July 25, 2021

Taylor Swift confirmed Joe Alwyn cowrote 2 of her ‘Folklore’ songs. Here’s a timeline of their famously private relationship.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have been dating for four years, however they’ve kept their relationship largely out of the public eye.

The couple hid their romance for as long as possible, and the “Cats” actress even reportedly wore disguises at the beginning of the relationship to remain incognito.

Fans have speculated that the British actor has inspired several of Swift’s tracks, such as “Gorgeous” and “Dress.”

Swift even revealed that he cowrote two of her “Folklore” songs in “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.”

Keep reading to see a timeline of their romance.

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Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have successfully kept their relationship clouded in mystery for four years.

Unlike the 30-year-old singer’s past relationships with stars like Joe Jonas, Calvin Harris, and Tom Hiddleston, Swift’s romance with Alwyn has evolved behind closed doors and far away from cameras.

From wearing disguises to dodging press questions about each other, the “Love Story” singer and the “Mary Queen of Scots” actor have put forth a valiant effort to keep their romance out of the spotlight, which has only further fascinated outsiders.

Fans have clung to each lyric, appearance, and photograph of the couple in the hopes of gaining insight into their relationship. Several of Swift’s tracks including “Gorgeous” and “Dress” have ignited speculation about the songs’ subject matter and led to theories about the relationship.

Most recently, Swift and Alwyn showed a rare glimpse of PDA at the 2020 Golden Globes, confirming that their private relationship has been going strong — and remains as airtight as ever.

Fans speculate that they first met at the 2016 Met Gala.

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Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift both attended the 2016 Met Gala. Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images; Mike Coppola/Getty Images
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Both Alwyn and Swift attended the 2016 Met Gala, which was themed “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”

She was in a relationship with Calvin Harris, who wasn’t at the event, however fans speculated that the British actor and singer met at the gala based on the lyrics to Swift’s song, “Dress.”

“Flashback when you met me / Your buzzcut and my hair bleached,” she sings. Alwyn showed up to the Met Gala with a shaved head, and Swift donned a bleached blonde bob with her Louis Vuitton dress.

Swift hasn’t confirmed that the lyrics are about Alwyn.

Swift and Alwyn separately attended the same private Kings of Leon concert in New York City in October 2016.

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