Call it what you want, but Taylor Swift is still going strong with her longtime boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. And although these two have kept their love story very quiet, the 28-year-old singer just supported her bae at the premiere of his new movie, The Favourite, at the New York Film Festival.
The “Delicate” singer was seen holding hands with Joe as they left the movie’s afterparty, and they were all smiles. They both looked as glam as ever, wth Taylor wearing a sparkly black and red dress and Joe rocking a blue suit. Watch the video above to see more cute pics of the couple and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Talk about couple goals! It wasn’t too long ago that the 27-year-old actor finally spoke about the secret to their successful love story, too. Well, kind of. They’re clearly all about keeping a low-profile, and he made it clear that’s how things are going to stay for the couple.
Speaking to British Vogue, Joe explained that he’s very aware everyone wants the deets on his relationship with the songstress, but he doesn’t plan on giving the inside scoop. Like ever.
“I’m aware people want to know about that side of things. I think we have been successfully very private and that has now sunk in for people … but I really prefer to talk about work,” Joe said.
OK, let’s just let it soak in that Joe ACTUALLY acknowledged the fact that he’s dating Taylor.
Although he didn’t spill much info, he’s proud of how they’ve been able to keep things private since you know, Tay is one of the most recognizable singers on the planet. He’s all about protecting his love and values the couple’s privacy, which is commendable. And also really adorable. So that leads us to…
How did Taylor and Joe meet?
It’s all a bit unclear if we’re being honest here, but back in October 2016 was when the rumblings first began that Taylor and Joe were hanging out. They both attended the Met Gala in May of 2016 – and that’s where she confirmed they met for the first time on her album, Reputation.
In the song “Dress,” she sings:
“Flashback when you met me
Your buzzcut and my hair bleached
Even in my worst times, you could see the best of me
Flashback to my mistakes
My rebounds, my earthquakes
Even in my worst lies, you saw the truth in me.”
Yep, that’s right. His hair was buzzed at the Met Gala, while she was rocking the bleached ‘do. At the time though, the public’s knowledge was that she was still dating Calvin Harris. Tay and Calvin didn’t announce their split until a few weeks later. This party was also the same night she met actor Tom Hiddleston, who she had a whirlwind romance after the Calvin breakup.
In the lyrics of “Dress,” it seems like Taylor knows her relationship with Tom might’ve not been the best move – since it was Joe who was right for her all along. Eventually, she and Joe made their way back to each other. In October 2016, she attended a Kings of Leon concert – where supposedly he was too. Then in November 2016, she was spotted at a screening of the movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, with her mom Andrea, and her good friends, the Haim sisters. The film stars Kristen Stewart and, you guessed it, Joe.
How long have Taylor and Joe been dating?
It wasn’t until May 2017 when sources confirmed to The Sun that she was happily dating the actor. At that point, their romance mostly likely had been going on for months, leading many to believe they’ve been together for nearly two years now.
“Taylor and Joe are the real deal, this is a very serious relationship. But after what happened with Tom Hiddleston, they were determined to keep it quiet,” the source said. “Taylor has flown in via private jets and her security has made it a military-like mission to prevent her from being seen. She’s been walking around with Joe in London using disguises, like scarves and hats, to keep her identity under wraps.”
Since then, they have been spotted out and about together – from holding hands to going on vacations. Joe has also attended a few of her shows on her current tour. However, minimal details about the relationship have been shared. The most we got was what we learned from Tay’s songs on Reputation. Besides “Dress,” fans have speculated the tracks “…Ready For It,” “End Game,” “Delicate,” “Gorgeous,” “King of My Heart,” “So It Goes,” “Call It What You Want,” and “New Year’s Day” have all been inspired by her relationship with Joe. As she told fans, the album, at its core, is about falling in love with someone during a time where you might not have the best reputation preceding you – and how she navigated through that all in order to end up with the relationship she’s always wanted.
“It’s legitimately an album about finding love throughout all the noise. And so it starts with the noise and how that all that makes you feel and how it makes you feel when people are saying things about you that you feel aren’t true and living your life sort of in defiance of that, in defiance of your reputation,” Taylor explained. “Sort of in the middle of the album, you kind of realize, ‘OK, so how much do I really value that?’ If you can find something real, in spite of a bad reputation, then isn’t that what matters the most to you?”
And that’s the story of Joe and Taylor. Although, we have a feeling they’re just getting started.