Why Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Have Been So Private About Their Relationship
The new couple have gone to great lengths to keep their new romance under wraps
When you’re Taylor Swift, keeping a new romance completely under wraps is no easy feat.
“She wanted to get to know him without any chaos,” a source tells PEOPLE exclusively about Swift, who was longtime friends with the rising star before things turned romantic.
According to The Sun, Swift has been renting a house in North London and donned disguises while spending time in the U.K. with Alwyn, who’s been busy shooting his upcoming film, The Favourite, with Swift’s friend Emma Stone.
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Last year, Alwyn — who had his breakthrough role in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Swift caught a screening of the film last November with her mom Andrea and the Haim sisters) — opened up to PEOPLE about his growing fame.
“It’s really nice to have people excited about … me,” he said about the newfound attention. “But it’s hard to get caught up in that. Maybe it’s just my nature. I just want to take things a day at a time.”