Matty Healy knows everyone’s burning question about his love life — but he has no intention of addressing it.
The 1975 frontman has been caught in the midst of a gossip storm over the past month after she linked up with Taylor Swift shortly after her split from Joe Alwyn. The pair were spotted hanging out in NYC and reportedly kissed on a night out. Plus, Healy attended all of Swift’s Eras shows in Nashville and Philadelphia, which is where he hung out with her dad.
But Healy doesn’t divulge any more information and even made a thinly veiled comment about the speculation during a performance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival in Dundee, Scotland. “Is it all a bit? Is he honest? Will he take it up one day?” Hailey wondered to the audience. All of these questions and more will be ignored for the next hour. Ladies and gentlemen, this is 1975.”
Likewise, Swift was very taciturn, telling only the final crowd that she had “never been this happy in my life in all aspects of my life whatsoever.”
Swift and Healy have long run in the same circles. It was produced by her close friend and collaborator Jack Antonoff midnight album and 1975 To be funny in a foreign language. And in January, Swift made a surprise appearance at the band’s concert in London to perform “Anti-Hero” for the first time live.
But their friendship (maybe romance) has recently led to a slightly awkward conversation, as Healy was previously criticized for making disparaging comments about Ice Spice — which Swift used to appear on a remix of “Karma.”
Healy addressed the backlash in an interview with The New Yorker, saying he may have made the comments and mocked Chinese and Hawaiian accents just to get a reaction from people. However, he brushed off any criticism of his behavior or other controversial comments, likening the speech to fake anger.
“But it doesn’t really matter,” he said. “If that happens, you’re either cheating or lying, sorry. Either you’re lying because you’re hurt, or you’re a little rational for being hurt. It’s just that people go, ‘Oh, there’s something bad in there, let me get as close to it as possible so you can see how good I am.'” And I kind of want them to do that, because they show something on that most basic level.”