Entertainment Tonight reports that Swift and Alwyn split a “few weeks ago.” The breakup “was amicable” and “not dramatic,” sources told ET, adding that their “relationship had just run its course.” People also confirmed news of their breakup.
Swift started dating Alwyn, a British actor, in late 2016. Several of the songs on Swift’s 2017 album, reputation, were inspired by the couple’s relationship, including “Gorgeous,” “Call It What You Want,” and “Delicate.”
During lockdown, the two began collaborating on music together: Alwyn ended up as a co-producer on seven tracks featured on 2020’s folklore, as well as co-writing “Exile” under the moniker William Bowery. Alwyn later received a Grammy when folklore won Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
Alwyn also contributed to songs appearing on Swift’s albums evermore (“Champagne Problems,” “Coney Island,” Evermore”) and Midnights (“Sweet Nothing). Additionally, the standout Midnights single “Lavender Haze” was partially inspired by their relationship and having to dodge “weird rumors” and “tabloid stuff,” Swift previously revealed.