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14th Apr 2023

Taylor Swift gives interesting intro to Lover on stage amid Joe Alwyn split rumours

Ellen Fitzpatrick

“I hope these songs can be part of your life.”

Taylor Swift has hit the stage once again on her Eras Tour and as she stepped out in Tampa for the first time since her rumoured break up with Joe Alwyn, there was one thing that was said that fans can’t stop thinking about.

As she headed to the stage, Taylor sang Lover which has been heavily assumed to be about Joe. But ahead of singing the song, the singer made a speech that had a few fans scratching their heads.

Over the weekend, Swifties around the world were heartbroken when news broke that Taylor and Joe had called it quits on their six year relationship.

Entertainment Tonight first claimed a source had confirmed the split, with PEOPLE and CNN later also confirming the news.

Initially, these sources claimed that the relationship had run its course and the two had an amicable split, but new sources have claimed a much more heartbreaking reason.

A source revealed to MailOnline: “The bottom line for the difficulties in their relationship was that Taylor’s career took priority over Joe’s – which can be awkward for a couple when it’s not balanced.”

With this in mind, fans were anticipating if she would address the rumours despite being a very private person.

As she introduced Lover, Taylor instead said: “We’re going to go on a grand adventure this evening, take a little trip through 17 years of music, one era at a time. These songs are about my life or about fictional characters I’ve created, but at the end of the day I hope these songs can be part of your life.”

“The song we are going to play next, it’s just a love song, you know?”

Rumours of the couple’s split have yet to be addressed by either Taylor or Joe and likely won’t be as the two are known to rarely comment on their relationship.

Joe and Taylor were first spotted together in 2016 and were romantically linked in 2017, dodging engagement, marriage and even baby rumours throughout their six years.

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