Taylor Swift has a history of speaking out about her romantic life, both in her music and through the paparazzi. But we all know that the old Taylor Swift is dead, and can’t come to the phone right now. Appropriate, the new Taylor Swift is keeping her relationship with her cute new boyfriend very private. But don’t worry, according to People, things are going very well with said cute new boyfriend.
A source close to Swift reportedly told the magazine that the singer and Joe Alwyn are “very happy together” and have been spending plenty of time together, far away from prying eyes. “Her decision to keep her relationship with Joe quiet is making her happy,” the source said. “They have been getting to know each other slowly without any pressure.” Alwyn and Swift have spent the last few months flying back and forth between the U.S. and Joe’s native U.K., where he was filming his next movie, The Favourite. According to the source, Alwyn “is very happy about spending time at home with Taylor,” and “they seem to be on the same page. Joe is getting to know Taylor’s parents and everyone likes him. He is very supportive of her work.”
Swift, 27, was first linked to the 26-year-old actor, who had his breakout role in last year’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, in May. At the time, an anonymous source told British tabloid The Sun that Swift had been “spending days at a time in London disguising herself wearing a wig in a bid to keep the romance under wraps.” The source added, “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 following month, a source told E! News that the duo’s relationship was one of the Grammy winner’s most “secretive.” And yet another source told the outlet, “It was her goal to keep it a secret even though it’s all really light still. She barely told any of her friends. She got buried in media being on top of her life during the last relationship, so she tried everything in her power to not have that happen again. She worked very closely with her security team and management to make sure her life going forward was private. All of that madness really affected her.”
Despite the low-key couple’s determination to keep things under wraps, Taylor’s infamous squad seems to be in on the secret. There’s speculation that Swift and Alwyn could have been set up by either Gigi Hadid — who posed next to Alwyn in a September 2016 photoshoot for Vogue — or Emma Stone — who is starring alongside Joe in The Favourite. And just last month, Alwyn and Swift went on a double date with Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds in Rhode Island, and earlier this summer, when asked about Taylor’s new relationship, Selena Gomez said, “Honestly, if my friends are happy, that makes me happy. That’s all I care about. So, I’m super stoked, too. It’s been a good time.”
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