Singer Taylor Swift and British actor Joe Alwyn have reportedly broken up after being together for six years.
The news broke out on Sunday when Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple broke up a few weeks ago. The split was “amicable and it was not dramatic”, a source told the publication. “The relationship had just run its course. It’s why [Alwyn] hasn’t been spotted at any shows.”
The ‘Anti-Hero’ singer is currently on her The Eras world tour. Her next concert is in Tampa, Florida next week.
The couple began dating in late 2016 and in October last year, they were reported to be “doing great” and their relationship was “super strong”, a source told ET.
The 12-time Grammy winner revealed on Instagram that the song ‘Lavender Haze’ from her 2022 album Midnights is about Alwyn, stating when you’re in a lavender haze of love, “you’ll do anything to stay there and not let people bring you down off of that cloud.”
“Like my relationship for six years, we’ve had to dodge weird rumors, tabloid stuff and we just ignore it. This song is sort of about the act of ignoring that stuff to protect the real stuff,” she added.
The British actor also had a writing credit for the song ‘Sweet Nothing’ on the same album. Alwyn was also credited on a number of songs from Swift’s 2020 albums folklore and evermore under the pseudonym “William Bowery.”
In the 2020 Disney+ documentary folklore: the long pond studio sessions, Swift confirmed the true identity of the co-writer and said Alwyn “plays piano beautifully and he’s always just playing and making things up and kind of creating things.”
The album won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 2021, giving Alwyn his first Grammy win.
“I’m aware people want to know about that side of things,” Alwyn said in an interview with British Vogue in September 2018. “I think we have been successfully very private, and that has now sunk in for people.”
He told WSJ Magazine in 2022, “If I had a pound for every time I think I’ve been told I’ve been engaged, then I’d have a lot of pound coins,” before adding, “I mean, the truth is, if the answer was yes, I wouldn’t say, and if the answer was no, I wouldn’t say.”