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Taylor noted that even though her plan was to take a long break, she was not counting out the possibility of getting back into the studio sooner than expected. “I’m always going to be writing songs,” Taylor said. “The thing is, with me, I could very well come up with three things in the next two weeks and then jump back into the studio, and all of a sudden the next record is started. That’s an option, too.”
MET Gala Co-Chair
Bleachella & Break up with Calvin Harris
Summer Romance with Tom Hiddleston
Taylor's First "Greatest Hits" Concert
Returning to Her Country Roots
Duet with Zayn
Super Saturday Night
“Taylor made the conscious choice to disappear,” a “source” (assumed to be her publicist, Tree Paine) said in the beginning of 2017. “She was feeling overexposed and like things were almost spiraling out of control. She’s being low-key and secretive (right now) because it makes her happy.” The source did not elaborate that feeling “overexposed” likely came from Taylor’s high-profile relationship with Tom Hiddleston the previous summer that was frequently mocked for looking staged, as well as the fallout from Kim Kardashian posting the infamous Snapchat video of Taylor’s phone call with Kanye West about his song “Famous.” By January 2017, Taylor couldn’t even tweet about the Women’s March on Washington without sparking backlash.
Taylor’s security team had “made it a military-like mission to prevent her from being seen” as she visited her new boyfriend Joe Alwyn in the United Kingdom, where he lived with his parents. The pair had secretly been dating since September 2016, as was revealed by a media outlet in May 2017.