Taylor Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn go furniture shopping in NYC days before album release

 

Taylor Swift looked happier than ever as she was seen on a rare public outing with boyfriend Joe Alwyn in New York City on Monday.

The singer, 32, who has been dating British actor Joe, 31, since 2016, smiled as she chatted with her beau, while putting on a leggy display in a printed mini dress and patterned tights.

The Trouble hitmaker displayed her stellar fall style as she paired her ensemble with an oversize sweater  and a tan satchel while furniture shopping at Artifacts 20th Century.

Rare sighting: Taylor Swift looked happier than ever as she was seen on a rare public outing with boyfriend Joe Alwyn in New York City on Monday

Her tresses were worn sleek and straight and she sported a radiant palette of make-up. 

Conversations With Friends star Joe wore an emerald green sweater and baggy jeans as he strolled alongside his love. 

Taylor and Joe’s public outing comes just days before the release of her 10th studio album, Midnights on October 21 – with the star recently revealing track, Lavender Haze, was written about her love for Joe. 

Speaking on her TikTok series, Midnights, Mayhem & Me, she said: ‘I happened upon the phrase ‘lavender haze’ when I was watching Mad Men.

Evermore: The singer, 32, who has been dating British actor Joe, 31, since 2016, smiled as she chatted with her beau, while putting on a leggy display in a printed mini dress and patterned tights

Evermore: The singer, 32, who has been dating British actor Joe, 31, since 2016, smiled as she chatted with her beau, while putting on a leggy display in a printed mini dress and patterned tights

‘I looked it up because I thought it sounded cool, and it turns out that it’s a common phrase used in the ’50s where they would describe being in love.

‘I guess theoretically, when you’re in the lavender haze, you’ll do anything to stay there and not let people bring you down off of that cloud.

‘I think a lot of people have to deal with this now, not just ‘public figures,’ because we live in the era of social media. If the world finds out that you’re in love with somebody, they’re going to weigh in on it.’

‘Like, my relationship for six years, we’ve had to dodge weird rumors, tabloid stuff — and we just ignore it. This song is sort of about the act of ignoring that stuff to protect the real stuff.

At the start of July it was reported that Taylor had been engaged to her boyfriend for a ‘few months.’

The Sun claimed that the singer has been wearing an engagement ring ‘behind closed doors’ and that the couple have only informed their close friends of the news.

Love Story: The Trouble hitmaker displayed her stellar fall style as she paired her ensemble with an oversize sweater and a tan satchel while furniture shopping

Love Story: The Trouble hitmaker displayed her stellar fall style as she paired her ensemble with an oversize sweater and a tan satchel while furniture shopping

Taylor began dating Joe in late 2016 after they were rumored to have crossed paths at that year’s Met Gala in New York City.

DailyMail.com reached out to Taylor’s representatives for comment at the time.

‘Taylor and Joe are incredibly happy, and very, very in love,’ a source claiming to be close to Joe told the outlet at the start of July.

‘They’ve actually been engaged for a few months but have only told their inner-inner circle — basically immediate family, and trusted, very old friends.

‘Everyone has been sworn to secrecy, too.’

The insider alleged that Joe presented Taylor with a ‘beautiful ring’ but ‘she only wears it when she’s at home’, i.e., behind closed doors.

‘Again, only a handful of people know details about the wedding and Taylor hasn’t even told some of her team about the engagement,’ they claimed.

Her London Boy: Conversations With Friends star Joe wore an emerald green sweater and baggy jeans as he strolled alongside his love

Her London Boy: Conversations With Friends star Joe wore an emerald green sweater and baggy jeans as he strolled alongside his love

The source also told The Sun that Taylor and Joe ‘want their love to stay away from the cameras as much as possible’ and that their alleged engagement is ‘just for them.

‘And if and when they do exchange vows, there most definitely won’t be any Vogue, Rolling Stone or Hello! magazines there. It will be simple and elegant — like them.’

According to the outlet, there are ‘no specific wedding details’ and it is unknown if the couple will officially announce the alleged engagement.  

The Lover singer reportedly kicked off her romance with Joe just months after her shock split from Loki actor, Tom Hiddleston, in September 2016.

Taylor gave fans insight into their burgeoning romance by alluding to Joe in lyrics on her hit 2017 album Reputation, including the song Gorgeous where she recalls ‘making fun of’ his English accent.

New music: Taylor and Joe's public outing comes just days before the release of her 10th studio album, Midnights - with the star recently revealing track, Lavender Haze, was written about her love for Joe

New music: Taylor and Joe’s public outing comes just days before the release of her 10th studio album, Midnights – with the star recently revealing track, Lavender Haze, was written about her love for Joe

Style: One of the star's companions was seen loading a stylish chair into a van

Style: One of the star’s companions was seen loading a stylish chair into a van

The Grammy Award-winner opened up even more on her 2019 album Lover, where she gushed about her ‘London boy’ on multiple tracks.  

The song Cruel Summer is also rumored to be about the overlap between the beginning of her romance with Joe and the end of her fling with Hiddleston.

Joe told The Sunday Times in 2018 that he finds it ‘flattering’ that Taylor uses him as her musical muse.

Just two years later, Taylor welcomed her beau into the songwriting world by allowing him to pen lyrics for her 2020 alum, Folklore.   

Using the pseudonym ‘William Bowery,’ Joe co-wrote two songs for the Grammy Award-winning album and three more songs for Folklore’s sister record Evermore.

Although she feels safe opening up in her music, Taylor previously stated that her relationship with the British hunk ‘isn’t up for discussion’ in the press.

She discussed the decision to keep their romance ‘private’ in her 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, which included rare footage of herself and Joe.

 Taylor has dated a number of high-profile men over the course of her young life, including pop rocker Harry Styles, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, DJ Calvin Harris, singer Joe Jonas and rock heartthrob John Mayer.

'We have to protect the real stuff': Taylor recently revealed she ignores 'weird rumours' about her relationship with boyfriend Joe

‘We have to protect the real stuff’: Taylor recently revealed she ignores ‘weird rumours’ about her relationship with boyfriend Joe

The star has recently submitted herself in 13 categories for the 2023 Grammy Awards, due to be held on February 5.

She has received a total of 42 Grammy nominations thus far, winning 11, including three Album of the Year gongs. 

Variety reports Taylor has submitted herself in Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Red (Taylor’s Version), Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for All Too Well (10 Minute Version), Best Pop/Duo Group Performance for Nothing New and The Joker & The Queen, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for I Bet You Think About Me, Best American Roots Song, Best American Roots Performance and Best Song Written For Visual Media for Carolina, and Best Music Video for All Too Well: The Short Film.

Red (Taylor’s Version) was submitted for Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical)

The singer has been nominated for 42 Grammys throughout her career and she has won 11 awards, including three Album of the Year wins. 

Will she do it again? The star has recently submitted herself in 13 categories for the 2023 Grammy Awards, due to be held on February 5 (pictured at the 2010 Grammys)

Will she do it again? The star has recently submitted herself in 13 categories for the 2023 Grammy Awards, due to be held on February 5 (pictured at the 2010 Grammys)

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