Why Do Taylor Swift Fans Call Joe Alwyn ‘Yogurt Boy’? The Nickname Explained

Why Do Taylor Swift Fans Call Joe Alwyn ‘Yogurt Boy’? The Nickname Explained

Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn, has earned himself the affectionate yet teasing nickname “Yogurt Boy” among Swifties. Here’s a breakdown of why this nickname has stuck:

1. The Origin of the Nickname

  • The nickname originates from a lyric in Taylor Swift’s song “Invisible String” from her 2020 album “Folklore.” In the song, Swift sings about a past love working at a yogurt shop: “Teal was the color of your shirt / When you were sixteen at the yogurt shop / You used to work at to make a little money.”
  • Joe Alwyn previously revealed in an interview that he worked at Snogs Frozen Yogurt in London, where employees wore teal polo shirts with the company’s logo.

2. Social Media Teasing

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  • Since the split between Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn in April 2023, fans have jokingly referred to him as “Yogurt Boy” on social media.
  • With the release of Swift’s latest album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” fans have playfully warned Alwyn to stay out of the spotlight as he may be the subject of some of Swift’s new songs.

3. Joe Alwyn’s Low Profile

  • Following the breakup, Joe Alwyn has maintained a low public profile, making few public appearances.
  • Despite his quieter presence, Alwyn has had career successes, including roles in upcoming films like Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Kinds of Kindness.”

4. Speculation and Fun

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  • While the nickname is light-hearted, it underscores the intrigue and speculation surrounding celebrity relationships and their influence on music.
  • Swift’s fans, known as Swifties, often engage in playful banter and speculation about her personal life and relationships.


The nickname “Yogurt Boy” for Joe Alwyn is a playful nod to his past and his connection to Taylor Swift’s music. As Swifties eagerly await the release of her new album and dissect its lyrics for clues about her personal life, Alwyn’s nickname adds a fun element to the ongoing fascination with celebrity relationships.

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