“It’s very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly,” he told the publication (via The Sun). “The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicized than the relationship itself.”
In fact, despite what may have been reported, Harris said the couple never wanted the extra attention. “When we were together, we were very careful for it not to be a media circus,” he said. “She respected my feelings in that sense.”
In fact, Harris regrets ever using social media to discuss their issues—especially after calling her out for allegedly leaking information about being one of the writers on “This Is What You Came For.” “It was completely the wrong instinct. I was protecting what I see as my one talent in the world being belittled,” Harris told GQ. “It felt like things were piling on top of me, and that was when I snapped. 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 realize that none of that matters. I’m a positive guy.”
Meanwhile, it seems T.Swift and Harris have swapped spots in the romance world. Rumors have been swirling that the DJ has found love with Eiza González, while the singer and boyfriend Tom Hiddleston have reportedly called it quits.