Actor Joe Alwyn breaks silence amid speculation he inspired ex Taylor Swift’s new album


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Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn broke up in early 2023, after six years together. Photos: Filepic, Reuters

Joe Alwyn might still be tight-lipped over his split from ex Taylor Swift, but the British actor has finally broken his social media silence just two months before the release of her newest album – largely believed to be inspired by the demise of their love story.

The Favourite star on Monday (Feb 19) shared an Instagram carousel of photos both old and new, two days before ringing in his 32nd birthday.

Among the shots in Alwyn’s new post are an artsy, black-and-white mirror selfie among nature, as well as a screenshot of David Brent (Ricky Gervais) in the British version of The Office, saying, “Different drinks for different needs.”

Alwyn also shared a black-and-white snap of him photobombing Succession star Brian Cox, and a throwback photo of himself as a young boy.

The Conversations With Friends star rarely posts on social media, last sharing photos on Instagram in early September – just weeks before Swift, 34, went viral by showing up for the first time to support new lover Travis Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs.

Alwyn’s post on Monday came just over a week after the Chiefs won the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers.

Photos and videos of Swift and Kelce celebrating the win on and off the field quickly dominated the Internet, and even saw the popstar hard-launch their relationship by posting Kelce on her TikTok.

A week prior to the Super Bowl, Swift announced at the Grammy’s that she’d be dropping her new album, The Tortured Poets Department, on April 19.

The title is widely believed to be a nod to the group chat Alwyn once shared he had going with Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott: The Tortured Man Club.

Fans have spent much of the last year speculating on the timeline of the roughly six-year relationship gone awry, as news of Swift and Alwyn’s split last spring came as a shock to most.

Late last year, Swift’s publicist Tree Paine slammed celebrity gossip account Deuxmoi for the “insane” rumour that the former couple wed during the Covid-19 pandemic, either formally or in a “marriage-like” ceremony.

The remark followed the streaming release of Swift’s breakup track You’re Losing Me (From the Vault), a bonus track from her 2022 album, Midnights.

News that the song was written and recorded in early December 2021 – over a year before the world learned Swift and Alwyn had parted ways – led many fans to recalibrate their projected timeline of the relationship.

Prior to dating Kelce, Swift had a brief romance last spring with The 1975’s controversial frontman, Matty Healy. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service

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