Its been the most-heated debate of the week: Is Taylor Swift going to the Billboard Music Awards? To the disappointmentof literally every Swift fan on the planet, Swift opted to skip the show this year, keeping in line with her recent low-profile take on her celebrity.
So why isnt Taylor Swift at the Billboard Awards? In the past, the Billboard Awards (BBMAs) have been notoriously good to the pop star. In 2013, Swift opened the show with a dance party through the halls of the MGM Grand Garden that segued into a fan-favorite performance of her then-hit 22. That same night, she went on to win Top Artist of the Year for her albumaccording to Billboard.com.
According to the latest news from magazine, Swift has been making a conscious effort to take some time for herself and her life away from the public eye. A source close to the star told the magazine that Swift was feeling overexposed and like things were almost spiraling out of control. Shes being low-key and secretive because it makes her happy.
Months earlier in 2016 in an interview with, Swift made clear her desire to live on her own terms for a little bit without the pressure on myself to create something. She told the mag that she wanted to spend time focusing on short-term goals.
I would really like to take a little time to learn things, she said, adding that she wants to be a well-rounded person who can make a good drink, and also someone with the ability to save someone if theyre drowning. She said that CPR, all the various kinds of chest compressions were the types of skills she wanted to really explore in this phase of her life.
In the week leading up to the BBMAs, news broke that Swift had reportedly settled into a new relationship with British actor Joe Awlyn. According towhichfirst broke the news about Swifts new romance, the relatively new couple has been keeping their relationship under wraps by donning disguises while out and about. Elite Daily reached out to reps for both stars and has yet to hear back, and neither have publicly commented on the relationship as of yet.
According to, Swift has been renting a house in North London and has gone to great lengths to ensure the privacy her new partner deserves. A source told the site that Swift has flown in via private jets and her security has made it a military-like mission to prevent her from being seen.
After the tumultuous media frenzy from her previous relationship with ex Tom Hiddleston, I cant exactly blame Swift for wanting a break from the limelight, no matter if shes taken a break to cool off or to keep a new relationship under wraps. Shes one of the most sought-after celebrities in the business, and though her fame relies on her availability and visibility to the devoted fans and followers who helped catapult her to the forefront of fame, I think Swifts earned a well-deserved break.
Theres always next year. ?!