Swifties first linked Joe to the pseudonym name back in 2020, with William Bowery credited as a co-writer of songs in both Folklore and Evermore.
Earlier this month Taylor opened up about how the public scrutiny she faced whilst in a relationship with Joe was the bases for her song 'Lavender Haze.'
"I happened upon the phrase lavender haze when I was watching Mad Men," Taylor explained in a short clip. "And I looked it up—because I thought it sounded cool—and it turns out that it's a common phrase used in the ‘50s where they would just describe being in love."
"Like, if you were in the lavender haze, then that meant you were in that all-encompassing love glow. And I thought that was really beautiful."
"I guess, theoretically, when you're in the lavender haze, you'll do anything to stay there and not let people bring you down off that cloud," Taylor continued.
"And I think a lot of people have to deal with this now, not just like 'public figures,' because we live in the era of social media. And if the world finds out that you're in love with somebody, they're going to weigh in on it."
"Like my relationship for six years, we've had to dodge weird rumours, tabloid stuff and we just ignore it. And so this song is sort of about the act of ignoring that stuff to protect the real stuff."
The American superstar and British actor are so notoriously private about their long-term love that any morsel of gossip is enough to have us chatting about them for days.
Prior to her relationship with Joe, Taylor’s relationships were often a source of tabloid fodder, but their choice as a couple to step back from the spotlight seems to have only made fans more frenzied.
While Joe and Taylor are now spotted attending the occasional event together, they definitely don’t position themselves as a public-facing couple.
While rumours of engagement and marriage abound about the pair, they have both remained quiet on the subject, neither confirming nor denying where they are in their relationship.