As soon as Taylor Swift released the video for “Delicate” her fans started watching the video very closely. Swift has been very quiet about her out-of-the-spotlight relationship with Joe Alwyn, however, old habits die hard, and after years of documenting her relationships in her songs, fans think she may have included a nod—or even several nods—to Alwyn in her new video. Eagle-eyed fans were quick to point them out sharing their theories online and hoping that Swift will confirm them.
For starters, did Swift spell out Alwyn’s first name, Y-M-C-A style? Some fans are convinced of it:
— Dionne Cabe (@itsdionnecabe) March 13, 2018
— Georgie🐍 (@georgielovestay) March 13, 2018
That’s not the only secret shout-out to Swift’s hiking buddy that fans are seeing in the video, either. They think the fact that Swift dances in front of a store called “Joe’s Deli” is not a mere coincidence, but a concerted effort to say a subtle hello to her friend.
— Mer (@longlonglive13) March 12, 2018
— Sandra (@taylorhugsheal) March 12, 2018
— Halez (@mshaleymiller) March 13, 2018
— × (@adelicatetrash) March 12, 2018
— Sabrina (@crystalskies___) March 12, 2018
Lmao in Taylor Swift's new music video "Delicate" at 3:27 it says; "Joe's Deli" – we all know what that hint is for.
— RedHeadLohan (@RedHeadLohan) March 12, 2018
One fan thinks Alwyn handed Swift a magical note in the video:
— Jon (@Track9__) March 13, 2018
While others are convinced Alwyn is a face in the crowd at a bar:
— dream big (@castlesofbricks) March 12, 2018
“but you can make me a drink” IS THAT REALLY JOE BEHIND THE BAR IN THE #DelicateMusicVideo I have been watching this over and over again! This music video is a masterpiece😍✨👏🏼 @taylorswift13 @josalw pic.twitter.com/OqZubjHZ3i
— “ALLISONNN!!!”💋 (@swiftiemeester) March 13, 2018
So I have this theory that the guy in the back of the bar in the end scene of the #DelicateMusicVideo is Joe Alwyn and Taylor’s reaction to seeing him is what gives her hope pic.twitter.com/2WC7t2BRAM
— ｆａｉｔｈ (@Faith_Ha13) March 12, 2018