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Meet Taylor Swift's Boyfriend, Joe Alwyn — Details About Their Private Relationship & If He Appears In Her New Documentary 'Miss Americana'

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Meet Taylor Swift's Boyfriend, Joe Alwyn — Details About Their Private Relationship & If He Appears In Her New Documentary 'Miss Americana'

Taylor Swift is well-known for writing songs about her past relationships. In fact, she has quite a long list of ex-boyfriends who have broken her heart, and then inspired her to make music.

She's famously dated big names like Calvin Harris, Harry Styles, Tom Hiddleston (for a hot minute), and Joe Jonas. But for the last few years, she's been dating a man named Joe Alwyn.

Who is Joe Alwyn? While you may not recognize his name, he's more than just Taylor Swift's beau. And in her new upcoming documentary Miss Americana, not only does Swift address her life over the past few years, but we get a glimpse into her relationship. 

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Though Alwyn doesn't appear in the trailer, we got a brief sneak peak as Swift hugged someone after her 2019 VMA performance. Since Alwyn usually wears a hat like the one pictured below, it makes sense that the man pictured is him. And hopefully, that means we can learn more about Swift and Alwyn's relationship.

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The documentary is set to hit select theaters and Netflix on January 31. In the mean time, who is Joe Alwyn? It seems like he's been the one guy so far that she's held on to. 

Well, enough with the suspense! Here are all the details about Joe Alwyn, his relationship with Taylor Swift, and if he appears in Miss Americana.

1. Joe Alwyn is an actor from England.

But he got his start in British theater. While studying at the University of Bristol in England, he performed as an actor in two student productions. And when he graduated from Bristol, he went on to act at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

His first major role came in 2016 when he was cast in the movie Billy Lyn’s Long Halftime Walk, which was directed by Ang Lee. In this film, he played along actors like Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, and Steve Martin. 

In 2017, he appeared in the movie The Sense of an Ending, which included actors Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, and Charlotte Rampling. In 2018, he appeared in The Favourite alongside Emma Stone, who just so happens to be good friends with Taylor Swift!

His other acting credits include Operation FinaleBoy ErasedMary Queen of Scots, Harriet, the A Christmas Carol miniseries, and two upcoming projects called The Souvenir: Part II and Last Letter from Your Lover.

2. Gigi Hadid may have introduced the couple.

While it's uncertain how the two met, rumors have hinted that Gigi Hadid may have introduced the two. Alwyn did a Vogue photo shoot with Hadid in 2016, the same year he and Swift began dating.

3. He still lived at home when he met Swift.

He's from Crouch End, London, where he lived with his parents until recently. Despite his career success, he's very close to his parents, Richard and Elizabeth Alwyn, and may not have wanted to move out on his own, even though he technically could afford it. 

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4. But Alwyn and Swift may be moving in together soon.

Back in 2017, when the couple had been dating for a year, Alwyn was rumored to be moving to the United States to be with his lady.

According to a source at the time, "Joe really wants to be near Taylor and moving to the US will mean they can spend much more time together. He’s a real family man and is close to his parents, so he will still be a regular visitor to their London home. That means Taylor will still be able to continue her love affair with London where she can walk around unnoticed and live a relatively normal life."

But now, after three years of dating, Swift is rumored to have purchased property in London to move closer to Alwyn. While filming Cats, Swift lived in London, but may be looking for something more permanent. In August 2019, she was said to be looking to spend around $30 million on a residence.

A source added, “Taylor is looking for a grand home in London with two kitchens, so she and Joe can live in privacy and entertain properly. They’ve been splitting their time between [his native] London and [her home in] Nashville — and she keeps sending her jet for him so they can be together. She has three private jets and even her own hangar... This is just another sign of how close they are. She’s the happiest she’s ever been.”

5. They initially tried to keep their relationship private.

In 2017, before the two were public with their relationship, Swift apparently wore wigs, scarves and hats to conceal her identity.

According to a source, "Taylor has flown in via private jets and her security has made it a military-like mission to prevent her from being seen. She's been walking around with Joe in London using disguises, like scarves and hats, to keep her identity under wraps. Nobody has a clue they've been walking past a music superstar — not even her new neighbours."

6. But they were recently spotted out together.


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On January 5, Swift and Alwyn attended the 77th annual Golden Globes. Swift was nominated for Best Original Song for Cats and presentedThough each went solo on the red carpet, they sat next to each other for the ceremony.

The couple later attended an after party and were seen holding hands. How cute!

7. Will we see Joe Alwyn in Miss Americana?

Though the trailer for Swift's upcoming documentary doesn't show Alwyn's face, there are two instances where we get a glimpse of the back of his head, and again where Swift kisses his hand.

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So, while it's likely Alwyn will appear in Miss Americana, we'll just have to wait until it comes out on Netflix on January 31!

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Samantha Maffucci is an editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.