Why Did Taylor Swift and Matthew Healy Break Up?

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Ah, Taylor Swift. As the plethora of Swifties continues to grow, so does the continued interest in the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer’s love life. With every new relationship that develops, it seems her time in the media is constantly trending. 

As the “Mine” singer has gotten older, however, the beloved pop star has seemingly been maintaining several long-term relationships that had many speculating marriage could be down the line, aka ex-boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn and new boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

Between these two high-profile relationships, however, it seemed as though Swift might be backtracking to her short-term relationship pattern (aka with Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers or Taylor Lautner of Twilight) when she stepped out with singer-songwriter and record producer Matthew Healy in mid-2023.

Why did Taylor Swift and Matthew Healy break up? Find out below. 

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Why Did Taylor Swift and Matthew Healy Break Up? 

For someone with such baller status as our favorite “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer, it’s all about those supposedly on the inside track for detailed information. 

While Swift isn’t shy about showing off romances (except for her very private six-year relationship with Joe Alwyn), she doesn’t occasionally comment on them personally.

Therefore, we can only rely on an insider who told Entertainment Tonight after the news broke, who said, “Taylor and Matty broke up. They are both extremely busy and realized they’re not really compatible with each other. Taylor’s friends want what’s best for her and aren’t shocked that their relationship fizzled out since she recently got out of a long-term relationship.”

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How Long Did Taylor and Matty Healy Date?

Taylor Swift and Matthew Healy only lasted a little over a month before news of their breakup came in early June 2023. While neither artist has ever commented much on their relationship or subsequent split, a behind-the-scenes source close to the “Midnight” singer did tell Page Six, “Everyone who really knows her has been saying all along that this was a fun, good time thing that would last as long as it lasted and would be no big deal once it was done. … It’s not a breakup. It’s a natural evolution of a fun little thing whose moment is over.”

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What Happened with Taylor Swift and Matty?

While there have still never been clear reasons for their recent second breakup, sources close to Taylor Swift following the breaking of the news said that she is “enjoying being single and has been spending time in the studio and hanging out with friends in New York City.”  

Even after the break up, more rumors began to fly that the pair had reunited yet again. The Sun even reported, “There is just something electric between them, and they seem to have overcome it all quite quickly and decided they definitely want to make it work at all costs.” Sources close to both Swift and Healy responded, “They are absolutely not together and aren’t even in contact anymore. … This is all B.S.” and “It’s complete nonsense. Not true at all.”

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What Song Did Matty Healy Wrote About Taylor Swift?

While Taylor Swift and Matt Healy’s relationship was brief, that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating that his band may have released a song about Swift back when the pair first came together (for another brief stint) in the mid-2010s. This has prompted many to ask, “What song by the 1975 is about Taylor Swift?” Even Page Six has reported that 1975’s song “A Change of Heart,” released in 2016, is about the “You Belong With Me” singer.

There have also been rumors that “She’s American” is about Swift, as suggested by lyrics like “Ohh, she’s dancing enthralling, I guess I gotta wait my turn.”

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Say what you want about the relationship, but everything we’ve learned has us drawing back to the same conclusion. Because the “All Too Well” singer spent six years in a relationship with Alwyn, with several rumors that engagement and marriage were in the plans, Healy was never meant to be more than a rebound relationship as she allowed her heart to heal.

You know what, we can’t fault her for that. Considering there seems to be no “Bad Blood” between Taylor Swift and Matt Healy since the split, and they’ve both moved on, we’re just going to hope that they both received the healing they needed. We’ll focus on sending out good vibes with her and her new “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs” love.

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Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.


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