Rumor has it that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are engaged after six years of dating. However, none of them confirmed the truth about it — not even when Joe, 31, was asked about their relationship by The Wall Street Journal while promoting his new Hulu series, Conversations with Friends.
“If I got a pound every time they tell me I’m engaged, then I would have a lot of pound coins,” the British actor said in an interview on April 20.
“I mean, the truth is that if the answer were yes, I wouldn’t say it, and if it were no, I wouldn’t say it,” he added.
Taylor, 32, has been known to keep her relationship with Jo a secret ever since they started dating in 2016. However, in an interview with WSJ, Joe explained why he wants to keep his personal life in the spotlight.
“We live in a culture where people expect so much from them. So if you don’t write all the time about what you do, how you spend your day, or how you made breakfast, does that make you a hermit?” he said.
Although Taylor has only occasionally spoken about her romance with Jo — her longest relationship to date — she has sung about it numerous times. It is believed that her songs “End Game,” “Gorgeous,” and “Delicate” from her album repertoire are dedicated to her British beau. Taylor’s next album, Lover, was also heavily inspired by Joe, especially the title track.
But how does Joe feel about being mentioned in the music of the legendary singer? “No, I’m not against it,” the Erased Identity actor told The Sunday Times in December 2019. “Not at all, no. It’s flattering.” Joe actually helped Taylor create her eighth album, Folklore, which won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 2021. Taylor thanked her boyfriend as she accepted the award and shared that he is always the first to hear her songs.
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