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Breaking Down These Unsubstantiated Rumors About Joe Alwyn Cheating on Taylor Swift

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Depending on where you lurk online, you might have noticed entirely unsubstantiated rumors floating around that Joe Alwyn cheated on Taylor Swift. To the point where even Deux Moi is fielding questions and had to inform followers that "from all the viable intel we received about their relationship cheating was never mentioned."

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So...where did these rumors stem from? Us Weekly reports that it seems like fans took a mashup of songs Taylor performed on stage in Melbourne, leaned way into the lyrics, and kinda ran with it.

The songs in question? "Getaway Car," “August” and “The Other Side of the Door"—all of which have some pretty specific lyrics that promoted this theory. On "Getaway Car," Taylor sings "but with three of us, honey, it's a side show;" on "The Other Side of the Door," she sings "and I broke down crying, was she worth this mess;" and on "August," she sings "'cause you were never mine."

Buuut other than people reading into these lyrics, there's literally no evidence of infidelity in Joe and Taylor's relationship.

In fact, at the time of their breakup, People reported that "differences in their personalities” lead to their split, with as source saying “They had plenty in common and fell in love in a safe bubble while she was retreating from the world during Reputation. Then the pandemic hit, and they were locked down together and able to continue growing their relationship in this insulated way. But he didn’t really ‘know’ her yet outside of that bubble. Joe has struggled with Taylor’s level of fame and the attention from the public. The differences in their personalities have also become harder to ignore after years together. They’ve grown apart.”

All that said, it definitely seems like Taylor's new album The Tortured Poets Department is influenced by her breakup with Joe...and there's a LOT of evidence to support that, just saying:

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