Taylor Swift has been dropping various hints about her mental state in the aftermath of her Joe Alwyn split hitting the headlines. However, she made her most unambiguous comment to date during one of her recent performances on the Eras tour in Tampa, Florida. A TikTok user shared footage of a fellow fan brandishing a sign reading “You ok?” while Swift was belting out “Delicate” – one of the singer’s numerous tracks that allude to Alwyn and their previous relationship.
Swift responded to the gesture by thrusting her thumb upward, and the fan quickly withdrew the sign. The label itself is a nod to Swift’s “You Belong With Me” music video, in which the pop star held up a sign bearing the same message to her romantic interest in the clip – adding an extra level of poignancy to the moment. Understandably, the TikTok footage caused a stir on social media, with several news outlets also picking up on the story.
This thumbs-up from Swift is the latest sign that she’s doing well after her six-year relationship with Alwyn is coming to an end. In just the past couple of weeks, Swift has been spotted hanging out with friends, sporting bejeweled butterflies that symbolize rebirth, performing at three different concerts, sharing Instagram posts about how much she’s enjoying her tour, seen shooting a music video in Liverpool, and leaving a recording studio in New York City, among other activities. It’s clear that Swift is putting her energy into her career, her fans, and her overall creative work.
An anonymous source spilled the beans to Entertainment Tonight on April 11, revealing that Swift had initiated the breakup with Alwyn in March and had since been keeping herself busy with work. “Taylor and Joe are in totally different places in their lives right now,” the source explained. “It was more of Taylor’s decision to break up, but both of them realized that they weren’t completely right for one another. They had been together for such a long time and were spending so much time together, but their personalities were just too different. Joe is more introverted, shy and quiet.”
The insider added, “She’s very focused on touring and her career right now. Taylor has nothing but respect for Joe and really loved and enjoyed all the time and memories she shared with him. They had a deep connection and she really appreciated that. She hopes they can be friendly in the future.”