Tyler Swift and Mel officially broke up in 2010 after dating for more than a year, and their breakup prompted Taylor to compose songs about their failed relationship, aptly named Dear John. In 2012, Mel also publicly criticized Taylor for using their relationship to make money selling music: It made me feel bad, because I didnt deserve it. Ive always been responsible for this relationship. Ive never done anything for this failed relationship, but its a terrible thing that she used to create songs. But recently, Mel has commended Taylors work openly.