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    Taylor Swift’s Ex Joe Alwyn Is Still Reaping The Fruits Of His Sweet Musical Collaboration With The Pop Star

    In the game of love, some breakups sting more than others, but for Joe Alwyn, the end of his six-year romance with Taylor Swift has turned out to be quite a lucrative affair. Holding the ‘Lover’ tracks as the proof, it seemed like a fairy tale come to life, complete with secret rendezvous, romantic getaways, and even creative collaborations.

    While their love story might have faded into the past, Alwyn continues to rake in the cash, thanks to his accidental side hustle that started with harmonizing with his pop star girlfriend, well now ex-girlfriend. Everyone hates accidents except when you go from barely getting acting gigs to establishing a lifelong streak of passive income, what a sweet success.

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    The Creative Collaboration

    Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn
    Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

    It all began during the pandemic-induced lockdown when the former couple found themselves holed up together once again after Taylor’s year-long retreat before her ‘Reputation’ era. Now we all know that Covid made us all do wie things to fill up the time. While Swift is a little to smart for doing DIY projects, she did take a brave step towards something else. The height of global chaos led to Alwyn lending his lyrical talents to his lyrical mastermind girlfriend.

    Little did they know that their creative collaboration would turn into a financial goldmine for the British actor. Under the pseudonym William Bowery, Alwyn co-wrote and produced hits like ‘Exile,’ and ‘Betty,’ for Swift’s Grammy-winning album ‘Folklore’ and its sister album, ‘Evermore’.

    Their creative process was as organic as it was spontaneous, with Alwyn recalling how ‘Exile’ came about almost by accident. “It was completely off the cuff, an accident,” he admitted in a 2022 interview with Vulture. As Tay herself revealed in her ‘Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions,’ she found Joe singing the “Entire fullyformed chorus of Betty from the other room,” and said, “Can we try and sit down and get to the end together?’ And so we did. It was as basic as some people made sourdough.” 

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    Joe Alwyn Raking In Royalties

    Joe Alwyn (left) and Taylor Swift (right)
    Joe Alwyn (left) and Taylor Swift (right)

    While the exact figure the ‘London Boy’ is raking from his creative collaborations with the global star remains under wraps, there are whispers. According to a Life & Style analysis, Alwyn has bagged a staggering $2.3 million in royalties from Spotify streams alone as of March 2024. With Tay’s global stardom and her record-breaking Eras Tour in motion, the cash keeps flowing in ensuring that Joe from the yoghurt shop won’t have to work another day in the coming years he if doesn’t want to. 

    In addition to the financial benefits, Alwyn’s work on Swift’s albums has earned him critical acclaim and industry recognition. His contributions to ‘Folklore’ earned him a Grammy in 2021, solidifying his status as a formidable talent in the music industry. And with Swift’s upcoming album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department,’ set to feature more of Alwyn’s co-written tracks, his musical legacy is only set to grow.

    Taylor Swift’s Potential Wrath

    Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department' album cover
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Tortured Poets Department’ album cover

    But success often comes with its fair share of drama, and in this case, Swift is reportedly less than pleased with her ex-lover’s continued profiting from their past collaboration. According to the rumor mill, Swift planning to give more deets on the ending of her fairytale relationship in the anniversary month. And why wouldn’t she, Tay is the queen of break-up songs among many other crowns that she switches from. Not giving the fans a banger out of the relationship that inspired her last four albums, wouldn’t be her style.

    The sharp pen is aimed at Alwyn in her upcoming album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department.’ With titles like ‘So Long, London’ and ‘The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived,’ Joe Alwyn fans can only console themselves with the money he’s gonna make with the release, because chances of charming people are scarce.

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    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh is a Senior Content Writer at First Curiosity. She has been churning out content for 2 years. She's an avid reader and writer, fascinated by the works of Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski. Akshita is also a poet herself, having written two poetry books titled ‘Made By Misery’ and ‘Deathbed’. Apart from goth literature, another thing that she enjoys is the real and fictional stories of Hollywood. She loves cinema and admires all works of art, be they delivered by actors or directors. So, keeping up with celebrity life comes as basic nature to her, something she loves knowing and informing others.

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