‘I Sacrificed Everything For You’
She’s set to release her new album in a matter of weeks, but why is Tay still hiding?
If there’s one celeb who’s been a bit rogue this year, it’s definitely Taylor Swift. Out of the public eye and absent online, when Taylor released two singles last month (and deleted all her social media posts), it started to make sense. One month on and Tay is still keeping herself to herself. According to a source speaking exclusively to Look, Taylor and boyfriend Joe Alwyn have hit rocky ground and it’s said to be taking up a lot of Tay’s attention.
‘Joe wants to slow the romance down a little,’ explains a close pal.‘he adores her, but this is a guy with a ton of options open to him right now. He’s just landed roles in two major films and is being handpicked by some of the biggest talent agencies in Europe, as well as America. He feels it’s important to put himself out there instead of coming across like this hidden-away boyfriend of Taylor Swift. ‘He’s assured her this isn’t the end, but he needs to move out and get his own place in Hollywood, as well as New York. Naturally Taylor feels like she’s sacrificed a lot for him and is increasingly concerned that this could spell the end. But Joe’s trying to smooth things over by spoiling her with date nights, as well as asking for her help in finding a new pad.’
While Tay, 27, and 26-year-old Joe have reportedly been dating in secret for around 12 months, Taylor is said to be fretting over how their relationship might change once her upcoming album has dropped. The album, Reputation, will launch on 10 November, with several songs reportedly based on her
relationships with exes – Calvin Harris, Tom Hiddleston and Harry Styles. Basically, watch out if you’ve ever pi**ed Taylor off.
‘Aside from when she’s been recording, Joe’s had Taylor all to himself since they got together,’ says a close pal. ‘But Taylor’s been in the game long enough to know that as soon as her album drops, everything will change for them. Joe has never experienced this level of fame and she doesn’t know how he’ll cope with the publicity appearances and the touring. It’s a lot to deal with. She wouldn’t be surprised if their relationship runs its course in the next three months – but friends say she’s just overly concerned because so many of her previous relationships have been ruined by fame.’
But it does seem as though Taylor is doing things differently this time around. Her relationship with Joe has basically been a secret for what’s estimated to be around a year – and even now, they’re still keeping things under wraps as much as they can.
A couple of weeks ago, the pair jetted over to London to visit Joe’s family and friends. They’re said to have stayed at pal Cara Delevingne’s Chiswick pad in a bid to remain as low-key as possible and avoid media attention.
‘Taylor doesn’t feel ready to go ultrapublic just yet,’ reveals an insider. ‘But Joe’s frustrated and would prefer them to just live life more naturally, not tip-toeing around in secret the whole time.
‘There’s also the fact she’s a little scarred by certain people in her squad, who leaked information about her last romance with Tom Hiddleston.’
It can’t be easy for Taylor. Despite being off the radar for much of the year, she has been recording a new album and dealing with the recent sexual assault trial.
She may have had some downtime, but in other ways she’s had a pretty full-on year, too. Guys, we’re rooting for you!
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