As Taylor Swift’s romance with Travis Kelce appears to grow ever more serious, her longtime publicist Tree Paine made what’s been called an unusual move Thursday to fiercely denounce one of the many online rumors that tend to percolate about the singer — this one alleging that she had a secret “marriage”-like ceremony with her last serious boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, before their shock split earlier this year.
The secret ceremony claim was made by a writer on the infamous gossip account Deuxmoi, and it was vehemently slammed by Paine on Thursday. The rep no doubt was speaking on Swift’s behalf when she said on social media, “Enough is enough with these fabricated lies.”
“There was NEVER a marriage ceremony of ANY kind. This is an insane thing to post,” Paine said before accusing Deuxmoi of causing “pain and trauma” with such claims.
While Deuxmoi promptly apologized to Swift, the site’s writer wasn’t so contrite in other ways. Actually, Deuxmoi expressed curiosity in her Instagram Story about this strong reaction from Swift’s publicist. Earlier Thursday, the Deuxmoi writer claimed that the singer and Alwyn held some kind of ceremony in 2020 or 2021 in the U.K. The Deuxmoi writer said the ceremony was “described to me as a ‘marriage’ by more than one person,” though she also said the union “was never made legal.” Swift and the British actor dated for nearly six years before they reportedly split last April.
Paine’s strong and direct response to this particular rumor is “so out of character,” the Deuxmoi writer argued. “There are so many rumors always circling Taylor. The potential of Taylor and Joe having some (kind) of commitment ceremony is not bad publicity.”
Deuxmoi’s writer said she could understand that Paine — and Swift herself — were “bothered” by this rumor, out of so many others about her. Yet, they are “livid,” she said. She also was taken aback by some of Paine’s wording. “‘Pain and trauma’ are very strong words,” she said, adding that she makes “zero dollars from lying” and that Paine’s strong reaction “is all very strange.”