Swift’s relationship with the U.K. native was made public in May 2017. One year later, a source told Us Weekly exclusively that the “Cardigan” singer believes that Alywn is The One.
“She wants to get engaged to him,” the insider said. “She just doesn’t feel as though she has to impress anyone at this point.”
A separate source revealed to Us in early 2020 that the lovebirds have “talked about their future and marriage,” but they “don’t have a set deadline in place.” The insider added that Swift “considers Joe one of the only safe constants in her life” and that “he has always been a huge support and stuck by her.”
The Grammy winner has often spoken about her decision to keep her romance under wraps. In a Rolling Stone interview with Paul McCartney published in November 2020, she opened up about the desire to create normalcy in her relationship.
“I, oftentimes, in my anxieties, can control how I am as a person and how normal I act and rationalize things, but I cannot control if there are 20 photographers outside in the bushes and what they do and if they follow our car and if they interrupt our lives,” she explained. “I can’t control if there’s going to be a fake weird headline about us in the news tomorrow.”
Swift added, “I think that in knowing him and being in the relationship I am in now, I have definitely made decisions that have made my life feel more like a real life and less like just a storyline to be commented on in tabloids.”
The Favourite actor has also discussed the privacy the duo have built, telling British Vogue in 2018: “I’m aware people want to know about that side of things. I think we have been successfully very private, and that has now sunk in for people.”
While the pair’s comments on their love are rare, Swift has taken moments to gush about her longtime beau. In her 2020 Miss Americana documentary, she explained that the Boy Erased actor’s “wonderful, normal, balanced kind of life” is what attracted her to him.
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