tom Hiddleston earlier this month, Taylor Swift’s been turning to an unlikely ex for support…
Following friend Gigi Hadid and her boyfriend Zayn Malik around at New York Fashion Week was hardly Taylor Swift’s best moment. Looking forlorn, despite rocking Gigi’s new Tommy Hilfiger collab from head to toe, it was clear she’s in breakover mode. But while Taylor, 26, has been experiencing some heartache over her split with beau-of-three-months Tom Hiddleston, 35, she’s reportedly been leaning on a former flame for support. The ex in question? None other than Conor Kennedy, who she dated during the summer of 2012.
‘Taylor had a long talk with Conor a few weeks ago, right after she and Tom ended things,’ a pal tells Look. ‘Over the years they’ve texted and chatted every once in a while, but they hadn’t spoken like this.’
Insiders tell us their chat brought back the intense feelings Tay had for Conor and it’s been him she’s been thinking about rather than Tom.
‘Conor and Taylor were on the phone for almost an hour,’ another friend reveals. ‘Taylor was buzzing about it afterwards. She still has major feelings for Conor and would love another chance with him.’
Despite the short nature of their romance, taylor and Conor, 22, grew very close and the singer even purchased a seven-bedroom home near to his family’s Cape Cod compound while they were together. They reportedly split due to their different schedules, while Taylor was criticised over their four-year age difference – at the time she was 22 and Conor was 18.
‘Unlike with a lot of her exes, there are no hard feelings between Taylor and Conor – it was all left on very good terms,’ says a source. ‘The main reason they broke up was due to his age and that becomes less important with every year that passes.’
It’s a nice distraction for Tay after what’s been a difficult time for her romantically. Back in June, she split with Calvin Harris after 15 months of dating, just weeks before she was snapped with Tom. And when it was leaked that Taylor had written the lyrics to his hit This Is What You Came For, the DJ accused her of trying to tear him down while he seemingly released tracks about their time together – his latest, My Way, featuring the lyrics: ‘You were the one thing in my way…’ Hmm, that’s got to hurt.
But while we’re sure Taylor’s turning down the radio at the moment, at least she can focus on Conor, who she’s planning to meet up with very soon.
‘Conor’s in his third year at Harvard and he’s told Taylor that once he graduates he’s planning to move to New York and they can hang out,’ says a source. Of course, NYC is where Tay’s renovating her penthouse apartment. And the singer is more than keen to spend time with him.
‘If she had her way, they’d be dating again tomorrow,’ adds our insider.
Oh Tay, give it a little more time – and get back to the studio, we’re waiting for that album!
Taylor was seen hanging out with Gigi and Zayn at NYFW Tommy X Gigi at Very Exclusive Dress, £230,
Taylor dated Conor for three months in 2012