Taylor Swift explained why she and Joe Alwyn keep their romance away from the public eye in a new interview.

Taylor Swift has no issue being vulnerable about her relationship with Joe Alwyn on her latest album, Lover, but she won’t discuss him in interviews. The singer, 29, revealed she and the British actor, 28, do this to maintain boundaries between their personal and professional lives.

“I’ve learned that if I do, people think it’s up for discussion, and our relationship isn’t up for discussion,” she told The Guardian in an interview. “If you and I were having a glass of wine right now, we’d be talking about it – but it’s just that it goes out into the world. That’s where the boundary is, and that’s where my life has become manageable. I really want to keep it feeling manageable.”

“I get all scared about the future because so much has changed in the last year of my life. I mean this time last year I was living in LA, getting ready for Grammys and now, I’m essentially based in London, hiding out trying to protect us from the nasty world that just wants to ruin things,” she wrote in a journal entry dated Jan. 3, 2017. “We have been together and no one has found out for 3 months now. I want it to stay that way because I don’t want anything about this to change or become too complicated or intruded upon. But it’s senseless to worry about someday not being happy when I am happy now. Ok. Breathe.”

This story was originally published on Hollywood Life by Courteney Larocca