Taylor Swift says she doesn't know how to have a 'normal relationship', revealing the pressure of living under the showbiz spotlight is one reason she hasn't been able to hold down a long-term boyfriend.
The 22-year-old singer - who has previously dated John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Lautner - insists she tries to be 'normal' when she is going out with men but finds it hard.
In an interview filmed on Monday, just days before news broke about her latest split from Conor Kennedy, she told talk show host Katie Couric: 'I don't know how to have a normal relationship because I try to act normal, love from a normal place and live a normal life. But there is sort of an abnormal magnifying glass, like telescope lenses, on everything that happens between me and anybody else.'
Despite having been in a number of relationships in recent years and basing the lyrics of the majority of her hit songs on love, the 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker insists she 'doesn't know' a lot about the subject.
She added: 'I don't really know that much about love, it turns out.'
Taylor and Conor's split is believed to have been an amicable one, but the long distance between the 18-year-old Massachusetts-based hunk and jet-setting Swift - who is currently promoting her fourth studio album, 'Red', is thought to have been a stumbling block in their relationship.
The singer's relationship revelations come as somewhat of a rarity as she tends to shy away from speaking openly about her private life, preferring to express such feelings through her song lyrics.