Joe Jonas Says He’s ‘Cool’ With Taylor Swift 15 Years After Split

They’re a lot better. Joe Jonas hopes his popularity as one in all Taylor Swift‘s ex-boyfriends has improved within the years since they known as it quits — however he understands why followers weren’t proud of him at first.

The Camp Rock star, 33, joined brothers Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas on the Monday, Might 22, episode of the “Armchair Skilled” podcast to mirror on their journey within the highlight from the early 2000s to now. Host Dax Shepard introduced up Joe’s historical past with Swift, 32, asking whether or not he’d skilled a “rabid” response after splitting from the Grammy winner in 2008.

“I hope to assume they like me,” the “Sucker” crooner stated of Swift’s followers. “Nobody f–ks with the Swifties, ?”

Shepard, 48, joked about how the Cats actress’ devoted followers have held a grudge towards her ex Jake Gyllenhaal, who impressed the breakup observe “All Too Nicely” following their 2010 fling. Joe defined that he knew the place the Swifties have been coming from given his personal pop star standing.

Joe Jonas Says He-s Cool With Taylor Swift 15 Years After Split

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“We don’t actually have a nickname for [our fans] however … we get it,” he stated. “We perceive they’re captivated with their artists and protecting, like, ‘That is my artist, how dare you!’”

Whereas the previous Disney Channel star asserted that he’s “cool with Taylor” now, he conceded that her supporters did get “mad” at him again within the day. “But it surely’s been many, a few years eliminated,” he added.

The “Waffle Home” crooner dated Swift for 3 months earlier than calling it quits in late 2008. On the time, the Miss Americana star revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that Joe dumped her over the cellphone — and that the decision lasted lower than 30 seconds.

“For individuals who have expressed concern over the ’27 second’ cellphone name, I known as to debate emotions with the opposite individual,” the “Burnin’ Up” artist wrote in a MySpace assertion relating to the duo’s cut up. “These emotions have been clearly not nicely acquired. I didn’t finish the dialog. Another person did. Telephone calls can solely final so long as the individual on the opposite finish of the road is prepared to speak. Anytime you’re in a relationship for any size of time there are going to be points.”

He added on the time: “Typically they resolve, different occasions they result in a change of coronary heart; this was the case lately.”

Swift channeled her feelings into her Fearless hit “Without end & At all times” and later revisited the messy breakup on a beforehand unreleased tune titled “Mr. Completely Tremendous” when she dropped the rereleased model of the 2008 album in April 2021.

“However that was after I acquired to know Mr. Change of coronary heart, Mr. Leaves me on their own, I crumble / It takes every little thing in me simply to stand up every day / But it surely’s great to see that you just’re OK,” she sings in a single verse on the vault observe.

Regardless of their bumpy historical past, Swift appeared to trace that she and her former flame are on good phrases on her hit “Invisible String” from her 2020 document Folklore. “Chilly was the metal of my axe to grind for the boys who broke my coronary heart / Now I ship their infants presents,” she sings. (Joe shares two daughters with spouse Sophie Turner.)

Swift wasn’t the one one to pen a strong breakup anthem when the musicians parted methods. On the Jonas Brothers’ 2009 album, Traces, Vines and Attempting Instances, Joe threw some not-so-subtle shade Swift’s method.

“I get a rep for breakin’ hearts / Now I’m finished with superstars / And all of the tears on her guitar / I’m not bitter,” he sings within the opening verse of “A lot Higher,” making a reference to the only that gave Swift her massive break. “However now I see / All the pieces I’d ever want / Is the lady in entrance of me / She’s a lot better.”

Joe and his brothers carried out the throwback tune throughout their Las Vegas residency final summer season — with a brand new twist on the previous lyrics. “I get a rep for breakin’ hearts / Now I’m cool with superstars,” he crooned on the June 2022 live performance.