Looks as though another Fourth of July in Rhode Island has passed without a paparazzi-heavy appearance by Taylor Swift. What gives?
The pop princess, who bought a sprawling Watch Hill manse a few years back for nearly $18 million, decided to travel elsewhere for Independence Day. Swift and her boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn, were snapped snorkeling and soaking up the sun in Turks and Caicos, according to People — a low-key break from her “Reputation” stadium tour.
Seems like just yesterday that Swift was hosting blowouts on the Westerly waterfront every Fourth of July, complete with a bevy of boldface names in tow.
In 2014, Emma Stone, Jaime King, and Lena Dunham made the celeb-studded scene. The following year, the guest list boasted Ed Sheeran, Gigi Hadid, and Nick Jonas. And no Swift enthusiast could forget the summer of 2016, when the singer and her then-beau Tom Hiddleston frolicked in the waves alongside Cara Delevingne, Blake Lively, and Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds.
(During that visit, Hiddleston rather famously donned a T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “I [Heart] T.S.” — for which he was mocked relentlessly.)
Swift didn’t seem to visit Rhode Island in 2017 for the Fourth.
When she’s not onstage, the 28-year-old Swift tends to keep a slightly lower profile these days, her Instagram brimming with pictures of her tour, the recording studio, and her cat. Meanwhile, Watch Hill sightings have dwindled to almost nil.
But summer’s far from over. The “Blank Space” singer hits Gillette Stadium for three shows July 26, 27, and 28. So maybe then she’ll return to her Ocean State mansion by the sea?Hayley Kaufman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.