But he was a rising star with a number of high-profile movies in the works, including The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots. “Taylor and Joe are the real deal, this is a very serious relationship,” The Sun reported at the time. “But after what happened with Tom Hiddleston, they were determined to keep it quiet. ” The Sun also reported that Swift was renting a house in North London, near Alwyn.
She wanted us to tell people. ” It all makes sense when you hear the lyrics: “You should take it as a compliment / That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk,” she sings. “And I got a boyfriend, he’s older than us / He’s in the club doing I don’t know what. ” (Harris and Hiddleston were both older than Swift and Alwyn.
August 2019: Swift releases a new song, “Lover. ” Lyrics like “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, but I want ’em all” appear to be about her relationship with Alwyn.
December 2019: Alwyn made a rare public reference to his relationship with Swift in an interview with London’s Sunday Times.
October 2016: Eagle-eyed fans figure out that Swift and Alwyn attended the same Kings of Leon concert and after-party at the Bowery Hotel in New York City.
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are definitely a couple (and possibly about to get engaged), but so much of their relationship is shrouded in secrecy.
December 2017: Fans go nuts when attendees at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball in New York City claim they saw Swift and Alwyn showing some PDA during Ed Sheeran’s set.
Alwyn also speaks publicly about Swift for the first time, telling British Vogue, “I’m aware people want to know about that side of things.
June 2017: Photographic evidence of the relationship emerges as the paparazzi finally catch Swift and Alwyn together—having coffee on a balcony in Nashville.
Fans even go so far as to theorize that the song’s bridge—“Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand? / With every guitar string scar on my hand / I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover”—are a nod to future or existing wedding vows between Swift and Alwyn.
January 2019: Swift attends the Golden Globes, for which Alwyn and his Favourite costars had racked up five nominations.
February 2020: Swift and Alwyn attend the NME Awards (founded by New Musical Express magazine) together on February 12 in London—and they were spotted showing some PDA by another person in the audience.
January 2020: Swift’s documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana will finally give fans a peek into the singer’s relationship with Alwyn.
When asked whether he’s bothered by being an inspiration for his girlfriend’s music, he said, “No, not at all. No. It’s flattering. ” He also called “99. 9%” of the tabloid stories about him and Swift untrue—but he doesn’t let it bother him. “I just don’t pay attention to what I don’t want to pay attention to,” he said. “I turn everything else down on a dial.
February 2019: Swift skips the Grammys and instead attends some BAFTAs parties with Alwyn.
Recently, however, the couple has started stepping out at public events together a bit more. “Keeping it private from the beginning really helped their relationship,” a source recently told People. “They were able to get to know each other in peace. ” The source also adds, “Their personalities are very compatible, and they’re respectful of each other’s careers.
In one moment, Poeple reports, Swift gives Alwyn a warm embrace, and in another scene Swift kisses Alwyn’s hand during a car ride.
May 2017: Stories break that Swift has a new British boyfriend: Joe Alwyn.
That video of their kiss is just 😍 https://t.co/mfR1jOhfNl— Glamour (@glamourmag) February 25, 2020