Joe Alwyn is finally talking about his relationship with Taylor Swift

Since Taylor Swift and British actor Joe Alwyn were first linked in May 2017, the celebrity couple has kept their relationship pretty hush-hush and that’s exactly how they like it. Alwyn spoke out on the relationship publicly for the first time this week and he was pretty clear that he isn’t going to be making it a habit.

“I’m aware people want to know about that side of things,” he told British Vogue, “I think we have been successfully very private, and that has now sunk in for people.”

“But I really prefer to talk about work,” he finished on the subject. The magazine also states that the couple have been “living together on-and-off for a while now” and that Swift wrote the song Gorgeous about Alwyn – more relationship confirmation than we’re ever seen from either party prior to now.

The comments appeared in the latest print edition of British Vogue as part of a profile on the 27-year-old actor. He talks about his solid status as a supporting actor in Oscar-worthy films and his disinterest in the fame that might afford.

“You just try and be cool, which I’m terrible at, and not get caught up in the other fluffy side of things,” he said, “All the rubbish.”

For the most part, it would seem Alwyn is a good fit for Swift who is constantly in the spotlight, but seems to have figured out how to avoid it more effectively in the past year or so.

Alwyn is appearing in Mary Queen of Scots, The Favourite, Operation Finale and Boy Erased over the next few months and Swift is still touring the globe on her Reputation Stadium Tour.