Are Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas Still Friends?

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today, Taylor Swift admitted that she might have been a bit immature about the way she publicly called out Joe Jonas for the way he broke up with her. She’s seen the error of her ways, but are Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas still friends after they broke up so long ago?

Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas at 2008 MTV Video Music Awards - Backstage and Audience
LOS ANGELES, CA -Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Swift’s surprising answer to her most rebellious move

Swift admitted the most rebellious thing she did when she was a teen during a segment called “Burning Questions” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

She didn’t hesitate, leading many to believe this has plagued her ever since she shared the details of Jonas’ less than cool breakup move. She told DeGeneres: “Probably when I like put Joe Jonas on blast on your show. That was too much, that was too much.”

She added: “I was 18, yeah. We laugh about it now, but that was mouthy, yeah, some teenage stuff there.”

DeGeneres was surprised, saying, “Wow, that’s held onto you because I don’t remember that at all!”

The crazy way Jonas broke up with Swift

Those looking for a recap of the talk show soundbite Swift was talking about didn’t need to do much digging. During an appearance on DeGeneres’ show in 2008, when she was promoting her album Fearless, Swift was asked if any of the songs on the album were about Jonas, who was her boyfriend at the time.

Swift explained: “There’s one [song] that’s about that guy, but that guy’s not in my life anymore, unfortunately. That’s ouch,” she said of the song “Forever and Always.”

She added: “We haven’t talked since, but you know what, some day I’m gonna find somebody really, really great who’s right for me… When I look at that person, I’m not even going to be able to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds when I was 18.”

Yes, that’s certainly “ouch” and Swift made no apologies, adding, “Sorry, I had to.”

DeGeneres responded by pointing out that Jonas might face some backlash from his fans, noting, “No you did not! Ah, snap… I’m sorry to hear that and so are the millions and millions of other people that just heard that. They’re going to be so mad at him right now.”

Are Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas friends?

Despite Swift slamming him on TV, their teenage years are well behind them and the exes have moved on — and are still friends.

Swift told DeGeneres “We laugh about it now,” indicating they’re on good terms and, in the years following when Swift put Jonas ‘on blast’, they’ve been friendly.

In 2015, when Jonas was asked about Swift, he told Access Hollywood, “She’s great. Yeah, we’re friends,” adding, “In this industry you meet a lot of people and you stay in touch. Obviously, it’s tough to be friends with people that are always constantly traveling, but yeah, we’re cool.”

In June that year, Swift and then-boyfriend Cavin Harris double dated with Jonas and Gigi Hadid, with model Karlie Kloss along too. Swift posted a photo on Instagram at the time of the five of them hanging out on a boat together.