Who is Taylor Swift? Full name is Taylor Alison Swift, born December 13, 1989, West Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S., American pop, famous and country music singer-songwriter whose tales of young heartache achieved widespread success in the early 21st century. Here you came to know actually who is Taylor Swift dating now and who is Taylor Swift Boyfriend in 2021. right? Yes, now we are going to know Are Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn still together? Who is Taylor Swift engaged to? Who was Joe Alwyn? All the questions answered in this article. So keep reading.
- 1 Who Is Taylor Swift Dating Now?
- 2 May 2, 2016: Their (Rumored) First Meeting
- 3 Oct. 12, 2016: Swift and Alwyn attend the same Kings of Leon concert
- 4 Nov. 12, 2016: Swift Attends the Premiere Of Joe’s Movie
- 5 January 3, 2017: Secretly Dating in London
- 6 May 16, 2017: Reports emerge that they’re dating.
- 7 June 5, 2017: They’re spotted and caught by the paparazzi in Nashville.
- 8 July 25, 2017: They’re again caught in New York.
- 9 Oct. 20, 2017: Taylor Swift honestly tells fans her new single “Gorgeous” is about Alwyn.
- 10 Oct. 27, 2017: Ed Sheeran spills the beans on Alwyn
- 11 December 11, 2017: Dancing in the Crowd
- 12 May 8, 2018: They post amazing coordinating cactus photos to Instagram.
- 13 Sept. 19, 2018: Alwyn talks about Swift for the very first time—but only to say he really doesn’t want to talk about her
- 14 Oct. 18, 2018: Alwyn speaks very, very briefly about Taylor Swift’s newfound political activism
- 15 Nov. 23, 2018: Swift Finally Acknowledges Alwyn’s existence on social media(Instagram).
- 16 Nov. 25, 2018: Alwyn actually reiterates that he’d like to finally keep his private life totally private.
- 17 Dec. 7, 2018: Alwyn opens up a teeny bit about their private relationship.
- 18 Dec. 11, 2018: Swift attends Alwyn’s movie premiere in London.
- 19 Jan. 6, 2019: Swift and Alwyn attend the Golden Globes (separately).
- 20 Feb. 10, 2019: Swift and Alwyn finally step out at a BAFTAS after party.
- 21 March 2019: Engagement rumors begin
- 22 May 2019: The couple is spotted on a couple of dates
- 23 August 24, 2019: Taylor Stays Private
- 24 September 2019: The couple is lovely photographed on a private plane.
- 25 October 5, 2019: After-Party in NYC
- 26 November 2019: Swift joins Alwyn for Thanksgiving
- 27 Early December 2019: The lovers finally spend a lovely time in London.
- 28 December 16, 2019: Alwyn supports Taylor Swift’s interesting acting career.
- 29 December 26, 2019: The couple Finally spends Christmas Holiday together.
- 30 January 1, 2020: The duo is finally serenaded in the Maldives.
- 31 January 5, 2020: Both are Sat Side-by-Side at the Golden Globes
- 32 January 31, 2020: Miss Americana finally drops on Netflix.
- 33 February 12, 2020: They’re actually spotted at the NME Awards
- 34 February 23, 2020: They celebrate Alwyn’s birthday
- 35 March 24, 2020: We learn they’ve really talked about marriage.
- 36 April 29, 2020: Quarantining Together
- 37 May 13, 2020: Alwyn Share Some Photos
- 38 July 23, 2020: folklore speculation begins.
- 39 July 24, 2020: folklore is released.
- 40 November 13, 2020: Taylor Swift Sings About Her Romantic Relationship
- 41 November 25, 2020: Co-Writing an Album
- 42 December 3, 2020: The engagement rumors heat up like fire again.
- 43 December 8, 2020: Swift Taylor Finally shuts down engagement rumors.
- 44 December 11, 2020: evermore appears.
- 45 January 11, 2021: The couple is finally photographed again.
- 46 January 14, 2021: Swift hints she’s really ready to bring the relationship into the public eye.
- 47 February 17, 2021: Swift finally reveals Alwyn helped her decide to speak out on political issues.
- 48 March 14, 2021: A Grammy Win
- 49 May 11, 2021: Swift shouts out Alwyn (and many others) in a BRIT Awards speech.
- 50 May 20, 2021: Marriage rumors continue to swirl.
Who Is Taylor Swift Dating Now?
Actually Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have been actually dating for a while now, but thanks to his amazing and super guarded approach to talking about his personal life, their actual relationship has mostly stayed shrouded in mystery.
But the longer they’re actually together, the more fans are learning about their love and romance – from Joe’s appearance in Taylor’s amazing Netflix documentary to his exact writing credits on her albums, which were written during London’s coronavirus lockdown.
Here’s a timeline with as much information as we could find about Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s relationship and dating and dating back to 2016.
- Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn were really rumored to have met at the 2016 Met Gala and officially and actually started dating around October 2016.
- They’ve both actually spoken extensively on why they have such a private and low-key relationship.
- Joe helped Taylor write and produce some amazing songs off her latest albums folklore and evermore.
- Taylor and Joe have been really dating for almost five years and are not engaged.
May 2, 2016: Their (Rumored) First Meeting
Swift and Alwyn each that time attend the 2016 Met GalaBilly Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Did they really meet then? It’s actually unclear exactly when the pair were introduced, but people think it was just at the event based on lyrics in Swift’s song “Dress”: “Flashback when you met me / Your buzz cut and my hair perfectly bleached.” They did indeed have those amazing hairstyles at the time. Taylor Swift broke up with boyfriend Calvin Harris soon after the gala and started dating Hiddleston. That relationship actually ended in September 2016.
Oct. 12, 2016: Swift and Alwyn attend the same Kings of Leon concert
Near about a month after actually breaking up with Hiddleston, Swift went to a Kings of Leon show with her best friends. Online sleuths have since actually determined that Alwyn was at the show, too.
Nov. 12, 2016: Swift Attends the Premiere Of Joe’s Movie
Taylor was spotted that time with a group of girlfriends at a screening of Joe’s movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 2016. However, at the time, the press seemed to think actually that Taylor attended the screening to support actress Kristen Stewart, who also perfectly starred in the film. Now, it is likely that this was actually one of Taylor and Joe’s early dates!
January 3, 2017: Secretly Dating in London
Though the journal entries weren’t actually revealed until early 2019 as a bonus insert in Taylor’s Lover album, a journal entry dated January 3, 2017, revealed that Swift had been actually living in London and the couple had been dating for three near about months by this point. “I’m essentially based in London, hiding out trying to properly protect us from the nasty world that just actually wants to ruin things,” she wrote. “We have been safe and together and no one has found out for 3 months now. I want it to stay that way because I really don’t want anything about this to change.”
May 16, 2017: Reports emerge that they’re dating.
A perfect source close to the pair told The Sun that Swift and Alwyn had been really together for a few months and that their friends and families were in on it:
This is actually not a new couple alert or a secret relationship or dating – the only people this has been a secret to is the actual media because all of us, Taylor and Joe’s actually closest best friends and their families, were perfectly aware they have been actually together for several months and have really known each other for a long time.
“After her 1989 amazing tour and all the attention Taylor actually received. She learned she had to be perfect and more protective of her personal life and she and Joe actually decided early on to keep their private life private without any distraction.”
June 5, 2017: They’re spotted and caught by the paparazzi in Nashville.
The paparazzi finally caught the couple in action: Relaxing and sitting on a balcony in Nashville, where Alwyn was allegedly meeting Swift’s parents for the very first time.
July 25, 2017: They’re again caught in New York.
Hoodies perfectly pulled tight over their faces, the couple was caught leaving Swift’s apartment.
Swift and Alwyn seemed desperate to go incognito in these pics.
Oct. 20, 2017: Taylor Swift honestly tells fans her new single “Gorgeous” is about Alwyn.
Taylor Swift actually hosted a “secret” listening session for her amazing new album, Reputation. She actually allegedly told to fans the single “Gorgeous” is about Alwyn.
“Basically Taylor really made us all promise that if anyone actually made any accusations of who this song is actually about. We finally tell them it is really 100 percent about her angel boyfriend of one year,” that time a fan wrote on Tumblr. “This is actually not a any big major secret. She really wanted us to tell people.”
Oct. 27, 2017: Ed Sheeran spills the beans on Alwyn
On the heels of Swift’s revelation that “Gorgeous” is actually about Alwyn, her good and best friend Ed Sheeran was asked about Alwyn on a British radio show.
“He’s really nice and honest,” he said. “Really, really friendly, really good dude.”
December 11, 2017: Dancing in the Crowd
After taking the actual stage at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball in London, Taylor joined her boyfriend in the audience where they were finally spotted slow amazing dancing and having a really great time during pal Sheeran’s set.
May 8, 2018: They post amazing coordinating cactus photos to Instagram.
Both Alwyn and Taylor Swift posted amazing photos of themselves, solo, standing next to the same cactus.
Alwyn later said they really didn’t even realize the photos actually coordinated.
“I really didn’t even think of that until I was in New York and actually someone else finally mentioned it,” he said, according to ET. “It was really not purposeful at all!”
This is really closest we have come to an “Instagram-official” best moment for the couple.
Sept. 19, 2018: Alwyn talks about Swift for the very first time—but only to say he really doesn’t want to talk about her
“I’m actually aware people want to know about that side of things,” he said to British Vogue. “I think we have been finally and successfully very private and that has now sunk in for people…but I really and finally prefer to talk about only work.”
Oct. 18, 2018: Alwyn speaks very, very briefly about Taylor Swift’s newfound political activism
In early October, Swift finally waded into the real political world to endorse two Tennessee congressional candidates, after a career-long silence.
So, a few days later, an interviewer finally asked Alwyn how he actually felt about Swift’s post.
“I think it’s really great, and I think it’s very important,” he said, before uncomfortably shuffling away.
So finally, after two years of knowing him, Swift finally posted something about Alwyn—or at least, all about his work—on Instagram.
It was one short clipped trailer for his new movie, The Favourite, with a caption calling the film “phenomenal” and imploring her actual followers to go see it. She actually tagged the movie’s account, plus Alwyn’s and Nicholas Hoult’s.
Nov. 25, 2018: Alwyn actually reiterates that he’d like to finally keep his private life totally private.
In an interview with GQ, he finally skirted around the topic of Taylor, saying, “Someone’s private life is, by definition, private. No one is actually obliged to share their personal life.”
He also totally declined to name a famous and favorite Swift song. “I’m just not even going to go into that side of the world,” he said.
Dec. 7, 2018: Alwyn opens up a teeny bit about their private relationship.
Just to mix things up, Alwyn finally provided a tiny kernel of information about his actual relationship with Swift, before saying he really didn’t want to talk about it.
So, finally, Esquire asked him if he really sought out any guidance from friends when he actually started dating Swift.
“I really didn’t seek out advice on that,” he said. “Because I actually know what I feel about it and what should I do. I think there’s a very clear and final line as to what somebody should share, or feel like they have to share, and what they actually don’t want to and shouldn’t have to.”
Dec. 11, 2018: Swift attends Alwyn’s movie premiere in London.
Swift finally popped up at the Cineworld Leicester premiere of Mary Queen of Scots as well as an after-party.
Jan. 6, 2019: Swift and Alwyn attend the Golden Globes (separately).
Alwyn finally attended the amazing awards show for his nominated film The Favourite, and Swift perfectly presented Best Original Score and Best Original good Song during the 2019 Golden Globes. Although they really didn’t walk the red carpet together, and Us Weekly source finally claimed the two got quite flirty while she was really onstage.
“While Taylor Swift finally presented, Joe that time watched the teleprompter near him and finally smiled and (his Favourite costar) Nicholas Hoult patted him on the back,” the source said. “After finally Gaga walked on stage, Joe finally shifted his gaze to the stage near Taylor Swift.” The insider added, “She was really smiling at him while she walked off the stage. She actually looked over her beautiful shoulder and gave a sassy cute little smile at his table’s direction.”
Feb. 10, 2019: Swift and Alwyn finally step out at a BAFTAS after party.
Swift skipped the amazing Grammy Awards in favor of attending a BAFTAs after an amazing party with her beau. Clad in a pale blue Stella McCartney gown, Taylor Swift gave off actually major Cinderella vibes alongside Alwyn. The two were even photographed finally walking together hand-in-hand. (A very rare occurrence for this secretive duo!)
March 2019: Engagement rumors begin
As Swift finally continued filming the big-screen version of Cats in London, reports actually swirled that getting engaged to Alwyn was not far off. “Taylor’s best friends are all talking about a proposal and how she really wants to marry Joe,” an Us Weekly source finally shared. “He’s actually her dream guy.”
A People source echoed those actual sentiments, saying, “Taylor Swift really got lucky to meet Joe, and she is the very first one to say it. Joe really is one of a kind.”
May 2019: The couple is spotted on a couple of dates
Taylor Swift and Alwyn ate breakfast at Café de Flore and then finally took a stroll through the city of Paris in a rare public outing.
Finally, later in the month, the couple actually made it a double date with similarly private pair Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse. Per an Us Weekly onlooker, the four low-key celebs dined at San Vicente Bungalows in Hollywood, perfectly spending the night laughing and talking.
August 24, 2019: Taylor Stays Private
In anticipation of her amazing album Lover, which fans really believe contains many songs detailing Taylor’s love story with Joe, the singer told The Guardian that the public can actually never expect her to be as transparent about her private relationship with Joe as she used to be with other men she dated in the past. “I’ve finally learned that if I do, people think it’s up for discussion, and our relationship isn’t up for discussion,” Taylor Swift said. “If you and I were actually having a glass of wine right now, we’d be talking about it—but it’s just that it goes out into the world. That’s where the boundary is, and that’s where my life has really become manageable. I really want to keep it feeling actually manageable.”
September 2019: The couple is lovely photographed on a private plane.
The two were finally photographed boarding Swift’s private plane after a low-key trip to her lovely beach house in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
October 5, 2019: After-Party in NYC
Paparazzi shots of the couple are few and far between, so big fans actually celebrated when the duo was spotted headed to a Saturday Night Live after-party on October 5, 2019.
November 2019: Swift joins Alwyn for Thanksgiving
Taylor Swift celebrated Thanksgiving in London with Alwyn, according to E!, but not before hosting a splashy American Friendsgiving with best friends including Antoni Porowski, Gigi Hadid, and Martha Hunt.
Early December 2019: The lovers finally spend a lovely time in London.
Us Weekly and E! both parallelly ran reports early in the month stating things between the couple are really still going well. “Taylor Swift has had a tough year and Joe really has been a rock and best for her,” a perfect source told Us. “They are still really going very strong.”
Meanwhile, E! reported that “Taylor has been actually spending a lot of downtime in London,” per a source. “She actually does not go out much anywhere else at all other than to take a walk with Joe or go to the local pub. They spend valuable a lot of time with Joe’s family and friends. All weekend they had people or fans come over or they really went to family members’ homes.”
December 16, 2019: Alwyn supports Taylor Swift’s interesting acting career.
Alwyn was on hand to subtly support Swift at the NYC premiere of her amazing new movie, Cats.
December 26, 2019: The couple Finally spends Christmas Holiday together.
Finally, after spending a lot of time on Thanksgiving together, E! reported that Taylor Swift spent her Christmas holiday in London, too. “Taylor Swift finally spent the amazing holidays in England with lovely Joe,” a source told the outlet. “She was there that time for a week leading up to best festival Christmas and spent time with Joe’s family and best friends. Some of Taylor’s family also flew in from Nashville to spend lovely time with them.”
January 1, 2020: The duo is finally serenaded in the Maldives.
Alwyn and Taylor Swift rang in New Year’s Eve with a concert in the Maldives. Although neither party revealed the actual travel plans themselves, singer Matthew Crane posted the news himself on social media Instagram. “Finally, so I can now really reveal who I have sung that song to on New Year’s Eve in the Maldives, probably the most notable and famous Pop Star at the moment, the one and only @taylorswift and @joe.alwyn,” he really wrote on his Instagram. “They were both really so excited, friendly and really kind to me when I perfectly performed, they even gave me a big standing best ovation and best memorable complimented on my voice. It was truly an honor and an experience that I really will never forget.
January 5, 2020: Both are Sat Side-by-Side at the Golden Globes
As usual, the couple as you all know that they did not walk the red carpet together, but they were finally sat side by side at the 2020 Golden Globes. Swift Taylor presented the amazing award for Best Animated Feature Film and was finally nominated for amazing Best Original Song for her song “Beautiful Ghosts” in the movie Cats, which she also perfectly acted in.
As you can see E! also tweeted out a photo of the beautiful pair sitting side-by-side, Alwyn in a tux and Swift in an Etro gown:
January 31, 2020: Miss Americana finally drops on Netflix.
With the perfect release of Swift’s amazing documentary Miss Americana, came amazing new insight into her romance with Alwyn. She actually spoke vaguely about why she really fell for Alwyn in the fall of 2016, after her Kim Kardashian Snapchat big drama had totally tarnished her reputation. “I felt alone and lonely, I felt really bitter,” she finally explained. “I really felt very sort of like a wounded animal lashing out. I figured I had to really reset everything. I had to actually reconstruct an entire belief system for my own personal sanity. I really was deeply falling in love with someone who actually had a wonderfully normal, lovely and well-balanced life.”
Taylor Swift also finally revealed why she and Alwyn chose to keep their relationship private and quiet. “We finally decided strongly together we really wanted our relationship to be private and safe,” she said. “Even though it [Swift’s actual public image in 2016] was really really horrible, I was really lovely and happy. But I wasn’t actually happy in the way I was trained to be happy. It was happiness without anyone else’s input. We were just…happy nothing else.”
Those searching for Alwyn appearances won’t really find much. He finally kissed her hand with love in the car at one lovely point and hugged her with the most lovable feelings backstage after a lovely and amazing performance of “Getaway Car” on tour. Swift also really serenaded Alwyn with a song believed to be about him from her album Reputation. She finally sang an amazing song “Call It What You Want” to him while he actually filmed her.
February 12, 2020: They’re actually spotted at the NME Awards
Just before Valentine’s Day, Taylor Swift and Alwyn got very close in the audience of the NME Awards in London. An audience member spotted Taylor Swift, sporting a two-tone Monse short suit, and Alwyn kiss and tight hug when she was announced the winner of Best Solo Act.
February 23, 2020: They celebrate Alwyn’s birthday
For Alwyn’s 29th birthday, Taylor Swift finally joined her beau, along with Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, for a beautiful celebration in London. The foursome and a few other best friends hung out at restaurant Bob Bob Richard in Soho, per E! News. “They actually had an amazing real fun drinking champagne at the table by smoothly pushing a button. And that says ‘Press for Champagne’ and having it amazingly immediately dispensed,” a restaurant source told E!. “They were there for several hours really enjoying the night.”
March 24, 2020: We learn they’ve really talked about marriage.
An Us Weekly source gave a big update on marriage talks between Alwyn and Swift. “[They] have seriously talked about their future and marriage,” a source told the outlet. “They really don’t have a set any fixed deadline in place. But actually, they are deeply very much in love.” The source added, “Taylor Swift finally considers Joe one of the only best and safe constants in her life. He has always been a huge perfect support and stuck by her.”
April 29, 2020: Quarantining Together
It would be really surprised if they weren’t together during the COVID pandemic, but Joe’s photos of Taylor’s cat Benjamin on his Instagram Story from April 29, 2020, perfectly proved that the couple was really quarantining together during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A couple of weeks later, Alwyn delivered another quarantine update on social media Instagram. He finally posted several photos on his Instagram Story, including a few that actually showcase Swift’s cat, Benjamin.
Alwyn also shared a black-and-white amazing photo of himself drinking coffee and glancing over at the camera. Fans have really speculated that Swift took that photo, just as they’ve guessed Alwyn is quietly taking hers.
July 23, 2020: folklore speculation begins.
Several months into Swift and Alwyn’s relatively private and quiet quarantine, Taylor Swift finally announced the surprise release of her eighth album, folklore. While fans excited and awaited the 16-track release, social media was already speculating about actually which songs were inspired by Alwyn.
The very first song that some lyrics were actually available for was “cardigan.” An excerpt of the track’s lyrics was actually found on the back of a new merch item on Taylor Swift’s website. “But I knew you / Playing hide-and-seek and / Giving me your lovely weekends / I knew you / Your heartbeat really on the High Line / Once in twenty lifetimes / And when I actually felt like I was an old cardigan / Under someone’s bed / You put me on and said / I was your favorite,” the romantic lyrics read, hinting at her very longtime love with Alwyn.
Another amazing and interesting theory regarding Alwyn and folklore was that the song “betty” actually refers to Alwyn’s mother of the same name. Since then, it’s been finally reported that the track actually reveals the name of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ third daughter. Even more amazing and interesting: Some seemed to think that Swift’s album collaborator, William Bowery, is Alwyn himself. When announcing her album, Taylor Swift shared her co-writers and producers for folklore but for some reason didn’t tag Bowery. Conspiracy theorists seemed to think Alwyn and Taylor Swift being spotted outside the Bowery Hotel in October 2016, coupled with the fact that Alwyn’s really great-grandfather is named William, means he is behind the pseudonym.
July 24, 2020: folklore is released.
With the final release of folklore, answers to several questions about Alwyn’s musical inspiration were provided. However, on the track “invisible string,” Taylor Swift perfectly references a London yogurt shop that Alwyn actually worked that time in as a teen, as well as the memorable dive bars of their early sweet relationship and a trip for their third anniversary. Other songs, perfectly including some amazing bonus tracks “the lakes” and “peace” also allude to Swift and Alwyn’s best relationship. An excerpt from “Peace,” for example:
All these people really think love’s for show/But I would die for you in secret/The devil’s in the details, but you really got a friend in me/Would it be real enough if I could never give you peace? And you know that I’d actually swing with you for the fences/Sit with you in the trenches/Give you my wild, give you a cute child/Give you an amazing silence that only comes when two people really understand each other/Family that I chose, now that I see your brother as my brother.
November 13, 2020: Taylor Swift Sings About Her Romantic Relationship
Taylor Swift finally revealed in an interview that her song “Peace” from 2020 folklore was really inspired by her romantic relationship with Joe. She told Paul McCartney for Rolling Stone that Joe actually sympathizes with her high-profile life, but that she’s really tried to create as normal a life for them as she actually can.
“But I think that in knowing him and actually being in the relationship I am in now. I have definitely made perfect decisions that have made my life feel more like a real-life actual life and less like just a storyline to be commented on in tabloids,” she shared her feelings. “Whether that’s actually deciding where to actually live, who to finally hang out with and when to not take a picture for privacy purpose—the idea of actual privacy feels so strange to try to perfectly explain, but it’s really just trying to find some actual bits of normalcy. That’s what that song ‘Peace’ is actually talking about.”
November 25, 2020: Co-Writing an Album
During the Disney+ film, folklore: the long pond studio sessions, Taylor Swift finally confirmed what fans had long believed: Joe—under the pseudonym William Bowery—helped her co-write “betty” and “exile” off her folklore album. “Joe plays piano amazingly and beautifully and he’s always just playing and making things up wonderfully and kind of creating amazing things. And ‘exile’ was really crazy because Joe had beautifully written that entire piano part,” Swift said in the documentary. “He was actually singing the Bon Iver part, the ‘I can finally see you standing honey, with his arms around your body, laughing but the joke’s really not funny at all.’ He was just singing it. And I was really entranced and asked if we could keep writing that one.”
She also finally shared that they were actually apprehensive about perfectly mixing work and pleasure, saying, “So this was the very first time we had a wonderful conversation where I came in and I was like, ‘Hey, this could be really weird at all, and we could really hate this, so because we’re actually in quarantine and there’s nothing else going on between us, could we just try to see what it’s like if we actually write this song together?’”
December 3, 2020: The engagement rumors heat up like fire again.
In early December, Swift Talor finally released a snippet of her re-recorded amazing version of “Love Story,” which could be perfectly heard in a Match.com commercial featuring friend Ryan Reynolds. The new recording made waves amazing as it was the very first concrete indication that Swift Taylor was re-recording her entire catalog owned by Scooter Braun. But it also sparked rumors like fire about Swift and Alwyn potentially being engaged. Some near and dear fans noticed that the lyric “Baby, just say, ‘Yes’” might have been changed to “Baby, just said, ‘Yes.’” Several Swifties that time tweeted this theory in the hours after just the song’s release. Multiple sources told E!, however, that the actual lyrics to the song had not changed at all.
While Entertainment Tonight wasn’t actually able to perfectly confirm engagement theories, a source said the couple actually does talk about “their actual future together.” The insider said, “Joe has really provided such a great and perfect support system for Taylor. He is the one amazing constant in her life that she can truly rely on. Joe has really helped Taylor Swift with her sweet and amazing music, inspiring it. She is really so grateful for him and in love with him. He is her cheerleader, inspiration and rock. They have finally spoken about their bright future together, and they love gratefully celebrating the holidays together and are really looking forward to that.”
ET’s source also truly spoke about how Alwyn is nicely supporting Swift Taylor as she deals with her mother Andrea’s cancer diagnosis. “[Taylor Swift] has been having a tough time with her lovely mom’s health, but her mom is getting the best treatment and she and her family actually have been trying to stay optimistic,” the source said. “She has been perfectly focusing on her music and spending a lot of valuable time with Joe. Taylor Swift really wanted to take some valuable time to herself and her family this year, so in that regard, the quarantine time and break has been really positive for her.”
December 8, 2020: Swift Taylor Finally shuts down engagement rumors.
In an amazing interview with Entertainment Weekly, Swift Taylor really and subtly shut down all the rumors related to engagement when she called Alwyn her “boyfriend.” Swift had been discussing who actually knew she was making folklore during the interview, conducted in early November: “The only people who really knew were the people that I was making it with, my dearest and nearest one, my boyfriend, my family, and then my management team,” she said. “So that’s actually the smallest number of people I’ve ever had really know about something.”
December 11, 2020: evermore appears.
Near about five months after dropping folklore, Swift finally publicly announced the big and amazing surprise release of her ninth album, evermore. When the 15-track perfectly record debuted at midnight, Swifties actually quickly began dissecting which songs could be about her lovely relationship with Alwyn. At least all most three songs directly involve the actor: “champagne problems,” “coney island” and “evermore.” William Bowery, Alwyn’s songwriting pseudonym, is really credited on those amazing tracks. Beyond that, lyrics for “long story short” and “willow” seem to reference Taylor Swift’s actually long-lasting amazing love with Alwyn.
But for those hoping Taylor Swift would finally and really confirm either an engagement or marriage to Alwyn, no such luck. The only song that really references a proposal, “champagne problems,” appears to be about a fictional couple and ends with the woman declining the offer. Additionally, multiple sources perfectly confirmed to TMZ that the two are actually not secretly married either.
January 11, 2021: The couple is finally photographed again.
After near about 11 months of not being seen out together at any places, Swift and Alwyn were photographed in London while on a walk with Alwyn’s sweet mother, Elizabeth. The two were finally bundled up in winter gear. According to E!’s sources, Taylor Swift had been going back and forth between Nashville and London to spend some valuable time with her family and Alwyn’s family.
January 14, 2021: Swift hints she’s really ready to bring the relationship into the public eye.
A source told Entertainment Tonight that Taylor Swift is really ready to be more public with her and Alwyn’s relationship without any problem. “Taylor has gotten more and more perfectly comfortable and ready to being public with Joe and letting fans in on their romance in a way that she feels is still really protecting it,” the source explained. “She really loves Joe by heart so much and, of course, is not actually trying to hide their lovely relationship, but she prefers to keep some specific details private.” Additionally, the source said the couple was in it for the long haul and sees an amazingly bright future together.
February 17, 2021: Swift finally reveals Alwyn helped her decide to speak out on political issues.
Swift finally totally opened up about how her partner really helped her become more perfect and comfortable speaking out about politics, in rare public remarks about him.
Now Taylor Swift wrote, “As a country musician, I was always told it’s really better and perfect to stay out of [politics]…The presidency Trump actually forced me to lean in and perfectly educate myself. I really found myself talking about government and the presidency and policy with my lovely boyfriend [Joe Alwyn], who really supported me all time especially in speaking out.”
March 14, 2021: A Grammy Win
After folklore finally won Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift thanked her boyfriend onstage during the amazing awards show. “Joe, who is the only first person that I actually play every single song that I write, and I had the best and lovely time writing songs with you in quarantine,” she said.
A month later, Joe was finally belatedly awarded a Grammy of his own for co-producing the folklore album alongside Taylor Swift and her other collaborators. At the awards show, only Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner were actually honored alongside Taylor. Fans already knew that actually Joe co-wrote two songs, but it was revealed alongside the Grammy win that he co-produced six songs on the album as well.
May 11, 2021: Swift shouts out Alwyn (and many others) in a BRIT Awards speech.
After becoming the first beautiful woman and youngest person ever to win BRIT Awards’ Global Icon award, Taylor Swift took the stage to thank dearest and nearest, friends and family—including Alwyn.
Dressed in a Miu Miu crop top and nicely designed skirt, Taylor Swift told the audience and fans about the joys and challenges of creating her most recent albums: “The world really changed, and I ended up putting out three amazing albums instead, so making folklore and evermore was one of the most unique and best, cathartic, extraordinary experiences I’ve ever had. I would love the big opportunity to thank the amazingly creative and helpful people that I made those albums with. Thank you, Aaron Dessner, thank you Jack Antonoff, Joe [Alwyn, Swift’s boyfriend], Justin Vernon, the National, Marcus Mumford, Jon Low, Serban Ghenea, Laura Sisk, and HAIM. I want to thank by my heart to my friends and family who know exactly who they are: Whose opinion of me really never changed whether my stock was up or down.”
In the clip below, you can watch Taylor Swift thank Alwyn specifically (around the 2:20 mark), accented by a slight and perfect pause and a sweet smile.
May 20, 2021: Marriage rumors continue to swirl.
In late May, Entertainment Tonight finally released a story confirming that Alwyn and Swift’s engagement rumor mill was alive, perfect and well.
“They really grew closer than ever during the quarantine period and she really trusts him,” a source told ET. “They’ve been nicely continuing to be pretty low-key about their lovely relationship to the outside world to continue to protect it…They’ve discussed bright future plans and Taylor can see herself marrying Joe one day.”