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Best Moments: A Throwback To Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn's Relationship

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As per recent reports, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have called it quits. Despite being under constant public scrutiny, the couple managed to keep their relationship—spanning six years—low-key for as long as it lasted. While little was disclosed about their time together, there were a few occasions where they were seen together in public:

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May 2016: First MeetingIt is claimed that the ex-couple first met at the 2016 Met Gala, which reportedly served as the inspiration behind Swift's 2017 song, Dress. The popular track even references Alwyn's "buzzed cut" and her own "hair bleached," — hairdos they sported back then.

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May 2017: London WalkIn May 2017, paparazzi spotted Swift and Alwyn strolling down the busy streets of London, fuelling rumors of their courtship. However, they'd managed to keep their relationship under wraps the longest, with only close friends and family who were in the know. 

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May 2018: Cactus ConnectionIn May 2018, both Swift and Alwyn posted pictures of cacti on their social media accounts, which a volley of fans speculated was a subtle reference to their relationship. However, Alwyn later explained in an interview that it was just mere coincidence.

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Feb 2019: BAFTA AfterpartyAt the 2019 BAFTA afterparty, the couple was spotted leaving together, holding hands. This was a rare public display of affection for the couple, who'd otherwise preferred to keep their romance behind closed doors.

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March 2020: Marriage & FutureIn March 2020, rumors were rife that the couple was planning to get married, though no official announcement was made. Despite the lack of confirmation, Swift and Alwyn remained devoted to each other and spoke about their future together.

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June 2022: The BahamasIn June 2022, the couple was papped vacationing away at the Bahamas, where photos of them kissing in the ocean surfaced. In spite of trying their best to keep their relationship private, their romance was once again in the public eye.