Taylor Swift Shows Support For Boyfriend Joe Alwyn
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are seen at Zuma restaurant on October 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)

Taylor Swift Shows Support For Boyfriend Joe Alwyn

Caitlin Hamill May 17, 2022

Taylor Swift has spoken up to show her support for boyfriend Joe Alwyn’s most recent project, the BBC Three series Conversations With Friends.

The series has been adapted from the Sally Rooney novel with the same title. The show is about two college students (Francis Oliver and Sasha Lane) who develop an unlikely connection with a married couple (Joe Alwyn and Jemima Kirke).

Joe plays a character named Nick in the series, and sports an Irish accent throughout the show.

‘Conversations…’ started streaming Sunday, May 15, but Taylor gave hints that she has already binged it all.

On Sunday night, Taylor shared Time’s review which stated the show ‘breathed fresh air into the novel’. The singer wrote on her Instagram story: ‘Can confirm it’s phenomenal’.

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Joe and Taylor’s relationship

Taylor and Joe have been together since 2016, but have kept their relationship mostly private. Joe told GQ in 2018: ‘Someone’s private life is, by definition, private. No one is obliged to share their personal life.’

During lockdown, the couple wrote songs together for Taylor’s 2020 albums Folklore and Evermore, including ‘Exile’. Alwyn wrote under the pseudonym William Bowery, consisting of his grandfather’s name and his favourite area in New York.

‘It was really the most accidental thing to happen in lockdown. It wasn’t like, “It’s three o’clock, it’s time to write a song!: It was just messing around on a piano and singing badly and being overheard and then thinking, you know, what if we tried to get to the end of it together?’ Joe told GQ.

‘It was fun to do it together, and I was proud of it. It was nice getting such a positive reception’.

Conversations With Friends is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer. Following in the footsteps of the TV behemoth that was Normal People, fans of the books are sure to flock to this, too.

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Caitlin is a freelance journalist who is currently studying journalism at Kingston University. She is an expert in entertainment news - especially music and film. Nominated for Most Promising Journalist in her first year, she has nothing but passion for writing.