Taylor Swift's love life is the inspiration for her hit songs, and fodder for a couple of laughs at the 2012 Country Music Association Awards in Nashville on Nov. 1.
Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley didn't think it was too soon to poke fun at the 22-year-old's recent breakup with Conor Kennedy, 18.
"Brad and I were backstage talking about what a strange year this has been," Underwood said during the opening monologue.
"Just look at sports. I can't keep track of all these trades," Paisley interjected before switching the subject of conversation to Swift's breakup. "The greatest trade of the year had to be the Kennedy family. They somehow traded Arnold Schwarzenegger for Taylor Swift. I mean, what they got for that. . ."
Underwood then interrupted Paisley mid-sentence to inform him that the couple had actually broken up. Paisley feigned frustration and asked why he was always the last to know about these things, and then mocked the breakup using the lyrics from Swift's No. 1 hit single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
"Are they ever gonna get back together?" Paisley asked.
"Never, never, never," Underwood replied. "Never ever."
Even though Swift surprisingly didn't pick up any awards at the event, she probably wasn't too upset by the jab at her romantic entanglements, since she just sold 1.2 million copies of her new album "Red" in a single week. Still, it's not the first time Underwood and Paisley have taken a playful shot at Swift however. At the 2011 CMA's the hosts collaborated with "Modern Family" star Eric Stonstreet to mock everyone from Swift to Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian:
“I’m going to love you forever, or 72 days Amen, as long as Justin Bieber is not a conceiver, as long as Taylor Swift is with her current boyfriend. I’m going to love you for 20 million dollars, for a hit TV series or pics in US Weekly, for 72 Days, Amen," the trio sang.
In case Paisley needs to brush up on Swift's love life for next year's CMAs we suggest he check out the definative guide to her ex-boyfriends:
Taylor Swift started dating Joe Jonas back in summer 2008, and that relationship fell apart a few months later. Jonas reportedly broke up with Swift in a<a href="http://www.justjared.com/2008/11/06/joe-jonas-taylor-swift-phone-call-dump/"> 27-second phone call</a> and then started <a href="http://www.hollyscoop.com/joe-jonas/joe-jonas-and-camilla-belle-dating.html">dating actress Camilla Belle</a>. Swift was heartbroken and <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1655326/Taylor-Swift-Dating-History-Joe-Jonas-Jake-Gyllenhaal.jhtml">penned the song "Forever and Always" </a>about Jonas, in which she called him a "scared little boy." She also wrote the song "Better Than Revenge," which is <a href="http://voices.yahoo.com/taylor-swift-she-mocking-actress-camilla-belle-7038864.html">believed to be about Belle stealing Jonas away from her. </a>
Taylor Swift met then 17-year-old Taylor Lautner on set for the film "Valentine's Day," and dated from August 2009 until November of that year. It's believed that the song "Back To Decemeber" is <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1649822/taylor-swift-back-december-lyrics-apology.jhtml">Swift's apology to Lautner for their breakup</a>.
Taylor Swift dated her "You Belong With Me" video co-star Lucas Till for a short time in 2009. <a href="http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2009/12/lucas-till-i-dated-taylor-swift/">After they broke up, the actor told MTV</a>: "We dated for a little bit. But, there was no friction because we were too nice," he said. "Most relationships work out cause you get along and then you don't, and then you make up and its passionate, and with us I really just liked her as a friend. That’s the only reason that didn't work out."
Taylor Swift dated notorious ladies' man John Mayer from November 2009 to February 2010. The breakup left Swift heartbroken and she penned the song "Dear John" about it. Some have speculated that Swift lost her virginity to Mayer, as the brief relationship really did a number on her. Earlier this year, Mayer <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/06/john-mayer-taylor-swift-dear-john-cheap-humiliating_n_1573416.html">admitted that he felt "humiliated"</a> when he heard the song, but Swift refused to own up to writing about him. She told Glamour magazine that it was "presumptuous" of him to think she'd write about him. Despite her protests, we all know "Dear John" is about Mayer, and it's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/taylor-swift-i-knew-you-were-trouble-song-likely-about-john-mayer_n_1951492.html">likely "I Knew You Were Trouble" is as well. </a>
Taylor Swift was rumored to have dated "Glee" star Cory Monteith for a few months in 2010. Both played coy and said they <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/05/is-taylor-swift-dating-glee-star-cory-monteith/1">were just good friends,</a> but it looked like they may have been friends with benefits, if not actually a couple.
Taylor Swift and Toby Hemingway filmed a music video for Swift's song "Mine" together, and they <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/7968407/Taylor-Swift-inseparable-from-British-actor-Toby-Hemingway.html">reportedly took the romance offscreen for a short time in 2010. </a>
In October 2010, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/25/taylor-swift-jake-gyllenh_n_773466.html">Taylor Swift's romance with Jake Gyllenhaal</a> came as a surprise to most people. The brief relationship suspiciously played out in the public eye as the couple were often photographed -- as seen here strolling in Brooklyn on a coffee date. The odd pairing had many wondering if the relationship was a publicity move, but it seems Swift really had her heart broken. The couple broke up in late Decemeber 2011,<a href="tp://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/news/taylor-and-jake-why-they-split-201141#ixzz2AKsPn9wy"> with Us Weekly reporting </a>that the then-30-year-old actor wasn't into her anymore and he could feel the 10-year age difference. It wasn't quite over as they were spotted having dinner together in January 2011, but called it quits again shortly after. It's believed that Swift's song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," as well as a number of other songs on her new album, "Red," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/taylor-swifts-we-are-never-ever-song-jake-gyllenhaal_n_1858318.html">were written about Gyllenhaal.</a>
Taylor Swift and Zac Efron were rumored to be dating while they were promoting their movie "The Lorax" in February 2011. Both stars <a href="http://www.accesshollywood.com/taylor-swift-and-zac-efron-address-dating-rumors_article_60944">denied they were together</a>, but judging from <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/taylor-swifts-ex-boyfriends-ellen-video_n_2015960.html?utm_hp_ref=celebrity">Ellen DeGeneres' recent decree that the were a couple,</a> we're going to go out on a limb and say they totally, maybe dated.
Taylor Swift and Garrett Hedlund were spotted having dinner together in April 2011, which <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/06/taylor-swift-garrett-hedlund-date_n_845418.html">sparked rumors the two were dating. </a> "It was their first time going out," a source told Us Weekly. "They've been emailing for a while, and she hinted they should get together."
Taylor Swift dated actor Eddie Redmayne when she was auditioning to play Eponine in a film adaptation of "Les Miserables" in October 2011. "They hung out in New York City with the movie's execs," <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/why-taylor-swifts-secret-romance-with-eddie-redmayne-fizzled-201292">a source told Us Weekly</a> "And Taylor developed feelings for him fast." The relationship didn't last long, and the couple broke things off in February 2012, because Eddie reportedly wasn't interested in doing the whole long-distance thing.
Recently there have been rumors that Taylor Swift dated One Direction's Mick Jagger look-alike, Harry Styles. <a href="http://perezhilton.com/2012-10-19-taylor-swift-secretly-dated-one-direction-harry-styles-cheated-dumped-romance#.UImJGml25Og">She reportedly dated him before she started dating Conor Kennedy in summer 2012. </a>
Taylor Swift is OBSESSED with the Kennedy family, so naturally she decided it was a good idea to start a relationship with 18-year-old Conor Kennedy. The couple were first spotted together in July at his family's compound in Hyannis Port, and Swift reportedly went to far as to buy a home close by. Swift <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/taylor-swift-conor-kennedy-grown-man-defends-self-rolling-stone_n_1954553.html">defended herself against critics of the relationship</a> who couldn't understand what a 22-year-old woman was doing with a high school student. The relationship quickly came to an end, however. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/taylor-swift-conor-kennedy-split-after-three-months-of-dating_n_2017743.html?utm_hp_ref=celebrity">It was reported on Oct. 25 </a>that the couple called it quits and hadn't seen each other in a month. At least Swift was able to get some good material out of the relationship, as she penned "Starlight" about the Ethel Kennedy, and it's believed that "Everything Has Changed" was written about Conor.