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Matty Healy claims he hasn’t ‘really listened’ to ex Taylor Swift’s new breakup album, ‘TTPD’

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Matty Healy claims he still hasn’t listened to Taylor Swift’s newest album, “The Tortured Poets Department” — despite being the subject of many of its songs.

On Wednesday, photographers caught up with The 1975 frontman in Los Angeles when they asked him if he had listened to her “diss” tracks.

“I haven’t really listened to that much of it but I’m sure it’s good,” the English singer-songwriter, 35, told them while flashing a smile.

Matty Healy walking and talking
Matty Healy claimed he has not listened to Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album. TheImageDirect.com
Matty Healy walking and talking
“I haven’t really listened to that much of it but I’m sure it’s good,” The 1975 frontman said. TheImageDirect.com
Matty Healy walking and talking
They asked him specifically if he listened to Swift’s “diss track” about him. TheImageDirect.com

Although the paps didn’t mention the songs by name, Swifties have shared their theories on what songs are potentially about him.

Swift seemingly alluded to her fling with Healy in “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived,” where she sings about a person wearing a Jehovah’s Witness suit who she believes is planning on “rusting” her “sparkling summer.”

Rumors about their fling kicked off almost 10 years ago, but things picked back up again when they went public with their romance from May to June 2023. However, fans didn’t welcome their relationship as they recalled his many controversies.

As for the “Jehovah’s Witness suit” reference, Healy is known for wearing suits during his concerts.

Taylor Swift and Matty Healy walking
Swift and Healy dated between May and June of 2023. TheImageDirect.com
Taylor Swift and Matty Healy walking
They are also thought to have had a brief fling a decade ago. GC Images

The “Karma” hitmaker, 34, also addressed the backlash of dating Healy in “But Daddy I Love Him,” which talks about getting chastised for being with someone she loves.

The 14-time Grammy winner also sang about being able to “handle” a “dangerous man” in “I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can),” which many fans also believe to be about Healy because of his past controversies, which included making racist remarks about rapper Ice Spice.

And of course, in the project’s title track, “The Tortured Poets Department,” Swift seemingly referenced Healy’s well-documented affinity for typewriters. “You left your typewriter at my apartment / Straight from the Tortured Poets Department / I think some things I never say / Like, ‘Who uses typewriters anyway?'” Swift questioned in the song.

Taylor Swift "TTPD" promo shot
Fans believe the 14-time Grammy winner wrote several tracks about their romance for “TTPD.” BETH GARRABRANT
Taylor Swift "TTPD" album
Specifically, she sang about someone with a typewriter who wears “Jehovah’s Witness” style suits, which alludes to Healy, who likes typewriters and often wears suits on stage. Instagram/@taylorswift/Beth Garrabrant
Taylor Swift "TTPD" promo shot
She also sang about getting scolded for dating someone who people said was no good for her. Beth Garrabrant

Although Healy didn’t have much to say when asked about “TTPD,” his aunt Debbie Dedes had harsher opinions on the project.

“Nothing surprises him any more,” she told the Daily Mail on Saturday. “He will not be surprised by the song. Him and her know what went on.”

“As my nephew, we know a bit more about what went on than has been in the press,” she added.


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Matty Healy walking
Before Healy commented on Swift’s album, his aunt said in a statement to the Daily Mail that he “will not be surprised” by a song thought to be about him. TheImageDirect.com
Matty Healy walking
“As my nephew, we know a bit more about what went on than has been in the press,” she added. TheImageDirect.com

When the pair separated, an insider told Page Six that the breakup was “a natural evolution of a fun little thing whose moment is over.”

They continued, “Everyone who really knows her has been saying all along that this was a fun, good time thing that would last as long as it lasted and would be no big deal once it was done.”

Swift and Healy were linked about a month after news of her split from Joe Alwyn came to light. The latter — who kept most of their romance private — dated for six years.

Matty Healy and Gabbriette Bechtel walking
Healy is currently dating model Gabbriette Bechtel. TheImageDirect.com
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce hold hands
Swift has been dating Travis Kelce since July 2023. MEGA

Healy has since moved on with model Gabbriette Bechtel. As for Swift, she is now dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, with whom she is very serious.

An insider previously told us, “Taylor and Travis discussed it and there is a plan.

“They will get engaged on their one-year anniversary in July.”

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