Actor Joe Alwyn says he doesn’t wish to be “private” about his relationship with singer Taylor Swift, however in a world that’s so “increasingly intrusive”, he enjoys protecting issues between them secret.
Speaking to Elle journal about his romance with the pop star, he stated: “It’s not really because I want to be guarded and private, it’s more a response to something else. We live in a culture that is so increasingly intrusive. The more you give and frankly, even if you don’t give it, something will be taken.”
It comes after Taylor revealed Joe Alwyn helped her open up about politics, stories femalefirst.co.uk.
Taylor Swift stated beforehand: “As a country musician, I was always told it’s better to stay out of (politics). The Trump presidency forced me to lean in and educate myself. I found myself talking about government and the presidency and policy with my boyfriend (actor Joe Alwyn), who supported me in speaking out.”
“I started talking to my family and friends about politics and learning as much as I could about where I stand. I’m proud to have moved past fear and self-doubt, and to endorse and support leadership that moves us beyond this divisive, heartbreaking moment in time.”
Taylor Swift additionally revealed how she and Joe “bonded over” unhappy songs.
She had stated: “Joe Alwyn and I actually love unhappy songs. We’ve all the time bonded over music. We write the saddest (songs). We simply actually love unhappy songs. What can I say? It was a shock that we began writing collectively.
“But in a way, it wasn’t because we have always bonded over music and had the same musical tastes. He’s always the person who’s showing me songs by artists and then they become my favourite songs.”