Hayley Williams, the lead singer of the band Paramore, seems only to date other musicians. In an interview with The Guardian that came out on September 29, 2022, the singer of “All I Wanted” said she is seeing the band's guitarist, Taylor York.
It's unclear when the relationship started because Hayley wouldn't say more about it. Taylor has been in Paramore since 2007, three years after the band first got together. This means that the two have known each other for a long time before taking their relationship to the next level.
Five years ago, Hayley and her ex-husband, Newfound Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert, announced they divorced after only 16 months. After dating for almost a decade, they married on February 20, 2016, at the Franklin Theater in Nashville.
“It's important to say that we'll be fine and that we're still close friends and good people in each other's eyes. That's something we're very grateful for,” the two said in a joint announcement of their breakup posted on June 30, 2017, to each of their Instagram pages.
They said, “Even though things like this can feel hopeless. “I hope you'll realize that the individual parts of what we're going through are not your problem. We'll keep encouraging and helping each other in our personal and professional lives.”
Only us,” they wrote, adding, “To let anyone else into this moment in our lives would be to dishonor our history together and our ability to move forward with integrity.” They then thanked their bands, friends, and family for their support and kindness.
In 2018, Hayley wrote an essay for Paper magazine in which she said she was sorry she got married.
“I was wearing a wedding ring, even though I had broken off the engagement just a few months before. In a short amount of time, a lot happened. But after that, I stopped eating, sleeping, and laughing for a long time,” she wrote.
“[Writing songs] helped me realize that emotional health and physical health are connected.
It made me realize that I shouldn't have married my ex and that love isn't something we can take from each other,” she said. Hayley has gone out with more musicians than just Chad and Taylor. Please scroll down to see all of her past relationships.
Hayley Williams and Josh Farro
Hayley dated Josh, the lead guitarist and backup singer for the band Paramore, from 2004 to 2007. In 2004, Hayley, Josh, and his brother Zac started a Paramore band. You can see them above performing at a Paramore show in Malaysia in 2010.
Nearly every song on the band's first three albums, 2005's “All We Know Is Falling,” 2007's “Riot!,” and 2008's “Bad Blood,” was written by the ex-couple. And Brand New Eyes in 2009. Josh and Zac left the group in 2010, but Zac returned in 2017.
Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert
They started dating soon after the singer broke up with Josh, also in Paramore. Hayley and Chad got married after being together for almost a decade, but she wrote an essay in 2018 about how she thought the marriage should have never happened.
In a joint statement released on June 30, 2017, the couple said they split up 16 months after their wedding. “We've been together for about 10 years. In the joint statement, they said, “We've grown up together and been there for each other through a lot of good times and hard times.”
“It's hard to figure out your own heart when you're in a relationship, but it's good to think about someone else's heart, even if it's different from yours. Marriage is not for easily scared people. Love is always a chance. And it's up to us to stay hopeful even when things don't turn out as we'd hoped.
“We want to make it clear to everyone — for the last time — that we are breaking up. We also think it's important to say that we're going to be fine and that we're still close friends who look good to each other,” they said.
Hayley Williams and Taylor York
Since 2007, when Taylor joined Paramore, the two have worked together. Hayley said that the two were dating in September 2022, after they had started dating.
They looked so cute together even back then! The picture above shows them posing before a December 2013 Jingle Ball concert in Washington, D.C.