Joe Alwyn breaks his silence for the first time on 'long, loving, and fully committed' relationship with Taylor Swift

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By Nasima Khatun

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Joe Alwyn has finally broken his silence on his relationship with Taylor Swift.

Now, it's been over a year since the dreaded day that we found out that the 34-year-old singer had split from her British actor boyfriend.

At the time, there was lots of confusion, lots of tears, and a whole lotta denial until the news was confirmed by Entertainment Tonight on April 8, 2023, where a source revealed that the pair had separated "a few weeks ago."

"The relationship had just run its course. It's why [Alwyn] hasn't been spotted at any shows," they continued before adding that "they simply grew apart and plan to remain friends."

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After remaining on the down-low for much of the time between now and then, the 33-year-old has finally opened up about his "long, loving, and fully committed" ex-relationship with The SundayTimes in the wake of the release of Swift's most recent album, The Tortured Poets Department.

When asked if he had listened to the album, which fans allegedly believe is centered around him, Alwyn didn’t directly answer the question.

Instead, he told the publication: “I would hope that anyone and everyone can empathize and understand the difficulties that come with the end of a long, loving, fully committed relationship of over six and a half years. That is a hard thing to navigate.

"What is unusual and abnormal in this situation is that, one week later, it’s suddenly in the public domain and the outside world is able to weigh in," he continued.

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The Catherine Called Birdy star added that their “very real” experience was suddenly thrown into the “very unreal space” of social media as well as the press, where it was "dissected, speculated on, pulled out of shape beyond recognition."

“And the truth is, to that last point, there is always going to be a gap between what is known and what is said,” he said of the mess. "I have made my peace with that.”

The actor, who is known to be extremely private about his personal life, emphasized that he would like to continue to keep his relationships out of the public eye.

“It was never something to commodify, and I see no reason to change that now,” Alwyn said, noting: “Look, this is also a little over a year ago now, and I feel fortunate to be in a really great place in my life - professionally and personally. I feel really good.”

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Elsewhere during the interview, the star opened up about his latest project Kinds of Kindness, where he plays a single father trying to rescue his wife - played by Emily [previously Emma] Stone - from a cult.

“Even though Yorgos Lanthimos [the director] really goes into dark corners in his work, he keeps a light atmosphere on set. It’s the second time I’ve worked with him and with Emily,” he said, referring to Stone by her birth name, which she previously told The Hollywood Reporter she would like to go by professionally.

“I love them both, and I love working with them, so it felt comfortable," he added.

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The cast lineup contains other notable names such as Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Jesse Plemons, and Hunter Schafer among many others.

While he didn't delve into the details of his dating life, he has been linked to Emma Laird and Jolie Zenna, though these connections have not officially been confirmed.

Swift has also moved on with NFL star and Kansas City Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce, shortly after calling it quits with The 1975's Matty Healy.

Featured Image Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

Joe Alwyn breaks his silence for the first time on 'long, loving, and fully committed' relationship with Taylor Swift

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Joe Alwyn has finally broken his silence on his relationship with Taylor Swift.

Now, it's been over a year since the dreaded day that we found out that the 34-year-old singer had split from her British actor boyfriend.

At the time, there was lots of confusion, lots of tears, and a whole lotta denial until the news was confirmed by Entertainment Tonight on April 8, 2023, where a source revealed that the pair had separated "a few weeks ago."

"The relationship had just run its course. It's why [Alwyn] hasn't been spotted at any shows," they continued before adding that "they simply grew apart and plan to remain friends."

GettyImages-1179298984.jpgCredit: Jackson Lee/GC Images/Getty

After remaining on the down-low for much of the time between now and then, the 33-year-old has finally opened up about his "long, loving, and fully committed" ex-relationship with The SundayTimes in the wake of the release of Swift's most recent album, The Tortured Poets Department.

When asked if he had listened to the album, which fans allegedly believe is centered around him, Alwyn didn’t directly answer the question.

Instead, he told the publication: “I would hope that anyone and everyone can empathize and understand the difficulties that come with the end of a long, loving, fully committed relationship of over six and a half years. That is a hard thing to navigate.

"What is unusual and abnormal in this situation is that, one week later, it’s suddenly in the public domain and the outside world is able to weigh in," he continued.

GettyImages-2153507375.jpgCredit: Dominique Charriau/WireImage/Getty

The Catherine Called Birdy star added that their “very real” experience was suddenly thrown into the “very unreal space” of social media as well as the press, where it was "dissected, speculated on, pulled out of shape beyond recognition."

“And the truth is, to that last point, there is always going to be a gap between what is known and what is said,” he said of the mess. "I have made my peace with that.”

The actor, who is known to be extremely private about his personal life, emphasized that he would like to continue to keep his relationships out of the public eye.

“It was never something to commodify, and I see no reason to change that now,” Alwyn said, noting: “Look, this is also a little over a year ago now, and I feel fortunate to be in a really great place in my life - professionally and personally. I feel really good.”

GettyImages-2153415505.jpgCredit: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Elsewhere during the interview, the star opened up about his latest project Kinds of Kindness, where he plays a single father trying to rescue his wife - played by Emily [previously Emma] Stone - from a cult.

“Even though Yorgos Lanthimos [the director] really goes into dark corners in his work, he keeps a light atmosphere on set. It’s the second time I’ve worked with him and with Emily,” he said, referring to Stone by her birth name, which she previously told The Hollywood Reporter she would like to go by professionally.

“I love them both, and I love working with them, so it felt comfortable," he added.

GettyImages-2152888412.jpgCredit: Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu/Getty

The cast lineup contains other notable names such as Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Jesse Plemons, and Hunter Schafer among many others.

While he didn't delve into the details of his dating life, he has been linked to Emma Laird and Jolie Zenna, though these connections have not officially been confirmed.

Swift has also moved on with NFL star and Kansas City Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce, shortly after calling it quits with The 1975's Matty Healy.

Featured Image Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty