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Who is Matty Healy, Taylor Swift’s rumored boyfriend? 5 things to know about The 1975 frontman


Taylor Swift and Matte Hailey made headlines this morning after their rumored relationship came to the fore. In case you missed it, The Sun reports that weeks after her split from longtime beau Joe Alwyn, Taylor began dating Matty Healy in 1975. But who is the new ‘London boy’ who appears to be ‘madly in love’ with the award-winning singer? Grammy? Read on to find out.

5 things to know about Taylor Swift’s rumored boyfriend, Matte Healy

Born Matthew Timothy Healy, Matty Healy was born on April 8, 1989 in London, England. He is best known as the singer and guitarist for the pop rock band The 1975, which was formed in 2002. The band’s latest album was released in 2022 and was titled Being Funny in a Foreign Language. Here are 5 things to know about Matty Healy.

  1. Mattie Healy struggled with heroin addiction

Mattie Healy struggled with heroin addiction. In 2017, he went into rehab for six weeks after realizing he needed help after a rant where he called himself the “major deal” when discussing future music with his bandmates.

The jukebox has been clean for quite some time now. “I’ve been clean for ages, I’m in the gym all the time, and everyone feels good,” he told The Guardian in September 2022. “Although I started this interview saying I don’t know what I’m doing.”

2. Matty Healy apologized to Ice Spice after his racist remarks

Mattie Healy received backlash after he made some derogatory comments about rapper Ice Spice during an appearance on Adam Friedland’s show in February 2023. Adam Friedland and his co-host Nick Mullen and Mattie mocked Ice Spice and commented on her body and accent. According to Rolling Stone, they called her “Inuit Spice Girl” and “Fat Chinese Lady”.

When he received backlash over his racist comments, Matt Healy apologized to Ice Spice on stage during a show in Auckland, New Zealand. “I feel a little bad, and I’m a little sorry if I offended you,” Matty said. “Ice Spice, I’m sorry. It’s not because I’m upset that the joke was misunderstood. It’s because I don’t want Ice Spice to think I’m a s***t. I love you, Ice Spice. I’m so sorry.”

Matty Healy (photo: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon YouTube)

3. Matty Healy’s past sexual experiences affected his mental health

During his interview with The Guardian, Matty Healy revealed that his past sexual experiences had affected his mental health, and because of that, he needed to seek treatment. “I’m going to be completely honest with you. I’m not going to be specific, but I did have some early sexual experiences that, as I got older, were really hard to deal with,” he admitted. “It wasn’t about anything that happened in my family or at home, it was just… different things that happened. So my mental health came about negotiating sex as a teenager and young adult, and romantic relationships.”

4. Matty Healy deleted his social media space

In April 2023, Matty deleted his Instagram handle. The announcement was made during a presentation in Adelaide, Australia. “It’s because everything happens in ages. 1975 is a band that’s very eras. Conte’s ************* era is coming to an end. I’ve had enough.” “I perform all the time and it’s my job and I love doing it but I can’t perform off stage anymore because I just want to be a cool guy,” said the 34-year-old singer.

5. When Matty Hailey said dating Taylor Swift would be “neutered”

Matt Healy previously shut down rumors about him dating Taylor Swift. “If I had gone out with Taylor Swift, I would have been, ‘F****** hell! “I’m not a friend of Taylor Swift,” he said during an interview with s Magazine (via Entertainment Tonight). You know, “F*** that.” “This is also a man’s thing, a demasculinizing thing, a emasculator.”

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.