This Is Why Taylor Swift And Joe Alwyn Skipped The 2021 Golden Globes

Alyssa Bailey
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Photo credit: Robert Kamau - Getty Images
Photo credit: Robert Kamau - Getty Images

From ELLE

Last year, Taylor Swift and her British boyfriend Joe Alwyn had their first real public date night at the 2020 Golden Globes.

The private couple, then of three years, deliberately avoided being filmed at all award show ceremonies together, despite Alwyn and Swift constantly being nominated for their acting and music work respectively. At most, they would attend after-parties together; even then, they never posed on the carpet alongside each other.

Unfortunately for fans of the couple, last night's Golden Globes did not go down as Swift and Alwyn's second award show date night on record.

Neither Swift nor Alwyn attended Sunday night's bicoastal Golden Globes ceremony. Neither were presenters, and neither were nominated for their work, so they had no reason to be there. (There is no documentary category at the Golden Globes, so Netflix's Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana wasn't eligible for any awards.)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic too, this year's Golden Globes were far from typical—and didn't have a full celebrity audience. After parties didn't happen anywhere near the scale of previous years, so Swift and Alwyn making a surprise appearance at any of those wasn't likely either.

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The couple, instead, will maintain the private life they've had for most of the coronavirus pandemic. While their exact whereabouts are currently unknown, the couple likely isn't even in Los Angeles or New York. Swift and Alwyn were last seen in London in mid-January 2021. That outing was the first time in nearly a year since Swift and Alwyn were photographed outside together.

Swift recently gave Alwyn a shoutout in a February 2021 interview with Vanity Fair, crediting her boyfriend for helping her find the courage to speak up about politics more.

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'As a country musician, I was always told it’s better to stay out of [politics],'Swift started. 'The Trump presidency forced me to lean in and educate myself. I found myself talking about government and the presidency and policy with my boyfriend, who supported me in speaking out.

'I started talking to my family and friends about politics and learning as much as I could about where I stand. I’m proud to have moved past fear and self-doubt, and to endorse and support leadership that moves us beyond this divisive, heartbreaking moment in time.'

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