How Long Did Taylor Swift And Matty Healy Date? Inside Their Relationship

19 April 2024, 16:01

Taylor Swift and Matty Healy are dating
Taylor Swift and Matty Healy are dating. Picture: Getty

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Taylor Swift and The 1975 frontman Matty Healy had a brief relationship, but when did they get together and how long did they date?

The Taylor Swift and Matty Healy romance rumours caught everyone's attention last year after fans wondered for weeks if they were actually true.

The musicians were first speculated to be a couple in May 2023 when they were spotted together, however less than two months later they split and Taylor added a bunch of songs about Matty to 'The Tortured Poets Department' track list, which also includes a lot of references to her ex Joe Alwyn.

Taylor and Matty have been fans of one another for years; she even made a surprise appearance at his concert in London earlier in 2023 where she posed for a photo backstage with his mum, Loose Women star Denise Welch.

But how long were Taylor and Matty dating following her split from Joe Alwyn, have they dated before and when did they get together?

Here's a timeline of their relationship and all their milestones...

Taylor Swift is in the midst of The Eras Tour
Taylor Swift is in the midst of The Eras Tour. Picture: Getty

Taylor and Matty split after a month

A month after dating rumours first emerged, it was reported by TMZ Taylor and Matty had split following a whirlwind relationship.

The reason for their breakup isn't known, but it was claimed the former couple were 'just having fun' and that Taylor wasn't quite ready for another serious relationship at the time. Cue, Travis Kelce.

Matty appears to confirm relationship during Taylor concert

Matty and Taylor's romance was getting so much attention that some fans took it upon themselves to ask The 1975 singer directly if he was, in fact, Tay's new BF.

During a Taylor concert - which Matty was a frequent attendee at - he was spotted hanging out with the superstar's dad during the show, and one fan who was sat close to him is said to have asked about those romance rumours.

According to the fan - @eleanorazefirst on TikTok - she claimed that Matty appeared to confirm they were an item! During a 'story time', she said: "Matt came, and everybody's freaking out. Then the girls next to me were actually the ones who were like, 'Matt, blink twice if you and Taylor are dating,' and he goes like..." as she went on to act out blinking twice in a very dramatic way.

She then continued: "Like, he does that, and I was like, 'What?! You are?!' and he like nods," seemingly confirming those relationship rumours.

Taylor and Matty were spotted kissing in New York

The rumoured romance began heating up as the musical pair were spotted together in New York once again on 24th May.

Taylor and Matty were spotted hanging out with friends Jack Antonoff, Magaret Qualley and Zoë Kravitz at the city's celeb hotspot Zero Bond on May 24.

The onlooker told PEOPLE, "Taylor and Matty were kissing," on the alleged date night.

Taylor was spotted in New York on a date night
Taylor was spotted in New York on a date night. Picture: Getty

Taylor says she's 'never been this happy' before

Taylor and Matty were going from strength to strength at the start of last summer and during her Eras Tour concert on 20th May she opened up her heart to the crowd, admitting she's 'never been this happy.'

Before performing surprise song of the night 'Questions...?' Taylor said: "I kinda just feel like telling you, I don't know, I've just never been this happy in my life—in all aspects of my life—ever before.”

She continued: "I just want to thank you for being a part of that. I don't know, it's not just the tour. I just sort of feel like my life feels like it finally makes sense. So, I thought I'd play this song, which brings me a lot of happy memories."

Taylor and Matty are spotted leaving a recording studio together

After a string of appearances together, Taylor and Matty were spotted yet again but this time they were leaving the studio – very interesting!

On May 15 2023 the musicians were photographed leaving Electric Lady recording studio in New York, the two quickly walked through the paparazzi and got into a car.

This wouldn't be the first time they've made music together, Matty revealed in November that The 1975 worked on a ‘Midnights' track, he said: "We worked a bit on that but the version of it never came out.”

The late-night recording session comes after the British star had attended several of her Eras Tour concerts.

Taylor Swift and Matty were seen leaving the studio
Taylor Swift and Matty were seen leaving the studio. Picture: Getty

Matty Healy hangs out with Taylor Swift's dad at The Eras Tour

Fans quickly lost count of how many times Matty made an appearance at Taylor's recent concerts, but they were sent reeling when they saw him watch a show with none other than the pop star's dad!

Healy was spotted in the VIP family booth during Taylor's string of performances in Philadelphia and soon several videos of him singing along with Scott Swift flooded social media.

One fan even alleged in a TikTok that Matty confirmed the relationship rumours, the video caption read: "Then Matt Healy said yes when we asked if they were dating."

Taylor Swift and Matty Healy seen 'holding hands' on 'date night'

The relationship rumours between the two stars hit fever pitch after they were seen on May 11 at New York City's lavish restaurant and hotel, Casa Cipriani.

Photos taken by restaurant-goers quickly emerged online, with several showing Taylor and Matty on an alleged date night and holding hands.

A bystander who saw the rumoured couple spoke to Page Six, revealing: "They sat next to each other at a banquette in the lounge."

They went on to say that the couple were seen “cuddling and kissing" and had “security around them".

Taylor Swift and Matty Healy photographed together for the first time since rumours began

On May 6, Taylor and Matty were photographed together for the first time since the dating rumours sent the internet into meltdown.

The 1975 frontman had attended all three of her sold-out Nashville shows, throwing fuel more fuel of the fire that was their speculated relationship.

In pictures obtained by Page Six, the pair can be seen in the back of a black SUV with tinted windows, driven by chauffeurs to Taylor's Nashville condo.

Not only did Matty play guitar for Phoebe Bridgers' opening set at the Eras shows but he was also spotted in the VIP tent partying with Taylor's good friends Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Ashley Avignone – looks like he had their stamp of approval.

How long were Taylor Swift and Matty Healy dating?

Taylor and Matty dated for just under two months from April to June in 2023. It looks like Taylor and Matty were for real – the day the rumours emerged about their relationship, he added 'She's American' to The 1975's set list on 4th May, kicking off the song by telling the crowd: "She sure is!"

He was either confirming the rumours here, or having a whole lot of fun with them!

According to showbiz insiders, Taylor and Matty were dating for a few weeks by this point. On Deux Moi’s Instagram on 3rd May they said: “I heard this information a couple weeks ago, I briefly brought it up on the podcast episode, I didn’t believe it.”

The celeb insider went on: “Cut to last weekend and this person said I was allowed to tell you guys, they are a celebrity in their own right, so this comes from another celebrity. [They] messaged me last weekend and said, ‘I have to tell you I just heard that Tay Swift is dating the lead singer of The 1975. Antonoff set it up'.”

Deux Moi went on to share a few more tip-offs they’d received about the new couple in recent days, claiming Taylor and Matty had been dating for at least two weeks.

Matty Healy is The 1975 frontman
Matty Healy is The 1975 frontman. Picture: Getty

When did Taylor Swift and Matty Healy get together?

Taylor and Matty started dating around April 2023, a few weeks after her split from Joe was made public.

They kept their relationship low-key at first but it wasn't long before he was joining her at The Eras Tour and meeting her parents!

Have Taylor Swift and Matty Healy dated before?

The couple first met nearly 10 years ago and were briefly linked at the time but Matty denied there was anything romantic between them.

He said on Australian radio show 2Day FM: “It's fake. It's all bloody fake. It's a farce! Yeah, we met each other, we exchanged numbers in the same way that a lot of people in this kind of world do and we spoke occasionally.

“And she's the biggest pop star in the world and I'm in Australia. There's no like, relationship or anything happening. It's just funny how people really, really buy into that.”

Have Taylor Swift and Matty Healy worked together?

In 2022, an old photo showing Taylor in the band's tour t-shirt resurfaced when someone from the band's record label tweeted it alongside the caption: "October soon come," a move which sparked rumours of a collaboration between the stars as it was weeks before her album's release date.

Matty later revealed he and the band "‘worked a bit on ‘Midnights’" but their additions were on a version that wasn’t released.

He said during a Q&A: “It was for reasons that are not to be criticised. Taylor's amazing.”

Fast forward to January 2023 and the artists showed their respect for one another when Taylor made a surprise appearance at The 1975’s concert at The O2, London where she performed an acoustic performance of her single ‘Anti-Hero’.

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