Taylor: ‘I’m Playing It Safe’
Swift by name but not by nature, Taylor’s keeping her new romance a gradual one
‘You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess, it’s a love story, baby just say yes’ – we wonder if Taylor Swift cringes at her older tracks. We hope not; Love Story is a proper tune. But something tells us there’ll be fewer songs about her love life, as we’re told Taylor’s slowed things right down with her new man. ‘She’s been through public heartbreak and she’s done with it,’ says our insider. ‘She wants to meet the right person and knows the only way is to do it privately.’ Taylor is currently dating British actor Joe Alwyn, 26, and has been for months, keeping the whole thing quiet. In fact, the two were only seen together for the first time last week as they boarded her private jet, before being snapped on a balcony in her hometown of Nashville.
‘Taylor took Joe home to meet her parents, Andrea and Scott,’ another source reveals. ‘Usually she’d want their input earlier, but this time, she’s trying to trust her instincts and keep things at a steady pace.’
It comes after her very intense and public romances with Tom Hiddleston and Calvin Harris – both of which were short-lived. This time she’s said to have set strict rules for Joe, to test him. They include indoor dates only and he’s not allowed to talk about their relationship to anyone outside their inner circle.
‘Taylor’s impressed Joe’s kept to the rules, we’re all feeling this guy could be the one,’ adds our source.
One person who might have irritated Tay though is Selena Gomez, who isn’t sticking to the rules. When asked in an interview about Tay’s ‘new person’, she said: ‘Honestly, if my friends are happy, that makes me happy… I’m super stoked. It’s been a good time.’
Over to you, Tay…
Taylor’s new man is Brit actor Joe Alwyn