Joe Jonas apparently has forgiven his former girlfriend Taylor Swift for penning a breakup song about him. And if he hasn’t forgiven Taylor, Joe is at least willing to overlook it when it comes to playing the game of “Shag, Marry, Kill.”
Visiting Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, Jonas was given the choice of sleeping with, marrying, or killing three former girlfriends: Swift, Demi Lovato, and Gigi Hadid. He confessed that he would choose to head to bed with Taylor, noted Life & Style.
“I’ll marry Demi,” decided the 26-year-old crooner. “She’s a friend.”
Prior to choosing which former girlfriend to murder, Joe double-checked his facts.
“This is a game, right?” he questioned anxiously.
“Um, Shag Taylor, kill Gigi. There you go.”
That decision to sleep with Swift resulted in shock for fans, who had assumed that he would “kill” Taylor because of the brouhaha she created following his phone call to end their romance in 2008. Swift threw shade at him over that conversation, claiming that he took only 27 seconds to split with her via the telephone.
But Jonas justified his decision.
“We were children,” he pointed out with regard to how old he and Taylor were when they dated.
As for the details of the story behind that breakup song inspired by Jonas, Taylor has become famous for multiple songs that result from real-life events in her life. But Swift was particularly clear when it came to why she wrote “Forever and Always” after getting dumped in Joe’s phone call, pointed out Teen.
In her album explanation, Taylor clarified that she was baffled and frustrated by seeing the relationship end.
“‘Forever & Always’ is about when I was in a relationship with someone and I was just watching him slowly slip away,” recalled Swift. “I didn’t know why, because I wasn’t doing anything different. I didn’t do anything wrong. He was just fading. It’s about the confusion and frustration of wondering why? What changed? When did it change? What did I do wrong?”
As for what specifically happened in the case of Jonas, Taylor soon discovered that he was “fading” because of another woman.
“In this case, the guy I wrote it about ended up breaking up with me for another girl. Guess I know why he was fading,” she added.
And that song isn’t the only one that Swift wrote related to Joe. Digital Spy compares Taylor to Avril Lavigne when it comes to “Better Than Revenge,” which Swift also wrote after splitting from Jonas.
“Better Than Revenge” is a reflection of Swift’s revelation that Jonas broke up with her “for another girl.” The song supposedly is directed at Camilla Belle. That actress began a relationship with Joe almost immediately after he broke up with Taylor.
Swift doesn’t hesitate to throw shade at Belle in her lyrics.
“She’s an actress, whoa/ But she’s better known for the things that she does/ On the mattress.”
In his visit to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Joe mentioned that he and Taylor were “children” when they were involved in a romantic relationship. Swift also referred to her own age in subsequently discussing her breakup song about Jonas.
But after growing up, added Swift, she achieved acceptance about the situation with Jonas and romantic relationships in general.
“No one takes someone from you if they don’t want to leave.”
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