Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Relationship Timeline

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Taylor Swift should have discovered quite a bit from the super-public mess that was her relationship with Tom “Questionable Taste in Tank Tops” Hiddleston, as a result of her ’ship with British actor Joe Alwyn has been absurdly personal. Like, these two by no means even formally walked a crimson carpet collectively within the virtually six years they dated.

That’s the unhealthy information (a minimum of for these of us who’re extremely nosy, aka me). The excellent news is when you’re keen to sleuth across the thirstiest corners of the fandom, there’s truly quite a bit to find about Taylor and Joe’s pre-breakup relationship. On that notice….

May 23, 2023

Joe makes his first post-breakup look at a Celine dinner in Cannes.


May 18, 2023

Seems like Joe is not thrilled about Taylor courting Matty Healy! A supply tells the Daily Mail that”Joe feels slighted and is distraught after seeing her budding relationship with Matt, however is doing his greatest to maintain busy and give attention to himself.”

Apparently, “Joe was conscious that Taylor and Matt have been making music collectively and collaborating” and “she instructed him that that they had turn into pals and he trusted her.” But earlier than you leap to any conclusions, the insider denies “overlap” between Joe and Matty.

May 1, 2023

Fans discover that Taylor has seemingly deleted an Instagram reel on which she chats about her relationship with Joe and says, “Like my relationship for six years, we’ve needed to dodge bizarre rumors, tabloid stuff, and we simply ignore it. This track is form of concerning the act of ignoring that stuff to guard the actual stuff.”

April 20, 2023

Fans discover {that a} bunch of Taylor’s pals have seemingly unfollowed Joe on Instagram!

April 13, 2023

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Taylor vaguely alludes to her and Joe’s breakup whereas resuming her Eras Tour in Tampa, asking the gang, “Is it simply me, or do we’ve got plenty of issues to atone for?” after which including, “It’s been a very very long time since I’ve been on tour. And to say that quite a bit has occurred is an understatement.”

April 10, 2023

A People insider drops extra data about what induced Taylor and Joe’s breakup. The quick reply? “Differences of their personalities.” The lengthy reply?

“They had lots in widespread and fell in love in a secure bubble whereas she was retreating from the world throughout Reputation. Then the pandemic hit, they usually have been locked down collectively and in a position to proceed rising their relationship on this insulated manner. But he didn’t actually ‘know’ her but outdoors of that bubble.”

Oh, and “Joe has struggled with Taylor’s degree of fame and the eye from the general public,” says the supply. “The variations of their personalities have additionally turn into more durable to disregard after years collectively. They’ve grown aside.”

Meanwhile, Swifties mud off footage of Tay holding again tears whereas performing “Champagne Problems” again in March—across the time she and Joe have been going by way of their breakup:

April 8, 2023

Entertainment Tonight reviews that Taylor and Joe have damaged up after six years collectively, sending shock waves by way of the Swiftie group. According to Entertainment Tonight’s report, Taylor and Joe truly cut up amicably “a couple of weeks in the past.” The outlet describes the breakup as “not dramatic” and is instructed by a supply that “the connection had simply run its course. It’s why [Joe] hasn’t been noticed at any reveals.”

March 17, 2023

Taylor drops an unreleased tracked from Lover known as “All of the Girls You Loved Before,” which followers are absolutely satisfied is about Joe. More particularly, his exes. Listen right here!

January 27, 2023

Ms. Taylor seems to present a delicate nod to Joe in her new music video for “Lavender Haze.”

Eagle-eyed followers are fast to level out {that a} shot of a vinyl cowl for one more certainly one of her songs, “Mastermind,” shows two constellations on the quilt: Sagittarius, aka Tay’s astrological signal, and Pisces, which is Joe’s.

August 28, 2022

Taylor is noticed dashing by way of the snow NYC streets hand in hand with Joe after a VMAs after-party at Fleur Room. Luckily, Twitter person @TheSwiftSociety posts a clip of the duo making a run for it and heading straight right into a ~getaway automobile~ for the world to see. Talk about staying true to the model!!

August 24, 2022

Tay and Joe are photographed grabbing dinner with the singer’s longtime buddy Lena Dunham at personal members membership Casa Cipriani.

July 14, 2022

Taylor and Joe are noticed strolling round London in images completely printed by the Daily Mail, and everybody instantly zooms in on Tay’s hand solely to find that she shouldn’t be sporting a hoop on her finger. Which is noteworthy as a result of The Sun dropped a report claiming they have been engaged, noting that Taylor has been sporting the ring “behind closed doorways.”

“Taylor and Joe are extremely blissful and really, very in love,” the supply claimed. “They’ve truly been engaged for a couple of months however have solely instructed their inner-inner circle—mainly speedy household and trusted, very previous pals. Everyone has been sworn to secrecy too.”

June 22, 2022

Tay and Joe are noticed making out within the Bahamas. No bigs! Nothing to see right here! JK, there’s quite a bit to see, so head beneath:

May 10, 2022

Joe is requested how Taylor feels about his intercourse scenes in Conversations With Friends and has this to say:

“I imply, she’s learn the e-book and she or he loves the e-book, so she is aware of it. And she simply, like, couldn’t be an even bigger fan of the challenge.”


April 30, 2022

Joe talks about successful his first Grammy in an interview with The Guardian and provides some perception into the dynamic between him and Taylor in relation to writing songs. “It wasn’t like, ‘It’s 5 o’clock, it’s time to attempt to write a track collectively.’ It took place from messing round on a piano and singing badly, then being overheard and being like, ‘Let’s see what occurs if we get to the top of it collectively.’”

He provides that their collaboration was simply one thing enjoyable the 2 did throughout quarantine, “like baking sourdough in lockdown,” though successful the Grammy along with his girlfriend was a “ridiculous bonus.” #relatable

April 20, 2022

The actor takes a sec to lastly (!!) deal with all of the engagement rumors in an interview with WSJ journal and, all the time true to his model, he retains issues coy: “If I had a pound for each time I feel I’ve been instructed I’ve been engaged, then I’d have plenty of pound cash. I imply, the reality is, if the reply was sure, I wouldn’t say, and if the reply was no, I wouldn’t say.” So it’s not no….

April 13, 2022

Joe dishes to Elle UK on the rationale he doesn’t focus on his relationship in interviews: “It’s probably not [because I] wish to be guarded and personal—it’s extra a response to one thing else. We stay in a tradition that’s so more and more intrusive.…The extra you give—and albeit, even when you don’t give it—one thing can be taken.”

March 26, 2022

The couple attends CAA’s pre-Oscars get together on the San Vicente Bungalows, and two sources communicate to E! afterward about it. “Taylor was introducing Joe to many individuals round her,” the primary supply says. “She regarded smitten and proud to be there with him.”

The second supply reveals the 2 “have been very couple-y and cute and appeared blissful to be there collectively. Taylor and Joe have been collectively all night time. He was main her round introducing her to folks, and Taylor [was] additionally introducing folks to Joe. When Joe was main Taylor round, he held his arm round her again.” Hmm…I’m suspecting bodily contact could be Joe’s love language?

February 18, 2022

Life & Style reviews the duo is engaged, though neither of their reps touch upon the rumor. Around this time, a supply speaks to Entertainment Tonight and though they don’t outright point out the engagement, they do say Taylor and Joe favor to maintain their relationship personal. (Which, duh!) “They’ve been having fun with their time as a pair. They have spoken about their future collectively and really feel very safe about their relationship.”

The supply provides that the 2 have mastered juggling their careers and relationship, saying, “They’re supportive of one another’s careers and of one another generally. Both of them have been busy with work they usually utterly perceive methods to steadiness hectic schedules and nonetheless find time for one another. It’s a part of why their relationship actually works.” S’cute!

February 9, 2022

While discussing his upcoming Hulu present Conversations With Friends, Joe says: “I feel folks can do what they need and makes them blissful. I’m clearly blissful in a monogamous relationship.”

January 2022

The couple is given a “thanks” credit score for the movie Sharp Stick, which was directed and written by Lena Dunham. Lena explains that Taylor and Joe obtained to critique the movie early on, noting, “They are simply actually nice pals of mine who watched a very early reduce of the movie and gave me notes. They’re each simply actually fascinating, perceptive folks. Taylor’s been certainly one of my shut pals for a very very long time and Joe is an actor who I truly ended up working with on a challenge that I shot just some months after this.” @ Lena, we’re all the time free to critique too. Just saying!

December 19, 2021

Joe posts a collection of images probs from the set of The Stars at Noon with director Claire Denis, and Taylor Likes it inside minutes. Goals, when you ask us.

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October 11, 2021

“Betty,” which the pair cowrote, wins an award for Most Performed Song of the Year on the BMI London Awards. Okay, is there something these two can’t do?!

September 9, 2021

While Joe is away filming Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Conversations With Friends, Taylor pays him a go to in Ireland. It’s there that the singer dines at Shu Restaurant and takes images with the workers. Needless to say, the pics are cute.

“On Thursday night, we had the pleasure of serving Taylor Swift!” the restaurant shares on Instagram. “Taylor was so beautiful and actually is a wonderful individual in and out and she or he kindly agreed to get images with all our workers!”

May 20, 2021

Entertainment Tonight releases a narrative confirming rumors swirling concerning the couple’s engagement are nonetheless alive and nicely.

“They grew nearer than ever in the course of the quarantine and she or he actually trusts him. They’ve been persevering with to be fairly low-key about their relationship to the surface world to proceed to guard it.…They’ve mentioned future plans and Taylor can see herself marrying Joe in the future,” a supply reveals. *cue suspenseful music*

May 11, 2021

After ~casually~ changing into the primary girl and youngest individual ever to win the BRIT Awards’ Global Icon award, Taylor mentions Joe in her acceptance speech and it’s really 🥺. In the clip beneath, you possibly can watch her smile when she says her BF’s title across the 2:20 mark (ur welcome).

March 14, 2021

After Folklore wins Album of the Year on the 2021 Grammy Awards, the singer thanks her boyfriend onstage. “Joe, who’s the primary individual that I play each single track that I write, and I had the perfect time writing songs with you in quarantine,” she says. We’re not crying, you’re!

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February 17, 2021

Taylor opens as much as Vanity Fair across the launch of her documentary Miss Americana and talks about how Joe inspired her to make use of her voice in the course of the 2018 midterm elections.

She says, “As a rustic musician, I used to be all the time instructed it’s higher to remain out of [politics].…The Trump presidency compelled me to lean in and educate myself. I discovered myself speaking about authorities and the presidency and coverage with my boyfriend [Joe Alwyn], who supported me in talking out. I began speaking to my household and pals about politics and studying as a lot as I may about the place I stand. I’m proud to have moved previous concern and self-doubt and to endorse and assist management that strikes us past this divisive, heartbreaking second in time.”

January 12, 2021

In case you continue to have issues about the entire “by no means being pictured collectively” factor, ~sources~ are right here to make it clear Taylor and Joe are in it for the lengthy haul.

“Taylor has gotten increasingly comfy being public with Joe and letting followers in on their romance in a manner that she feels remains to be defending it,” a supply tells Entertainment Tonight. “She loves Joe a lot and, in fact, shouldn’t be attempting to cover their relationship, however she prefers to maintain particular particulars personal.”

Fans def knew that final half, however the remaining is sweet intel!



January 11, 2021

Taylor and Joe are seen in London whereas on a stroll with Joe’s mom, Elizabeth. The two look v cute and comfortable in winter gear, and in accordance with sources who spoke with E!, the singer has been touring backwards and forwards between Nashville and London to spend time together with her and her boyfriend’s household. 🥺

December 16, 2020

Taylor seemingly can’t cease speaking about Joe and their collaborations! Taylor cowrote a track with Joe on her second shock album of 2020, Evermore, and in an Apple Music interview she mentioned, “Joe and I actually love unhappy songs…we’ve all the time bonded over music…we write the saddest [songs]. We simply actually love unhappy songs. What can I say?”

Speaking about their track “Champagne Problems” from Evermore, Taylor says:

“He began that one and got here up with the melodic construction of it…and I say it was a shock that we began writing collectively, however in a manner, it wasn’t as a result of we’ve got all the time bonded over music and had the identical musical tastes. And he’s all the time the one who’s exhibiting me songs by artists after which they turn into my favourite songs or no matter. But yeah, ‘Champagne Problems,’ that was certainly one of my favourite bridges to write down. I actually love a bridge the place you inform the complete story within the bridge, such as you actually shift gears in that bridge. I’m so excited to in the future be in entrance of a crowd after they all sing, ‘She would have made such a beautiful bride. What a disgrace she’s f*cked within the head.’…Because I do know it’s so unhappy. I do know it’s so unhappy, however it’s these songs, like ‘All Too Well’—performing the track ‘All Too Well’ is without doubt one of the most joyful experiences I ever undergo once I carry out stay. So when there’s a track like ‘Champagne Problems’ the place it’s so unhappy, that, however I really like a tragic track, ?”

“He’s all the time simply taking part in devices and he doesn’t do it in a strategic ‘I’m writing a track proper now’ factor,” Taylor provides. “He’s all the time achieved that. But do I feel we’d have taken the step of, ‘Hey, let’s see if there’s a track in right here. Let’s write a track collectively’? If we hadn’t been in lockdown, I don’t suppose that might have occurred, however I’m so glad that it did.”

A People supply additionally had perception into their relationship lately, and it appears like issues between Taylor and Joe have been nothing however clean crusing. “He is her rock,” says the supply. “Their relationship is mature and great.” Love to listen to it!

December 15, 2020

Remember that William Bowery principle during which followers speculated Joe was utilizing a pseudonym for writing songs on Folklore? Welp, seems it was one hundred pc true. “There’s been plenty of dialogue about William Bowery and his identification. He’s not an actual individual.…William Bowery is Joe, as we all know. And Joe, Joe performs piano superbly, and he’s all the time simply taking part in and making issues up and form of creating issues,” Taylor mentioned on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

November 13, 2020

Looks like Folklore followers have been fearful for nothing as a result of Taylor’s absolutely out right here speaking about her track “Peace” with Paul McCartney in Rolling Stone and the way it applies to her ’ship with Joe.

She mentioned:

“‘Peace’ is definitely extra rooted in my private life. I do know you might have achieved a very glorious job of this in your private life: carving out a human life inside a public life and the way scary that may be once you do fall in love and also you meet somebody, particularly when you’ve met somebody who has a really grounded, regular way of life. I, oftentimes, in my anxieties, can management how I’m as an individual and the way regular I act and rationalize issues, however I can’t management if there are 20 photographers outdoors within the bushes and what they do and in the event that they observe our automobile and in the event that they interrupt our lives. I can’t management if there’s going to be a faux bizarre headline about us within the information tomorrow.”

Paul then requested Taylor if Joe can “sympathize with that and perceive” her life, to which she replied, “Oh, completely.” Taylor elaborated: “I feel that in understanding him and being within the relationship I’m in now, I’ve positively made choices which have made my life really feel extra like an actual life and fewer like only a storyline to be commented on in tabloids.”

July 24, 2020

Well. Can we discuss that new Folklore album? And the way it actually appears like Taylor and Joe have damaged up?! If you haven’t had an hour to dedicate to listening to Taylor’s newest challenge, lyrics like, “Waking up alone. But we have been one thing, don’t you suppose so?” have followers absolutely freaking out.

But earlier than you get too carried away, do not forget that in her album announcement, Taylor mentioned, “In isolation my creativeness has run wild and this album is the end result, a group of songs and tales that flowed like a stream of consciousness. Picking up a pen was my manner of escaping into fantasy, historical past, and reminiscence.”

So this album isn’t essentially based mostly on her private experiences, okay? Okay.

July 23, 2020

Taylor made a shock announcement that she’ll drop a brand-new album tonight, and followers are satisfied that Joe wrote two songs on Folklore. You see, in her Instagram announcement, Taylor tagged all however certainly one of her collaborators.

After looking for out who “William Bowery” is to no avail, Swifties are questioning if it’s a pseudonym for Joe. After all, she did make the album whereas in quarantine, and she or he was quarantining with him. Also, Taylor and Joe met on the Bowery Hotel, so….

April 30, 2020

Joe posts an image of Taylor’s cat and mainly confirms they’ve been quarantining collectively.

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March 24, 2020

According to Us Weekly, the couple is reportedly speaking about marriage, however they don’t have a date set. Their supply added, “Taylor considers Joe one of many solely secure constants in her life. He has all the time been an enormous assist and caught by her.”

February 12, 2020

Joe and Taylor kiss on the NME Awards. Their PDA second was caught on digicam by a fan in attendance and could be considered proper this fashion.

January 31, 2020

Taylor releases her Miss Americana Netflix documentary and briefly talks about Joe. She mentioned, “I additionally was falling in love with somebody who had a very splendidly regular, balanced, grounded life and we determined collectively that we needed our relationship to be personal.”

January 5, 2020

Taylor and Joe stroll the crimson carpet (individually) on the 2020 Golden Globes. During an after-party, the 2 reportedly “appeared smitten.”

October 5, 2019

Taylor and Joe are photographed holding palms on the best way to a Saturday Night Live after-party following her efficiency on the present. Clearly, they’re getting extra comfy with PDA as a result of they positively aren’t attempting to cover their vibes in entrance of this sea of photogs!

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According to Us Weekly sources, the couple hit up a restaurant with Gigi Hadid that very same night time and could not maintain their palms off one another. “They have been positively very cozy with one another. Taylor was on Joe’s arm the entire night time and [they] have been positively holding palms a bunch,” a supply says, including, “They have been surprisingly heat and intimate towards each other the entire night.”

August 24, 2019

Taylor makes it clear throughout an interview with The Guardian that she’s by no means, e-v-e-r going to speak about Joe. “I’ve discovered that if I do [talk about it], folks suppose it’s up for dialogue, and our relationship isn’t up for dialogue,” she says. “If you and I have 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 into manageable. I actually wish to maintain it feeling manageable.”

August 22, 2019

Taylor Swift’s album Lover leaks and followers swarm Twitter with theories that she and Joe are secretly engaged/married. Mostly because of lyrics within the title monitor that go, “I take this magnetic drive of a person to be my lover / My coronary heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue.”

If you’re presently like, “WTF does this even imply?” apparently, the phrases “borrowed” and “blue” made everybody spiral due to the entire “one thing borrowed, one thing blue” wedding ceremony custom. A attain, I do know, however inform that to the web:

August 14, 2019

Taylor drops the lyric video for “Lover” and followers handle to persuade themselves the whole track is about Joe. Even the half about leaving “Christmas lights up until January.” It’s quite a bit!

To be truthful, the lyric “I’ve liked you three summers now, honey” IS fairly telling. Remember how Joe and Taylor met in 2016? Yeah.

May 24, 2019

Taylor and Joe are noticed holding palms in Paris in a unicorn-levels-of-rare PDA second:

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March 21, 2019

A supply tells People that Joe has “zero curiosity in being a celeb” and that his and Taylor’s “personalities are very appropriate, they usually’re respectful of one another’s careers.”

That explains quite a bit, to be trustworthy.

February 24, 2019

Remember the Academy Awards? When Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga eye-f*cked their manner by way of “Shallow,” inflicting the whole web to soften down? Yeah, nicely, Joe hit the crimson carpet with out Taylor—buuut they have been noticed PDA’ing huge time on the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.

February 10, 2019

Taylor and Joe hit up a BAFTAs get together in London, the place they’re photographed all up on one another.

And, like, fantastic, the pics above technically don’t present both of their faces. But that is completely Taylor and when you want proof, JUST LOOK AT HER DRESS:

November 22, 2018

Taylor goes vaguely Instagram official with Joe…by which I imply she shouts out his film The Favourite. Obviously, this IG was posted earlier than Taylor modified up her grid aesthetic or it might have been filtered pink and inexplicably lined in sparkles.

October 18, 2018

Joe awkwardly/lastly talks about Taylor in an interview when a reporter asks what he thinks of her political efforts. His response, whereas actually backing away? “I feel it’s nice, I feel it’s essential.” Wow, he’s a person of so many phrases!

September 28, 2018

Taylor sneaks into the premiere of Joe’s new film The Favourite—though she skips the crimson carpet and makes use of the again door to exit. For these of you who’re all “pics or it didn’t occur,” right here ya go:

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September 20, 2018

Joe is interviewed by British Vogue and absolutely SHUTS THEM DOWN when requested about courting Taylor, saying, “I’m conscious folks wish to find out about that facet of issues. I feel we’ve got been efficiently very personal and that has now sunk in for folks…however I actually favor to speak about work.”

Work, like sporting this essential billowing shirt!

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July 4, 2018

Taylor and Joe spend Fourth of July in Turks and Caicos and are absolutely noticed frolicking within the water like two lovable sexy mermaids. Pics right here:

May 7 and eight, 2018

Taylor and Joe publish Instagrams of the very same random cactus. Truly, they couldn’t be much less good at hiding their relationship:

March 30, 2018

Taylor makes a public declaration of affection in her “Delicate” Spotify video, sporting a necklace with Joe’s preliminary.

She additionally refers to him within the official video when his title seems on a deli signal behind her whereas she’s dancing within the streets:

December 10, 2017

Taylor and Joe are noticed swaying and kissing on the Jingle Ball and it’s all an excessive amount of!

Also, Joe is seen filming her efficiency like a real Instagram husband, bless him:

October 26, 2017

Taylor drops the video for “…Ready for It,” and it’s filled with Joe references. First up, his delivery yr is written on a wall subsequent to her delivery yr:

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Meanwhile, these characters spell out “Joseph”:

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And on this scene, she punches in “2-1” right into a cellphone. Kinda no matter, ’cept Joe’s birthday is February 21….

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June 5, 2017

Taylor and Joe are in Nashville noticed for what seems to be the primary time, having a espresso date on a balcony and searching “merely smitten.” Head this fashion for the pics.

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Joe and Taylor’s relationship *lastly* breaks in British tabloid The Sun, which reviews that Taylor has been staying in London in disguise (wow, unbelievable) and that she and Joe “are the actual deal, it is a very critical relationship. But after what occurred with Tom Hiddleston, they have been decided to maintain it quiet.”

Fair, contemplating what occurred with Tom Hiddleston was THIS:

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The First Monday in May 2016

Taylor and Joe meet on the Met Gala! But nobody has any thought as a result of their relationship isn’t confirmed for a complete freakin’ yr. However, Taylor’s track “Dress” appears to indicate that they had a second based mostly on these lyrics: “Flashback to once you met me / Your buzz reduce / And my hair bleached.” Apparently, Joe had a buzz reduce on the occasion, and Taylor’s hair regarded like this:

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To be truthful, most nice love tales start on the Met Gala—simply ask the ghost of Shakespeare, he is aware of.

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Mehera Bonner is a celeb and leisure information author who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm, She was beforehand leisure editor at Marie Claire and has lined popular culture for over a decade. 

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