In a new interview in British GQ, Scottish DJ and former Taylor Swift boyfriend Calvin Harris (real name Adam Wiles) spoke a bit about the messy repercussions of a huge public split. It just so happens that Swift is now going through another split, this time from British actor Tom Hiddleston. Harris told the magazine:
It's very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly. The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicized than the relationship itself. When we were together, we were very careful for it not to be a media circus. She respected my feelings in that sense. I'm not good at being a celebrity. But when it ended, all hell broke loose. Now I see that Twitter thing as a result of me succumbing to pressure. It took me a minute to realize that none of that matters. I'm a positive guy. For both of us it was the wrong situation. It clearly wasn't right, so it ended, but all of the stuff that happened afterwards...
What did happen afterwards? Some backstory, in case you missed the whole saga: Harris and Swift's breakup was initially very cordial, but then somebody on Team Taylor let slip the news that Swift had actually co-written Harris' hit song with Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For," and all hell broke loose. Harris went on Twitter and blasted Swift with a series of tweets that didn't name her, but were clearly aimed at her, including one that read, "I figure if you’re happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex-BF down for something to do."
Harris admits now that that was probably not the best way to handle things, but people don't always make the best decisions after breakups. He told British GQ, "It was completely the wrong instinct. I was protecting what I see as my one talent in the world being belittled." Hopefully Harris doesn't beat himself up too much about going a little nutso on social media—it's certainly not the worst thing you can do after a breakup.