Even though it’s rumored that they have been dating for two years, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have never publicly talked about their relationship — that is, until now. In a new interview with Vogue UK, Alwyn opened up about his very private relationship with the “Delicate” singer, and admitted that he totally gets why everyone is so fascinated with hearing about their mysterious romance.
“I’m aware people want to know about that side of things. I think we have been successfully very private,” the 27-year-old actor said in his interview with Vogue UK for its October issue, according to E! News. “And that has now sunk in for people… but I really prefer to talk about work.”
Alwyn’s romance with the 28-year-old pop star, who has had multiple high-profile relationships in the past, first made headlines last year. A source close to the couple previously told Us Weekly that Alwyn “really showed Swift a different lifestyle and the value of privacy.”
“They vowed to keep their relationship to themselves and they’ve done everything they can to keep it that way,” the source told Us Weekly in July, adding that the “Look What You Made Me Do” star is “the happiest she’s ever been.”
The couple has only stepped out in public together a few times since they reportedly began dating in 2016, but the actor has been spotted at at Swift’s Reputation tour shows a number of times, Hello Giggles reports. Swift appeared to give Alwyn a shout-out at her concert.
“[I] think there was a bit of a bait-and-switch that happened with this album when we put out ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and we’re like, ‘Guys, this album is gonna be one thing.’ And then the album came out,” Swift told fans at her Taylor Swift NOW concert in Chicago on August 29. “It’s legitimately an album about finding love throughout all the noise.”
The actor appeared to return the favor, sending Swift a low-key nod on his now-public Instagram in May when both took photos in front of the same cactus.
We totally understand why Alwyn and Swift want to keep their relationship under wraps and out of the public eye as much as possible. Dating is hard enough, so we can only imagine that it would be even more difficult trying to date one of the most popular people on the planet.
It’s a love story, so baby just…keep it private.