The news that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn had split after more than 6 years of dating astonished the music industry on Saturday night.
Although the pair had largely managed to keep their connection out of the spotlight, the world continued to speculate about their relationship.
Fans are now left thinking what went wrong and what will happen to the adored singer now that their breakup has been officially confirmed.
According to sources close to the couple, their romance simply ran its course, resulting in an amicable and “not dramatic” breakup.
Many people are shocked by this because Swift and Alwyn seemed to be getting along well and even influenced a lot of Swift’s songs in recent years.
She made references to her affection for Alwyn and their relationship in songs including “Beautiful,” “Call It What You Want,” and “Delicate.”
“Lavender Haze,” the first song on her Midnights album, similarly pays homage to their affair and the lengths they took to keep it a secret.
Swift and Alwyn started dating in late 2016, but it wasn’t until May 2017 that their relationship became public knowledge.
Even then, the pair made an effort to maintain a low-key, unseen lifestyle.
In a 2018 interview with British Vogue, Alwyn discussed their connection for the first time, but he kept quiet about the specifics.
He said he would rather keep things private and concentrate on his work.
In a 2019 interview with The Guardian, Swift repeated these ideas by expressing that she wished to keep her private affairs in check and out of the spotlight.
Although the reason for the split is unknown, it is evident that Swift and Alwyn will both continue to prioritize their individual careers.
Swift has been quite active in promoting her recently acclaimed album Midnights.
Alwyn, on the other hand, is working on a variety of new projects, including the much awaited series Conversations with Friends.
Fans will undoubtedly continue to be very interested in their professional and personal lives, but for the time being, the focus is on the passing of an era and the future that lies ahead.