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9 Celebrities Who Dished About Their Exes In Their Music

There’s nothing like watching rich, beautiful famous people fall in love. Except, you know, watching rich, beautiful famous people fall out of love. Not to sound like a horrible person or anything—okay, I guess it’s probably already too late for that—but once a couple breaks up, that’s when all the name calling and juicy deets behind the break up start to come out.

At first those details come from “anonymous sources” and “friends close to the couple,” also known as the worst friends in the entire world. But when we’re really, really lucky, sometimes that information comes right from the mouth of one of the celebrities themselves. Not directly, of course. Celebs are much too tricky for that.

Instead, they express themselves through song. Take, for examples, these nine celebrities, all of whom decided to sing about their exes after a breakup. Many times the celebrity will never actually confirm they’ve written a song about an ex, but let’s get real. We know all the sound of an ex-lover scorned when we hear it.

1. Taylor Swift

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You knew she’d be on here sooner or later, so why not sooner? She’s written songs about exes Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, and John Mayer, just to name a few. Really, this woman has built her whole career on writing songs about old flames. Well, that and having a million best friends and attending bridal showers.

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  • Samantha Escobar

    I LOVE “CRY ME A RIVER.” Brb putting on repeat now.

  • Elizabeth Aspen

    Miley didn’t write ‘Wrecking Ball’. It took five corporate “songwriters” to write that piece of garbage.

    • Hillary511

      Right? They keep referencing Miley writing songs on this site (see also, Adore Me) and she ain’t about that life.

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  • arielmarie

    I had never actually listened to Dear John before. Why do I like it so much?