Why did Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn split up? Here’s Eveything You need to Know!

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn's Breakup
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn's Breakup: IMG Source - elle.com

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn, who have been happily in a relationship for six years, have recently surprised their fans with the unexpected announcement of their split. According to a source who is acquainted with the couple, the talented singer and her charming actor beau have decided to part ways. Interestingly, this news has come amidst Swift’s successful Eras tour, which has been completely sold out. However, it’s worth noting that the actor hasn’t made an appearance during the tour.

Despite keeping their romance largely under wraps, the Grammy-winning singer and Favourite actor offered some glimpses into their love story through Swift’s music. Since the 2017’s Reputation album, Swift has written several songs inspired by the English actor, ranging from playful pop tracks to heartfelt ballads.

Alwyn has also worked with Swift on recent projects, including co-writing songs for Folklore, Evermore, and Midnights under the name William Bowery. However, rumors of their recent breakup have been circulating, with fans speculating that Swift hinted at their split during her Eras Tour by switching out a love ballad for a poignant breakup tune. Here is what we currently know about the situation between Swift and Alwyn.

Why Did Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn Break Up?

Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn IMG Source – harpersbazaar.com

According to an individual with close ties to the Grammy-winning singer and Conversations with Friends actor, their separation was primarily due to “differences in their personalities.”

“They’ve had rough patches before and always worked things out, so friends thought they would take some time apart but eventually come back together,” the source told, noting that “ultimately” Swift and Alwyn “weren’t the right fit for one another.”

A source said Swift’s superstardom was another factor: “Joe has struggled with Taylor’s level of fame and the attention from the public.”

When Did Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn Break Up?

In April, an insider with knowledge of the situation shared that the couple had broken up a few weeks earlier, without specifying the exact date. During the same period, Swift made a notable alteration to her Eras Tour setlist, replacing “Invisible String,” a romantic ode from her album Folklore, with “The 1,” a reflective song about a past relationship from the same album, during her performance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on March 31.

How Did Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn Meet?

Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift met for the first time at the Met Gala on May 2, 2016. It’s unclear when exactly they met, but fans speculate they met earlier. Swift and Alwyn kept their relationship private, so it’s not clear how they met. On her song “Dress,” Swift talks about meeting Alwyn at the 2016 Met Gala. It was reported that they started dating in October 2016.

Has Taylor Swift Commented On The Breakup?

Taylor Swift hasn’t made any public statements regarding her separation from Joe Alwyn, but many of her devoted fans believe that she hinted at the split during her Eras Tour. Specifically, Swift replaced “Invisible String,” a song that her followers interpret as her ode to Alwyn being her soulmate, with “The 1,” a song that deals with the regret of a failed relationship.

On April 1, during her Arlington, Texas concert, fans noticed that Swift performed “Death By a Thousand Cuts” and “Clean” as surprise acoustic songs. These two tracks are widely known for their themes of overcoming a significant breakup.

Has Joe Alwyn Commented On The Breakup?

Similar to Taylor Swift, Joe Alwyn hasn’t spoken publicly about their separation. Nonetheless, Alwyn still follows the musician on Instagram, and on March 16, he liked her rehearsal pictures for the Eras Tour.

What Is Next For Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn After Their Breakup?


According to a source close to Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn, despite the end of their romantic relationship, the two remain on “friendly” terms. The insider reported that Swift has no negative remarks about Alwyn and that they “just grew apart.” Presently, the musician is fully focused on her tour.

On April 9, the same weekend when the news of the split surfaced, Swift was seen filming a new music video in Liverpool. A few days later, she had a relaxed dinner in New York City with Jack Antonoff and Margaret Qualley at Via Carota, an Italian restaurant situated about a 4-minute walk from Cornelia Street. The street’s name has been used in one of Swift’s songs from her 2019 Lover album, and it’s where she rented a home earlier.

Swift is currently occupied with her ongoing Eras Tour, and is also re-recording her previous albums. Recently, Swift has been teasing her fans with Easter eggs, hinting towards the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in the near future.

Meanwhile, Alwyn has been keeping himself busy with a couple of movie projects. In one, he will be playing the lead role in Aneil Karia’s modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, alongside Riz Ahmed. The movie was announced in May 2022 and is scheduled to start filming in London in the summer. Additionally, he has been cast in Yorgos Lanthimos’ And, co-starring with his former The Favourite colleague Emma Stone. The filming of the movie began in October 2022 in New Orleans and was completed in December.

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