Matty Healy and Taylor Swift’s rumoured relationship ended nearly two months ago, but her fans still can’t quite believe that it happened.
A user on X, formerly known as Twitter, took to the site to admit that they were still bemused by the pairing.
@fairiemushroom said: “I feel like I imagined taylor swift dating matty healy like that was such a random pairing I wonder wtf they spoke about.” (sic)
Another user with the handle @REALSUPERFLYNN also questioned the relationship.
“Ok I’ll bite did taylor swift and matty healy even date or were they just seen hanging out and you all ran with it because apparently a man and a woman can’t just know each other.” (sic)
The conspiracy theories continued apace with a post from @ScottyTurnher who believes that they were a “fake PR couple”.
Writing in response to a tweet, he speculated: “If Taylor Swift and Matty Healy were more than a fake PR couple AND this was true, Taylor would still be with him, but she’s NOT, because the relationship was fake…”
This was echoed by @GuyAmbrouso who tweeted: “Taylor Swift and Matty Healy didn’t date. I refuse to believe it it’s so random and out of pocket.” (sic)
Matty and Taylor were linked following her shock split from British actor Joe Alwyn in April. The couple dated for six years but the relationship was reported to have simply run its course.
Denise Welch’s son Matty was supporting her on her Eras tour, which began in March, when the rumours of a romance started in May.
He was even seen hanging out with her father at Taylor’s show the Lincoln Financial Field, in her native Pennsylvania, but by June it was reported that it was over between the couple.
While neither of them ever confirmed that they were dating, it was reported that they were caught “kissing” and holding hands while on a romantic date in New York City.
A fan captured the couple seemingly on a double date with Taylor’s collaborator Jack Antonoff and his now-wife Margaret Qualley, daughter of Andie McDowell.
Page Six reported that a witness told them that Swift and Healy were “cuddling and kissing” as they waited for their food.
At one point during the height of the rumours, Matty suddenly quit social media without explanation.