Inside Taylor Swift’s Relationship With Harry Styles—and How Joe Alwyn Secretly Joined Her Grammys Night
Taylor Swift’s interactions with ex-boyfriend Harry Styles went viral during Grammys night, as it offered the internet a glimpse of how seemingly amicable and friendly things are between them. Swift and Styles dated in late 2012 for a couple months; they broke up in early 2013.
A source spoke to Entertainment Tonight yesterday about what the state of affairs between Styles and Swift is like now. “Taylor and Harry have no issues and they are friendly,” the insider said. “Taylor thinks Harry is such a talented artist and has nothing but respect for him. Their relationship was a long time ago, and Taylor has moved on and is very happy in her relationship with Joe [Alwyn]. She has matured as a person, and things are peaceful and good between them.”
A second source revealed that Swift’s boyfriend of six years, Joe Alwyn, was also a special part of her Grammys evening despite his absence at the ceremony. “Taylor and Joe attended a Grammys after-party at Chateau Marmont last night. They were there until late, had a great time, and were letting loose,” the source told Entertainment Tonight of the couple’s secret meetup.
Some photos of Swift at the after party, which she reportedly hosted, have emerged and reveal she had an outfit change. Shots of her and Alwyn have not surfaced yet though:
Swift hasn’t said a lot about her brief romance with Styles. But back in October 2015, she spoke about the relationship that inspired her 1989 song “Out of the Woods,” which is believed to be about Styles.
“The number one feeling I felt in the whole relationship was anxiety,” she recalled then. “Because it felt very fragile, it felt very tentative. And it always felt like, ‘Okay, what’s the next road block? What’s the next thing that’s gonna deter this? How long do we have before this turns into just an awful mess and we break up? Is it a month? Is it three days?’ And so, you know, I think a lot of relationships can be very solid and that’s kind of what you hope for, for it to be solid and healthy but that’s not always what you get. And it doesn’t mean that it’s not special and extraordinary just to have a relationship that’s fragile and somehow meaningful in that fragility.”
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