Emma Stone Just Heaped Serious Praise On Her Close Friend Taylor Swift’s Ex Joe Alwyn

When Taylor and Joe’s shocking split was first announced in April 2023, the subtle behavior from her inner circle raised eyebrows. But Taylor’s close friend of 16 years, Emma, is seemingly refusing to pick sides.

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When it was revealed that Taylor Swift had split from her long-term boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, on April 8, 2023, many people were completely shocked.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

On April 19, Taylor met her close friends Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds for dinner. Shortly afterward, it was noted that Ryan had unfollowed Joe on social media.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

On April 21, Taylor met Blake again for dinner, as well as Gigi Hadid and the Haim sisters — who, once again, all unfollowed Joe soon after the meal.

Taylor Swift and Haim on the Eras tour
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But at least one of Taylor’s close friends is still clearly on good terms with Joe, with actor Emma Stone going out of her way to heap praise on him in brand new quotes.

Emma Stone and Taylor Swift posing together, Stone in a sleeveless dress with a metallic belt, Swift in a long-sleeve dress with embellishments

Still, Emma’s clear loyalty to Taylor hasn’t stopped her from speaking highly of Joe ahead of the release of their new movie, Kinds of Kindness. Emma has reunited with her Poor Things director, Yorgos Lanthimos, for the film, which is due for release this June.

Emma Stone on red carpet wearing strapless gown and statement necklace

Both Emma and Yorgos previously worked with Joe on the 2018 movie The Favourite, and he is part of the star-studded ensemble cast of their new project.

Emma Stone and Joe Alwyn

And in the official press production notes for the movie, which were issued by Searchlight Pictures, Emma says that she and Joe being friends in real life helped them when filming difficult scenes together.

Emma Stone in Kinds of Kindness

“I love Joe,” Emma adds. “We had to do some pretty dark stuff on this one, so it was extremely comforting to be with him because he’s one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet.”

Joe Alwyn and Emma Stone

Joe also reflected on the “dark” subject matter in the notes, saying that he hopes viewers feel the same strong reaction that he felt when reading the script when they watch the movie.

Joe Alwyn standing in front of a floral backdrop wearing a black suit with a white shirt and black tie

The movie’s release comes after a difficult few months for Joe, who was brutally targeted by Taylor’s fans after the tracklist for her latest album was revealed earlier this year.

Taylor Swift sitting on steps in a flowing dress with fringes and holding a microphone

Needless to say, fans were then left blindsided when Taylor’s 31-track album was released and most of the songs appeared to actually be about her controversial romance and subsequent breakup with Matty Healy — not Joe.

Taylor Swift and Matty Healy

Kinds of Kindness will be released on June 21 in the US, and June 28 in the UK.

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