While Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn kept their relationship under wraps, some of the singer’s famous friends shared with us what they really think about the duo’s longstanding love.
As fans know, the “August” singer and the British actor began dating in May 2017. During their time together, they were pretty private when it came to intimate details of their relationship. In fact, Joe told Vogue UK in September 2018, “I really prefer to talk about work” when his personal life was mentioned in the interview.
“I know that people want to know about this side of things,” he told the publication at the time. “I think we were very successful in private, and that has now reached the people.”
The favorite star is holding to his guns when it comes to keeping his relationship with Taylor out of the public eye, but the singer, for her part, has started to open up more about their relationship. Fans even got a glimpse of Joe backstage at one of their shows when Taylor’s Netflix documentary Miss Americana premiered in January 2020. The actor stayed hidden during his performance by wearing a baseball cap, but the two hugged in front of the camera. “We decided together that our relationship should be private,” she explained at one point in the film.
Taylor started sharing more about her relationship with Joe after it was revealed that he had helped write some songs for her July 2020 album Folklore. He wrote lyrics under the pen name William Bowery, but fans quickly realized that it was indeed Joe who endorsed Taylor.
“It was a surprise that we started writing together,” she said Zane Lowe at Apple Music in December 2020. “But in a way it wasn’t because we always connected through music and had the same taste in music.”
The “Look What You Made Me Do” musician also spoke to Rolling Stone about how Joe understands her lifestyle.
“In my fears I can often control how I am as a person and how normal I act and rationalize things, but I cannot control whether there are 20 photographers out in the bushes and what they are doing and whether they are following our car and if they are ours Interrupting your life, ”said Taylor in November 2020 [Joe] and in the relationship I’m in now, I’ve definitely made choices that make my life feel more like real life and less like a storyline for tabloids to comment on. “
Aside from Taylor and Joe’s rare comments about each other, some of their famous friends have commented on the relationship over the years. Scroll through our gallery to see what other stars have said.
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