After six seemingly blissful years together, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn shocked fans with news of their sudden breakup.
In early April, a source close to the couple revealed that their breakup happened a “few weeks ago, though the exact timing wasn’t specified. Around that same time, Swift notably changed the Eras Tour setlist on her March 31 stop at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, swapping out Folklore’s sweet paean to soulmates, “Invisible String,” for the nostalgic look-back at a lost love, “The 1” from the same album.
An apparent source close to the Grammy winner also states their split was largely caused by differences in their personalities. 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, a source said, noting that “ultimately” Swift and Alwyn weren’t the right fit for one another, Swift’s superstardom was another factor in the split. Joe has struggled with Taylor’s level of fame and the attention from the public. In addition to the challenges of life in the limelight, the differences in their personalities have also become harder to ignore after years together added another source. They’ve grown apart.Though the couple had been talking about marriage, according to various sources. Taylor didn’t see them working out in the long run according to one insider. Swift has not publicly commented on the breakup. However, many Swifties think she alluded to it during her recent Eras Tour, when she swapped out “Invisible String,” a song fans believe Swift wrote about Alwyn being her soulmate, for “The 1” a breakup tune about wishing things could have worked out with an ex. Fans also noted that Swift’s Arlington, Texas concert on April 1 featured “Death By a Thousand Cuts” and “Clean” as the surprise acoustic songs, two songs notably about getting through a big breakup. Like Swift, Alwyn has not publicly commented on the breakup. However, he does still follow the singer on Instagram and previously liked her Eras Tour rehearsal pictures on March 16.