The actor, whose movie credits include Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk also starring Kristen Stewart, is Taylor’s first love interest since her relationship with The Night Manager star, which ended last September.
Joe is as keen as Taylor to keep their relationship out of the spotlight
The former couple split after Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than Taylor was comfortable with.
But the artist – who has sold over 40million albums – is unlikely to encounter similar experiences with Joe, who is just as keen to keep their relationship out of the spotlight.
Last night a close friend confirmed the relationship to The Sun’s Bizarre column after we learned they were dating.
But they insisted Taylor had been open about it to close friends and family.
The singer has dated Brits including Tom Hiddlestone
She was also seeing Brit DJ Calvin Harris
And famously dated former One Direction star Harry Styles
The friend said: “This isn’t a new couple alert or a secret relationship – the only people this has been a secret to is the media because all of us, Taylor and Joe’s closest friends and their families, were aware they have been together for several months and have known each other for a longtime.
“After her 1989 tour and all the attention Taylor received, she learned she had to be more protective of her personal life and she and Joe decided early on to keep their private life private.”
Taylor has previously dated Brits Harry Styles and Calvin Harris, and been linked to US actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Lautner, of Twilight fame, since becoming a chart success story and one of the most desirable women in the world over a decade ago.
Taylor has previously dated been linked to US actor Jake Gyllenhaal
Meanwhile Joe, until now, has stayed clear of dating celebrities as he builds up his acting career.
He was called up for his first big movie, directed by three-time Oscar winner Ang Lee, when he was still a student at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
His performance in debut flick led to him being described as “The Next Big Thing” in Hollywood.