Denise Welch takes aim at Taylor Swift after son Matty Healy's romance

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Denise Welch made a sly comment towards her sons ex-girlfriend -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Loose Women star, Denise Welch, appears to have made a subtle jibe at pop sensation Taylor Swift following the launch of her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department.

The album features tracks that seem inspired by the brief relationship between Taylor and 1975 frontman Matty Healy, Denise's son. This romantic stint took place after the pop star's six-year relationship with Joe Alwyn.

The album's opening song, Fortnight (featuring Post Malone), is rumoured to allude to the fortnight-long romance between Taylor and Matty. In response to this, Denise seems to have issued a sly dig towards the singer, the Daily Star reports.

In a conversation with her ITV co-stars, she commented jokingly about Taylor's album: "I wasn't aware she had an album out at all... Anyway I wish her all the best."

Matty himself finally expressed his thoughts on the issue relating to the "diss track" during an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday. He stated: "I haven't really listened to that much of it but I'm sure it's good."

Taylor Swift and Matty Healy seen leaving 'The Electric Lady' studio in Manhattan on May 16, 2023 in New York City.
The pair briefly dated last year -Credit:Robert Kamau/GC Images

An acknowledgement of a brief affair intended to assist in moving forward can be found in the second verse of 'Fortnight', most likely another reference aimed at Matty.

She sings: "All my mornings are Mondays stuck in an endless February / I took the miracle move on drug and the effects were temporary / And I love you, it's ruining my life / I touched you for only a fortnight." The promotional video features Taylor and Post at typewriters, an item Matty is said to have brought to her place during their time together.

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In another track from Taylor's eleventh studio album, 'The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived', she paints a picture of a man in a "Jehovah's Witness suit" who "rusted her sparkling summer", which fans speculate alludes to Matty's usual style.

US Weekly reports that 35-year-old Matty felt relieved that the songs did not portray him as negatively as he had anticipated. "Matty still thinks very highly of Taylor but we were all nervous about what she might have said on the album," a source disclosed to the magazine.

"Matty's family 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 commented: "He was worried that their story would be shed in a negative light' but was 'really appreciative of the heads up' he received from Swift."

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