Taylor Swift has by no means spoken about Joe Alwyn publicly, however they’re apparently a pair — and so they’ve been collectively for almost three years.
Swift has been uncharacteristically quiet about her relationship with Alwyn. The paparazzi photograph ops of her Hiddleswift days and the couply Instagram pics she’d publish with Calvin Harris are nowhere to be discovered. The truth is, Swift largely makes use of her social media for selling her work and sharing pictures of her different loves—cats Olivia, Meredith, and Benjamin.
Nonetheless, we’ve managed to eke out just a few particulars of Swift and Alwyn’s relationship. Right here’s a timeline of their coupledom.
Could 2, 2016: They meet on the Met Gala (in all probability).
No one is aware of for certain when Taylor and Joe first met. However sleuths have decided that the music “Gown” on her 2017 album Status may seek advice from their first assembly.
The lyrics in query: “Flashback to while you met me, your buzzed lower and my hair bleached.” Swift’s hair was, certainly, bleached on the Met Gala, and Alwyn’s hair was buzzed.
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Swift was nonetheless courting Calvin Harris. This Met Gala can be the night time she met Tom Hiddleston and danced goofily with him in a video that went viral, and later sparked the rebound heard ‘around the world. It was an eventful night time for Tay.
Oct. 12, 2016: Swift and Alwyn attend the identical Kings of Leon live performance.
A month after breaking apart with Hiddleston, Swift went to a Kings of Leon present along with her mates. On-line sleuths have since decided that Alwyn was on the present, too.
Nov. 12, 2016: Swift attends Alwyn’s film screening.
Swift and a gaggle of squad members went to the premiere of Alwyn’s movie, Billy Lynn’s Lengthy Halftime Stroll. If she and Alwyn had been courting at this level, it was so below the radar that press protection of the premiere didn’t even point out his title. It’s not clear if he was in attendance.
Alwyn on the photograph name for Billy Lynn’s Lengthy Halftime Stroll.
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Could 16, 2017: Reviews emerge that they’re courting.
A supply near the pair informed The Solar that Swift and Alwyn’s romance had been collectively for just a few months, and that their mates and households had been in on it:
“This isn’t a brand new couple alert or a secret relationship – the one folks this has been a secret to is the media as a result of all of us, Taylor and Joe’s closest mates and their households, had been conscious they’ve been collectively for a number of months and have recognized one another for a longtime.
“After her 1989 tour and all the eye Taylor acquired, she realized she needed to be extra protecting of her private life and she or he and Joe determined early on to maintain their non-public life non-public.”
June 5, 2017: They’re caught by the paparazzi in Nashville.
The paparazzi lastly caught the couple in motion: sitting on a balcony in Nashville, the place Alwyn was allegedly assembly Swift’s dad and mom for the primary time.
July 25, 2017: They’re caught once more, this time in New York.
Hoodies pulled tight over their faces, the couple had been caught leaving Swift’s house.
Swift and Alwyn appeared determined to go incognito in these pics.
Oct. 20, 2017: Swift tells followers her new single “Attractive” is about Alwyn.
Swift hosted a “secret” listening session for her new album, Status. She allegedly informed followers the one “Attractive” is about Alwyn.
“Principally Taylor made us all promise that if anybody made any accusations of who this music is about, we inform them it’s 100 % about her angel boyfriend of 1 12 months,” a fan wrote on Tumblr. “This is not a secret. She wished us to inform folks.”
Oct. 27, 2017: Ed Sheeran spills the beans on Alwyn.
On the heels of Swift’s revelation that “Attractive” is about Alwyn, her bestie Ed Sheeran was requested about Alwyn on a British radio present.
“He is very nice”, he stated. “Actually, actually pleasant, actually good dude.”
Dec. 11, 2017: The couple is noticed *gasp* snuggling throughout an Ed Sheeran efficiency.
Momentarily letting their guard down, Swift and Alwyn engaged in some honest-to-god PDA whereas Ed Sheeran carried out at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Bell Ball in New York Metropolis.
“THEY LITERALLY SLOW DANCED TO ALL EDS SONGS WITH THEIR ARMS AROUND ONE ANOTHER AND JUST KEPT LOOKING AT EACH OTHER AND KISSING,” a fan tweeted, in line with EW.
Could 8, 2018: They publish coordinating cactus pictures to Instagram.
Each Alwyn and Swift posted pictures of themselves, solo, standing subsequent to the identical cactus.
Alwyn later stated they didn’t even understand the pictures coordinated.
“I did not even consider that till I used to be in New York and another person talked about it,” he stated, in line with ET. “It wasn’t purposeful in any respect!”
That is the closest we’ve come to an “Instagram-official” second for the couple.
Sept. 19, 2018: Alwyn talks about Swift for the primary time — however solely to say he doesn’t need to discuss her.
“I’m conscious folks need to learn about that aspect of issues,” he stated to British Vogue. “I believe we now have been efficiently very non-public and that has now sunk in for folks…however I actually favor to speak about work.”
Oct. 18, 2018: Alwyn speaks very, very briefly about Swift’s newfound political activism.
In early October, Swift lastly waded into the political world to endorse two Tennessee congressional candidates, after a career-long silence.
A couple of days later, an interviewer requested Alwyn how he felt about Swift’s publish.
“I believe it’s nice, and I believe it’s vital,” he stated, earlier than uncomfortably shuffling away.
Nov. 23, 2018: Swift acknowledges Alwyn’s existence on social media.
After two years of understanding him, Swift lastly posted one thing about Alwyn — or not less than, his work — on Instagram.
It was a clipped trailer for his new film, The Favorite, with a caption calling the movie “phenomenal” and imploring her followers to go see it. She tagged the film’s account, plus Alwyn’s and Nicholas Hoult’s.
Nov. 25, 2018: Alwyn reiterates that he’d prefer to maintain his non-public life non-public.
In an interview with GQ, he skirts across the subject of Taylor, saying, “Somebody’s non-public life is, by definition, non-public. Nobody is obliged to share their private life.”
He additionally declined to call a favourite Swift music. “I’m simply not even going to enter that aspect of the world,” he stated.
Dec. 7, 2018: Alwyn opens up a teeny bit about their relationship.
Simply to combine issues up, Alwyn supplied a tiny kernel of details about his relationship with Swift, earlier than saying he didn’t need to discuss it.
Esquire requested him if he sought out any steering from mates when he began courting Swift.
“I didn’t search out recommendation on that,” he stated. “As a result of I do know what I really feel about it. I believe there’s a really clear line as to what any person ought to share, or really feel like they must share, and what they don’t need to and shouldn’t must.”
Dec. 11, 2018: Swift attends Alwyn’s film premiere in London.
Swift popped up on the Cineworld Leicester premiere of Mary Queen of Scots in addition to an after-party.
Aside from that, the couple has stayed mum — however with awards season developing and Alwyn showing in two Oscar-bait movies (The Favorite and Mary Queen of Scots), they could simply make their purple carpet debut any minute.
Jan. 6, 2019: Swift and Alwyn attend the Golden Globes (individually).
Alwyn attended the awards present for his nominated movie The Favorite and Swift introduced Greatest Authentic Rating and Greatest Authentic Music in the course of the Golden Globes. Though they did not stroll the purple carpet collectively, an Us Weekly supply claimed the 2 obtained fairly flirty whereas she was onstage.
“Whereas Taylor introduced, Joe watched the teleprompter close to him and smiled and (his Favorite costar) Nicholas Hoult patted him on the again,” the supply stated. “After Gaga walked on stage, Joe shifted his gaze to the stage close to Taylor.” The insider added, “She was smiling at him whereas she walked off the stage. She regarded over her shoulder and gave a sassy cute little smile at his desk’s path.”
Feb. 10, 2019: Swift and Alwyn step out at a BAFTAS after get together.
Swift skipped the Grammy Awards in favor of attending a BAFTAs after get together along with her beau. Clad in a pale blue Stella McCartney robe, Swift gave off main Cinderella vibes alongside Alwyn. The 2 had been even photographed strolling collectively hand-in-hand. (A uncommon prevalence for this secretive duo!)
As Swift continued filming the massive display screen model of Cats in London, experiences swirled that getting engaged to Alwyn was not far off. “Taylor’s mates are all speaking a couple of proposal and the way she actually desires to marry Joe,” an Us Weekly supply shared. “He is her dream man.”
A Folks supply echoed these sentiments, saying, “Taylor actually obtained fortunate to satisfy Joe, and she or he is the primary one to say it. Joe actually is certainly one of a form.”
Swift and Alwyn ate breakfast at Café de Flore after which took a stroll by means of town of Paris in a uncommon public outing.
Later within the month, the couple made it a double date with equally non-public pair Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse. Per an Us Weekly onlooker, the 4 low-key celebs dined at San Vicente Bungalows in Hollywood, spending the night time laughing and speaking.
Within the lead-up to the discharge of Swift’s seventh studio album, do not count on too many unhappy love songs on the observe record. It seems that Alwyn and Swift are stronger than ever, liking one another’s twin career-focused Instagrams on July 23.
Forward of the August 23 launch of her album Lover, Swift already revealed to followers that new music would deal with her present relationship…in so many phrases. Throughout a YouTube Reside she defined, “It’s a extremely romantic album, however it actually celebrates love in all its complexity. Not simply flowers and sunshine however the patchwork feelings that go into any love you are feeling.”
As soon as the album dropped, followers started dissecting each music for hidden clues in regards to the couple. Some had been even satisfied the songs “Lover” and “Paper Rings” had been Swift’s huge marriage reveal.
Swift continued to keep away from speaking about Alwyn in interviews. Whereas talking to The Guardian about why she would not communicate on her relationship, she stated, “I’ve realized that if I do, folks suppose it’s up for dialogue, and our relationship isn’t up for dialogue,” she stated with fun. “In case you and I had been having a glass of wine proper now, we’d be speaking about it—however it’s simply that it goes out into the world. That’s the place the boundary is, and that’s the place my life has turn out to be manageable. I actually need to maintain it feeling manageable.”
Shortly after a Folks supply gave an replace on the connection saying, “Joe’s persona is nice for Taylor. He’s very calm and all the time very supportive. He’s sympathetic and understanding and helps her talking out about issues that she doesn’t agree with.”
Even her interior circle likes Joe, the supply added: “There’s one thing refreshing and totally different about their relationship. Joe makes Taylor very blissful, and it’s exhausting to image her not spending the remainder of her life with him. Her household loves him. He appears older than he’s and is a incredible man.”
As for future remark from both get together concerning the romance? The supply says it is unlikely: “Joe loves appearing however doesn’t need to be a celeb,” the supply stated. “They each agree that for his or her relationship to maintain working, they need to maintain issues extra quiet. She’s the happiest she’s ever been.”
The 2 had been photographed boarding Swift’s non-public airplane after a low-key journey to her seashore home in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
October 5, 2019
In a uncommon sighting for the couple, Alwyn and Swift had been seen holding fingers after the singer’s Saturday Night time Reside performances. They headed to New York’s Zuma in New York for the present’s after get together.
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Swift celebrated Thanksgiving in London with Alwyn, in line with E!, however not earlier than internet hosting a splashy American Friendsgiving with mates together with Gigi Hadid, Antoni Porowski, and Martha Hunt.
Early December 2019
Us Weekly and E! each ran experiences early within the month stating issues between the couple are nonetheless going properly. “Taylor has had a troublesome 12 months and Joe has been a rock for her,” a supply informed Us. “They’re nonetheless going very robust.”
In the meantime, E! reported that,”Taylor has been spending lots of down time in London,” per a supply. “She would not exit a lot aside from to take a stroll with Joe or go to the native pub. They spend lots of time with Joe’s household and mates. All weekend that they had folks come over or they went to members of the family’ houses.”
Additional proving the couple is doing simply high quality, Swift shared a photograph of her Vogue UK cowl on Instagram, which Alwyn favored immediately.
December 16, 2019
Alwyn was readily available to subtly help Swift on the NYC premiere of her new film, Cats.
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