Donald Trump may have recently said he likes Taylor Swift 25 percent less after she took her first political stance on social media, but her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, stands behind his love of almost two years. While promoting his film The Favourite at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival, Alwyn — who very rarely speaks out about his relationship — revealed that he thinks Swift’s recent activity is “great” and “important.”
Last week, Swift posted a photo on Instagram endorsing two Democratic candidates and encouraging her millions of followers to get out and vote. She continued in her Artist of the Year acceptance speech at the American Music Awards.
View this post on Instagram
I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! ???
“This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Get out and vote. I love you guys!” the singer said.
Swift has taken a new approach to her relationship with Joe Alwyn by keeping things pretty hush hush since the beginning.
In the past, Swift has not been one to keep her relationships private, and famously writes songs about her love life and her breakups. However, with her current relationship, she is doing things differently, and it seems to be working out well.
When Swift flew to London to meet Alwyn’s parents, she kept her visit on the down low by crashing at her friend Cara Delevingne’s apartment in Chiswick.
News of their romance surfaced in May 2017, but some speculate the two have been together since October 2016.
At the time, Swift herself sparked speculation because of a Tumblr fan post and a string of comments related to it that talked about Swift and Alwyn getting together before Selena Gomez and The Weeknd (Who confirmed their short-lived romance in January 2017.) Swift “liked” the post and the comments, which led many to believe she was confirming the claim.
Swift and Alwyn did both attend a Kings of Leon concert in October of 2016, so it is possible their relationship dates back that far.
Don’t expect Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn to be too open about their relationship, they both have said they would like to keep it private and focus on their careers.