Why did Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn break up? What we know and what we should have seen coming

Why did Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn break up? What we know and what we should have seen coming

How did we miss the fact she was crying on stage the other week?
12 April 2023 9:23AM

After a six-year relationship, we have confirmation that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn called it quits a few weeks ago, which we're still processing, tbh. 

Of course, it wasn't long until an "inside source" or three chimed in on what wrecked the relationship, which apparently had simply "run its course".  

"It's why [Alwyn] hasn't been spotted at any shows," the unnamed person told ET.

The break-up was described as "not dramatic", which is all fine and good, but you best BELIEVE the inevitable heartbreak album will be. 

While neither star has released a public statement about the end of their relationship, another source close to both Swift and Alwyn told People Magazine that "differences in their personalities" played a significant role in their break up.

"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 source said.

"Ultimately, [they] weren't the right fit for one another."

Both Swift and Alwyn kept their relationship, which is thought to have officially started in September 2016, to themselves, choosing to keep their private lives, well… private.

One insider said the 32-year-old actor also struggled with Swift's fame and attention and didn't like the limelight the pop superstar garnered. 

Speculation is now swirling that the 33-year-old popstar has been hinting at the breakup during performances on The Eras Tour, changing out her song 'Invisible String' for 'The 1', which can only be described as a breakup song.

Fan footage captured a moment where Taylor teared up while performing Champagne Problems, leaving Swifties wondering if she was grieving the end of her relationship on stage before anyone knew. 

While many fans are heartbroken over the breakup, others are taking the news as more of an opportunity…..

Shake it off Swifties, because rumours are already surfacing that the 12-time Grammy Award winner is writing a new love story with someone "older and a bit more lowkey".

While the truth is yet to be revealed, it looks like a savage Swift could be throwing huge 'look what you made me do' shade in Alwyn's direction with her alleged new boo.