Taylor Swift and Matty Healy’s rumored romance is indeed a romance. Days after The Sun sparked speculation that Swift, newly single after dating Joe Alwyn for six years, was secretly dating The 1975 singer Matty Healy, Entertainment Tonight confirmed that Swift and Healy really are seeing each other—and both have feelings for the other.
“Taylor and Matty like each other,” one source told the outlet. “Taylor has a crush on Matty and they are having a good time hanging out. Matty also thinks Taylor is awesome and incredibly talented, too. They dated briefly in the past.”
A second source told Entertainment Tonight, “Taylor and Matty have been hanging out recently, and Jack Antonoff reconnected them.”
Swift and Healy were photographed arriving back at Swift’s Nashville condo on 12:30 a.m. Sunday, after her Saturday Eras concert there; Healy performed with Phoebe Bridgers during the show.
The dating confirmation comes after a video of Swift and Healy saying the same “This one is about you. You know who you are. I love you,” line on stage during their concerts this week went viral. Healy was in the audience when Swift said hers.
Entertainment Tonight broke news of Swift and Alwyn’s breakup in early April; they had privately split in March.
Swift and Healy were first rumored to have dated in December 2014. Healy later denied they were involved, writing on his Twitter in March 2016, “Now if you want to talk about Taylor Swift, that is easy…. Since she came to my show in December of 2014, I would say that 90 perfect of journalists that have interviewed me have asked about either her as a person or what our ‘interaction’ was like. I have said on countless occasions that I found her to be one of the most gracious, hard working, creatively gifted, and beautiful women that I have had the pleasure to meet. I personally have a lot of respect and admiration for her. Why would I not?”
“I didn’t even date Taylor, but the media’s incessant and brutal obsession with her has meant that even a guy who DIDN’T DATE HER has been so battered by their never-ending questions that he’s inevitably said something that can be lifted and molded into something that resembles ‘shade.’ It’s really sad.”
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