Taylor Swift is not pushing Joe Alwyn to marry her through the lyrics of her latest album, despite a false report. Gossip Cop can debunk the claim. It’s simply not the case.
According to Life & Style, the lyrics of Swift’s new song “Lover,” featured on her new album of the same name, are a clear indication she wants to walk down the aisle with her boyfriend. “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey,” sings Swift, “but I want ’em all.” The outlet also claims the line, “I’d marry you with paper rings,” is a direct message to Alwyn to propose.
An alleged source tells the outlet that Swift has even “put together a vision board for their wedding.” This display is said to consist of ideas for the singer’s desired wedding, including the classic “big white dress” and a “huge cake.” The singer’s plan, according to the tabloid, is to hold a ceremony in “a castle near Joe’s hometown” of London.
The questionable tipster adds, “Most of Taylor’s friends are already married and starting families of their own,” which is one of the main reasons she’s supposedly pressuring her boyfriend to get down on knee. “Luckily, Joe has every intention of spending the rest of his life with Taylor,” adds the insider. “He’s just waiting for the perfect moment to pop the question.”
Gossip Cop checked with a source familiar with the couple, who tells us the story is simply false. The reality is that a musician most famous for singing songs about relationships is still singing songs about relationships. “Paper Rings,” the second song the article references, was co-written by fellow singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff. It’s not exactly accurate to say that Swift was the sole source of those lyrics. Regardless, lyrics from a pop song aren’t exactly meant to be taken literally.
It should be noted, the only castle near Alwyn’s hometown of North London is the Tower of London, which is actually possible to rent for events. Other than Windsor Castle, which is only available for royal weddings, all of the other castles in the area are either just ruins or remaining framework — not quite ideal venues. Why wouldn’t Swift specify the Tower of London on her “vision board?” The outlet didn’t bother to do much research before making up its story.
Of course, the tabloid frequently prints fiction about Swift’s relationship. In June, Gossip Cop busted Life & Style‘s sister publication, the National Enquirer, for falsely claiming Swift and Alwyn were planning a Fourth of July wedding. Star, another sister outlet, published an incorrect article in April about Swift racing Katy Perry to the altar. Gossip Cop will continue to swiftly bust more false rumors about the pop star.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.