Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Engaged?
It’s a love story! Or, so it seems. After navigating a whole career with her love affairs thrust into the public sphere, pop star Taylor Swift looks about to enter a whole new chapter of her love life, with multiple outlets reporting that Swift and boyfriend of five years, actor Joe Alwyn, are engaged.
While engagement rumours have previously circulated around the couple before, Life and Style reported that the news of engagement had been confirmed by multiple sources on February 17, stating that the pair became engaged on their recent getaway to Cornwall, England.
Multiple sources also confirmed their engagement to In Touch. Given the scrutiny and speculation around Swift’s previous relationships, Swift and Alwyn have (understandably) been relatively private about their relationship. Neither Swift nor Alwyn have yet commented on the rumours.
Swift and Alwyn have been dating since 2016, but fans speculate that they met at the 2016 Met Gala due to the lyrics of ‘Dress’, a song from 2017’s Reputation: “Flashback to when you met me, your buzzed cut and my hair bleached.”
As in the lyric, Swift wore her hair bleached on the evening, while Alwyn—soon to be starring in an adaptation of Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney’s first novel— had his hair in a buzz cut.
The couple have been private about each other in public, though there have been rare, sweet moments of public acknowledgement.
In an interview with British Vogue, Alwyn admitted that he’s acutely cognisant of the interest surrounding his love life.
“I’m aware people want to know about that side of things,” he told the publication. “I think we have been successfully very private, and that has now sunk in for people… But I really prefer to talk about work.”
Swift called out Alwyn in an acceptance speech when Folklore won Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards, saying he was “the first person I play every single song that I write.”
“I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine,” she said.
Here’s hoping the rumours are true.