Taylor Swift Says She Regrets Putting ‘Joe Jonas On Blast’ After Their Public Split: ‘That Was Too Much’

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Taylor Swift played a round of “Burning Questions” Wednesday during her appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and admitted that she regrets the way she handled her split from ex-Joe Jonas.

“Probably when I, like, put Joe Jonas on blast on your show,” the 29-year-old pop singer said when asked what was one of the most rebellious things she did as a teenager. “That was too much.” (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)


“Yeah, that was too much,” she added. “I was 18. We laugh about it now, but that was mouthy … just teenage stuff there.”(SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

For those that might not recall, when Swift was 18 years old and appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to promote her “Fearless” album in 2008, she discussed how the Jonas brother broke up with her via phone in a 27-second call. (RELATED: Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation Stadium Tour’ Hits Netflix And Here’s What Everyone Is Saying)

“There’s one [song] that’s about [Jonas], but that guy’s not in my life anymore, unfortunately,” the “ME!” hitmaker explained at the time. “You know what? It’s like, when I find that person that is right for me, and he’ll be wonderful, and when I look at that person, I’m not even gonna 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, it was like 27 seconds. That’s got to be a record!”


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Jonas later addressed the “27-second” phone call remark, assuring fans at the time that it was not himself who ended the call short but Swift.

“For those who have expressed concern over the ’27 second’ phone call, I called to discuss feelings with the other person,” Jonas wrote. “Those feelings were obviously not well received. I did not end the conversation. Someone else did. Phone calls can only last as long as the person on the other end of the line is willing to talk.”