Taylor Swift may have just finished whispering about her personal life

Despite her insistence on otherwise, people seem to have their hearts set on the rumor that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are engaged. First reported by Life & Style and InTouch sources in February, it was known on the street that the couple was keeping the engagement under wraps. As an insider told The Sun in June, the couple only told “their inner circle” and all “sworn to secrecy.” Since Alwyn Swift reportedly gifted “a beautiful ring,” the source claimed that “there definitely won’t be Vogue, Rolling Stone or Hello! magazines” should the pair walk down the aisle.

The persistent rumor train about #Engagement2022 continued in April, despite Alwyn’s rebuttals. “If I had a pound every time I think I was told I’m engaged, I’d have a lot of pound coins,” he joked to The Wall Street Journal Magazine. (It’s worth noting, however, that the “Conversations with Friends” star said in the same interview, “The truth is, if the answer was yes, I wouldn’t say, and if the answer was no, I wouldn’t say.”)

Alwyn’s last quote rings truest. Swift herself made it clear years ago that the couple would play things pretty close to the waistcoat. “We decided together that our relationship should be private,” she mused in her documentary Miss Americana, per Newsweek. That hasn’t deterred some from the “ring guard,” though. In July, the singer may have dashed the hopes of fans checking her ring finger.

Taylor Swift might be shy when it comes to an engagement ring

On a rare candid outing with boyfriend Joe Alwyn, Taylor Swift was spotted in London on July 14 – without any bling on her left ring finger. Despite a June report from The Sun claiming they had been engaged “for a few months,” an engagement ring wasn’t an accessory Swift rocked with Alwyn during the coffee run, which was photographed by the Daily Mail. Both the ‘All Too Well’ singer and ‘The Favorite’ actor looked uber comfortable in casual summer chic, pairing denim basics with incognito baseball caps and dark shades. Sitting briefly at a coffee shop before grabbing their iced coffee to go, the couple held hands and looked the picture of romance — engaged or not.

Could Swift just leave the ring at home? As a source previously claimed to The Sun, Swift has an engagement ring, “but she only wears it when she’s at home — ie, behind closed doors.” The insider added at the time that Swift kept Deets so tight-lipped that she “didn’t once told some of her team about the engagement”.

Considering Alwyn and Swift have been dating for six years now, she’s certainly doing something right!