Taylor Swift doesn’t have time for sexist questions, and the 29-year-old superstar didn’t hesitate to shut down an interviewer who went there.
It’s the single-woman equivalent of asking a mother if it’s difficult juggling her career with having children, and Swift called it out immediately. The question came during a German interview posted to RTL when the “ME” singer was asked about turning 30 this year.
“Is this kind of a turning point in your life,” she was asked. “Would you like to be a mother someday, have children?”
Swift rightfully shut the question down, recognizing it for what it is. “I really don’t think men are asked that question when they turn 30,” she shot back. “So I’m not going to answer that now.”
The pop star remained courteous, though. Even though she did not answer that question, she did talk about her feelings in general about moving into the third decade of her life.
“I hear others say when you’re in your thirties there isn’t as much stress and anxiety in life as in your twenties,” she continued. “And I can relate to the observation that we are in our twenties looking to gain experience, try things out, fail, make mistakes.”
Swift promised that she definitely plans to continue trying and failing at things into her thirties, but is looking forward to being a little more confident in who she is. “The closer I get to it, the more I feel it happen,” she said. “Hopefully that will be the case!”
Taylor Swift turns 30 on December 13. She is currently dating Joe Alwyn, but is remarkably private about her personal life — inasmuch as she can be. It’s unclear when the couple first started dating, and obviously there is no word on if or when the couple might consider having children.
If she does reach that point, though, he fans can likely expect a lot of cryptic clues about it through her social media channels. She’d also probably talk about it there first, over an interview, anyway (though she would drop more clues). Swift is very connected with her fans, who are currently far more interested in details about her forthcoming studio album.
The singer blew away her fans by dropping the lead single from the album, “ME,” complete with a candy-colored music video featuring collaborator and Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie.
No word on a title or release date for #TS7 just yet, though Swifities are looking to an interview with The Independent where Swift said the title was seen once and heard twice, leading them to believe it will be called “Lover.”
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