Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn’s Relationship Timeline: Their Real Life Love Story

7 October 2019, 12:21 | Updated: 7 October 2019, 12:26

Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn’s Relationship Timeline: Their Real Life Love Story
Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn’s Relationship Timeline: Their Real Life Love Story. Picture: Getty

Taylor Swift has kept her relationship with actor Joe Alwyn firmly out of the spotlight, but the couple seem seriously loved up.

Taylor Swift dropped new album 'Lover' in August, and the first two singles she released 'Me!' and 'You Need To Calm Down' had everyone searching for clues about what to expect.

The pop star said in the run-up to her album's release her seventh album marks her "next chapter" as she has fully moved on from her darker 'Reputation' era for a much more uplifting and happier point of her life, in which she is happily loved up with Joe Alwyn.

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Tay Tay's latest album titled 'Lover' was described by the 29 year old as a "love letter to love", and it contains a few nods to her romance with boyfriend Joe Alwyn – which she has successfully kept out of the spotlight, despite those pesky engagement rumours.

Taylor Swift's 'Dress' lyrics hint she met Joe Alwyn at the 2016 MET Gala
Taylor Swift's 'Dress' lyrics hint she met Joe Alwyn at the 2016 MET Gala. Picture: Getty

But how did the couple first meet, and what do we know about their romance?

Engagement rumours

Taylor re-ignited rumours she's set to marry her boyfriend after including lyrics in her song 'Lover' which heavily hinted at marriage.

Before her album dropped she shared a photo from her Vogue cover shoot and in the snap the 29 year old can be seen with a piece of string tied around her finger, with many fans guessing is a reference to "tying the knot".

She captioned the stunning ballet-inspired image: "My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue. All’s well that ends well, to end up with you”.

Naturally, fans were sent into a frenzy over the cryptic caption, something Taylor only fuelled when she liked a tweet which read: “Wait…….. my heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue…… something borrowed and something blue…… ma’am.”

And after Taylor appeared on Saturday Night Live on Thursday 3 October, she was seen with a sparkling ring on her hand – but it was her right hand. Nonetheless, fans were sent into overdrive by the pictures, claiming Taylor had swapped the dazzler to her other hand in order to avoid any speculation.

Taylor Swift was seen with a sparkling ring on her finger
Taylor Swift was seen with a sparkling ring on her finger. Picture: Getty

How Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Met

Taylor and Joe allegedly first met in 2016 at the MET Gala, and she even sang about their meeting in her track ‘Dress’ from her 'Reputation' album.

“Flashback to when you met me, your buzzed cut and my hair bleached,” seems to refer to their respective looks on that very evening.

Joe and Taylor keep their relationship out of the spotlight
Joe and Taylor keep their relationship out of the spotlight. Picture: Getty

Becoming A Couple

For months, reports on the couple were a minimum as they kept their blossoming romance out of the limelight. But in May 2017 it was reported they had been seeing each other for months, and Taylor had even introduced Joe to her best friends Selena Gomez and Gigi Hadid.

They were also pictured for the first time together as a couple weeks later.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are said to be seriously loved up
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are said to be seriously loved up. Picture: Getty

Their Relationship

While Taylor penned tracks about her new love, she never spoke about him publicly. But her close friend Ed Sheeran did, however.

He told Roman Kemp on Capital's Breakfast Show: “He’s really nice. Really, really friendly, really good dude.”

They were later spotted cuddling at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball as they watched Ed belt out some romantic tunes.

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Fans are adamant Taylor's latest song 'Lover' is about her relationship with the actor, as it includes very telling lyrics such as...

We could leave the Christmas lights up 'til January
This is our place, we make the rules
And there's a dazzling haze, a mysterious way about you, dear
Have I known you twenty seconds or twenty years?

The tune also references the time they've been together as Taylor sings:

We could let our friends crash in the living room
This is our place, we make the call
And I'm highly suspicious that everyone who sees you wants you
I've loved you three summers now, honey, but I want 'em all

The video for the song is equally as romantic, showing Taylor looking super loved up as she plays her beloved guitar and prances around in front of fairy lights and multi-coloured rooms of a grand house.

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