Taylor Swift might have one more dig for her ex-boyfriend, Joe Alwyn — that is, if her new album is in any tied to a boy’s club he admitted to have created … and it sure seems to be.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed that Tay Tay’s forthcoming project — which she’s titled “The Tortured Poets Department” — sounds eerily similar to a group that Joe once admitted he’d created among his buddies in the virtual world … and on its face, Taylor might be trolling it.
Joe Alwyn and Paul Mescal have a WhatsApp group with Andrew Scott called “The Tortured Man Club.”
The reason many are jumping to that conclusion — Joe spilled this little detail a couple years ago during an interview he did with Paul Mescal on an ‘Actors on Actors’ segment.
In the sit-down, Paul and Joe — who are friends, BTW — reveal they’re part of a WhatsApp group called the ‘Tortured Man Club’ … where they apparently share their woes about their significant others. They had a good laugh about it, noting they weren’t so tortured anymore.
This was during a time when Paul and Joe were both in relationships — Joe was obviously still with Tay Tay in late 2022, and PM himself was dating singer Phoebe Bridgers.
Of course, the name of their joke-y club sounds eerily similar to Taylor’s new album title … almost to a T. And considering that Paul broke up with Phoebe not too long after this chat with Joe (not to mention Joe and Taylor hitting Splitsville) … it’s all seemingly connected.
Funny enough, Taylor and Phoebe are low-key BFFs these days … so yeah, it’s a dig.
While her fans are reveling in this perceived connection — basically, it’s yet another post-breakup album with Taylor torching her ex — some are raising an eyebrow if this is in fact the route she’s pursuing … ’cause she’s knee-deep in a relationship with Travis Kelce.
Fact is … if Taylor’s gonna use a whole album (or a good portion of it) to trash Joe/air out her feelings about their breakup — which most people assume is the case at this point — then it makes ya wonder … how does TK feel about that???
He’s not the type to hold his tongue — and you gotta imagine if he’s bothered by it, he’d let it be known. Her album is coming out in about 2 months … so we’ll see, we suppose.
BTW, we recently ran into “Million Dollar Matchmaker” star Patti Stanger … and we got her thoughts about Taylor and Travis, generally, and whether she thinks they’ll go the distance.
As it turns out … PS does think they’ll get hitched eventually, and had some other interesting insights — including what their sexual chemistry might be like between the sheets. According to her, they have great sex!
One more thing we’ll leave you with regarding TS — we actually have a new podcast coming out this week that touches on all things T-Swift … it’s called “TMZ Swift-Tea” and we’re going to be talking all about Tay Tay and everything that comes with her … good or bad.
It’ll hit our podcast network starting Tuesday Feb. 6 — so keep an eye out, Swifties!