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Taylor Swift is embarrassed that her love life has become a joke. Picture: Reuters

Taylor Swift is embarrassed that her love life has become a joke.

The 'Love Story' singer – who has dated stars including Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and most recently One Direction's Harry Styles – was mortified when Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey mocked her romantic history at the recent awards show and she was the butt of jokes on an episode of 'Saturday Night Live'.

A source told RadarOnline: "The jokes being made about Taylor's love life embarrass her.

"At first Taylor just thought it was funny how much interest people had in her love life and she went along with it. But now she's the butt of jokes on 'Saturday Night Live', in the tabloids and on the late-night shows.

"She laughed it off, but the jokes made about her at the Golden Globes got under her skin."

Taylor, 23, who has also dated Conor Kennedy, Taylor Lautner and Joe Jonas, is famous for using her relationships as inspiration for her songs, but she is beginning to regret being so open about her dating history.

"She really wants to make an effort to slow down and not jump from boyfriend to boyfriend. In a weird way all the negative press has really opened her eyes and will be good for her," the source said.

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez credits Taylor with helping her though her split with Justin Bieber.

The 'Love You Like A Love Song' beauty recently called time on her relationship with Justin, 18, and says coping with her turbulent love life is easier thanks to advice from her close friend Taylor.

"Taylor is one of the most inspirational, positive, good-hearted people I know," Selena said.

"I think she's been a big part of me staying who I am, too.

"I've been through a lot in the past few months. It's been weird and sad and cool."

While Selena, 20, and Taylor are both high-profile singers, Selena previously revealed they never discuss their careers but instead talk about family or boyfriend issues.

She explained: "We have both experienced the same things at the same time.

"But we've never once talked about our industry.

"She just became the person I'd go to for an issue with my family or boyfriend. It's so hard to trust girls, so I'm lucky to have her."

Taylor previously revealed she only talks to her celebrity friends about guys.

She explained: "I don't tend to spend a lot of money on the big things, like cars but I'll rent a house on the beach or something, bring my girlfriends.

"We never talk about fashion, about careers, about our ambitions or our projects. We just talk about relationships, feelings, love, and boys."