Fans think Taylor Swift's upcoming album name is a 'dig at' ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn
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All eyes were on Taylor Swift during last night's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles after the singer-songwriter made history by breaking a pretty impressive record.
Not only does this colossal triumph celebrate the success of Taylor's most recent album Midnights, it also saw the star become the most celebrated artist in this category, being that she'd previously won the same trophy for Fearless, 1989 and Folklore.
The global hit-maker beat the likes of Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo and SZA to the prestigious win, and could barely contain her joy as she accepted her award.
Thanking her dedicated 'Swifty' fan-base for their 'passion', she went on to reveal a 'secret', which she claimed she'd been 'keeping from you for the last two years'.
"My brand new album comes out April 19th," she burst into laughter. "It's called The Tortured Poets Department. I'm gonna go and post the cover, right now, backstage!"
And by the sounds of it, fans all over the world couldn't quite believe their ears.
"TAYLOR SWIFT NEW ALBUM IM SO EXCITED AHHH" one viewer of the Grammys penned on Twitter last night.
Another gushed: "I still can't believe yesterday like Taylor Swift announced a new album AND became the person with most aoty IN HISTORY [sic]."
Amidst all the excitement, however, a handful of fans have been speculating over the hidden meaning of the somewhat unconventional, ominous title for her upcoming release.
In fact, several of her most dedicated followers are under the impression that the name may be a dig at her most recent ex-boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.
Taylor and the British actor - best known for his supporting roles in the likes of The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots (both 2018) - are understood to have started dating sometime in 2017, though the couple preferred to remain tight-lipped over their romance, following intense scrutiny from their followers.
After being together for six years, however, the pair sadly called it quits in April last year.
And though Taylor has since moved on with new NFL star boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs favourite Travis Kelce, fans are still under the impression that her new album is named so to take a swipe at Joe.
They believe the title may be a reference to a group chat that Joe previously claimed he shared with actor buddies Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott called 'The Tortured Man Club'.
"My roommate just told me that Joe Alwyn once said he has a gc with Paul Mescal and others called 'the tortured men club' so this is totally a diss at him I think," one fan tweeted.
Another went on: "Apparently, joe and paul mescal’s whatsapp gc was called ‘the tortured mens club’ LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO".
"I’m actually so obsessed with the concept of this album already. 'All’s fair in love and poetry’ is giving ‘you treated me the way you did and it’s fair game for me to write about it'," a third wrote.
Despite the speculations, however, there is no clear indication as to whether the new release will see Taylor taking jabs at her former boyfriend.
LADbible Group contacted Swift's representatives for comment.