Taylor Swift and Matty Healy were spotted holding hands and kissing during an outing in New York City on Thursday. This is not a drill. Amid rumors that the 33-year-old Grammy Award-winning artist and The 1975 frontman are dating, a photo surfaced on Thursday, May 11 of the pair holdings hands while out to lunch together. But that’s not at all; An eyewitness saw them “cuddling and kissing”, per Page Six. The rendezvous occurred at Casa Cipriani and they had security personnel “around them”, the insider added. HollywoodLife has reached out to Taylor’s representative for confirmation on the report.
📸| Taylor has been spotted by the dad of a fan out with Matty Healy and Jack Antonoff
— Taylor Swift Updates 🏟️💜 (@swifferupdates) May 11, 2023
The photo seems to have been taken in secret and shows the Pennsylvania native and English rocker entering the inside of the Manhattan restaurant. Taylor’s longtime friend and collaborator, Jack Antonoff —who also happens to be a longtime producer for The 1975 — was seen turning around in front of them. Jack reportedly set them up after they briefly dated in the past.
Neither Taylor nor Matty ordered food, according to the source for Page Six, although a picture of Taylor obtained by the outlet shows her holding a stemless wine glass. The “Lavender Haze” hitmaker looked ready for spring in a short-sleeved yellow dress that was decorated with a floral print. She had her blonde hair in a low bun and wore some staple red lipstick. Matty, meanwhile, appeared to be wearing a black suit.
The above photo is the first solid evidence of the pair hanging out. Last week, some snapshots of what appeared to be Taylor and Matty driving around Nashville in a black chauffeured SUV circulated the internet, but the pics were very grainy. They were reportedly heading to Taylor’s Nashville apartment.
Matty was spotted at back-to-back Eras Tour shows in Nashville. He watched his rumored girlfriend rock the stage on May 5, 6, and 7 at Nissan Stadium and appeared to be having a grand time with Taylor’s longtime BFF, Gigi Hadid, who danced the night away and even playfully patted his shoulder as Taylor was singing the love song, “Lover”.
After the Eras Tour sightings, a person close to the “Anti-Hero” hitmaker confirmed they are casually seeing each other. “Taylor and Matty like each other,” the source told Entertainment Tonight. “Taylor has a crush on Matty and they are having a good time hanging out. Matty also thinks Taylor is awesome and incredibly talented, too. They dated briefly in the past.” The first report of Taylor and the “About You” singer dropped on May 3.
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