The Elaborate Way Taylor Swift Is Keeping Her Visits to Joe Alwyn a Secret

Hush-hush flights, blacked-out windows, and total date-night lockdown.

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Taylor Swift is still dating British actor Joe Alwyn, but you wouldn't know it based on their lack of presence in the news cycle. The couple have managed to fly completely under-the-radar since they were spotted kissing (opens in new tab) at the Jingle Ball in December, and it's all thanks to the elaborate lengths Taylor's going to in order to keep their relationship private.

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According to E! (opens in new tab), the star has actually been flying into the U.K. on the regular in order to see Joe, and she has a system in place involving secret flights, blacked-out windows, and no public appearances. "Taylor has been in the U.K. a LOT more than people know," a source says. "She has the entire routine down pat now."


Apparently, Taylor flies a private jet to a private airfield (her passport is checked on board), and then takes a "nondescript blacked-out car" to Joe's home in north London. Once together, Taylor and Joe basically don't leave the house—opting to stay at "his place" instead of going out to dinner or bars. "People just won't see her," the source says. "Unless you're part of her inner circle, you wouldn't know when she is or isn't here. [She] barely leaves a trace."

Considering her entire relationship with Tom Hiddleston was chronicled by the paparazzi, Taylor's desire for privacy is understandable, no?

Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.