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Inside Tom Hiddleston & Taylor Swift's Relationship That Shone Bright and Ended Quickly

Dayna Remus
Jun 15, 2022
04:40 P.M.

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift had a passionate yet short-lived romance. Look into the world of Hollywood's most talked-about ex-couple and find out what actually happened.


Marvel star Tom Hiddleston has officially confirmed that he and Zawe Ashton, a fellow actress from Britain, are engaged.

After starring beside one another in the Broadway production, "Betrayal," they have attempted to keep their relationship out of the public eye.

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston spotted at LAX on July 06, 2016 in Los Angeles. | Source: Getty Images

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston spotted at LAX on July 06, 2016 in Los Angeles. | Source: Getty Images

But, rumors began circling when they were seen in Ibiza, Spain, side-by-side. At the 2021 Tony Awards, they made their relationship status clear via a red carpet debut.



Long before his current engagement, Hiddleston was part of a whirlwind romance with pop star Taylor Swift -- a pair that some called "Hiddleswift." Hiddleston met Swift in May 2016 when she was still in a relationship with Calvin Harris.

They ran into one another at Anna Wintour's pre-Met Gala dinner, where Swift was seen leaving the premises on the heels of Idris Elba and Hiddleston.


Dancing together at the Met Gala, they sat next to one another at the event. Speaking to MTV UK, he remembered:

"She was very charming. She is amazing."

By the next month, the two were already enthralled with one another as they were spotted kissing. This interaction was only two weeks after the "Cardigan" artist and Harris had called it quits.


Their relationship moved rapidly, as Swift met her new boyfriend's parents only a fortnight later. There were photos of the duo walking with Hiddleston's mother when they visited England.

An insider claimed that, after two months of seeing his new girlfriend, Hiddleston was getting ready to ask for her hand in marriage. The source claimed that Swift would undoubtedly say yes to the proposal.

However, in August of the same year, another source stated that they had a massive argument because they weren't spending enough time with one another.


After three months of dating, Swift reportedly broke up with the actor as she felt overcome by how the public perceived their relationship. Post-break-up, Hiddleston spoke to The Hollywood Reporter:

"I've learned that there are many sides to a story and that sometimes there are a lot of stories out there that are false, and the hardest thing is to try to not let those falsehoods affect your own life. That's what I would say."

According to a source, Hiddleston wanted to be more public about their relationship, but she was uncomfortable with his idea.



Hiddleston is an actor from England, gaining worldwide fame when he played the character Loki n the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and has won many awards.

These accolades include the third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards in 2007 and the Rising Star Award in 2012 at the Richard Attenborough UK Regional Film Critics' Awards, among many more.

He has an impressive educational background, studying at the University of Cambridge and eventually the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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