Taylor Swift posed for a photo with Matty Healy’s mother, Denise Welch, months before she started dating him.
The singer, 33, is “madly in love” with The 1975 frontman Matty and the two are set to go public with their romance at his concert in Nashville, Tennessee this Friday, according to The Sun.
Taylor once ran into Matty’s mother when the couple met backstage at a 1975 gig at London’s O2 in January.
The Bad Blood hitmaker appeared on stage with the band as a special guest, then posed for a snap with Denise backstage, which the Loose Women star shared on her Instagram.
Denise was inundated with comments on the post, including from Hollyoaks star Nadine Mulkerrin, who said: ‘You are such a legend with Taylor.
Former X Factor presenter Kate Thornton added: ‘Please tell me you and Taylor are now friends? X’.
News of Taylor’s new romance comes shortly after her split from longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
A source told the publication, “She and Matty are madly in love.
“It’s very early, but it feels good. They first met, very briefly, almost ten years ago, but the timing just didn’t work out.
As news of Taylor and Joe’s split broke last month, the source wanted to clarify that there was no A-lister crossover between the two British hunks.
The insider said, “Taylor and Joe actually broke up in February, so there was absolutely no crossover.”
Taylor is currently in the middle of the US leg of her The Eras tour while The 1975 are on their At Their Very Best concert tour, so they’ve both been busy but are doing everything they can to stay in constant communication.
The source said: “Matty and Taylor have both been touring for the past few weeks so it’s been a lot of face-timing and texting but she can’t wait to see him again.
“But as two international megastars, they understand the pressures of each other’s jobs better than anyone and are incredibly supportive of each other’s careers.”
As Taylor was notoriously private regarding her longtime relationship with Joe — other than many of her songs — the insider claims that Taylor aims to be more transparent about her dating life with Matty.
The source explained: “They are both extremely proud and excited about this relationship and unlike Taylor’s last one – who was deliberately kept out of the spotlight – she wants to ‘own’ this romance and not hide it. .
“Taylor just wants to live her life and be happy. She told her friends Matty was flying to Nashville this weekend to support her on the next leg of her tour.
Taylor certainly seems to have a thing for British men, as with Joe and being linked to Matty, her famous exes include Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston.