Apparently, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are the kind of couple that coordinate looks.
Though Swift and her boyfriend of five years are rarely pictured together, the couple were photographed grabbing iced coffees in London on July 14. In the photos, which can be viewed here, Swift braved the London heat wave in a pair of loose denim shorts, a grey tank top, and a light blue button-down shirt. Meanwhile, Alwyn wore his own pair of blue shorts and a white t-shirt. The pop star and the actor both topped off their looks with sunglasses, baseball hats, and sneakers.
Another thing that the Daily Mail pointed out about the pics was that Swift’s hands were noticeably ring-free after months of engagement rumors and speculation. This may be the most outright denial that fans will get. In an April interview with WSJ Magazine, the Conversations With Friends star pretty much confirmed that he will never address such reports head-on. “If I had a pound for every time I think I’ve been told I’ve been engaged, then I’d have a lot of pound coins,” Alwyn said. “I mean, the truth is, if the answer was yes, I wouldn’t say, and if the answer was no, I wouldn’t say.”
Joe Alwyn has spoken numerous times about his wish to keep his relationship with Taylor Swift private. In an April interview with Elle U.K., he opened up about his frustrations with a celebrity culture that heavily depends on the intrusion of his privacy: “The more you give—and frankly, even if you don’t give it—something will be taken.”
He expanded on this thought later that month. “If you and I were having a conversation and having a shandy in my house, and it wasn’t being recorded, then, of course, other things would be said,” he told The Guardian. “There are more interesting things to talk about and I just think it feeds into a weird part of the culture that I’m not really interested in being a part of.”