Joe Alwyn makes first public appearance since Taylor Swift split

Joe Alwyn has made his first public appearance since Taylor Swift split (PA)
Joe Alwyn has made his first public appearance since Taylor Swift split (PA)

Joe Alwyn made his first public appearance following his reported split from Taylor Swift.

The British actor attended a dinner hosted by Celine artistic director Hedi Slimane at Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc on Monday night during the Cannes Film Festival.

Alwyn, who has writing credits on several of Swift’s songs under the pseudonym William Bowery, donned a pale pink satin shirt, black suit and a pair of stylish shades.

Other celebrities who attended the intimate dinner included model Kaia Gerber, Blackpink member Lisa, and BTS member V.

Alwyn’s appearance at the luxury label event marked his first public outing since splitting with Swift, 33, in April after six years of dating and as the singer embarked on her sold-out Eras tour.

A source told website Entertainment Tonight last month that the split was amicable and “not dramatic”, adding the relationship had “just run its course”.

Alwyn attending the Celine dinner in Cannes (Instagram/Celine)
Alwyn attending the Celine dinner in Cannes (Instagram/Celine)

Music superstar Swift is believed to have met Alwyn in 2016 at the Met Gala in New York, and they started dating that October.

In 2021, it was revealed the couple lived together in a £7 million home in North London, although she frequently returns to the US, where she also has lavish properties.

The pair kept much of their relationship out of the spotlight and had only been pictured on the red carpet a handful of times.

Last year, Alwyn explained why he did not wish to discuss his relationship with the singer in the press.

Speaking to the Guardian, he said: “It’s just not for other people. And I don’t say that with aggression. I don’t know how best to talk about it.

“I mean, I’m aware of people’s… of that size of interest and that world existing. It’s just not something I particularly care about, or have much interest in feeding, I guess, because the more it’s fed, the more you are opening a gate for intrusion.”

In recent weeks, Swift – who is currently midway through the North American leg of her Eras Tour – has recently been linked with The 1975 frontman Matty Healy.

A source has claimed Alwyn feels blindsided by the alleged romance, suggesting he is trying to distract himself with work.

The insider told “Joe feels slighted and is distraught after seeing her budding relationship with Matt, but is doing his best to keep busy and focus on himself.”