Just in time for International Women's Day, Taylor Swift emerged from hiding to take a "very scenic hike" with her British boyfriend Joe Alwyn in Malibu that the paparazzi captured yesterday. Swift didn't even walk backwards this time to avoid the cameras, so call it love.
E! has the newly-released photos of Swift holding onto Alwyn's arm and more details about all the PDA during the 90-minute trek. "Taylor looked quite exhausted from the hike, but she looked very close to Joe, holding on to his arm and holding hands," an onlooker told the outlet. "They seemed very at ease with each other and relaxed."
"They appeared very comfortable in one another's company and seemed to be enjoying their time together, despite having a bodyguard following their every move," the source added. "They were deep in conversation for most of the hike and their attention was focused solely on one another."
The photos of the two are a little more intimate than the famous Harry Styles-Taylor Swift Central Park photos that came out in 2012. Swift is in shorts, a tank, and is wearing a ponytail with her signature blunt bangs. E! notes she appears to be wearing her J necklace that she sings about in "Call It What You Want".
Alwyn is in jeans, a grey t-shirt, and is carrying a green hoodie. The high was 66 degrees in Malibu Wednesday, so the attire is perfectly reasonable.
Up until this point, Swift has kept her relationship with Alwyn very, very private and very, very happily. E! detailed last week the insane measures Swift goes to in order to get to his place in London undetected (private planes, nondescript cars with blacked out windows, having her passport checked on the plane so she never has to go through an airport terminal, etc.) The Sun reported around the same time that Swift is over Alwyn's so much, she's practically living with him.
Of course, the most Swift has said about Alwyn herself been in her Reputation songs seemingly about him.
This story first appeared on ELLE.com.
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