Joe Alwyn Opens Up (Sort Of) About His Breakup With Taylor Swift

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Joe Alwyn discussed the end of his 6.5 year relationship with Taylor Swift in an interview with the Sunday Times Style Magazine. Asked if he’s heard Swift’s album, The Tortured Poets Department, which is seemingly named after a WhatsApp group he was a part of, he avoided getting into specifics. “I would hope that anyone and everyone can empathize and understand the difficulties that come with the end of a long, loving, fully committed relationship of over six and a half years,” Alwyn said. “That is a hard thing to navigate. What is unusual and abnormal in this situation is that, one week later, it’s suddenly in the public domain and the outside world is able to weigh in.”

He continued: “So you have something very real suddenly thrown into a very unreal space: tabloids, social media, press, where it is then dissected, speculated on, pulled out of shape beyond recognition. And the truth is, to that last point, there is always going to be a gap between what is known and what is said. I have made my peace with that.”