Taylor Swift plays down engagement rumours as she reveals a ring-free finger

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Taylor Swift appeared to discredit recent engagement rumours as she ventured out in London with long-term boyfriend Joe Alwyn on Thursday afternoon. 

The American singer was thought to have accepted a marriage proposal from actor Joe, currently starring in BBC drama Conversations With Friends, earlier this year.

But the engagement ring one associates with such gestures appeared to be missing as Taylor, 32, made the most of Britain’s current heatwave during a surprise appearance in the English capital. 

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Stepping out: Taylor Swift appeared to discredit recent engagement rumours as she ventured out in London with long-term boyfriend Joe Alwyn on Thursday afternoon

No ring? At the start of July it was reported that Taylor had been engaged to her boyfriend of more than five years, Joe, for a 'few months'

Stepping out: Taylor Swift appeared to discredit recent engagement rumours as she ventured out in London with long-term boyfriend Joe Alwyn on Thursday afternoon

Taylor looked summer chic as she stepped out for the day, wearing a pair of dark blue denim shorts, a grey vest top and a pale blue shirt.

She accessorised her look with dark sunglasses and wore a face mask as she popped into a cafe to grab an iced coffee – flashing her ring-free hand.

Meanwhile actor Joe, 31, dressed down in a pair of blue shorts, a casual white T-shirt and comfy trainers as he enjoyed some quality time with Taylor. 

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Love life: The American singer was thought to have accepted a marriage proposal from actor Joe, currently starring in BBC drama Conversations With Friends, earlier this year

Love life: The American singer was thought to have accepted a marriage proposal from actor Joe, currently starring in BBC drama Conversations With Friends, earlier this year

Out and about: She accessorised her look with dark sunglasses and wore a face mask as she popped into a cafe to grab an iced coffee - flashing her ring-free hand

Out and about: She accessorised her look with dark sunglasses and wore a face mask as she popped into a cafe to grab an iced coffee – flashing her ring-free hand

At the start of July it was reported that Taylor had been engaged to her boyfriend of more than five years, Joe, for a ‘few months.’

The Sun claimed that the singer has been wearing an engagement ring ‘behind closed doors’ and that the couple have only informed their close friends of the news.

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Taylor began dating Joe in late 2016 after they were rumored to have crossed paths at that year’s Met Gala in New York City.

Jewellery: But the engagement ring one associates with such gestures appeared to be missing as Taylor, 32, made the most of Britain's current heatwave during a surprise appearance in the English capital

Jewellery: But the engagement ring one associates with such gestures appeared to be missing as Taylor, 32, made the most of Britain’s current heatwave during a surprise appearance in the English capital

DailyMail.com reached out to Taylor’s representatives for comment at the time. 

‘Taylor and Joe are incredibly happy, and very, very in love,’ a source claiming to be close to Joe told the outlet at the start of July.

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‘They’ve actually been engaged for a few months but have only told their inner-inner circle — basically immediate family, and trusted, very old friends.

‘Everyone has been sworn to secrecy, too.’

The insider alleged that Joe presented Taylor with a ‘beautiful ring’ but ‘she only wears it when she’s at home’, i.e., behind closed doors.

‘Again, only a handful of people know details about the wedding and Taylor hasn’t even told some of her team about the engagement,’ they claimed.

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The source also told The Sun that Taylor and Joe ‘want their love to stay away from the cameras as much as possible’ and that their alleged engagement is ‘just for them. 

‘And if and when they do exchange vows, there most definitely won’t be any Vogue, Rolling Stone or Hello! magazines there. It will be simple and elegant — like them.’

According to the outlet, there are ‘no specific wedding details’ and it is unknown if the couple will officially announce the alleged engagement.

Style: Taylor looked summer chic as she stepped out for the day, wearing a pair of dark blue denim shorts, a grey vest top and a pale blue shirt

Style: Taylor looked summer chic as she stepped out for the day, wearing a pair of dark blue denim shorts, a grey vest top and a pale blue shirt

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Chilled: Meanwhile actor Joe, 31, dressed down in a pair of blue shorts, a casual white T-shirt

Couple: He completed his look with comfy trainers as he enjoyed some quality time with Taylor

Chilled: Meanwhile actor Joe, 31, dressed down in a pair of blue shorts, a casual white T-shirt and comfy trainers as he enjoyed some quality time with Taylor

The Lover singer reportedly kicked off her romance with Joe just months after her shock split from Loki actor, Tom Hiddleston, in September 2016. 

Taylor gave fans insight into their burgeoning romance by alluding to Joe in lyrics on her hit 2017 album Reputation, including the song Gorgeous where she recalls ‘making fun of’ his English accent. 

The Grammy Award-winner opened up even more on her 2019 album Lover, where she gushed about her ‘London boy’ on multiple tracks.

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History: The Lover singer reportedly kicked off her romance with Joe just months after her shock split from Loki actor, Tom Hiddleston, in September 2016

History: The Lover singer reportedly kicked off her romance with Joe just months after her shock split from Loki actor, Tom Hiddleston, in September 2016

Rumours: At the start of this month The Sun claimed that the singer has been wearing an engagement ring 'behind closed doors' and that the couple have only informed their close friends of the news

Rumours: At the start of this month The Sun claimed that the singer has been wearing an engagement ring ‘behind closed doors’ and that the couple have only informed their close friends of the news

Cute: Taylor began dating Joe in late 2016 after they were rumored to have crossed paths at that year's Met Gala in New York City

Cute: Taylor began dating Joe in late 2016 after they were rumored to have crossed paths at that year’s Met Gala in New York City 

The song Cruel Summer is also rumored to be about the overlap between the beginning of her romance with Joe and the end of her fling with Hiddleston. 

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Joe told The Sunday Times in 2018 that he finds it ‘flattering’ that Taylor uses him as her musical muse.

Just two years later, Taylor welcomed her beau into the songwriting world by allowing him to pen lyrics for her 2020 alum, Folklore.

Famous girlfriend: Joe told The Sunday Times in 2018 that he finds it 'flattering' that Taylor uses him as her musical muse

Famous girlfriend: Joe told The Sunday Times in 2018 that he finds it ‘flattering’ that Taylor uses him as her musical muse

Close: The pair sweetly held hands as they enjoyed the sunny stroll around London together on Thursday

Close: The pair sweetly held hands as they enjoyed the sunny stroll around London together on Thursday 

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Using the pseudonym ‘William Bowery,’ Joe co-wrote two songs for the Grammy Award-winning album and three more songs for Folklore’s sister record Evermore.

Although she feels safe opening up in her music, Taylor previously stated that her relationship with the British hunk ‘isn’t up for discussion’ in the press.

She discussed the decision to keep their romance ‘private’ in her 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, which included rare footage of herself and Joe.

Private: Although she feels safe opening up in her music, Taylor previously stated that her relationship with the British hunk 'isn't up for discussion' in the press

Private: Although she feels safe opening up in her music, Taylor previously stated that her relationship with the British hunk ‘isn’t up for discussion’ in the press

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Precious: She discussed the decision to keep their romance 'private' in her 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, which included rare footage of herself and Joe

Precious: She discussed the decision to keep their romance ‘private’ in her 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, which included rare footage of herself and Joe

Special: She described 'falling in love with someone who had a really wonderfully normal, balanced, grounded life' and they 'decided together that we wanted our relationship to be private'

Special: She described ‘falling in love with someone who had a really wonderfully normal, balanced, grounded life’ and they ‘decided together that we wanted our relationship to be private’

She described ‘falling in love with someone who had a really wonderfully normal, balanced, grounded life’ and they ‘decided together that we wanted our relationship to be private.’

Though the pair have yet to make a red carpet debut, they’ve attended several high-profile events together – including the Golden Globes in 2020.

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Taylor has dated a number of high-profile men over the course of her young life, including pop rocker Harry Styles, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, DJ Calvin Harris, singer Joe Jonas and rock heartthrob John Mayer.

IT couple: Though the pair have yet to make a red carpet debut, they've attended several high-profile events together - including the Golden Globes in 2020

IT couple: Though the pair have yet to make a red carpet debut, they’ve attended several high-profile events together – including the Golden Globes in 2020

Insight: Taylor gave fans insight into their burgeoning romance by alluding to Joe in lyrics on her hit 2017 album Reputation, including the song Gorgeous where she recalls 'making fun of' his English accent; Taylor and Joe pictured in 2019

Insight: Taylor gave fans insight into their burgeoning romance by alluding to Joe in lyrics on her hit 2017 album Reputation, including the song Gorgeous where she recalls ‘making fun of’ his English accent; Taylor and Joe pictured in 2019

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