Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Split: What Went Wrong?

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
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The top of their love story. Taylor Swift’s movie star standing contributed to her breakup with longtime love Joe Alwyn, a supply solely tells Us Weekly 

“Fame factored into their break up. Joe may be very shy and by no means favored the entire consideration that got here with courting probably the most standard singers on this planet,” the insider shares, noting that the “Shake It Off” singer, 33, isn’t at “fault” for the breakup and that the Conversations With Mates star, 32, by no means “blamed” her for her reputation. 

“He simply didn’t like having to be on the entire time,” the supply explains. 

Swift and Alwyn have been first linked in Might 2017, although followers have speculated that the twosome met at the Met Gala the 12 months prior. Their romance sparked throughout a time when the Evermore artist was dealing with scrutiny following her break up from Tom Hiddleston and amid her public feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. 

“I felt alone, I felt actually bitter,” Swift stated in her 2020 Netflix documentary, Ms. Americana. “I felt type of like a wounded animal lashing out. I figured I needed to reset all the things. I needed to reconstruct a whole perception system for my very own private sanity. I additionally was falling in love with somebody who had a splendidly regular, balanced life.”

Swift added that the pair made a aware effort on the time to maintain their romance below wraps for so long as attainable. 

“We determined collectively we wished our relationship to be personal,” she stated. “Though it was [a] actually horrible [time], I used to be comfortable. However I wasn’t comfortable in the way in which I used to be skilled to be comfortable. It was happiness with out anybody else’s enter. We have been simply … comfortable.”

In October 2017, a supply solely informed Us that duo have been “taking it gradual” however “very a lot in love” — and have been having fun with the normalcy of a low-key way of life. 

“It’s very regular, and nobody actually is aware of about it proper now,” the insider stated on the time. “They simply work out, watch films collectively and invite associates over. Taylor likes to cook dinner and bake for him.”

After greater than three years collectively, one other supply informed Us that Swift considered her beau as “one of many solely protected constants in her life.”

Whereas the insider shared that the previous couple had “talked about future and marriage,” they famous that there was no “set deadline in place.” When Swift launched her 10th studio album, Midnights, in October 2022, she seemingly hinted at dealing with public strain to succeed in the subsequent main relationship milestone whereas discussing her single “Lavender Haze.” 

“Theoretically, while you’re within the lavender haze, you’ll do something to remain there and never allow you to folks carry you down off of that cloud. And I feel lots of people need to take care of this now, not simply ‘public figures’ as a result of we dwell within the period of social media and if the world finds out you’re in love with any person, they’re going to weigh in on it,” she stated in a Republic Data clip forward of the album’s launch. “My relationship for six years, we’ve needed to doge bizarre rumors … and we simply ignore it. And so this music is in regards to the act of ignoring that stuff to guard the actual stuff.” 

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Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn.
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Writing about Alwyn is one thing Swift has been doing since 2017’s Repute — and continued all through her subsequent 4 information: Lover, Folklore, Evermore and Midnights — with the England native even co-writing a number of tracks for the albums below the pseudonym William Bowery. 

“Joe and I actually love unhappy songs. We’ve all the time bonded over music. … We write the saddest. We simply actually love unhappy songs. What can I say?” Swift informed Zane Lowe on his Apple Music present in December 2022. “And I say it was a shock that we began writing collectively, however in a means, it wasn’t as a result of now we have all the time bonded over music and had the identical musical tastes. And he’s all the time the one that’s exhibiting me songs by artists after which they turn out to be my favourite songs.”

When Swift received Album of the 12 months on the 2021 Grammy’s for Folklore, the Mary Queen of Scots actor was one of many first folks she thanked. “[Joe], he’s the primary one who I play each new music I write,” Swift gushed throughout her acceptance speech. “And I had the very best time writing songs with you in quarantine.”

Whereas the 2 have usually communicated about their love by way of music, talking publicly about their relationship has been one thing they’ve each have prevented, notably Alwyn. 

“I’m conscious folks wish to find out about that aspect of issues. I feel now we have been efficiently very personal and that has now sunk in for folks,” the Harriet star stated within the October 2018 subject of British Vogue. “However I actually choose to speak about work.”

In April 2022, he additional opened as much as Elle about his reasoning for being so “guided and personal” in terms of his life with the “Anti-Hero” songstress. 

“It’s extra a response to one thing else,” he stated. “We dwell in a tradition that’s so more and more intrusive. The extra you give and admittedly, even in case you don’t give it, one thing shall be taken.”

The next month, Alwyn addressed rumors that he had proposed to the Pennsylvania native — and as soon as once more reinstated that he prefered to maintain his relationship out of the highlight. 

“If I had a pound for each time I feel I’ve been informed I’ve been engaged, then I’d have a variety of pound cash,” Alwyn joked to WSJ. Journal on the time. “I imply, the reality is, if the reply was sure, I wouldn’t say, and if the reply was no, I wouldn’t say.”

Us confirmed on April 9 that the duo had referred to as it quits, however neither Swift nor Alwyn have commented on the breakup. Nevertheless, the “Bejeweled” singer — who’s at present on her Eras tour — might have hinted on the break up throughout her March 31 live performance in Arlington, Texas, when she swapped the music “Invisible String” for “The 1″ on her setlist. 

Whereas “Invisible String” particulars how she fell in love with the Boy Erased actor, “The 1” discusses the top of a relationship between two individuals who wished they have been proper for one another. Swift was additionally seen tearing up throughout her efficiency of “Champagne Issues,” which reveals a wedding proposal gone incorrect.