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Taylor Swift Didn't Drink Alcohol Until She Turned 21 Years Old

Taylor Swift Didn't Drink Alcohol Until She Turned 21 Years Old

Taylor Swift opens up about her life as part of the upcoming Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 special.

According to Us Weekly, the 24-year-old singer answers questions about everything from dating to her “good girl” image.

“I mean, I do drink, I am 25,” Taylor said. (She turns 25 on December 13.) “So it’s not like, I mean…Yeah, I was at a Knicks game and I had a beer and everybody was like, ‘Ohhh!’ I was like, ‘Tsk.’”

She added, “I did wait until I was 21 to drink. I was so paranoid about getting in trouble or setting the wrong example or sending the wrong message.”

“I put every one of my actions through a filter before I do them because that’s the way my life is,” Taylor explained. “That the reality…If I do something reckless or thoughtless or careless, or I treat someone badly, that doesn’t just affect me; it affects that person. Then, if that story gets out, or some 10-year-old sees that I did that in a news article… my actions do have ripples.”

As for her dating life, Taylor said “I don’t see a scenario right now, the way my life is, in which it could work. So I don’t think about it because I don’t like to think about things that I can’t solve.”

Tune in to Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 on Sunday, December 14 @ 9/8c on ABC.

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  • someone

    I find her so unappealing- that whiny voice and ugly face

  • Living in a box

    Didn’t drink alcohols until 21, but dated many men and wrote a song about them. Very inspiring.

  • Tom James

    Taylor looked very drunk the night she supposedly kissed Karlie Kloss. Not that there is anything wrong with either of those things.

  • TeamBella76

    Of course she didn’t good for her but don’t throw it in ppls faces and she’s pretty but not sexy so I don’t see the sexual appeal plus she seems stuck up to me just my opinion.

  • Arrow 12

    Well that is the legal age for drinking….

  • Ignorantworld


  • Ignorantworld

    These celebrities say things as if we really care……i mean go fly a kite or something. These people really think they are more important than everybody else…get real

  • barb

    I am so tired of seeing this girl’s face everywhere I turn.I certainly wouldn’t call her sexy, she has no shape and I am not a fan of her music(certainly not what I’d call singing…more like a good auto tune job). I imagine she lies as much as anyone else in the business…anything to keep the people hooked and the money rolling in.

  • Guest

    Dated many men? Last time I checked, there ain’t nothing wrong dating!

  • Ashley Diane Henry

    Dated many men? Ain’t nothing wrong with dating! As for writing songs about it, what would you suggest a singer/songwriter sing/write about? I’ll tell you what, if more artists even KNEW how to write their own material, they’d be writing about relationships too, sadly, most don’t have a clue!

  • Ashley Diane Henry

    Oh yeah? Prove it.
    Good god, people need to stop gossiping about this shallow, celebrity gossip and take a look at the real shit going on in the world.

  • Ashley Diane Henry

    Really? Because she is the only person (ie. “celebrity” though I hate the word celebrity) who invited a handful of her fans to her actual HOUSE to preview her album before its release. How stuck up of her! :s

  • Ashley Diane Henry

    I hear you (to a point) and while I am not one to put any celebrity on a pedestal (if anything, I pity them or look down on them) but Taylor Swift, as a human being, truly is a good person (inside and out). Most famous people in hollywood today are terrible people and don’t deserve half the admiration they receive. Taylor however; is different and here is why: She is actually talented, in that she controls every aspect of her career (she writes/produces/sings all her own material). She has not let fame go to her head and has managed to come out on top without having to use her body to do it (a rare find nowadays). And most importantly, she has values and if young girls are going to look up to someone (which they will, regardless of what you and I think), it might as well be someone like Taylor Swift. In regards to Taylor stating the above^^ in an interview, I really don’t think she mentioned this out of cockiness or out of the belief that people actually care to know this about her (although many people, as sad as it may be, do care, A LOT and hang on every word their idol says, which is probably why the interviewer asked her the question in the first place). So yeah, sorry for rambling on but the truth of the matter is that many people DO care about these things (especially young girls who look up to her – it’s only natural when you are young to admire stars who seem to have it all figured out – even when most of them haven’t got a friggin clue!). And in regards to the above ^^ comment Taylor supposedly made regarding not drinking until age 21, the entire interview process, is sorta a lose-lose for someone like Taylor because if she chooses to answer a question like this, it insinuates that she feels her answer means something (as mentioned in your post), but if she were to refuse to answer it, she would be viewed as being a stuck up snob. Can’t win!

  • Living in a box

    True, there is nothing wrong in dating someone, or wrote a song about relationship. But since her 1st song came out until today, what it all about? And how many men she dated and then wrote about them? From a country music to pop song, all she sing is all about all the men she dated. Have you heard a British band name Oasis? They sing about life.

  • Ignorantworld

    She is a celebrity and she is no different point blank period. She didn’t drink but yet she opened her legs to a few guys in replacement. I would rather someone have a few drinks than get used and be somewhat of a whore. She pretends for people as if fame didn’t go to her head. I’m sorry she is full of herself as well no one gets special passes including her. None of these people out in hollywood are anyone to look up to. They are people like everyone else. They just have fame and fortune. Give her time to grow see how humble she is then.

  • sara jane

    Your complaining about people gossiping celebrities yet you are on the website too? Get over yourself.