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Taylor Swift ‘has been secretly dating’ rising British star Joe Alwyn

The star and the barely-known actor have reportedly been an item ‘for months’

Her last romance spectacularly crashed and burned after only a few months, with Tom Hiddleston being universally ridiculed for some of his more overt displays of affection for his ex.

But it would seem that Taylor Swift has a soft-spot for British thespians, as during her most recent spate of downtime she has fallen for rising London-born actor, Joe Alwyn.

According to The Sun’s Dan Wooton , the 27-year-old Shake It off hit-maker has been dating the 26-year-old (who lives at home with his mother and father in the capital) “for several months”.

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It would seem that Taylor Swift has a soft-spot for British thespians, as during her timeout from the limelight she has fallen for a rising London-born actor, Joe Alwyn(Photo: Getty Images North America)

The pair have reportedly been an item for a while, having first started off as friends, and it would seem that both Taylor and Joe have been very upfront and honest about their relationship when it comes to their family and friends.

Confirming the globe-conquering singer and aspiring screen star are all loved-up, a source close to the couple told the newspaper’s Bizarre column:

“This isn’t a new couple alert or a secret relationship – the only people this has been a secret to is the media because all of us, Taylor and Joe’s closest friends and their families, were aware they have been together for several months and have known each other for a long time.”

According to The Sun’s Dan Wooton, the 27-year-old Shake It off hit-maker has been dating the 26-year-old (who lives at home with his mother and father in the capital) “for several months” (Photo: WENN.com)

Shedding some light on what has caused the singer to keep this relationship firmly behind closed doors – not even allowing a whiff of it to surface on her Instagram – the friend of the couple added:

“After her 1989 tour and all the attention Taylor received, she learned she had to be more protective of her personal life and she and Joe decided early on to keep their private life private.”

However, it seems her last relationship with Thor star, Tom, has taught the Out of The Woods singer a valuable lesson, as the insider explained:

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The Out of The Woods singer and the A Higher Education actor have reportedly been an item for a while, having first started off as friends (Photo: Rex Features)

“They have been together for several months and have known each other for a long time,” said an insider (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

“Taylor and Joe are the real deal, this is a very serious relationship. But after what happened with Tom Hiddleston, they were determined to keep it quiet.”

Mirror Online has contacted a representative of Taylor for comment.

Taylor’s last romance was with Hollywood heavyweight Tom, 36, with the pair stepping out together in Summer last year .

They added: “After what happened with Tom Hiddleston, they were determined to keep it quiet” (Photo: FameFlynet)

Taylor’s last romance was with Hollywood heavyweight Tom, 36, with the pair stepping out together in Summer 2016 – though they split in September when she “put the brakes” on things (Photo: Splash)

The romance wasn’t meant to be, however, and the A-Listers ended things in September of that year.

Speaking to US Weekly at the time a source close to the pop siren revealed it had been Taylor who “put the brakes on things”.

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Speaking to the magazine, an insider said: “Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with. She was the one to put the brakes on the relationship.”

Before Tom, she dated fellow chart-topper Calvin Harris (dating the Scot from March 2015 – June 2016) (Photo: WireImage)

Taylor has also had her pick of Hollywood’s most desirable bachelors when it comes to romance, and has dated the likes of Johny Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal as well (Photo: PA)

Taylor – one of music’s most influential and highest earning women, amassing a $170million as well as chart domination – has had her pick of the A-List when it comes to romances.

Before Tom, she dated fellow chart-topper Calvin Harris (dating the Scot from March 2015 – June 2016), and before that there was another transatlantic relationship with Harry Styles.

Taylor has also had her pick of Hollywood’s most desirable bachelors when it comes to romance, and has dated the likes of Johny Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal as well.

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