Move over, indie rocker chick! After 23 months of abstaining from the dating pool, hopeless romantic Taylor Swift has waded back in — this time with The 1975’s Matt Healy, sources reveal exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.
The 1989 hitmaker, 24, whose album broke records after its release this past fall, repeatedly said in interviews that she was happily leading a life that wasn’t centered on men or her relationships. “It broke my heart!” she previously told Us of the chatter surrounding her dating history. “I was selling out stadiums and it was all people talked about.” Read more thoughts from Taylor on her dating life.
Then Swift met Healy, 25, backstage at his band’s L.A. concert. “We exchanged numbers,” the British rocker told Australian radio show Shazam Top 20. “I mean, bloody hell, what am I going to do? Go out with Taylor Swift? …I wouldn’t say no!”
Several weeks after their very first encounter, the two are now quietly dating, sources tell Us. “It’s very new and they’re having fun,” a Swift friend shares. “They’re seeing where things go.”
The same insider tells Us that Healy was the one to pursue the songstress. According to the pal, he sends the blonde New York City resident frequent texts, as they’re respectively busy jumping from city to city for work.
For more details on what Healy thinks of Swift’s music, plus what her best friends think of him, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now!