When: July 2008 — October 2008
Taylor's first highly publicized relationship was with Jonas Brothers singer Joe Jonas. The pair dated for a few months before Taylor famously told Ellen DeGeneres that he broke up with her over a 27-second phone call. Taylor responded by writing the breakup songs "Last Kiss" and "Forever and Always" about him, but things got even more strained between them when Joe went on to date actress Camilla Belle. Taylor penned a fiery tune called "Better Than Revenge," which includes lyrics aimed at Camilla like, "She's an actress/But she's better known/For the things that she does on the mattress."
Joe later spoke out about the breakup in a MySpace post that read:
"Several things I will state with all my heart. I never cheated on a girlfriend. It might make someone feel better to assume or imply I have been unfaithful but it is simply not true. Maybe there were reasons for a breakup. Maybe the heart moved on. Perhaps feelings changed. I am truly saddened that anything would potentially cause you to think less of me."
It looks like the phrase "time heals all wounds" is true, though, because the exes were eventually able to bury the hatchet. During a 2019 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Taylor admitted that she regrets putting Joe "on blast."