Taylor Swift has decided to stand by her boyfriend Matty Healy despite her ardent fanbase's reservations about his colourful history.
According to reports, the Anti-Hero hitmaker sees "potential" in her relationship with The 1975 vocalist and believes he has evolved a lot in the last several years.
"This is not a rebound for Taylor," an insider spoke of Swift’s relationship with Radar Online. "She’s into Matty and vice versa, and the chemistry between them is off the charts!"
The insider revealed that there was no crossover between both of her relationships, despite her recent breakup from Joe Alwyn after a 6-year romance.
"This may seem sudden to a lot of folks but Taylor and Joe actually split months before it was announced," the insider clarified. "Joe’s a little hurt Taylor’s moved on but he’s trying not to be bitter."
"Matty’s pretty darn charming," the insider said of the rockstar, adding, "and Taylor’s friends all approve. She absolutely sees potential in this."
Swift and Healy were first romantically linked in 2014, although the musician referred to their relationship as a "flirtation."
"The timing for Taylor and Matty was never right, but it is now,” the source said. "They’ve known each other for years. That’s the reason they’re not hesitating to be so hot and heavy."
Speaking about the problems Swifties have with Healy’s past, the insider said, "She knows all about his former issues; she can deal with that" as she believes he is "the one for her."
"Matty’s a rock star, and she likes that about him, but he’s not the same guy he was nine years ago. Matty’s grown up a lot and they seem to be a good match," the source said.