We all know that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are undoubtedly a pair (and presumably about to get engaged, in the event you take note of fan theories), however a lot of their relationship is shrouded in secrecy. Take into consideration her time with Harry Kinds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Tom Hiddleston, for instance. There have been tabloid tales, Instagram posts, and overt music lyrics that gave the general public a lot info to research. Swift’s relationship with Alwyn is a unique story.
In 2018, nevertheless, the couple began stepping out at public occasions collectively a bit extra. “Retaining it non-public from the start actually helped their relationship,” a supply advised Individuals. “They have been in a position to get to know one another in peace.” The supply additionally provides, “Their personalities are very appropriate, and so they’re respectful of one another’s careers.”
Appears like a fantastic match, so let’s break down how their relationship shaped within the first place.
Swift and Alwyn every attend the 2016 Met Gala. Did they meet then? It’s unclear precisely when the pair have been launched, however folks suppose it was on the occasion primarily based on lyrics in Swift’s music “Gown”: “Flashback once you met me / Your buzz reduce and my hair bleached.” They did certainly have these hairstyles on the time. Swift broke up with boyfriend Calvin Harris quickly after the gala and began courting Hiddleston. That relationship ended by September 2016.
Eagle-eyed followers determine that Swift and Alwyn attended the identical Kings of Leon live performance and after-party on the Bowery Lodge in New York Metropolis.
Tales break that Swift has a brand new British boyfriend: Joe Alwyn. On the time he was not well-known, particularly to Swift’s American followers, with the most important credit score on his IMDB being Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Longtime Stroll. However he was a rising star with a lot of high-profile films within the works, together with The Favorite and Mary Queen of Scots.
“Taylor and Joe are the actual deal, this can be a very severe relationship,” The Solar reported on the time. “However after what occurred with Tom Hiddleston, they have been decided to maintain it quiet.” The Solar additionally reported that Swift was renting a home in North London, close to Alwyn.
Photographic proof of the connection emerges because the paparazzi lastly catch Swift and Alwyn collectively—having espresso on a balcony in Nashville. They’re snapped once more in New York Metropolis the next month.
When Swift releases the one “Beautiful,” followers instantly attempt to decipher who it’s about. A fan who attended certainly one of Swift’s well-known album-listening classes takes to Tumblr to tell us that it was (allegedly) about Alwyn: “Mainly Taylor made us all promise that if anybody made any accusations of who this music is about, we inform them it’s 100 p.c about her angel boyfriend of 1 yr. This isn’t a secret. She wished us to inform folks.” All of it is smart once you hear the lyrics: “It’s best to take it as a praise / That I acquired drunk and made enjoyable of the best way you speak,” she sings. “And I acquired a boyfriend, he’s older than us / He’s within the membership doing I don’t know what.” (Harris and Hiddleston have been each older than Swift and Alwyn.)
Later that month Swift’s pal Ed Sheeran says of Alwyn, “He’s very nice. Actually, actually pleasant; actually good dude.”
Followers go nuts when attendees at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball in New York Metropolis declare they noticed Swift and Alwyn exhibiting some PDA throughout Ed Sheeran’s set.
The couple reportedly strikes in collectively. We broke down how the lyrics from varied songs on the Repute album advised us this was coming.
The couple that Instas collectively, stays collectively, proper? Swift and Alwyn each submit photographs of themselves subsequent to the identical cactus whereas apparently on trip collectively.
Public date night time alert! Swift hits up a screening of Alwyn’s movie The Favorite and joins him for the after-party. There have been even photographs! Alwyn additionally speaks publicly about Swift for the primary time, telling British Vogue, “I’m conscious folks need to learn about that aspect of issues. I feel we’ve been efficiently very non-public and that has now sunk in for folks…however I actually favor to speak about work.”