Taylor Swift is going out there again. The Grammy-winning singer, who is 33 years old, was seen in public for the first time since her breakup with Joe Alwyn, who is 32 years old.
Swift went out to dinner with longtime friend and fellow musician Jack Antonoff, 39, and actress Margaret Qualley, 28. They went to Via Carota, an Italian restaurant about a 4-minute walk from Cornelia Street, which is the subject of one of Swift’s songs from her 2019 Lover album and where she once rented a home.
The “Lover” singer kept things casual and stylish with a flirty black top, high-waist jeans with an embellished butterfly cutout, and an edgy sparkling clutch.
Her look was finished off with the red lipstick she always wears. A person close to Swift and Alwyn told PEOPLE that the couple broke up after being together for six years.
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The news that they broke up comes while Swift is on her sold-out Eras tour, where the actor hasn’t been seen. Entertainment Tonight was the first to tell the story.
People also heard from a person close to Swift and the Conversations with Friends actor that the breakup was mostly due to “differences in their personalities.”
The source lamented that Swift and Alwyn “ultimately” “weren’t the right match for each other” –
“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 singer of “Lavender Haze” was first linked to the British actor in May 2017, when it came out that they had been dating for months without anyone knowing. Fans think that Swift and Alwyn first met at the 2016 Met Gala, even though it’s not clear when they first met.
Added the source, referring to Swift’s 2017 studio album –
“They had plenty in common and fell in love in a safe bubble while she was retreating from the world during Reputation.”
“Then the pandemic hit, and they were locked down together and able to continue growing their relationship in this insulated way. But he didn’t really ‘know’ her yet outside of that bubble.”
During their time together, the now-ex-couple kept details of their relationship to themselves. In recent years, they denied rumors that they were going to get engaged.
Sources say that the two quickly became close because they both loved art and creativity. In fact, Swift has put out 10 songs that she and Alwyn, who writes under the name William Bowery, wrote and/or produced together.
There are six songs on Folklore, three songs on Evermore, and “Sweet Nothing” on Midnights that were made with other artists.
Still, people who knew the actor said that he didn’t like being in the spotlight. When asked about Swift in interviews, the actor would stress his need for privacy.
The source said –
“Joe has struggled with Taylor’s level of fame and the attention from the public.”
“The differences in their personalities have also become harder to ignore after years together. They’ve grown apart.”
Multiple sources say that Swift and Alwyn had been “talking about marriage as recently as a few months ago.” But in the end, they weren’t ready to start a life together. The insider said, “Taylor didn’t see them working out in the long run.” The split happened “recently” and wasn’t “dramatic.”
The insider added –
“They are friendly. She doesn’t have anything bad to say about Joe.”
“They just grew apart. Taylor is staying very focused on her tour right now.”
Despite the breakup, the source added, “There is a lot of respect still between them.” This brings an end to our coverage of the breakup of Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn. Feel free to share your thoughts with us below.