Joseph Matthew Alwyn is a British actor who made his debut in Ang Lee’s 2016 war drama film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” Since then, he has played supporting roles in several notable films, including “The Favourite,” “Boy Erased,” and “Mary Queen of Scots.” In 2022, he starred in three critically acclaimed productions and was named on Time 100’s Next List, which recognizes the world’s rising stars. However, Alwyn’s personal life has also been under the spotlight due to his relationship with pop icon Taylor Swift. The couple has been dating since 2017.
After six years of dating, Swift and Alwyn broke up in 2023. The news was confirmed by a source close to the couple and reported by Entertainment Tonight. The couple had kept their relationship private throughout its entirety, and Alwyn had not been spotted at any of Swift’s recent concerts. The split marked the end of a long-term relationship that had been the subject of constant tabloid speculation. In this article, we will take a closer look at their relationship and the couple’s efforts to keep it private.
How Did Taylor And Joe Start Dating?
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn first met at the 2016 Met Gala, where they were both in attendance. At the time, Swift was still in a relationship with Calvin Harris, but the two broke up just one month later. Fans have speculated that Alwyn caught Swift’s eye at the famous gala, based on the lyrics in Swift’s 2017 song “Dress.”
The song features the lyrics, “Flashback when you met me / Your buzzcut and my hair bleached,” which many believe is a reference to Alwyn, who showed up to the Met Gala with a shaved head while Swift paired a platinum-blonde bob with her Louis Vuitton dress.
Inside Taylor And Joe’s Relationship
Swift and Alwyn kept their relationship extremely private, with the English actor, 32, and Grammy winner, 33, deflecting engagement rumors. This was a departure for Swift, who had been more open about her romantic life in the past. Nevertheless, their relationship was the subject of constant tabloid scrutiny. Swift’s 2022 song “Lavender Haze” discusses the rumors about the relationship.
The couple kept their cards close to the chest, with Alwyn and Swift both avoiding questions about their relationship in interviews. Swift actually put photocopies of pages from her diary with copies of her 2019 record “Lover.” In one excerpt, her friendship with the British actor seemed to be mentioned. Swift wrote in a letter dated January 3, 2017, “I’m basically hiding out in London to protect us from the bad world that just wants to mess things up. We’ve been together for three months and no one has found out. I don’t want anything to change, so I want it to stay that way.”
Despite their efforts to keep their relationship under wraps, news of their relationship eventually leaked. The Sun reported that Swift and Alwyn had been dating for months without anyone knowing. A source told The Sun that the singer flew to see her British beau in London “via private jets and her security has made it a military-like mission to prevent her from being seen.” The outlet also reported, “She’s been walking around with Joe in London using disguises, like scarves and hats, to keep her identity under wraps.”