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"People say that I'm buying houses all the time that I'm not buying," she tells the Spanish TV show, "El Hormiguero" (quote via OceanUp.com). "Every time the press thinks I like a guy, they say I am buying a house next to them. And also they think they know what I'm getting people for Christmas, which they don't. I was thinking when I saw that one that if they actually got it right I would be so sad, because they would have blown my Christmas present! But they were all wrong."
The songstress knows that speculation about her personal life is the price she has to pay for her success. "In order to get to do what you love, which is this incredibly positive thing, there are drawbacks," she concedes. "I had to stop reading any gossip article written about me for the last two years, because it would hurt my feelings that so much of it was not true. So what I had to do was just realize that's not me, that's someone else, they're writing about a character, because none of those people know me. That's the drawback, your privacy is completely gone, but I asked for it because I could be singing in a coffee house somewhere but I asked to be at this level."
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer admits that it still isn't always easy to be the subject of so much gossip, but she says she has found a way to cope with the pressure: staying positive. "Some days I have days where I feel like I can totally handle it, and then some days I feel like I'm walking on a tight rope and I'm losing my balance. You're human and you have good days and bad days, up days and down days, and that's just kinda how it works. That's why writing songs helps me get through all that.'"
Taylor will kick off her Red tour on March 13 in Omaha, Neb., with Ed Sheeran also along for the ride. See a list of all of her upcoming shows here.