What are Taylor Swift's exes doing as she sings about them on tour?

Taylor Swift's exes include Joe Alwyn, Matty Healy, Harry Styles and Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift singing in Liverpool
What are Taylor Swift’s exes doing as she sings about them on tour? (Getty)

Taylor Swift is known for her heartbreak anthems and love songs so while she's out singing them on the Eras Tour in the UK, what are her exes doing?

Only this weekend Joe Alwyn addressed their split. Meanwhile Swift has been moving on with her new romance with NFL star Travis Kelce, who is rumoured to be heading to the UK to support her during her tour.

We take a look at what some of Swift's famous exes are doing now as she sings songs about them while storming the stage in the UK...

Joe Alwyn has spoken out about his split from Taylor Swift
Joe Alwyn has spoken out about his split from Taylor Swift. (Getty)

Swifties have linked lyrics on Swift's new album to Alwyn. The singer had said she needed to write The Tortured Poets Department album because it helps her get through the hard times. She said: "It kind of reminded me of why songwriting is something that like actually gets me through my life."

Even the name of the album appears to be a reference to Alwyn. Once in an interview with Variety, he said he was part of a WhatsApp group chat called The Tortured Man Club with his actor friends Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott. While performing The Eras, Swift has been singing tracks from her latest album.

Meanwhile, Alwyn appeared to be making a comeback to the spotlight too - after five months off social media and having previously notoriously been quite private about his love life. The actor broke his silence on his relationship ending with Swift after six years, while her new romance with Kelce has been playing out in the centre of the spotlight.

“I would hope that anyone and everyone can empathise and understand the difficulties that come with the end of a long, loving, fully committed relationship of over six and a half years," he told The Sunday Times. "That is a hard thing to navigate."

Seeing their relationship become headline news, he admitted was "unusual and abnormal". He added: "One week later, it’s suddenly in the public domain and the outside world is able to weigh in.”

This week, Alwyn is in Italy for Milan Fashion Week. Recently, he was in Cannes for the film festival with his new movie Kinds of Kindness coming out.

Matty Healy pictured performing in California
Matty Healy pictured performing in California. (Getty)

As well as Alwyn, Swifties have linked lyrics from her latest album The Tortured Poets Department to Swift's rebound fling with British musician Matty Healy. So what has Healy been up to?

Right now the newly-engaged rockstar is out in Los Angeles. Shortly after his relationship with Swift broke down, he begun dating model Gabbriette Bechtel and now they're engaged to be married following their whirlwind romance.

His mother Denise Welch dropped the engagement bombshell while on the Loose Women panel in recent weeks. "We couldn't be happier. She is everything I would want in a daughter in law," she said. "I have known for a few weeks that Matty got engaged."

She further explained: "I woke up this morning to the fact they’ve put it on Instagram. Instagram official, he has got engaged to Gabbriette. She is from Los Angeles, she is absolutely gorgeous."

Calvin Harris with his wife Vick Hope. (Getty)
Calvin Harris with his wife Vick Hope. (Getty)

In Liverpool, fans went wild this June when Swift sang ex Calvin Harris' song This Is What You Came For which she wrote with him under the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg in 2016. Fans won't have forgotten that their headline-grabbing romance played out in the spotlight for 15 months before their split in May 2016.

Before breaking into song, Swift told the crowd this June: "Every single time I have an acoustic set, I’m always trying to think of things you might want to hear—maybe things that might be a little bit unexpected."

Also a musician, Harris is out performing but he's in Ibiza DJ-ing at the poolside stage Ushuaïa with headline shows alongside MK for a weekly slot. The DJ has a 138-acre organic farm in sun-scorched Ibiza called Terra Masia. Vegetables, eggs and wine are all produced at the farm.

It is also the place where he secretly begun spending time with his now-wife Vick Hope and where they fell madly in love. The couple were married in September last year.

Harry Styles used to go out with Taylor Swift. (Getty)
Harry Styles used to go out with Taylor Swift. (Getty)

Swift's old flame Harry Styles also was connected to Swift's latest album. It sparked excitement around their romance which dated back to 2012 as organisers of walking tours in Styles' hometown Holmes Chapel said there was an "overwhelming demand" before Swift performed in Liverpool.

Gail Griggs, of the Holmes Chapel Partnership, told the BBC that the tour allowed Swifties to "retrace the footsteps of Taylor's memorable visit" to the village in 2012 when she was spotted on a date with Styles all those years ago.

Styles was in the news recently amid reports he had split from his girlfriend Taylor Russell after less than a year of dating. Romance speculation that they were an item was sparked in June 2023 when they were spotted together last year. Following news of the break up, Styles was spotted enjoying a break in Italy.

Styles is an international star with homes in the UK and the US, splitting his time between the two when he is not on tour. Earlier this year he celebrated his 30th birthday with a swim at Hampstead in London, sending fans into a frenzy.