In a surprising turn of events, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have reportedly ended their six-year-long relationship. The news was first reported by Entertainment Tonight on Saturday, leaving fans shocked and heartbroken.
According to an insider, the breakup happened “a few weeks ago,” and it was not dramatic. “The relationship had just run its course,” the source revealed, adding that this is why Alwyn has not been spotted at any of Swift’s recent shows. The “Lover” singer is currently on her The Eras Tour, with her next stop scheduled in Tampa, Florida, next weekend.
Fans are left wondering if the couple’s recent separation influenced the theme of Swift’s latest album, Midnights. Alwyn reportedly inspired numerous songs on the record, including “Lavender Haze,” which Swift confirmed in a video series as being about her muse. She revealed, “I happened upon the phrase ‘Lavender Haze’ when I was watching Mad Men, and I looked it up because I thought it sounded cool, and it turns out that it was a common phrase that was used in the ’50s where they would just describe being in love.”
The singer went on to explain that the song is also about the act of ignoring rumors and tabloid gossip to protect the real stuff. “My relationship for six years, we’ve had to dodge weird rumors, tabloid stuff, and we just ignore it,” she said. “And so this song is sort of about the act of ignoring that stuff to protect the real stuff. I hope you guys like it.”
Swift and Alwyn have been notoriously private about their relationship, rarely being photographed together in public. However, the couple has been spotted on several occasions, looking very much in love. Their breakup comes as a surprise to many, but Swift has always been open about using her relationships as inspiration for her music.
Fans are now waiting eagerly to see if Swift will address the split on her upcoming tour dates or through her music. With her undeniable talent and ability to capture emotions through her lyrics, it’s sure to be an emotional ride for fans.