Matty Healy was ‘completely blindsided’ by ex Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department after singer targeted him in some tracks on the record-breaking 11th studio album. 

The 1975 frontman, 35, and the Grammy winner, 34, briefly dated last year from April until their split only a few months later in June – and the songstress seemingly took aim at Healy in songs such as Fortnight and Guilty As Sin. 

A close friend of the British-born performer opened up to Us Weekly in an article published on Thursday to reveal that Matty still has ‘mixed feelings’ regarding Swift’s LP – which dropped on April 19. 

‘He loves the attention it’s brought to him, [but] he also thinks it’s hilarious because at no time [were they] ever serious.’ 

The source further expressed that the ‘lyrical content’ had also left the Somebody Else performer ‘completely blindsided.’ 

Matty Healy, 35, was 'completely blindsided' by ex Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department after singer targeted him in some tracks on the record-breaking 11th studio album; seen in August 2023 in England

Matty Healy, 35, was ‘completely blindsided’ by ex Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department after singer targeted him in some tracks on the record-breaking 11th studio album; seen in August 2023 in England 

A close friend of the British-born performer opened up to Us Weekly in an article published on Thursday to reveal that Matty still has 'mixed feelings' on Swift's LP - which dropped on April 19; seen in May in Paris

A close friend of the British-born performer opened up to Us Weekly in an article published on Thursday to reveal that Matty still has ‘mixed feelings’ on Swift’s LP – which dropped on April 19; seen in May in Paris 

In one of the tracks titled, Loml, Taylor references to marriage as well as children, with some lyrics including: ‘You s**t-talked me under the table, talking rings and talking cradles.’ 

She also sang, ‘You and I go from one kiss to getting married/Still alive, killing time at the cemetery/Never quite buried/In your suit and tie, in the nick of time.’ 

The insider explained to Us Weekly, ‘For her to be saying things about baby carriages …and living together – he says it had never even come up. He’s taking it in stride.’

In the song, Fortnight – which featured Post Malone – Taylor also appeared to target her brief fling with Matty. 

The pair were first linked in April 2023 – the same month it was confirmed that Swift and ex Joe Alwyn had split. 

Throughout the month of May, the two were spotted together in NYC holding hands and also stopped by a recording studio together. He also attended a few of her Eras Tour concerts in both Nashville and Philadelphia. 

However, by early June, Matty and Taylor ended their romance, with a source telling People at the time, ‘She had fun with him, but it was always casual. They are no longer romantically involved.’ 

‘They were never boyfriend-girlfriend or exclusive and were always just having fun. There is no drama, and who knows what could happen again. It was a good time and ran its course.’ 

The pair were first linked in April 2023 - the same month it was confirmed that Swift and ex Joe Alwyn had split - but split a few months later in July; seen in May 2023 in NYC

The pair were first linked in April 2023 – the same month it was confirmed that Swift and ex Joe Alwyn had split – but split a few months later in July; seen in May 2023 in NYC 

'He loves the attention it's brought to him, [but] he also thinks it's hilarious because at no time [were they] ever serious,' the friend said; seen in January in Anaheim, California

‘He loves the attention it’s brought to him, [but] he also thinks it’s hilarious because at no time [were they] ever serious,’ the friend said; seen in January in Anaheim, California 

But in some lyrics in Fortnight, Swift seemingly referenced to the fling which occurred after her split from Alwyn. 

‘And no one here’s to blame/ But what about your quiet treason? /I took the miracle move-on-drug/ The effects were temporary/ And I love you, it’s ruining my life,’ she sang. 

The title of track means two weeks, and also possibly referenced to their short-lived fling. 

In Fresh Out The Slammer, Taylor seemingly took aim at Matty once again – who was born in the United Kingdom. 

‘To the one who says I’m the girl of his American Dreams/And no matter what I’ve done, it wouldn’t matter anyway,’ were included in the lyrics of the track. 

And in The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived, she sang, ‘Was any of it true? Gazing at me starry-eyed in your Jehovah’s Witness suit,’ possibly referencing to Healy’s suits that he has donned while performing on stage. 

Earlier this year in April, Matty broke his silence shortly after Taylor dropped TTPD when asked about his opinion on the album. 

‘I haven’t really listened to that much of it but I’m sure it’s good,’ The 1975 frontman told Entertainment Tonight. 

But in some lyrics in Fortnight, Swift seemingly referenced to the fling which occurred after her split from Alwyn

But in some lyrics in Fortnight, Swift seemingly referenced to the fling which occurred after her split from Alwyn

Earlier this year in April, Matty broke his silence shortly after Taylor dropped TTPD when asked about his opinion on the album; seen in September 2023 in NYC

Earlier this year in April, Matty broke his silence shortly after Taylor dropped TTPD when asked about his opinion on the album; seen in September 2023 in NYC 

It was also revealed that Healy felt ‘relief’ after Taylor’s LP was released and ‘couldn’t be happier’ with the album. 

A source informed Us Weekly in April, ‘Matty still thinks very highly of Taylor but we were all nervous about what she might have said on the album.’ 

According to the insider, Healy’s family was also happy with the outcome, stating, ‘Matty’s family knew about the relationship.’ 

‘And they were worried that Taylor was going to rip him apart. Matty has struggled with life in the public eye, and he’s been doing really well, but the last thing that he needs is for every Swiftie in the world to think he’s a villain.’ 

Another source stated that Matty had received notice ahead of time from Swift’s team about the contents of TTPD, which he was ‘really appreciative’ of. 

‘He was worried that their story would be shed in a negative light,’ while also being concerned that ‘the public wouldn’t get the full story.’ 

Healy had also been ‘very nervous about the Swifties’ but is ‘happy he can move on with less anxiety…’ 

Taylor is currently on the international trek of her Eras Tour, and is set to perform three concerts in Edinburgh beginning on Friday, June 7.

Taylor is currently on the international trek of her Eras Tour, and is set to perform three concerts in Edinburgh beginning on Friday, June 7; seen in May in Madrid

Taylor is currently on the international trek of her Eras Tour, and is set to perform three concerts in Edinburgh beginning on Friday, June 7; seen in May in Madrid 

In early May, the Grammy winner's boyfriend Travis Kelce supported the singer during her Eras Tour stop in Paris; seen in April at Coachella

In early May, the Grammy winner’s boyfriend Travis Kelce supported the singer during her Eras Tour stop in Paris; seen in April at Coachella 

She will then make more stops throughout the U.K. in cities such as Liverpool, Cardiff and also London – before heading to other European cities.

The global tour – which kicked off last year in March – is slated to conclude later this year on December 8 in Vancouver shortly before the Christmas holiday.

In early May, the Grammy winner’s boyfriend Travis Kelce supported the singer during her Eras Tour stop in Paris – with the NFL player being joined by Gigi Hadid and boyfriend Bradley Cooper.

The couple were first publicly linked when she attended a Kansas City Chiefs game last year in September. 

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