Taylor Swift has had quite the year. From breaking iTunes with the release of her latest album, Reputation, to landing on the cover of TIME聽magazine鈥s 鈥Person of the Year鈥 issues, 2017 has been the Year of Tay. She鈥檚 closing things out on a high note in the love department, too, giving fans one of their first gratuitous glimpses of her holding hands with BF Joe Alwyn after more than six months of being publicly acknowledged as a couple.

The pic was snapped after the 鈥淕etaway Car鈥 singer wrapped up her performance at the Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday. Hitting the NYC streets with her 26-year-old beau (who, earlier in the night, was reportedly cheering her on backstage alongside聽Blake Lively,聽Ryan Reynolds,聽and聽Ed Sheeran),the pair was photographed looking as cute as ever and鈥 holding hands!

Alwyn and his lady love were first pictured together back in June while on a coffee date in Nashville. Somehow, some way, they鈥檝e avoided any PDA shots since then, reportedly wearing disguises while the actor filmed Billy Lynn鈥檚 Long Halftime Walk in his native London.

This new photo means 10-time Grammy winner鈥檚 love has finally, finally been captured on film for all the world to see (PS 鈥 can we talk about that fierce plaid jacket?!), and needless to say, it was a long time coming for fans who have been shipping the couple for what seems like forever.

Congratulations, Taylor!

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