The actor, whose movie credits include Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk also starring Kristen Stewart, is Taylor’s first love interest since her relationship with The Night Manager star, which ended last September.The former couple split after Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than Taylor was comfortable with.
But the artist - who has sold over 40million albums - is unlikely to encounter similar experiences with Joe, who is just as keen to keep their relationship out of the spotlight.
The friend said: “This isn’t a new couple alert or a secret relationship - the only people this has been a secret to is the media because all of us, Taylor and Joe’s closest friends and their families, were aware they have been together for several months and have known each other for a longtime.
TAYLOR Swift has a secret British actor boyfriend who she’s been dating for months, The Sun's Bizarre column can reveal.
The global superstar is besotted with 26-year-old Joe Alwyn, a rising star of Hollywood who lives with his mum and dad.
"He's an amazing guy, and anyone would be lucky to be dating him," Swift said at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
Whatever their relationship, it seemed to turn sour by the time , which hit theaters in February 2010.
The singer has been under wraps recently, making a “conscious choice to disappear” to focus on herself and her new music, a source recently revealed to PEOPLE.
But she’s also had a new man by her side over the last couple months: up-and-coming British actor Joe Alwyn.
It was a quite private thing that I wanted to do,” he told PEOPLE last year.
“And I went through high school and I studied it as a subject, but I didn’t do much extra theater.” Alwyn studied at the National Youth Theatre in London until moving on to study drama at the University of Bristol.
From there, Swift was romantically linked to star Cory Monteith and Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010, and Conor Kennedy—son of Robert F. She dated another celebrity at the tail end of 2012, bringing in the new year with One Direction's Harry Styles, but the relationship ended in 2013.