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The multiple Grammy award-winning singer, who has a legion of adolescent fans and has been a star since her teens, says: ‘I’m 25 now so if my fans see me, I think that’s OK. ‘They know I am in love; they’re cool with it. They’ve allowed me to grow up in a normal way without having to be this crazy, abnormal, terrified, packaged, plastic America’s sweetheart-type person.’

But don’t expect to see Taylor, who is dating superstar Dj Calvin Harris, suddenly turn ‘good girl gone bad’ like fellow pop star Miley Cyrus. ‘I don’t stumble out of clubs drunk because I don’t really like doing that, like on a Wednesday night, you know?’ The We Are Never Getting Back Together singer, 25, is now dating DJ CALVIN HARRIS but counts One Direction’s HARRY STYLES, 21, and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, 34, among her exes.

She says of her emotions: ‘They were based on movies and books and songs that tell us that a relationship is the most magical thing that can ever happen to you. ‘And then once I fell in love and then experienced disappointment, or it just wasn’t working out a few times, I realised there’s this idea of happily ever after which in real life doesn’t happen. There’s no riding off into the sunset.’