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Setlist changes and breakup date clues: Every time Taylor Swift hinted at her split with Joe

The Swiftie sleuths haven’t slept in DAYS


The Swifties are out in full force for Taylor Swift after her breakup with Joe Alwyn after six years of dating was announced.

It was revealed over the Easter weekend that 33-year-old Taylor Swift and 32-year-old Joe Alwyn split “a few weeks ago,” with a source telling The Sun the relationship “ran its course.” The source added: “Naturally these things are difficult for those involved and it has not been easy. They are respecting one another’s privacy and in time think they can be good friends.”

The couple, who were rumoured to be engaged, started dating in 2016. Taylor Swift fans have been desperate for a crumb of anything in terms of relationship goss but the most they could get is from whatever Taylor was cryptically singing about. Following the reports of their breakup, Swifties have taken over with their theories about what went wrong in their relationship.

Here’s a rundown of every single Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn breakup clue:

Taylor started her Eras tour in March and Joe hasn’t been in the crowds

In fact, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn haven’t been publicly spotted together since October last year.

There have been setlist changes

Diehard Swifties have been spending their long weekends picking apart Taylor’s setlist and noticed a few changes. On 31st March in Texas, Taylor replaced her song Invisible String with a track about the connection between lovers, The 1 – a song which Swifties see as a notorious breakup anthem.

During her performance in Arizona, Taylor Swift broke down as she sang Champagne Problems, another setlist change and ode to a failed marriage proposal. Written with Joe, the lyrics say: “‘She would have made such a lovely bride, what a shame she’s fucked in the head,’ they said, but you’ll find the real thing instead, she’ll patch up your tapestry that I shred.”

Fans have also clocked her choice to open the show with Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince.

Taylor hinted at her breakup in a music video??

This is WILD if true. Taylor Swift fans think she hinted at the date of her breakup with Joe in the music video for Lavender Haze, striking a match 48 seconds into the promo to supposedly signify 4/8 aka 8th April.

Taylor Swift herself even confirmed the song was about the beginning of their relationship.

Fans of Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are heavily in denial over the breakup still. They’re claiming this is all an April Fools’ Day joke and it’s not actually happening. But sorry to break it to you, it’s very real.

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