Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, have been seen out in public before -- but on his 29th birthday ... they seemed to go above below and beyond to hide for some reason.
Here's the deal ... paps got photos of these two goofballs Saturday walking out of London's Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, completely covered in umbrellas. They were following each other out to a waiting SUV and a flock of photogs ... and clumsily boarded the vehicle.
Fact is ... we're being told this is supposed to be Taylor and Joe -- and hey, it was the guy's 29th birthday on Friday -- but you never really see them, so it's hard to say for sure.
That said ... one of T-Swift's BFFs, Ed Sheeran, was also seen leaving the restaurant shortly afterward -- so it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility that these two umbrella-heads were, in fact, the man and woman of the hour. Plus, frankly, this is kinda Taylor's M.O.
What better way to celebrate your London boy's birthday than in his hometown with famous friends?
Such was the case for Taylor Swift and her famous boyfriend Joe Alwyn on Friday night. In honor of the Harriet actor's 29th birthday, he and the songstress headed out to dinner at luxurious London hot spot Bob Bob Ricard, according to an eyewitness. However, the famous lovebirds were not alone. Per the source, Ed Sheeran, Cherry Seaborn and other friends joined them at a table of six for dinner.
Of course, a birthday calls for some toasting.
"They had fun drinking champagne at the table by pushing a button that says 'Press for Champagne' and having it immediately dispensed," the eyewitness said. "They were there for several hours enjoying the night."
During the gathering, the group also stayed entertained by drawing at the table and playing a game.
Dinner at Bob Bob Ricard in Soho — with its endlessly Instagrammed marble interiors and famous ‘press for champagne’ button — is a luxe London experience. And earlier this month, pop superstar Taylor Swift was among the throng sampling its English and Russian menu and renowned cocktails.
Taylor, 30, who is worth £282 million, had popped in to celebrate British boyfriend Joe Alwyn’s 29th birthday with close pal, singer Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry.
She was pictured emerging with Alwyn and her bodyguards, giggling under a brolly and hiding her face.
Someone had given Joe a gift of an English dictionary or, more likely, someone had presented it to Taylor to gently pull her leg, for she has been spending weeks in the UK and rather fancies herself as a native.
Since starting her romance with Alwyn three years ago, the couple have been living on and off in North London — as under-the-radar as possible.
As she told a crowd at Wembley last year, the capital is becoming her second home.
Ed Sheeran said of the romance: ‘He’s nice. Really, really friendly, really good dude. She’s been in London quite a bit.’
With singing sensation Taylor Swift soaring high in her career currently, it looks like she may be ready to take on the next big step in her love life.
If rumours are to be believed, things between the Lover hit maker and her British beau Joe Alwyn seem to be heating up and moving towards the next step: marriage!
As per Us Weekly, the 30-year-old vocal powerhouse is now considering taking the plunge with Alwyn which means wedding bells could soon be chiming for the pair.
“Taylor considers Joe one of the only safe constants in her life. He has always been a huge support and stuck by her,” a source was cited by the publication.
Speaking about her 29-year-old actor boyfriend and their relationship concealed from the public eye, Taylor said in her recently-released Netflix documentary Miss Americana: “I also was falling in love with someone who had a wonderfully normal, balanced life."
We decided together we wanted our relationship to be private. Even though it was really horrible, I was happy. But I wasn’t happy in the way I was trained to be happy. It was happiness without anyone else’s input. We were just happy.”