After several years of keeping their relationship heavily under wraps, Taylor Swift and actor boyfriend Joe Alwyn are beginning to give the outside world glimpses of PDA.
The couple was spotted in a fan-shared video at London’s NME Awards on Wednesday night, where Swift, 30, accepted the trophy for best solo act in the world – but not before embracing and kissing Alwyn, 28.
While they’ve yet to pose on the red carpet together, the couple has slowly begun to let small moments of PDA fly: Alwyn has been popping up at several of Swift’s appearances lately, like the Golden Globes and “Cats” premiere, both of which produced photos of the couple holding hands, sending fans wild. Swift also accompanied Alwyn to events for his movie “The Favourite” in 2018.
Alwyn was even featured – momentarily, but even that’s a big deal – in Swift’s Netflix documentary “Miss Americana.” She was filmed backstage after a “Reputation” tour stop hugging her beau, who in turn kissed her on the forehead.
At another point, Swift references the beginning of their relationship recalling “falling in love with someone who had a really wonderfully normal, balanced, grounded life. And we decided together that we wanted our relationship to be private.”
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Fans learned Swift was dating Alwyn in May 2017, though the pair kept things remarkably under the radar for months – a strategy the pop star employed after her much-Instagrammed relationship with DJ Calvin Harris went bust (as did her very public rebound with Tom Hiddleston).
Then came “Reputation,” Swift’s hit 2017 album, which has several tracks hinting at their love story – including “Gorgeous,” a song that has the pop star waxing poetic over her beau’s “ocean blue eyes.” Her new album “Lover” is even less subtle, with a song titled “London Boy,” about being in love with a man from across the pond.
Alwyn has stayed pretty tight-lipped about Swift. “I’m aware people want to know about that side of things,” he told British Vogue in Sept. 2018. “I think we have been successfully very private, and that has now sunk in for people … I really prefer to talk about work.”
Contributing: Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY.