Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Break Up After 6 Years Together
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have broken up after six years of dating, a source close to the pair has confirmed.
The split news comes as Swift is traveling the country for her sold-out Eras tour, at which the actor hasn’t been spotted.
Entertainment Tonight was first to report the news.
Over the years, the famously private couple kept their cards close to the chest, with the English actor, 32, and Grammy winner, 33, deflecting about engagement rumours.
Swift began dating the Boy Erased actor in 2016. A source previously told PEOPLE that Swift “is very happy” in their relationship. “He is her rock. Their relationship is mature and wonderful,” the source added.
The pair also began collaborating on music together over the pandemic, culminating in a Grammy Awards win. 2020 sister albums Folklore and Evermore each included collaborations with Alwyn, who wrote several songs under the pseudonym William Bowery. Folklore ended up taking home the 2021 Grammy for album of the year and Evermore was nominated for the same award at the 2022 ceremony.
During her acceptance speech, Swift gave a shout-out to the actor.
“Joe is the first person that I play every single song that I write, and I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine,” she said.
During her Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions film, which was released in November 2020, the singer opened up about how their collaboration came to be. “I was like, ‘Hey, this could be really weird and we could hate this [but] because we’re in quarantine and there’s nothing else going on, could we just try to write this song together?'”
Alwyn is credited as a co-writer on “Betty” and “Exile” from Folklore and on “Champagne Problems,” “Coney Island,” and “Evermore” on Evermore.
“Joe and I really love sad songs. We’ve always bonded over music,” Swift told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in December 2020. “We write the saddest songs. We just really love sad songs. What can I say?”