Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Rendezvous After Her Jingle Ball Performance

Singer and British actor are rarely photographed together

By Corinne Heller Dec 09, 2017 7:39 PMTags

Taylor Swift turned Friday into a date night after meeting up with her boyfriend Joe Alwyn after she closed Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert.

The two were photographed walking together and holding hands outside and also sitting inside an SUV after the show, which also featured performances from the likes of the singer's BFF Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato. There was also a surprise appearance from Katie Holmes and 11-year-old daughter Suri Cruise, who introduced Swift.

While walking with Alwyn amid the chilly weather, the singer covered up in a knee-length plaid jacket.

Alwyn had attended the concert and also joined Swift at a backstage pre-Jingle Ball private party, which was also attended by Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, People reported. Swift is good friends with the married couple.

E! News had learned in May that the pop star and Alwyn, a British actor, were dating. Many fans think she references their relationship in song lyrics on her new album Reputation.

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The two were last spotted together a few months ago. They have never attended a celebrity event together. Swift had largely kept out of the spotlight over the past year before making her music comeback this past summer.

Taylor has been spending a lot of time overseas with Alwyn, mainly in his native U.K., and is very protective of him, E! News has learned exclusively.

In September, he accompanied her to her friend Abigail's wedding in Martha's Vineyard, where she served as a bridesmaid, and also attended a pre-wedding bash the singer threw for her pal in Nashville.

"He's really nice. Really, really friendly, really good dude," Sheeran said about Alwyn on the British radio show Capital Breakfast in October.