Twitter Is Losing It Over Those Taylor Swift And Matty Healy Dating Rumors—But Are They True?
Anyone who frequented Tumblr in 2014 knows that there has long been a rumored flirtation between Taylor Swift and The 1975 frontman, Matty Healy. As reported by The Sun this week, the two are now newly “dating,” and apparently expected to “go public” with their relationship soon.
In the past few days, fans of both musicians have been absolutely losing it on Twitter at the idea of the two seeing each other, especially just after reports came in that Swift split from her longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn after six years together. So… is there any truth to these reports? We’ll break down insider quotes, Swift and Healy’s flirty history and fan tweets as the rumors continue to swirl.
who’s gonna tell matty healy and taylor swift that they’re dating pic.twitter.com/oFmvUTVAYu
— becca (@fakeitflowersx) May 3, 2023
Are Taylor Swift and Matty Healy an Item? Here’s What We Know
According to The Sun, the “Anti-Hero” hitmaker is “madly in love” with the British “About You” rocker after their long-term friendship supposedly blossomed into a romantic relationship. Swift and Healy, as fans know, met in 2014 and were photographed wearing each other’s merchandise at the time— Swift notably donned a t-shirt with Healy’s band’s logo plastered on it and Healy sported a shirt with Swift’s 1989 album cover art at a concert shortly after.
eraIn the years since, the 33-year-old Grammy winner and 34-year-old “Happiness” singer have performed together live, and commended each other’s music. News of their new romance comes just after reports emerged in the past few weeks that Swift and Alwyn (her boyfriend from 2016 to 2023) called it quits over “personality differences” and being at different points in life.
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Break Up After 6 Years Together https://t.co/wcMTS650Gx
— People (@people) April 8, 2023
Even despite the brief turnaround, one source dished to the outlet that Swift is “madly in love” with Healy. “She and Matty are madly in love,” they said, adding, “It’s super-early days, but it feels right. They first dated, very briefly, almost ten years ago but timings just didn’t work out.”
The insider went on, “Taylor and Joe [Alwyn] actually split up back in February, so there was absolutely no crossover. Both Matty and Taylor have been touring over the past few weeks, so it’s been a lot of Face-Timing and texting but she cannot wait to see him again.” Swift is currently playing shows across the country for her long-awaited ‘Eras’ tour while Healy is with his band on their ‘At Their Very Best’ tour.
matty healy and taylor swift rumours?! feels like 2014 again loool pic.twitter.com/0nEHRXH7Nu
— niamh (@xniamhamelia) May 4, 2023
“But as two international megastars, they understand the pressures of one another’s jobs better than anyone, and are incredibly supportive of their respective careers,” the source reportedly noted. “They are both massively proud and excited about this relationship and, unlike Taylor’s last one — which was very much kept out of the spotlight, deliberately — she wants to ‘own’ this romance, and not hide it away.”
Even if this pairing might seem “unbelievable” or “super shocking” to fans as seen on Twitter, the insider said that Swift’s devotees should expect to see Healy at her future shows, such as her May 5th concert in Nashville. “Taylor just wants to live her life, and be happy. She’s told pals Matty is flying to Nashville over the weekend to support her on the next leg of her tour,” the source said. As seen in fan-shot footage, Healy not only did attend, but was seen dancing, singing along and filming Swift with his phone from the crowd.
matty healy flew 17+ hrs to be in nashville tonight for taylor swift and danced the night away. love to see it. pic.twitter.com/2YVz6Ji17G
— Peter Stavros (@petestavros) May 6, 2023
Fans React to ‘Insane’ and ‘Unbelievable’ Swift and Healy Dating Rumors
Still in shock over the rumors? Us, too. While some are already “shipping” Swift and Healy together and “rejoicing” after “wanting them to be together” for years, others are either in disbelief— either because they think Swift can “do better” or because the two just “only seem like good friends.”
One fan recently tweeted, “Yeah because matty healy could pull TAYLOR SWIFT let’s be serious for a second,” as another added, “taylor swift could do WAY better than matty healy.” It’s important to note, as some fans continue to do on the site, that Healy came under fire in the past few years after being accused of following controversial media personalities like Andrew Tate, with some referring to Healy as an “edgelord.”
The Sun reports that Taylor Swift and The 1975’s Matty Healy are dating. pic.twitter.com/nLypzaRoZ4
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 3, 2023
Healy was also accused of racism in 2020, and even deactivated his Twitter account afterwards. This happened after he received backlash for an insensitive tweet regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.
Many fans seem to be bringing this up as Swift has long identified as a feminist and publicly supported movements that centered around reproductive rights, gun control, LGBTQ+ rights and anti-racism. One Swiftie wrote, “dating matty healy will be such a major dent on taylor swift’s unproblematic image…i really hope it’s not true.”
Matty Healy has been spotted at Taylor Swift’s Nashville show of the Eras Tour following dating report from The Sun. pic.twitter.com/XtS6BUUVib
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 6, 2023
As most seem to still be “so surprised” and “not able to believe” the rumors, others are also “not fully” convinced that they are actually true, even despite footage of Healy at Swift’s Nashville show.
“With the Joe [Alwyn] breakup rumors being that he couldn’t handle her fame i just don’t believe this is true,” one wrote regarding the Swift and Healy rumors as another tweeted, “people online are soooo dramatic like the whole taylor swift and matty healy thing is 1) def not true 2) so funny seeing people’s reactions.”
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more info!