Tom Hiddleston has at last spoke up about his relationship with pop star Taylor Swift. From the moment the paparazzi caught Swift and Hiddleston kissing, fans dubbed their relationship as Hiddleswift. Though their relationship ended months ago, the 35-year-old actor finally opened up about the relationship which many thought was just a publicity stunt.
Tom Hiddleston Taylor Swift Romance: How It Started
In an interview with GQ for their March issue, Hiddleston finally talked about his relationship with Swift. Moreover, the story behind the iconic “I <3 TS” tank top which pretty much sealed the deal to spectators had also been discussed. Fans publicly reacted to their whirlwind romance so easily with skepticism, when they were snapped kissing on the rocks at a beach.
It was during Swift’s Fourth of July party when Hiddleston was photographed wearing an “I <3 TS” tank top. Not long after, the Bad Blood hitmaker joined her new beau in Australia, where he was filming for Thor: Ragnarok. Hiddleston explained that the tank top served a “practical” purpose and was a joke between friends.
“The truth is, it was the Fourth of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back,” he said. “I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, ‘Does anyone have a t-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, ‘I’ve got this.’ And we all laughed about it. It was a joke,” he said.
“I was just surprised that it got so much attention. The tank top became an emblem of this thing,” Hiddleston explained.
Swift had just ended her relationship with Calvin Harris when she met Hiddleston at the 2016 Met Gala. As he tells it, they were both looking for a genuine connection at the time.
“So we decided to go out for dinner, we decided to travel. She’s incredible,” he says. But with the paparazzi trailing their every move, staying connected wasn’t so easy. “A relationship in the limelight… A relationship always takes work. And it’s not just the limelight. It’s everything else,” Hiddleston said.
hiddleswift was such a beautiful summer fling pic.twitter.com/5mBaS4I8du
— xoxo, P (@fsoghaylijah) January 30, 2017
Tom Hiddleston-Taylor Swift Relationship Was Real
Today, neither of them has been reported to be dating anyone. Despite it being short-lived, Hiddleston notes how it is only him and Taylor who really know the truth about their relationship.
“We will always know what it was. The narratives that are out there altogether have been extrapolated from pictures that were taken without consent or permission, with no context. Nobody had the context for that story. And I’m still trying to work out a way of having a personal life and protecting it, but also without hiding. So the hardest thing is that that was a joke among friends on the Fourth of July,” he said.
A real gentleman! Look how he is talking about the real relationship! Team Hiddleswift 👏👏👏👌😍😍😍❤ pic.twitter.com/AgCzfnychG
— Alex B. 1⃣3⃣ (@AlexSwifter13) February 8, 2017