Calvin Harris' regret over the Taylor Swift break up

Publish Date
Friday, 30 June 2017, 11:56AM
Photos: Getty Images

Photos: Getty Images

Back in 2016, Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift were the celebrity couple. 

The two shared cute snaps on Instagram and gushed about each other in interviews. 

 Those crazy kids were so loved up for a while. Picture: Instagram

This all came to an end though when the two split in June 2016 and things got messy, fast. 

A month following the break up it emerged that Swift had secretly co-written Harris’ massive hit single 'This Is What You Came For'.

This led Calvin to take to Twitter to lash out at Taylor, suggesting her team had leaked the information in an attempt to discredit his musical talents.

A year on, Calvin has admitted he shouldn't have reacted the way he did, telling GQ, “It was completely the wrong instinct. I was protecting what I see as my one talent in the world being belittled. It felt like things were piling on top of me and that was when I snapped,” he said.

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Reflecting on the incident in GQ, Harris said he regretted adding fuel to the tabloid fire.

“It’s very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly. The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicised than the relationship itself. When we were together, we were very careful for it not to be a media circus. She respected my feelings in that sense. I’m not good at being a celebrity. But when it ended, all hell broke loose. Now I see that Twitter thing as a result of me succumbing to pressure. It took me a minute to realise that none of that matters. I’m a positive guy. For both of us, it was the wrong situation. It clearly wasn’t right, so it ended, but all of the stuff that happened afterwards…”