After a full month — ahem, to the day exactly — of publicly dating Taylor Swift, Tom Hiddleston has finally opened up about the relationship to The Hollywood Reporter in a pretty decisive way.
While discussing his well-deserved Emmy nomination for “The Night Manager,” the topic of Taylor Swift obviously came up, and Hiddleston finally broke his silence about the relationship. “The truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together, and we’re very happy. Thanks for asking,” Hiddleston says.
Resist the urge to swoon at Hiddleston’s British manners, and pay attention to his follow-up statement. “That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt,” he says. Normally, this kind of definitive statement would be proof that Hiddleswift is, in fact, the real deal. Right?
Maybe the “Game of Thrones” Jon Snow debacle of the past year has given us trust issues, but we’ve got one more conspiracy theory about the charming couple.
Saying it’s not a publicity stunt is NOT saying it’s not for a video project, and we all know that Taylor Swift has been creating increasingly artistic and “out there” music videos. For the past eight years, Swift has dropped new material and music videos like clockwork, in the fall of every third year.
In 2008 it was “Love Story,” and in 2010, we got a surprise release with “Mine.” Then, 2012 gave us “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and 2014 delivered the iconic “Shake It Off.” It’s about to be that time of year again, and what better way to release new material than with a breakout video starring none other than Tom Hiddleston?
The longer this relationship goes on with comments like Hiddleston’s, the harder it’s going to be to keep believing that the whole thing is a conspiracy rather than a happy couple just trying to live their lives.
But until Hiddleswift outlives Taylor’s fall release — whatever it may be — we’ll keep our conspiracy nut hats on.