According to reports from Entertainment Tonight, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have reportedly split up after being together for six years. The breakup was apparently amicable and happened a few weeks ago, with sources confirming the news to People and Page Six. ET’s source said that the split was not dramatic and that “the relationship had just run its course,” which is why Alwyn had not been seen at any of Swift’s recent shows. Swift is currently on her The Eras tour, which will run until the beginning of August, with back-to-back shows at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles on August 8-9.
Swift had recently added the reflective song about a relationship that didn’t become “The 1” to The Eras Tour setlist, which some fans took as a possible foreshadowing of the news. Fans also took to social media to discuss the many songs that seemed to be inspired by Swift and Alwyn’s relationship, causing several tracks, including “London Boy,” “Lavender Haze,” “Cornelia Street,” “Invisible String,” and “Sweet Nothing” to trend worldwide on Twitter.
The news of the split also sparked jokes about Pete Davidson making a move on Swift, causing his name to trend on social media as well. Swift and Alwyn were not only a couple but also musical collaborators, with Alwyn cowriting several of Swift’s songs under the name William Bowery, including “Exile” and “Betty” from Folklore, as well as “Champagne Problems,” “Coney Island,” and “Evermore” from Evermore. Alwyn also co-produced six songs from Folklore, which won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards.