Joe Alwyn’s New Magazine Cover Sparks Speculation Among Fans

Alwyn’s new magazine cover sparks speculation about references to ex Taylor Swift’s songs

Joe Alwyn. (PHOTO: VANITY FAIR, MIKE MARSLAND/GETTY IMAGES)
Joe Alwyn. (PHOTO: VANITY FAIR, MIKE MARSLAND/GETTY IMAGES)

On June 14, The Sunday Times Style set the internet abuzz after revealing the cover of its upcoming issue, Featuring actor Joe Alwyn.

The magazine cover, showcasing a close-up of Alwyn in a blue collared sweater, bore the headline, “London Boy: What Joe Alwyn Did Next.”

The headline quickly caught the attention of readers, who speculated about its possible connection to Alwyn’s ex-girlfriend, pop superstar Taylor Swift.

The headline appears to reference Swift’s song “London Boy” from her 2019 album Lover. The album, released two years after Swift and Alwyn began their relationship, includes lyrics celebrating the charm of a London native, which many fans have linked to Alwyn.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, CHRISTOPHER POLK/NBC/NBCU PHOTO BANK)
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, CHRISTOPHER POLK/NBC/NBCU PHOTO BANK)

Lyrics from the song include, “But somethin’ happened, I heard him laughin’ / I saw the dimples first and then I heard the accent.”

This connection prompted fans to question whether Alwyn was aware of the potential nod to his past relationship with Swift when he agreed to the cover.

Swift and Alwyn, who dated for six years, ended their relationship in early April 2023. Their romance was known for being private, with Alwyn preferring to keep their relationship out of the public eye.

Despite the split, their connection continues to be a topic of interest among fans and the media alike.

Further fueling the speculation is Swift’s recent song “So Long London” from her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department.

Fans have theorized that the song is a reflection on her time with Alwyn, not only because of its title but also due to its evocative lyrics.

The song features verses like, “I stopped trying to make him laugh / Stopped trying to drill the safe,” and a poignant reference to “the house in the Heath,” which many believe alludes to a shared residence in London during their relationship.

In a December 2023 interview with Time, Swift discussed the themes of her latest album and reflected on her past relationships.

She touched upon the challenges of maintaining a private relationship and the toll it took on her. “Life is short. Have adventures.

Me locking myself away in my house for a lot of years—I’ll never get that time back. I’m more trusting now than I was six years ago,” she stated.

Since their breakup, Swift has moved on and is now in a public relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

In her Time interview, she elaborated on the differences between her past private relationship and her current one.

Taylor Swift performs at Groupama Stadium in Lyon, France, on June 2, 2024. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JOHN SHEARER/TAS24/GETTY)
Taylor Swift performs at Groupama Stadium in Lyon, France, on June 2, 2024. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JOHN SHEARER/TAS24/GETTY)

“When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care,” she explained.

“The opposite of that is you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you’re seeing someone. And we’re just proud of each other.”

While Swift’s new relationship is flourishing in the public eye, Alwyn’s current relationship status remains more enigmatic. However, a source told PEOPLE in April that Alwyn is “dating and happy,” indicating that he is moving forward with his personal life post-Swift.

The magazine cover and its headline have certainly stirred conversations, reflecting the enduring public interest in the personal lives of both Alwyn and Swift.

Alwyn’s feature in The Sunday Times Style promises to provide insight into his life post-breakup and his plans for the future.

Taylor Swift at the Eras Tour in Edinburgh, Scotland. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, GARETH CATTERMOLE/TAS24/GETTY)
Taylor Swift at the Eras Tour in Edinburgh, Scotland. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, GARETH CATTERMOLE/TAS24/GETTY)

As fans eagerly anticipate the release of the magazine, the discourse around the headline serves as a reminder of the lasting impact of Swift and Alwyn’s high-profile relationship.

Alwyn’s new film, Kinds of Kindness, is set to hit theaters on June 21, marking another significant milestone in his acting career.

As he continues to navigate his path in the spotlight, the intrigue surrounding his personal and professional life shows no signs of waning.

Whether intentional or coincidental, the “London Boy” headline has successfully reignited interest in the intertwined stories of Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift.

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