A Timeline Of The Relationship Between Joe Alwyn And Taylor Swift
It’s a story about love…
When Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn first met in 2016, they were one of Hollywood’s most secretive couples. They’ve managed to keep their romance out of the public eye, despite her international stardom and his performances in numerous high-profile films.
It has been over five years since the couple first met at the 2016 Met Gala, and even though they continue to deny engagement rumors, these two are clearly in love.
You can see how Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift’s relationship has progressed through time, starting with their first meeting and ending with their recent work together on her albums.
At the 2016 Met Gala, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn were said to have met, and they began dating in October 2016.
They’ve both talked a lot about why they keep their relationship so private and low-key.
Many of the tracks on Taylor’s new albums folklore and evermore are the result of collaborations with Joe.
Joe and Taylor have been together for nearly five years, but they haven’t been married yet.
May 2, 2016: First Meeting Rumored To Have Taken Place
Taylor and Joe are said to have met at the Met Gala in 2016. The song “Dress” from Taylor Swift’s 2017 album Reputation features lyrics that suggest the couple met at the yearly fete, even though neither Taylor nor Calvin Harris have acknowledged this.
The singer’s Met Gala style was referenced in the song’s lyrics, with lines like “Flashback to when you met me, your buzzed cut and my hair bleached.”
Joe’s movie premiered on November 12, 2016, and Taylor was there to support him in his endeavor.
In 2016, Taylor was observed at a showing of Joe’s film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk with a bunch of her girlfriends.
It was first thought that Taylor attended because she was a fan of Kristen Stewart, who was also a cast member. The likelihood is that this was a first date for Taylor and Joe!
Dates in the Dark in London, January 3rd, 2017
Journal entries from Swift’s time in London were not made public until early 2019 as a bonus insert in her Lover album, but a diary entry from January 3, 2017, showed the two had been dating for three months at the time.
“London is where I spend most of my time attempting to shield us from the bad world out there that wants nothing more than to wreck everything.”
She put pen to paper, “No one has discovered out we’ve been together for three months now. Because I don’t want anything to change, I’d prefer it if it remained that way.”
May 16, 2017: The Tabloids’ Relationship
When Taylor and Joe initially met a year ago, the tabloids finally took notice. They had been dating for a few months, according to The Sun, but had kept their relationship a secret.
When the two went on dates in London, Joe’s homeland, Taylor was said to have worn “disguises,” according to reports.
It was “early on” that Taylor and Joe chose to keep their private lives quiet, a source told The Sun, “after her 1989 tour and all the attention Taylor received.”
Joe and Taylor Confirmed Their Relationship On October 20, 2017
A listening session in October 2017 revealed that “Gorgeous” from Taylor’s Reputation album was about Joe, despite the couple’s efforts to keep their relationship a secret.”
“It’s a compliment that I was intoxicated and made fun of the way you talk, so take it as such. Taylor makes a reference to Joe’s accent in the song.”
Taylor made a big announcement about their relationship at this event: they’d been dating for a year.
“Basically Taylor made us all promise that if anyone made any accusations of who this song is about, we tell them it is 100% about her angel lover of one year.”
A Tumblr user who was at the listening event wrote. “It’s not a secret. “She wished for us to inform others on her behalf.”
According to Ed Sheeran, one of Taylor’s close friends and colleagues, “she and Joe are very much in love, they have such a low-key relationship which she enjoys. Nobody knows about it right now, and it’s normal.”
Dancing in the Crowd: December 11, 2017
Sheeran’s set at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball in London, where Taylor joined her boyfriend in the audience, was one of the best moments of the night.
May 8th, 2018: Confirmed On Instagram
Taylor and Joe had never shared any pictures of themselves or one other on social media up to this moment.
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On the other hand, on May 8, 2018, they both shared images from a trip through the desert that they had taken together.
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Joe later clarified that they weren’t trying to prank fans; the matching photographs were merely a coincidence.
According to Entertainment Tonight, he added, “I didn’t even think about that until I was in New York and someone else said it.” “It was completely unintentional!”
Date Night for Two on the 28th of September, 2018: The Big Screen Premiere
On September 28, 2018, the couple finally showed their support for one other’s profession by attending the premiere of Joe’s movie The Favorite in New York.
Towards the end of the month, Joe emphasized that their decision to keep their relationship quiet was purposeful.
He told British Vogue, “I’m aware people want to know about that side of things.” “I think we’ve done a good job of being very private, and that’s now sunk in for folks.” Nevertheless, I’d rather chat about my job.
Taylor Remains Private on August 24th, 2019
Before releasing Lover, which many anticipate will include songs about Taylor’s romance with Joe, the singer told The Guardian that fans should not expect her to be as open about her relationship with Joe as she was with previous boyfriends.
People will believe it’s up for negotiation, and that’s not the way our relationship should be,” Swift explained.
You and I would be talking about it if we were sharing a glass of wine right now, but the fact is that it goes out into the world.
There is a line at which my life becomes manageable, and it’s at that point. As long as it feels doable, I’m all for it.”
This Event Will Be Held In NYC On October 5, 2019
A Saturday Night Live after-party on October 5, 2019, marked the first time the couple had been photographed by paparazzi.
During the Golden Globes on January 5, 2020, they will appear together.
Even though they didn’t walk the red carpet together as they usually do, the couple was seated next to each other during the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.
For her song “1989,” Taylor Swift was nominated for Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature Film “”Beautiful Ghosts” from Cats, which she also starred in.
Taylor Opens Up About Joe On January 31, 2020
As part of the Netflix documentary “Miss Americana,” Taylor talked about her relationship with Joe, including a beautiful hug on the backstage of her Reputation tour.
We agreed together that we wanted our relationship to be private since we were falling in love with someone who had a normal, balanced, grounded existence.” “In the movie, Taylor says.
Quarantining Together On April 29th, 2020
Joe’s Instagram Story photographs of Taylor’s cat Benjamin from April 29, 2020, reveal that the couple was quarantining together during the pandemic.
A New Taylor Swift Song released On November 13, 2020
Joe inspired Taylor to write the song “Peace” from 2020 folklore, she said in an interview. They have tried to make their lives as normal as possible for her, she told Paul McCartney in an interview for Rolling Stone, but Joe sympathizes with her public life.
“Nevertheless, I believe that my life has become more real and less like a tabloid story because of my relationship with him and the decisions I have taken.”
She was quite forthcoming with her feelings. “If you’re trying to describe the concept of privacy to someone, it may seem bizarre to begin with, but it’s really simply a need for some kind of normalcy. In other words, “Peace” is about world peace.
Co-Writing An Album On November 25, 2020
“Betty” and “Exile” were co-written by Joe under the alias William Bowery for Taylor Swift’s folklore album, which she acknowledged in the Disney+ film folklore: the long pond studio sessions.
As a pianist, Joe has a natural talent for improvising on the instrument, which enables him to create new music on the go. It was also insane because Joe had composed the full piano section for the song “exile.”
“According to what Swift says in the film, “”I can picture you standing honey with his arms around your body, laughing yet the joke isn’t amusing at all,” he sang in the style of Bon Iver.
Just singing along to the song. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I asked if we could keep going with it.”
“So this was the first time we had a conversation where I walked in and I was like, ‘Hey, this might be really awkward and we could hate this,” so because we’re in quarantine and nothing else is going on, could we just see what it’s like if we compose this song together?”
After months of rumors, Taylor finally confirms that she is not engaged.
When asked about Joe in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Taylor made it a point to refer to him as her “boyfriend,” even though many people had speculated about their engagement online.
Another Surprise Album Will Be Released On Dec. 11, 2020
This time Joe’s pseudonym Willliam Bowery was featured in the credits as a co-writer on songs “evermore,” “champagne issues,” and “Coney Island.”
A Grammy Award On March 14, 2021
Taylor praised her boyfriend onstage after folklore won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2021.
“While in quarantine with Joe, who is the first person to hear all of my new songs, and we had the nicest time writing songs together.” she stated.
A month later, Joe was finally recognized for his work on Taylor’s folklore album, for which he was a co-producer.
Only Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner were given honors at the awards presentation, which Taylor shared with Taylor.
Fans previously knew Joe was a co-writer on two tracks, but the Grammy win revealed that he was also a co-producer on six tracks.