Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are not the people getting "handsy" in paparazzi photos circulating on Saturday, despite claims. Gossip Cop has exclusively confirmed neither star is pictured in the snapshots.
Early Saturday, the Daily Mail announced, "Tarmac titillation! Taylor Swift appears to get handsy with new beau Joe Alwyn next to her private jet in LA." The British paper alleged, "She met her new man away from prying eyes next to her private jet on Friday. The 27-year-old pop princess appeared to hang out with the 26-year-old actor on the tarmac in Los Angeles."
Doing nothing more than describing the paparazzi photos, the tabloid went on to write, "The couple embraced, and Taylor appeared to get quite comfortable with her still low-key boyfriend, and placed her hand on his rear end. A little later, another be-hatted friend came over and appeared to pick up the 'Shake it Off' singer before the trio posed for a photo in front of a helicopter."
But the outlet had no evidence that the people in the pictures are actually Swift and Alwyn. Taken from a great distance using a long lens, the woman clearly has long, blonde hair but her face cannnot be seen. Similarly, there's no clear shot of the face of the man said to be Alwyn. Still, the Daily Mail identified the people as them, and then the lemmings at HollywoodLife followed suit.
"Taylor Swift Sweetly Embraces New Boyfriend Joe Alwyn Next To Her Private Jet," the webloid declares in a headline, going on to repeat the Daily Mail claim that they were caught getting "handsy." But the site also has no proof that it is Swift and Alwyn pictured. HollywoodLies just regurgitated the information and linked to the paper's website, telling readers, "CLICK HERE TO SEE PICS OF TAYLOR AND JOE GETTING COZY ON THE TARMAC."
The stars, however, were not photographed "getting cozy" or handsy. Both outlets are completely wrong, and have misidentified two random people as Swift and Alwyn. "That is not them," an impeccable source close to the pair tells Gossip Cop exclusively. The couple may show PDA in front of paparazzi cameras someday, but today is not that day.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.