For the first time since fans learned about the end of his relationship with Taylor Swift, the actor returned to social media to give a glimpse inside his private world.In his Sept. 5 Instagram post, Joe shared a series of snapshots that included pictures of his travels, some greenery, a waterfront view from a window and a sketch of a building. He also included a few photos of himself
—both recent ones and a throwback from his childhood days that showed him holding a toy bow and arrow (Alexa, play “The Archer”). Other footage included a video from a Bon Iver concert as well as pictures of a hat and some patches, including one that featured the word “f–k.”The Instagram post marked a rare one for Joe as his last one was shared in May 2022. However, this isn’t the first time followers have seen him since news broke in April 2023 that he and Taylor had gone their separate ways.
As for Taylor—who dated Joe for six years before their split—she’s been busy traveling and performing on her Eras Tour (recently announcing that a film about the concert series is coming this October). And while these past few months also included a brief romance with Matty Healy, the “Bejeweled” singer has mainly been enjoying time with friends in between tour stops and continuing to focus on her music—with her releasing Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) earlier this summer and getting ready to drop 1989 (Taylor’s Version) in October
Taylor also released her Midnights vault track “You’re Losing Me” in May, which many speculate references the ending of her relationship with Joe. As fans know all too well, the 12-time Grammy winner has dropped many songs over the years that give a nod to The Favourite alum.
The first song Taylor Swift collaborated on with her former boyfriend Joe Alwyn, the ballad appears on 2020’s Folklore as a duet with Bon Iver. At the time of the album’s release, Joe was credited under the pseudonym William Bowery, though Taylor confirmed William and Joe were one and the same during her Disney+ concert film, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.
Taylor revealed Joe had written the entire piano part, along with singing, “I can see you standin’ honey/With his arms around your body/Laughin’ but the joke’s not funny at all.” She went on to say The Favourite actor was “always just playing and making things up and kind of creating things,” but the couple may have never worked together if it wasn’t for the COVID-19 shutdown.
“I was like, ‘Hey, this could be really weird, and we could hate this,'” she explained, “‘because we’re in quarantine and there’s nothing else going on, could we just try to see what it’s like if we write this song together?'”The result of their professional collaboration? Winning Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammys.