Taylor Swift is embarrassed that her love life has become a joke.
The Love Story singer – who has dated stars including Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and most recently One Direction's Harry Styles – was mortified when Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey mocked her romantic history at the recent awards show and she was the butt of jokes on an episode of Saturday Night Live.
A source told Radar Online: "The jokes being made about Taylor's love life embarrass her.
"At first Taylor just thought it was funny how much interest people had in her love life and she went along with it. But now she's the butt of jokes on Saturday Night Live, in the tabloids and on the late night shows. She laughed it off, but the jokes made about her at the Golden Globes got under her skin."
Swift (23) who has also dated Conor Kennedy, Taylor Lautner and Joe Jonas, is famous for using her relationships as inspiration for her songs but she is beginning to regret being so open about her dating history.
The source added: "She really wants to make an effort to slow down and not jump from boyfriend to boyfriend. In a weird way all the negative press has really opened her eyes and will be good for her!"
In a recent interview with Vibe magazine, Swift acknowledged that she has never had a "long relationship" and revealed she guards her independence fiercely.
She said: "Independence is something I've always needed, from when I was young. But I love the idea of romance and falling in love. I've never really had a long relationship. So that's something I think about for the future. It's an interesting part of my personality: Part of me just wants to be alone …. Sagittarians are really independent, and we like our space. We're drawn to love but battle for that need for independence."
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