Entertainment Music Taylor Swift Is Dating British Actor Joe Alwyn The star has reportedly been dating the rising star for several months By Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 16, 2017 06:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Taylor Swift has a new Brit in her life. The singer, 27, has been largely out of the spotlight since February and it turns out she’s been secretly dating actor Joe Alwyn, 26. According to The Sun (who was first to report the news), Swift has been keeping the relationship under wraps by donning disguises while out and about with the rising star. The Grammy winner has also reportedly been renting a house in North London while spending time with Alwyn, adds the outlet. Last year, Alwyn had a breakthrough role in Ang Lee’s war film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. “It’s really nice to have people excited about … me,” he told PEOPLE about getting attention for the role. “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.” FROM COINAGE: 7 Most Expensive Music Videos Alwyn also recently wrapped his latest film, The Favourite, starring Emma Stone (one of Swift’s oldest friends). The “Shake It Off” singer was last romantically linked to Tom Hiddleston. After a high-profile months-long romance, the stars called it quits last September.