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Is Taylor Swift's New Song "Lover" About Joe Alwyn? The Internet Sure Thinks So!


Taylor Swift dropped her new song "Lover" on August 15, and while she doesn't specifically mention who the lyrics are about, the internet is pretty darn sure it's Joe Alwyn

Why do Taylor's Swifties think "Lover" is all about a certain British actor? How long has Taylor been dating Joe? Do the lyrics in "Lover" match up with their relationship timeline IRL? Here's what you need to know. 

How long has Taylor been dating Joe?

There's a "Lover" lyric that goes, "I've loved you three summers now, honey, but I want 'em all" — and that seems to line up with Taylor and Joe's dating history. The pair reportedly first met at the Met Gala in May 2018, but back then, Taylor was still dating Calvin Harris. 

Taylor and Calvin officially split in June 2016. Shortly after that, the singer began dating Tom Hiddleston. According to E! News, Taylor and Tom were over and done with by September 2016.