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New details are coming to light about Taylor Swift’s Red album being almost entirely about her ex, Jake Gyllenhaal. She’s made no secret that she’s written songs about their break-up, but it’s now being said the Love and Other Drugs star’s absence from her 21st birthday party inspired not only their break-up but many songs.
Gyllenhaal was reportedly a no-show at his then-girlfriend’s 21st birthday party at her family’s Nashville, Tenn. home.
His failure to show up left her heartbroken after she lost her virginity to him, according to a report from RadarOnline.
The day before — all was set — he was coming, no issues. But the day of, she doesn’t hear from him at all. No texts, no calls,” said a source. “Taylor thought maybe he was planning some sort of surprise. Nope. He didn’t show up and she locked herself in the bathroom and cried the entire night.”
The insider continued the break-up “inspired every word” of the Grammy-nominated Red. A good example is the song “The Moment I Knew,” in which Swift sings about being abandoned in her “party dress.”
“You should’ve been there, Should’ve burst through the door,” she sings. “You said you’d be here.”
Metro reports although Swift was saving herself for marriage, she had sex with Gyllenhaal after a few months of dating.
The song “All Too Well,” which Swift performed at the Grammy’s recently, is also reportedly about Gyllenhaal.