The couple has been known for being low-key and has kept their growing relationship out of the spotlight. It has been said that the two avoided the media in order to establish a special and sacred relationship without the stress of prying eyes.
There have been instances of paparazzi catching the couple together leaving Swift’s Tribeca townhouse or grabbing a bite to eat, but they tend to try their best to hide their faces.
Without the media swarming their every move, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have been able to get acquainted with each other over the years and would much rather keep their relationship private, which we can understand.
“I think we have been successfully very private and that has now sunk in for people,” Alwyn told British Vogue, “but I really prefer to talk about work.”
This past weekend was the first time we have been able to see Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn together. Both attended the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards and though they were not spotted together during the ceremony, it was pretty obvious they were nonchalantly debuting their relationship.
Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift have been a thing since October 2016, according to many. Speculation has it that they met at the 2013 Met Gala Ball, which was either before or possibly after Taylor’s breakup with Calvin Harris. Taylor has already written a song in Joe’s honor, Call It What You Want To, Gorgeous.
The first out-in-public appearance of the two together was in May of 2017 in Nashville after Taylor had separated from Tom Hiddleston. Most recently, Joe and Taylor had a date to the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. Her fabulous Atelier Versace dress and his, um, well, gorgeous looks were scene stealers.
Both Alwyn and Swift are trying to make their relationship as private as possible. Privacy, however, has never been Taylor Swift’s forte’. The people she dated; the trips she took with her entourage; her feuds with other celebrities, and her media exposure made Swift one of social media’s darlings.
Alwyn is clear about his modus operandi as it applies to his private life. It is to keep his life private and use interviews to speak out about his work.
Is Taylor Swift going into hiding?
No, she is not going to become a shrinking violet. But because she is now 29, and her habit of staying in the spotlight even if her significant other does not, has changed her significantly. She is ready to get rid of the constant photo-taking, the ongoing media exposure, and the never-ending inquiries about her relationships.
Naturally, she will continue to write songs about her boyfriends, and she will always be a pop culture fashionista to the maximum. We think it is safe to say that Taylor is growing up. This coupling with Alwyn has already become one of the most extensive relationships Swift has experienced. Rumors abound that a ring may be in the near future for Taylor. It looks like 2019 is going to be smashing year for the Swift-Alwyn duo.
Joe Alwyn did another interview as he continues his award season run for The Favourite, Boy Erased, and Mary, Queen of Scots, where he once again briefly commented on his and Taylor Swift's private, two-year relationship that he really doesn't like talking about. He didn't explicitly talk about her, but he did talk about the way their decision to keep things private has been perceived.
This time, Alwyn's interview was with Mr. Porter's The Journal magazine, and Alwyn wasn't into him and Swift being called "strangely private" because they've kept their relationship mostly secret, save a couple photographed public dates.
Alwyn was asked whether he feels he has had to fight more for his privacy now, given his Mr. Taylor Swift status. “I don’t think more than anyone else," he said. "I don’t think anyone you meet on the streets would just spill their guts out to you, therefore why should I? And then that is defined as being ‘strangely private’. Fine. But I don’t think it is. I think it’s normal.” And that was all he said about his love life in the profile.
On the Musician's Political Stance The “Look What You Made Me Do” singer broke her silence on politics ahead of the United States' 2018 midterm elections. When asked about her decision at the U.K. premiere of The Favourite, Alwyn said, “I think it's great. I think it's important.”
On the Public's Curiosity More than a year after Alwyn and Swift started dating, the Favourite actor spoke out about their relationship for the first time. “I’m aware people want to know about that side of things,” he said in the October 2018 issue of British Vogue. “I think we have been successfully very private and that has now sunk in for people … but I really prefer to talk about work.”
On Having a Right to Stay Quiet There’s a reason why the Brit keeps his mouth shut about dating Swift. “Someone's private life is, by definition, private," he told British GQ Opens a New Window. in November 2018. "No one is obliged to share their personal life.”
On Navigating Their Relationship in the Public Eye In December 2018, Alwyn admitted to Esquire that he doesn’t “seek out advice on” his relationship with the “Delicate” singer because his feelings are clear. “I think there's a very clear line as to what somebody should share, or feel like they have to share, and what they don't want to and shouldn't have to,” he explained.