After Taylor Swift’s shocking breakup with actor Joe Alwayn sent everybody on a spiral, it looks like a new man is making his way into her heart. The pop megastar is now romantically linked to The 1975’s Matty Healy — and Swifties and indie fans alike are either buzzing with excitement or caught in a whirlwind of skepticism. As the rumor mill churns out speculations and theories, let’s see if it’s all just a case of another slow day on the internet, shall we?
A rumor that has the Internet in a chokehold
One media outlet reports that Taylor and Matty are ready to go public with their relationship in Nashville this weekend, where the pop superstar is scheduled to perform. The source says they’re “madly in love” and briefly dated almost a decade ago, but things didn’t work out.
Hold on to whatever your hands can grab because the tea on this rumor is overflowing right now. It looks like we’ve got a new contender for the ultimate long-distance relationship because the rumored love birds are Face-Timing and texting a lot, and Taylor can’t wait to see Matty again.
“They are both massively proud and excited about this relationship and, unlike Taylor’s last one — which was very much kept out of the spotlight, deliberately — she wants to ‘own’ this romance, and not hide it away.”
Looking back at Taylor and Matt’s past relationships
As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end – even if they inspired some of Taylor Swift’s most iconic love songs. The 33-year-old singer recently bid farewell to her six-year romance with Joe, leaving fans wondering if they’ll ever be able to listen to “Lover” without ugly crying.
And to make matters worse, it seems like even the Instagram video explaining the meaning behind “Lavender Haze” couldn’t survive the breakup and was already removed.
Meanwhile, The 1975 frontman was romantically linked to several people in the past, with the most recent being Lindsay Lohan’s sister, Aliana.
Maybe there are signs, and we missed them?
Well, it looks like Matty has been playing the oldest trick in the book of revealing relationships: dropping hints like breadcrumbs for fans to follow. In January, many were delighted after the Taylor did a surprise performance on stage at London’s O2 on the first night of The 1975’s At Their Very Best tour. She was spotted backstage with none other than Matty’s mom, striking a pose for the camera.
Netizens react to the potential couple
As expected, love is in the air, and the internet can’t stop talking about it. After all, social media has become a breeding ground for rumors and reactions, with netizens from around the world weighing in on the juicy dating gossip.
do taylor swift and matty healy know they’re dating https://t.co/OeTcEK4gJu pic.twitter.com/kjzLq7SDAR
— Ron (@midnightstrack2) May 3, 2023
Just asking for a friend.
“Taylor swift is dating the 1975 frontman matty Healy”
Matty in Manila right now: pic.twitter.com/GpCg4I0hRz
— esra (@vibessesra) May 4, 2023
Since The 1975 is in the middle of their two-day Manila concert, maybe Matty can give us more details later tonight. No?
I do think Matty is the finest man on planet earth and I simultaneously believe that Taylor is way too good for him
— lindsay ⎕ (@falling_f0r_y0u) May 3, 2023
Some netizens couldn’t help but take the news with a grain of salt following the news outlet’s info back in January about the release of Taylor’s “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).”
the sun also said that speak now taylor’s version was gonna be announced before the eras tour began and look where we are now
— tayvoodoo (@tayvooodoo) May 3, 2023
Others also asked people to stop speculating on Taylor’s relationship status. Maybe it’s time for some to take a deep breath, grab a pint of ice cream, and remind themselves that being single is perfectly fine.
what if everyone collectively STOPPED speculating who taylor’s dating rn and ACCEPT that being a single woman is normal and okay???? pic.twitter.com/GVGphCUcfW
— lina 🪐 is seeing taylor! (@kiwistainedress) May 3, 2023
The million-dollar question: is it true?
Listen up, folks. Unless you’re an omnipotent entity who can see all, it’s really hard to confirm the real score between Taylor and Matty until they say something. Both parties are yet to release an official statement, so until then, the only thing you can do is wait. Don’t jump to conclusions just yet!
Do you think the rumors are true?
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