Finally, a week after every other outlet reported it, PEOPLE is confirming that Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy are over. Which essentially means that they’re going with her spin on the breakup. According to PEOPLE’s “source”, Conor’s friends are saying that they’re done, and that they’ve “the feeling that she ended it”. It was apparently her busy schedule.

So this is what you’re expected to believe:

Taylor Swift VOLUNTARILY walked away from her Camelot fantasy. Taylor Swift made the decision that she didn’t want to become a Kennedy (right now). Ever the well-bred society son, Conor is letting her have that reality.

Do you buy it?

I want to buy it. I would rather accept the version of events that positions Taylor Swift in control of her romantic situation the way she seems to be in control of her career. I’d love to believe that Taylor believes what comes out of her own mouth. Here’s what she says in the new issue of Cosmopolitan:

I can’t deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you. It’s a conscious thing; it’s a common-sense thing. If I was in that situation, if I were them, would I be doing this to me? Would I ever do this to them? If the answer is no, then they’re not treating me fairly. I just don’t ever want to end up in a relationship that isn’t fair ever again.

For those of you who thought she was creeping on Conor Kennedy with the age difference, that would amount to “unfairness in a relationship”, non? Is it naively optimistic to hope that this determined her decision? I guess your answer to that question depends on whether or not you think Taylor Swift has the capacity to grow. Many of them don’t grow. Avril Lavigne comes to mind. I’m reluctant to write off Taylor Swift so soon. Sorry.

By the way, Swift’s RED sold 1.2 million copies last week, the most of any artist in a week since 2002. Taylor Swift is a big deal for the recording industry. She might be the biggest deal in the recording industry. Which is so much more interesting to me than her love life. At 22, how do you sustain this? Considering that, for example, on X-Factor, the OLDEST female contestant left in the competition is 22, Taylor’s living in the sweet spot right now. What does that look like in 10 years in a business and in a front of a public that increasingly rewards youth?

Click here for more from Swift in Cosmopolitan.