It's high stress, high intensity, high profile, and toxic for your soul.
But everyone sells out at some point, even though you feel a little icky about it afterwards.
Or, in normal person terms, it's like taking a new job. Maybe it's just a stepping stone to bigger and better things. Now I would never (not ever) want to suggest that Taylor Swift and her latest love interest, Tom Hiddleston, aren't MFEO.
You go to grad school—sweet, palate-cleansing grad school. Dating sweet, sweet Jake was a nice way of taking a bath after Mayer.
His maturity and respect in the entertainment industry made Swift a little more relatable to an older audience. Swift and the One Direction star quickly became the "it" couple of 2012.
Still, dating Mayer (when she was just 19) showed the world that Swift wasn't just some teenager to be trifled with.
Swift won four Grammy awards that year, including Album of the Year for What do you do after escaping the sleaziness of corporate America?
Their subsequent breakup also provided the fodder for "We Are Never Getting Back Together."If there's one thing a celebrity brand can do to prove their patriotism, to capture the hearts of Americans in a truly intimate way, it's dating a Kennedy. True, Taylor and the teenaged Conor Kennedy's fling was short-lived, but for a brief shining moment Taylor was a part of the greatest American dynasty that's ever been. Swift didn't necessarily need Styles' army of devoted girl fans, but it sure didn't hurt.
When you're first getting started you need someone who understands what you're going through, someone equally as famous to ensure an equitable sharing of fans, someone to divide and conquer the paparazzi by escaping out of separate exits at the Grammys.The songs "Last Kiss" and "Better Than Revenge" apparently came out of the relationship,and Joe breaking up with her over the phone gave Tay something to "open up" about on Mayer was Swift's "I'm a woman now boyfriend." For any celebrity, dating John Mayer is a little like taking that unctuous corporate law job that will finally show the world you can wear the big girl pants.Make no mistake—when you're a famous human, a relationship is never just a relationship.For better or worse, who you're dating is an extension of your brand.(Which, kudos for turning lemons into multi-platinum lemonade, girl.)Here, a look back the famous men she's dated throughout her career: Joe Jonas was the perfect baby pop-star boyfriend.Think of him as the Justin to her Britney and bemoan the fact that these two never stepped out in their own double denim Canadian tuxedos.