8 things we've learnt about Taylor Swift from her appearances on 'The Ellen Show'

8 things we've learnt about Taylor Swift from her appearances on 'The Ellen Show'

From her sweet country girl vibe à la Fearless, to the merciless killing of her aforementioned persona (the old Taylor is dead, didn't you know?) it's evident that Taylor Swift doesn't do things by halves. She doesn't just have a group of friends, she has a "squad", and instead of making covert jabs at her exes, she dedicates entire tracks to them - just ask Harry Styles.

But behind all the drama and controversy, it's apparent that there's a real girl under there somewhere. Certainly, over the years, Swift has forged a close bond with television host, Ellen DeGeneres, to whom she has disclosed many secrets about her life to, and they involve everything from ex-boyfriends to her personal neuroses.

Here are eight of the best...

1. She revealed that Joe Jonas dumped her over the phone 

"When I find that person that is right for me, I'm not even going to be able to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds when I was 18. I looked at the call log and it was 27 seconds. That's got to be a record?" the pop-star stated.

2. Taylor has a very real fear of being framed for a crime and to jail 

Speaking on the show back in 2015, the 28-year-old said "So many people would frame me. But look at me! I wouldn't survive in jail! I think [the fear] comes from the fact that I can see any headline written about me at any time that could be the most ridiculously untrue thing. I could sit in my house with the cats all day and somehow there'll be an article about me buying a house in a place I've never been. In nightmare world, that fear then becomes being framed for murder."

3. She admitted to driving past her ex-boyfriends' houses 

During her second ever appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Taylor defended herself by saying "I'm not, like, throwing eggs. I'm just checking up on them. It should really be seen as an act of public service, I'm just checking they're OK. Everybody does that, but no one admits it."

4. Taylor enjoys it when her fans cry when meeting her 

 "I get a lot of crying, which is sweet. It's really nice. I guess girls will see their lives and my life – they see parallels with the lyrics, so they'll cry. And it's really nice. I know that it's weird," she disclosed.

4. Before releasing a new album, she has recurring nightmares

...Which entail Rolling Stone "hating" it and giving it a "half star" review.

5. Taylor asserted that she will never reveal the true "subject" of a song 

When Ellen asked whether "Dear John" was about John Mayer, she said "People are interested in the subject material of my songs, and people are going to speculate about that. But I will continue to never to tell them who the songs are about."

6. Taylor can write a song in just... 
30 minutes.

7. She never approaches her idols in fear of being disappointed 

"I have a really timid hero policy. With my heroes I always avoid them and run in the opposite direction if I hear that they're around, because I want them to be what I imagine them to be," Taylor told Ellen.

8. She began songwriting at age 11 to deal with feeling isolated at school 

Taylor said that whenever she felt left out, she'd tell herself "It's fine, I can write a song about this later." In fact, she uses this strategy to this day.

Well, there you have it. Do you feel like you know Taylor Swift any better now?