Matty Healy's family's four-word response to Taylor Swift's savage new song

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Matt Healy's family have reportedly said that Taylor Swift's scathing new song "won't come as a shock" to him. The 34 year old pop icon is widely speculated to have targeted the frontman of The 1975 in her latest track 'The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived', which dropped today.

Taylor unleashed her eagerly awaited album 'The Tortured Poets Department', and fans are avidly dissecting the lyrics for insights into her personal life. Shockwaves were sent through the fanbase upon discovering that the album's eponymous song delves into her fleeting liaison with close friend Matty, whom she briefly dated in May and June of the previous year after parting ways with Joe Alwyn.

In 'The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived', she croons: "You tried to buy some pills from a friend of friends of mine/ But they just ghosted you/ Now you know what it feels like". Devotees interpreted this as a nod to Matty, son of Denise Welch and Tim Healy. The verse alludes to a man donning a "Jehovah's Witness suit" who was "rusting my sparkling summer".

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Known for his penchant for suits during performances, Matty's relationship with Taylor is rumoured to have fizzled out last summer, reports the Mirror. His aunt Debbie Dedes, Denise's sister, has shed light on how she believes Matty has responded to the songs.

She revealed he's not easily shocked anymore, stating: "He will not be surprised by the song. Him and her know what went on." Debbie further alluded to Taylor becoming known for expressing past relationships in her songs and inferred that Matty would expect no surprise.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Debbie also divulged her nephew is presently "very happy" in a new relationship and claimed the family are privy to more insight regarding his past with Taylor than the public are aware of.

Openly addressing his struggles with substance abuse, Matty has also confronted speculation about his height. Although claiming to be 5ft 10ins tall, he appears smaller due to being overshadowed by other The 1975 band members.

In a 2018 chat with The Fader, Matty shared, "Everyone in [the 1975] is 6ft 4ins and I'm 5ft 10ins, so everyone thinks that I'm 5ft 5ins." Taylor hinted at previous comments by Matty, where he described their association as "emasculating". This hint came in the form of another pointed lyric.

She sang: "In public showed me off/ Then sank in stoned oblivion because once your queen had come/ You treat her like an ulcer/ You didn't measure up in any measure of a man/ You said normal girls were boring but you were gone by morning."

Taylor and Matty, who initially crossed paths and sparked a flirtation in 2014, had a fleeting romance last year when he flew out to join her on the Nashville stop of her Era's tour. Matty has since found love with Gabriella Bechtel, who has already met his family.

Gabbriette, the lead singer of punk rock band Nasty Cherry, has been romantically connected to Matty since September of the previous year. Meanwhile, Taylor is also enjoying a high-profile relationship with Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce.