Taylor Swift doesn't just write breakup songs about her ex-boyfriends ... she talks SMACK about them during award shows ... and last night, she got caught. On camera.
It happened when One Direction took the stage to present a Moon Man at the MTV VMAs for Best Pop Video.
FYI -- Taylor used to date Harry Styles (they broke up in January) ... but apparently, she's still harboring some resentment -- 'cause as the band rambled on, the camera cut to Swift ... who leaned over to Selena Gomez and mouthed the words, "SHUT. THE. F**K. UP."
There are people out there who swear Taylor wasn't cussing -- that she was saying the words, "Sorry for my arm."
Those people are stupid.
I Made Nearly $1 MIL
On My Last Breakup
3/6/2013 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift is so good at breaking up ... she's actually learned how to turn a profit on it -- earning nearly $1 million after dumping the house she purchased to be closer to her ex-boyfriend Conor Kennedy.
As we reported, Swift purchased a $4.8 million mansion in Hyannis Port, MA next to the Kennedy compound last year while she was dating Conor. But -- shocker -- Taylor and Conor broke up soon after.
Now we've learned Swift has flipped the home for a huge profit -- selling the place a couple weeks ago for $5,675,000 ... that's a profit of $875,000 in just a few months.
She might suck at relationships ... but she's killing it on the real estate market.
My Bloody Valentines!
2/14/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Today is Valentine's Day ... a holiday that commemorates the day on or about the year 270 A.D. ... when St. Valentinus was beaten with clubs and beheaded by the Romans (look it up).
And to honor him, here's a photo gallery of Taylor Swift with all of the people she's rumored to have hooked up with.
They are never, ever, ever ...
Develops a Taste for Clam
1/9/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If there's one thing Harry Styles didn't get enough of while dating Taylor Swift ... it's clam -- because that's pretty much the first thing he ate following their breakup ... and TMZ has the pic.
The "One Direction" singer -- who just ended his record 2-month relationship with T. Swizzle -- was in Queens Sunday night, when he got a hankering for some Italian ... and swung by the famous Don Peppe's with a pal.
We're told Harry appeared extremely chill throughout his meal -- happily noshing on veal parmigiana, shrimp luciano over linguini, and his main course ... a steaming pile of clams.
And how about this ... we're told it was Harry's first time trying clams in his entire life. Huh ...
Taylor Swift & Harry Styles
Put Their Relationship
12/22/2012 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift and her future ex-boyfriend Harry Styles are making the most of their time together before the breakup -- and hit the slopes for a little ski vacay in Park City, Utah.
The adorable pics were snapped Friday at the Canyons Resort ... when TSwift and the One Direction star decided to take a little lunch break in-between shredding the gnar.
We can't wait to see how this all plays out in a song ... but what rhymes with Utah?
Taylor Swift & Harry Styles
His Ship Has Sailed
... onto His Arm!
12/19/2012 8:35 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Like a good elder girlfriend, Taylor Swift, 23, chaperoned her current boyfriend Harry Styles to get his latest tat in West Hollywood on Tuesday.
With Taylor clinging to his side, the 18-year-old One Direction singer got an image of a huge ship inked on his left upper arm at the ever popular Shamrock Tattoo.
While Harry is no stranger to body art, he's so far managed to avoid getting Taylor's name etched permanently into his flesh.
Pretty funny -- considering the bad boy in Taylor's new music video "I Knew You Were Trouble" gets a very similar tattoo ... and the song's all about how he broke her heart (surprise).
Taylor Swift & Harry Styles
Holding Hands at 4 AM
12/4/2012 7:25 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
The canoodling has escalated to FULL ON PDA ... with country music dating machine Taylor Swift HOLDING HANDS with One Direction singer Harry Styles as they arrived to her NYC hotel in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
As we previously reported, the two have been spending a lot of time together lately ... and took a romantic stroll around Central Park earlier this week.
If history repeats itself, "Haylor" will enjoy a few more weeks of dating bliss before things go sour, Swift writes a breakup anthem and moves on to the next unsuspecting hit maker.
Enjoy it while you can, young lovers.
10:00 AM -- Harry and Taylor left the same hotel moments ago, just minutes apart from each other.
Taylor Swift & Harry Styles
12/3/2012 4:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
With rumors of a secret relationship in full swing, Taylor Swift and One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles were spotted in a FULL-ON CANOODLING SESSION in NYC this weekend.
While there appeared to be no hand-holding or lip-smoochery, the two seemed to be very into each other during a stroll through Central Park.
If ... and only IF ... they dated, Harry would follow in a long line of Taylor's celebrity conquests ... which includes John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and Cory Monteith.
Good luck Mr. Styles.
Taylor Swift to Kennedy BF
We MIGHT Be Over ...
I'm Still Buying that House
10/25/2012 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift hasn't pulled the plug on her deal to buy a mansion next to the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts ... yet ... despite rumors she split from her Kennedy family boyfriend -- TMZ has learned.
A source connected with the real estate transaction tells us, the deal for the $4.5 million Hyannis Port home is still going full steam ahead ... and is currently scheduled to close in two weeks.
As we reported, Taylor plunked down the cash for the home -- located across the street from Ethel Kennedy -- in order to be closer to her 18-year-old boyfriend Conor Kennedy.
Reports are now circulating the couple has called it quits -- but so far, that hasn't changed Taylor's real estate plans.
Still counts as an investment, right?
Definitely Bought a Mansion
Next to Kennedy Crib
10/21/2012 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift is never, ever, ever ... gonna be more than a stone's throw from the Kennedys ... because TMZ has learned, Swifty DEFINITELY bought a mansion next door to their famous Cape Cod compound.
According to a local realtor ... Swift 100% will be moving across the street from Ethel Kennedy -- despite reports to the contrary. The realtor tells us the singer dropped around $4.5 million on the beachside mansion in Hyannis Port, MA.
As you know ... Taylor and 18-year-old Connor Kennedy -- grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel -- started dating a few months back.
Our sources tell us the deal will close in 3 weeks.
As for the crib -- we're talking 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, over 4,400 square feet, an acre of land and its own private beach.
Where she can write songs about ... not breaking up?
Rep. Patrick Kennedy
We LOVE Taylor Swift
... She's ALREADY Family
9/5/2012 7:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift has ALREADY been accepted as a member of the Kennedy family ... so says former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy ... who tells TMZ the family is THRILLED she's dating Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s son.
TMZ was out in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday when we ran into Rep. Kennedy ... and asked him how he felt about 18-year-old Conor Kennedy's blossoming relationship with the 22-year-old singer.
"We love Taylor Swift ... she's been a great friend and we're happy for Conor."
Kennedy continued, "If she wants to be in the family, she's already a part of it."
Taylor and Conor have been virtually inseparable for the past couple of months ... with Taylor even accompanying Kennedy to visit his mother's grave after she passed away back in May.
Joins Kennedy Family
to Visit BF's Mom's Grave
8/22/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift played the role of supportive girlfriend yesterday ... accompanying her boyfriend Conor Kennedy as he visited his mother's grave site on Cape Cod.
The two were joined by several members of the Kennedy family, including Conor's brother and sister, who were all paying respects to the late Mary Richardson Kennedy.
Mary -- who married and divorced Robert F. Kennedy -- died back in May. Officials say the 52-year-old hanged herself in a barn. She had been suffering from serious bouts of addiction and depression for years.
How to Kiss a Kennedy
8/17/2012 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's a love story ... and now, it's PHYSICAL -- with Taylor Swift and her 18-year-old boyfriend Conor Kennedy locking lips in a passionate kiss earlier today in Massachusetts.
22-year-old Taylor and Conor have been dating for the last few months -- but this makes it official ... because it's the first time they've been seen kissing in public.
FYI -- Conor is the son of Robert Kennedy Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy. He is also Patrick Schwarzenegger's second cousin.