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    Joe Alwyn Explained Why His Relationship With Taylor Swift Is So Private

    "It's more a response to something else."

    You know that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have been together for a minute now. (About five years, to be specific.)

    Taylor and Joe walk outside

    And that's pretty much all we know about them. They're extremely private as a couple, and they rarely even appear in public together.

    Joe and Taylor walk outside as someone holds an umbrella

    Given that they're two famous people, Taylor and Joe's decision to keep their relationship out of the public eye is impressive and interesting. Not a lot of celebs do that these days!

    Taylor walks behind Joe

    In an interview with Elle, Joe explained why they've kept so many details of their life together close to the vest.

    Joe claps his hands together

    He says that the decision isn't about being "guarded and private," and is instead a response to something else."

    Joe smiles for a photo while wearing a suit

    “We live in a culture that is so increasingly intrusive."

    Joe poses for a photo while wearing a leather jacket

    "The more you give and frankly, even if you don’t give it, something will be taken.”

    Joe poses for a photo at a step-and-repeat

    Although Joe rarely talks about his relationship with Taylor, this isn't the first time it's happened this year.

    Joe poses on the red carpet while wearing a tuxedo

    During a recent media panel, Joe was asked if he'd ever been in an open relationship. "People can do whatever they want that makes them happy. I'm obviously happy in a monogamous relationship," he replied, alluding to his sitch with Taylor.

    Joe talks into a microphone

    Read Joe's interview with Elle here.