Taylor's "pal", who clearly doesn't mind adding to the gossip mill, told RadarOnline that "the jokes being made about [Taylor's] love life embarrass her."
"At first Taylor just thought it was funny how much interest people had in her love life and she went along with it," the source said. "But now she’s the butt of jokes on Saturday Night Live, in the tabloids and on the late night shows. She laughed it off, but the jokes made about her at the Golden Globes got under her skin."
We'd feel upset if the whole entertainment industry collectively laughed at us, too.
Of course, it's hard to turn a blind eye to the flaming wreckage of Taylor's high-profile romances: Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, Conor Kennedy, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner and Joe Jonas among them.
Join us as we chronicle the tumultuous love life and break-up songs of one Taylor Swift: