Now, nearly seven years later, in the year of our Lord 2017, the actor has to contend with the unhappy reality of answering questions about his time with Swift. Gyllenhaal has spoken about the relationship without giving too much away before (notably in 2015 on Howard Stern), but he’s no longer abiding those questions.
Writer Tim Jonze for the For someone so intensely private, wasn’t it playing with fire a little to start dating [Taylor Swift]? “I think when you’re in a relationship, you are constantly scrutinised, your friends are scrutinised, but ...” He trails off and stares at me, ramping up the intensity of his eyes like he’s done in so many roles.
magazine, Harry finally opens up about his time dating Taylor and (of course) only had kind things to say about her.
But the singer did get real about how complicated it can be dating someone constantly in the spotlight, and how he's used his own life to inspire some of his songs. I'm lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs.
Bustle reached out to reps for both Swift and Alwyn, but did not hear back."Taylor has flown in via private jets and her security has made it a military-like mission to prevent her from being seen.
The @taylorswift13 Here's a photo of @taylorswift13 going to see a screening of her new boyfriend's film, Long Halftime Walk, in November of last year in L. pic.twitter.com/h KSYt0m N52— Perez (@The Perez Hilton) May 17, 2017Well for starters, he's 26 years old, which is much younger than her two previous boyfriends, 36-year-old Tom Hiddleston and 33-year-old Calvin Harris.
Alwyn's career really got going last year with his breakthrough role in “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,” which also starred Kristen Stewart and Vin Diesel.
At the time, Gyllenhaal was nine years her senior—a minor scandal—but the relationship only lasted three months. She kept up the edge for her hosting duties at the Met Gala, where she wore a silver cutout Louis Vuitton dress, paired with lace-up sandals and a dark lip.
It would have turned into one of the smoldering ember piles of forgotten celebrity relationships that dot the tabloid landscape if not for that maple-latte photo and “Red,” the song Swift allegedly wrote about Gyllenhaal, which initiated him into a sort of club: a group of men that have inspired Swift songs. So, er, did he listen to any of the many songs rumored to be about him?