Taylor Swift celebrated the Taymerica holiday with Joe Alwyn in Turks & Caico

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Here is Taylor Swift’s power: we were all talking about her and thinking about her on the Fourth of July and she was nowhere to be seen. That’s how quickly iconic her Taymerica parties had become on Independence Day. For several years, Taylor invited her Girl Squad and various boyfriends to her Rhode Island compound where they could enjoy wholesome activities like sparklers, water slides and “I heart T.S.” t-shirts. It was two years ago when Tom Hiddleston joined the Taymerica party and the world collectively lost their mind.

In the past two years, the Taymerica party has been canceled, much like Kim Kardashian tried to (unsuccessfully) cancel Tay. Some say Taylor realized the crazy, performative nature of Taymerica and wanted to reel it in for the sake of her latest “I’m private” brand. I tend to believe that, plus I think she’s had a falling out with several members of her squad, and perhaps a Taymerica party would lead to further fractures.

In any case, Taymerica is no longer a thing. This year, she’s been working on her Reputation Tour, but she had a few days off, so she decided to jet off to Turks and Caicos with Handsome Joe Alwyn. You can see the photos here. The photographer got pretty close to them, huh. A “source” told People Magazine that Joe and Taylor “were lovey-dovey.” Bless. So now you know: Taymerica is over and Private Tay & Handsome Joe are still happening.

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  1. Jess says:

    I was reading on Twitter that this time the paps found out because some people saw her two or three days ago at a hotel there and shared it on social media, so I guess she’s not calling the paps this time.

    Also, her boyfriend has a nice smile! I’m a sucker for men with nice smiles


    • Red says:

      She calls the same company for photos every time she wants to get photographed by paparazzi. I’m sure she has a deal with them making sure she looks good and appropriate, and in return they get exclusive photos but she always gets papped when she’s trying to sell a story. Private she is not.

    • jan90067 says:

      I think that is the first time I’ve EVER seen a pic with him smiling, let along one where he is smiling with her lol. Wonder if the red, white, and blue bathing suits were coordinated on purpose? Waaait.. of course they were! Still, she’s been a lot more subdued with this relationship. Good for them.

  2. Lillian says:

    I wanna go to the beach so bad.

    I might be the only one but do Joe and Taylor look like they could be related…?

    • Jess says:

      Because they are both white and blonde? Many people here have mentioned it, but I don’t see it to be honest.

    • Queenb says:

      This has been pointed out a lot. And its the only reason why I would believe the Karlie rumours. Taylor wants to f*ck herself.

  3. Caitlin Bruce says:

    These are definitely approved pap pictures. She made sure her bodyguards and security were out of the frame. Good ol’ private Taylor

  4. Tiffany says:

    If she was not this part of her tour, she would definitely have been at the compound. Self awareness is not Swifty’s strong suit.

  5. Jaii says:

    I think paps found her through twitter sightings and like when she lived in NY and at other times she works with them, gives them the shots they want and they leave her be … tbh I’d do the same if I was a celeb, quid pro pro and all that!

  6. Jane says:

    Jeeze does a story about taylor with her brother looking boyfriend have to include a line about Kim Kartrashian?

  7. Lightpurple says:

    Red, white, and blue bathing suits on the 4th of July. She called the paps. So very private.

    • Anon says:

      Very hidden. Much coincidence.

      I came here to say the same thing! How many pap shots have we had of the two of them since they’ve been dating? A tiny number. And yet she appears on the Fourth wearing that outfit, in the sea with her current BF. Both the similarities and the differences look entirely intended. This is the new improved Taymerica, and nobody’s invited.

      • Jadedone says:

        Im not sure these are approved pap photos only bc the picture of them in the water is very clearly taken with a long lense, so the pap could have been 30 feet away. I would expect better clarity of photos if they were planned

  8. Lucy says:

    He looks very cute in these pictures, all smiley and relaxed (and shirtless). But then again, I’ve always found him to be pretty hot, so I’m probably/definitely biased, lol.

    • Elisa says:

      you are not alone – he IS hot!
      Also, I saw Deadpool II yesterday (I loved it!!) and the Olivia and Meredith shirt is hilarious!

  9. SamC says:

    I live in RI and was in a meeting with a few people from Watch Hill, where her mansion is, and local chatter is she’s over RI and planning to sell. Lately her family uses once in awhile but she’s rarely around anymore. If it’s true, while a bummer for the periodic celeb sighting locals will be happy to get to the beach without being hassled by her security.

    • Amelie says:

      Didn’t she buy that mansion when she was dating the Kennedy kid? Their house is right down the street or something? Seeing as how that lasted basically a summer I guess she decided to justify owning the house she’d go there at least once a year for the 4th of July. Does she even use the house at other times of the year other than the one holiday?

      • SamC says:

        The Kennedy one was in Hyannis, near the Kennedy compound. I think she owned that one less than a year. They’ve used the RI house for Christmas a few years and her parents are there now and again.

        Why do I know this stuff, lol!

  10. Millenial says:

    I feel like Turks and Caicos is becoming a thing. Whoever is in charge of their tourism board is definitely targeting young, rich, white American Millennials. They’ve been inviting all the Instamodels and such there for the past few years and now it’s super trengy. Same with Bora Bora.

    • oh_dear says:

      Turks has asked to become politically connected to Canada (I’m not sure of the details) a few times over the years and their request keeps getting rejected. Selfishly, I wish it would be approved. I think it would be cool for Canada.

    • deadnotsleeping says:

      I love the Turks and Caico. We went there for the first time for a big anniversary about 8 years ago. It and St. John in the Virgin Islands are my favorite spots in that part of the world. Both are quiet and peaceful with amazing beaches. I just wish it wasn’t such a long (and expensive) journey to get down there.

  11. spidee!!! says:

    Spot a pattern here?

  12. SequinedHeart says:

    I didn’t pay much attention to her boyfriend (honestly don’t know who he is) but in those turks photos where he’s smiling? daaaayum. he’s cute. He has a little heath ledger smile going on.

  13. saltandpepper says:

    They are super cute together, hope it works out for them.

  14. madlibby says:


  15. Emily says:

    Fun fact: all of Taylor’s staged photos use the same pap agency. (No, they did not fly all the way to Turks and Caico based on random Twitter posts…)