Taylor Swift: is the singer engaged to her boyfriend Joe Alwyn?

Joe Alwyn is an English actor who recently starred on BBC 3’s Conversations with Friends.

Taylor Swift and her romantic relationships have always been the center of much speculation from the media and fans – and even though she has tried to keep her current relationship with her boyfriend Joe Alwyn much more private than the previous ones, this did not prevent the rumor from swirling.

According to reports, Swift and Alwyn got engaged quietly, with a source telling the Sun that the two have actually been engaged “for a few months.”

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Who is Joe Alwyn?

He was born on February 21, 1991 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and grew up in North London.

Alwyn joined the National Youth Theater in 2009 as a teenager and while studying English Literature and Theater at Bristol University he starred in two student productions at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Joe Alwyn attends the ‘Stars At Noon’ photocall during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

He graduated from university in 2012 and went on to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, from which he obtained a BA in theatre. It was during his third year that he signed with an agent.

It was through this agent that Alwyn landed her feature debut in 2016 as the lead character from director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, the life of Pi) film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

Since then, Alwyn has starred in a number of television and film roles, including The meaning of an end, Operation Finale, Boy Erased, Mary Queen of Scots, Harriet, A Christmas Carol and The last letter from your lover.

At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Alwyn, alongside Elizabeth Debicki (The crownPrinciple) received the Chopard Trophy, awarded by a jury of professionals to two young actors to reward and encourage their careers.

Are Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn engaged?

According to reports, Swift and Alwyn got engaged on the quiet.

The engagement rumors come after a source believed to be close to Alwyn told The Sun: “Taylor and Joe are incredibly happy and very, very much in love.

Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift are reportedly engaged (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

“They have actually been engaged for a few months, but have only told their inner circle – mostly immediate family and very old trusted friends. Everyone is also sworn to secrecy.

“Taylor has a beautiful ring but she only wears it when she’s home, which is behind closed doors. Again, only a handful of people know the wedding details and Taylor didn’t not even inform some members of his team of the engagement.

Taylor Swift attends the ‘All Too Well’ New York premiere on November 12, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

“They want their love to stay off the cameras as much as possible. It’s just for them. And if and when they do exchange vows, there’s sure to be no Vogue, Rolling Stone or Hello! reviews there. It will be simple and elegant – like them.

As it stands, neither Swift nor Alwyn have made any statements confirming or denying the engagement rumors.

How long have they been together?

Alwyn and Swift have been together since 2016, and it is believed that they first met on May 2, 2016 at the Met Gala – something Swift seems to reference in her song Dress from her Reputation album, in which she sings:Flashback to when you met me / Your buzz cut / And my bleached hair.

At the event in question, Swift sported bleached blonde hair and Alwyn sported a buzz cut.

Taylor Swift attends the Costume Institute Gala ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)

It was in early 2019 that Swift’s diary entries, dated January 3, 2017, were released as bonus content in her Lover Scrapbook.

The diary entry revealed that she was living in London at the time and that she and Alwyn had been dating for three months.

Swift wrote: “I’m basically based in London, hiding to try and protect ourselves from the mean world that just wants to mess things up.

“We’ve been together and no one has known for three months now.

“I want it to stay that way because I don’t want it to change anything.”

Joe Alwyn attends the photocall for ‘Conversations With Friends’ at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival at BFI Southbank on May 22, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

It was in October 2017 that their relationship was officially confirmed by Swift at a listening event after sharing that her single Wonderfulfrom his album Reputationwas about Alwyn.

A fan who was present at the event wrote on social media: “Basically Taylor made us all promise that if anyone blames who’s talking about this song, we’ll tell them it’s 100% about her angel boyfriend for a year.

” It’s not a secret. She wanted us to tell people.

That same month, Swift’s close friend and fellow musician Ed Sheeran told Capital London’s Breakfast Show that she and Alwyn “are very much in love”.

He said: “They have a pretty low-key relationship, which Taylor likes. It’s normal, and no one really knows yet.

In December 2017, Swift and Alwyn were seen dancing together during Sheeran’s set at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball in London.

Taylor Swift attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

In an interview with the Guardian in August 2019, before the release of his album LoverSwift has spoken about keeping this relationship much more private than previous ones she’s had.

Detailing why she hasn’t spoken much publicly about her relationship, she said: ‘I’ve learned that if I do, people think it’s up for discussion and our relationship is not up for discussion.

“If you and I were having a glass of wine right now, we’d be talking about it – but it’s just going out into the world.

“And that’s where the limit is, and that’s where my life became manageable. I really want to keep it manageable.

Swift briefly touched on her relationship in her Netflix documentary miss americanwhich also featured footage of Alwyn, in which she said, “I was falling in love with someone who had a really wonderfully normal, balanced, grounded life and we decided together that we wanted our relationship to be private.”

Joe Alwyn speaks at Hulu’s ‘Conversations With Friends’ special panel screening at the Pacific Design Center on May 17, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

In November 2020, Swift then confirmed something fans had speculated about – that Alwyn had helped co-write her songs. Betty and Exile from her Folklore album, under the pseudonym of William Bowery.

In his Disney+ movie Folklore: the long pond studio sessionsSwift said: “Joe plays the piano beautifully and he’s still playing and inventing and creating things. And exile was crazy because Joe wrote that whole piano part.

“He was singing the Bon Iver part, the ‘I can see you standing darling, with your arms around your body, laughing but the joke is not funny at all.’ He was just singing it. And I was thrilled and asked if we could keep writing that one.”

Alwyn’s alias William Bowery made another credits appearance on Swift’s surprise 2020 album Still as co-writer of the songs Always, champagne problems and Coney Island.

Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner accept the Album of the Year award for ‘Folklore’ onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

When Folklore won album of the year at the 2021 Grammys, Swift thanked Alwyn during her onstage acceptance speech.

She said, “Joe, who’s the first person I play every song I write, and I’ve had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine.”

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