AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift and Matty Healy may be not ready to go public with their relationship, but they are clearly not hiding it from their inner circle. The couple has reportedly been caught kissing as they continue to hang out together in New York City.
The new lovebirds were spotted engaging in some PDA during a night out with pals at the members-only venue Zero Bond in New York City on Wednesday, May 24. "Taylor and Matty were kissing," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. The pair spent time on her day off from tour with a group of friends, including Zoe Kravitz, Jack Antonoff and his fiancee Margaret Qualley.
According to Radar Online, Taylor has been privately telling her inner circle that she's head over heels for her rocker boyfriend despite fans' concerns about his past. "This is not a rebound for Taylor. She's into Matty and vice versa, and the chemistry between them is off the charts!" one of sources allegedly close to the situation spills the beans.
"This may seem sudden to a lot of folks but Taylor and [Joe Alwyn] actually split months before it was announced," another source clarifies. "Joe's a little hurt Taylor's moved on but he's trying not to be bitter. Matty's pretty darn charming and Taylor's friends all approve. She absolutely sees potential in this." The source adds that the 33-year-old pop superstar feels like Matty is "the one for her."
Like many Swifties, Taylor's inner circle has raised concern about Matty's wild past which includes struggles with heroin and prescription drugs, as well as a history of controversial statements and misbehaving during concerts, including kissing fans and touching himself on stage. However, an insider says the Grammy winner insists The 1975 frontman has changed when pressed by her friends and family.
"She knows all about his former issues; she can deal with that. Matty's a rock star, and she likes that about him, but he's not the same guy he was nine years ago," a source explains. "Matty's grown up a lot and they seem to be a good match."
News of Taylor and Matty's alleged romance first broke earlier this month, just weeks after it was reported in April that she ended her 6-year relationship with Joe.