We have spent most of last year questioning,'where the hell is Taylor Swift?' - for most of the last year. The star gave her fans major heart ache by going MIA from January until August in 2017.
Why haven't we heard much about her this year?
With barely any social media action since the beginning of 2017, Taylor had only really been using Instagram to promote her friends and their new albums, and sharing pictures from her shows.
That's right, no post-gym shots, no candid pics, no squad goals. Not even pap shots! The last one seen was from January 2017.
While it was rumoured the star was at her parent's hometown and there was much speculation about her having a third album on the works, no one could confirm Taylor's whereabouts. Except for one person...
What does Ed Sheeran have to do with it?
(VERY) Weirdly, Ed Sheeran seemed to know a whole lot about what was going on with Taylor. In fact, he was even spotted by paps leaving her New York City apartment.
Not long after the shot surfaced on the internet, Ed confirmed Taylor was concentrating on her music and opened up about her plot: "Taylor isn't going to be releasing until probably the end of this year - Christmas is the smartest time to release because that's when everyone buys records, so I've got a full year of just all Ed, all the time," he told BBC News.
Thanks for the heads up Ed! You were spot on, her new album is coming out in November. And we got a full year of Sheeran's best (Shape of You, Castle on the Hill, Galway Girl...)
Where is she hiding?
Well guys, unfortunately we don't know. It all points to her Manhattan apartment or her parents hometown, but she's definitely been sneaking out without fans knowing. She even got a boyfriend during this time! How is that even possible? TEACH US YOUR WAYS!
Who is she dating?
Taylor's new beau is the British actor Joe Alwyn, the pair met in Hollywood after Joe starred alongside Kristen Stewart in Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. A friend of the singer recently revealed that the couple have been "together for several months and have known each other for a long time."
They added: "After her 1989 tour and all the attention Taylor received, she learned she had to be more protective of her personal life and she and Joe decided early on to keep their private life private."
According to The Sun, Swift even flew over to London to spend Father's Day with Alwyn's family and his parents cooked her a Sunday roast to celebrate. How very British, eh?
Is she back?
Tay Tay is definitely back now! On 18 August 2017, exactly three years after the release of her acclaimed 1989 album. Taylor blacked out all her social media and her website. We're talking all posts deleted and *everyone* unfollowed.
After sharing mysterious videos of a slithering snake, across all her online channels for three days, Taylor dropped a new track named 'Look What You Made Me Do'. The song will be part of her third album, 'Reputation', coming out on November 2017.
Taylor seems to be embracing her reputation of being a "snake" following the Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and specially, the Kardashian-West feud. Our prediction is that her third album will shine the light on a badass, 'Bad Blood', Taylor Swift.
The album quickly took Taylor out on the road, appearing in Stadiums world wide on the Reputation Tour. Come rain (literally) or shine, Taylor has been shaking it off one city at a time.
Where will we see her next?
Getaway Car is set to become her latest single to be lifted from the Reputation album. But it gets more exciting than that as Taylor Swift herself has confirmed she will dropping a new album before she turns 30 which means we will have a new Tay Tay record by 2019 at the latest. Yas!