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26th Jun 2023

Taylor Swift speaks out about ex-boyfriend John Mayer ahead of Speak Now release

Kat O'Connor

Taylor Swift is urging her fans to be kind to her ex-boyfriend John Mayer ahead of the re-release of her album Speak Now.

Taylor Swift will release Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in July but has asked fans to be kind to former partner John Mayer.

Swift’s complicated relationship with Mayer is one of the biggest inspirations for the songs on Speak Now. However, the singer stressed that what happened to her during this relationship isn’t important anymore.

She addressed the pair’s former relationship and the drama that has followed since their break-up during a recent concert.

Before singing Dear John as a surprise song, Swift said: “I don’t care about anything that happened to me when I was 19 except the songs I wrote.

“I’m not putting this album out so that you should feel the need to defend me on the internet… against someone you think I might have written the song about 14 billion years ago.”

The Lavender Haze singer dated John Mayer from December 2009 to February 2010. The Gravity singer has often come under fire for dating Swift when he was 32 and she was 19.

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will be released on July 7th.