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Taylor Swift spent part of her Thanksgiving traveling out of the U.S. to London to see her very-much-still-on boyfriend Joe Alwyn. E! got some details about Swift’s secret trip and the Friendsgiving celebration she had earlier last week with Gigi Hadid, Antoni Porowski, Martha Hunt, and other friends.
Swift spent her weekend with Alwyn abroad, a source told E!: “She arrived on Thursday [in London] from New York and is spending the weekend there.” Swift is very good at traveling to the UK secretly. Last February, E! reported on how she does it. Her routine involves 1) flying in via a private jet or private airfield, 2) having her passport checked while she is on board the plane so she never needs to go through any airport terminal, 3) after arriving in England, being driven “in a fairly nondescript blacked-out car” to north London’s Crouch End neighborhood, where Alwyn lives, 4) telling basically no one she’s going, and 5) having dates at home with Alwyn and avoiding going out in very popular public places.
A source told E! at the time that “unless you’re part of her inner circle, you wouldn’t know when she is or isn’t here. [Taylor] barely leaves a trace.”
But before Swift left the States, she did have a traditional, big American Thanksgiving meal. A source explained to E! that actually, Swift has a Friendsgiving every year and usually with a bigger crowd. “It’s an annual tradition for Taylor to get together with close friends and do this,” the source said. “Many have been at her gathering in years past. This year was intimate and casual, but they all had a great time.”
Hadid shared a photo of the group at the Friendsgiving festivities on her Instagram Story this weekend. Swift posed with a glass of wine, a real Turkey Day mood: