Elizabeth Olsen dismisses the rumors of a Tom Hiddleston romance: fibbing?


There were always rumors about Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston when they started working together on I Saw the Light. She had just ended things with her fiancé, and Tom was seemingly single then too. But the rumors were just that, until last summer when Olsen and Hiddles stepped out together in London. Ever since, the dragonflies and Hiddlestoners have been on HIGH ALERT for any story about impending Olsen-Hiddles babies. But then when Hiddleston and Olsen came out for TIFF last year to promote ISTL, Olsen flatly denied that Hiddleston was her boyfriend. Which no one believed. And then her denials seemed especially false when she was seen/photographed in Hawaii with Hiddleston while he was filming Kong: Skull Island. Personally, I think these two have been together this whole time. But I do enjoy Olsen’s attempts to deny it and deflect.

Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston have great chemistry in their new Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light. However, that doesn’t mean the two ever dated. Rumors of a budding romance started in May but cooled off in September when Olsen told Refinery 29 in September that they’re just friends.

“I’m used it by now,” Olsen told me last night at the I Saw the Light premiere. “I’m like, ‘Wow, my life is real exciting.’ I got three Avengers on my cue lined up.” (Olsen has also been falsely linked to Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner.)

Olsen and Hiddleston first met four years ago when they auditioned for the same movie.

“None of us got the job but what we got out of it is, Oh, we work similarly…This could be fun,” Olsen said. “We could have fun working together and then it ended up happening.”

In the Marc Abraham-directed I Saw the Light, Hiddleston stars as Hank Williams, the late country-western singer who was only 29 when he died in 1953 after years of active alcoholism and prescription drug abuse. Olsen plays his first wife Audrey.

“Hank and Audrey clearly had such a passionate and volatile relationship,” Hiddleston said. “They loved each other so much but they were unintentionally cruel to each other.”

Hiddleston and Olsen were anything but cruel to each other. “She’s such a great tennis partner,” the Thor star said. “She’s the kind of actress who’s really in the moment with you. She’s very present…We’ve been friends for awhile so it was nice to finally work with her.”

[From E! News]

See? She doesn’t say outright, “I’m not dating Tom.” She’s all, “Oh, people say all kinds of things.” Which isn’t really a denial. But! When Olsen was asked about the rumors by Entertainment Tonight, she “dismissed” the stories as “a bunch of strangers saying a bunch of stuff that they don’t know about.” Yeah, a bunch of strangers with photo evidence and RECEIPTS!!!


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. lilacflowers says:

    Because every time a man and a woman go to the theater and dinner together, it is solid proof that they are in a sexual relationship, no matter what they say or do.

    Edit: They both denied it at TIFF in September. They both denied it separately to the E! reporter Tuesday night. She has now denied it to Entertainment Tonight. But people will believe what they want to believe and will parse words to make their points.

    • PrincessMe says:

      I don’t understand why people are so invested in these two being a couple. Maybe something happened, maybe nothing happened. But they’ve denied being a couple so let it go.

      • Kimbers says:

        I’ve always wondered the infatuation people have with him. If they want a secret dirty tryst why deny it to them? Maybe it just keeps is mawesome it more exciting? Are their people just stirring the pot for press or are ppl really weird and pushing?

      • Cranberry says:


        The tabloids and umm gossip sites are definitely stirring the pot and keeping this thing alive for the clicks. Oh, ISTL premier was last night. Get out the electrodes, and resuscitate this B – again.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      As several of us pointed out on the yesterday’s post, he hasn’t denied it. if you read the Cineplex interview he simply deflected and laughed it off, just as she did. I have yet to see a clear denial from them.

      I don’t care if they did or didn’t, just pointing out the facts of what was said.

      • KTE says:

        In context it was obviously a denial. It’s so obviously not true that the interviewers aren’t even bothering to phrase it as a question! So the question becomes ‘how do you deal with people spreading false rumours about the two of you?’ in order to bring it up without being obnoxious.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        No, it’s not an obvious denial, it’s an “I’m going to be coy and not answer the question directly, because I don’t want to a) blatantly lie and/or b) shut down the online chatter entirely.”

        But people will read what they want into what is or isn’t being said.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      @KTE, exactly. The explicit, categorical denial some are demanding is never going to happen.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I have no idea if they are dating, but they have a boatload of chemistry and make an adorable couple. If they are. Just sayin’.

    • Sixer says:

      This is heresy. JArthy may be waiting in the wings. :P

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:


      • lilacflowers says:

        JArthy may never have left

      • Sixer says:

        JArthy: The Sequel is my dearest wish.

      • lilacflowers says:

        There could be a whole series of JArthy. Sporting Event JArthy. Tropical Paradise Vacation JArthy. ComicBook Villian JArthy. Vampire JArthy. Monkey Movie in the Jungle JArthy. Bond Girl JArthy. Dystopian Nightmare JArthy.

      • Sixer says:

        Oh yes! This would be stupendous. I would most look forward to Love In The Time of JArthy.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Love in the Time of JArthy! Country-Western JArthy!

        She could have her own line of dolls. Watch out, Barbie and Hello Kitty, The JArthy is here!

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        One Hundred years of JArthy! The Unbearable Lightness of JArthy! If On a Winter’s Night Jarthy!

        Lilacflowers, you are cookin’. Keep it coming. This would be awesome!

      • Sixer says:

        Shawshank JArthy (that’s when a stalker fan frames her for a heinous crime).

      • lilacflowers says:

        Bringing Up JArthy. It’s Been a Hard Day’s JArthy. Gone With the JArthy. Butch Cassidy and the JArthy. 2001 A Space JArthy

      • lilacflowers says:

        How Green Was My JArthy
        Little JArthy on the Prairie
        The Wonderful World of JArthy
        Agents of JArthy
        The Sound of JArthy
        Batman & JArthy
        Stalag JArthy
        JArthy Actually
        Long Day’s Journey into JArthy
        The JArthy Squad
        Lord of the JArthy
        The Good, the Bad, and the JArthy

      • Sixer says:

        Lilac’s on a roll! I like The Good, The Bad, and the JArthy best.

        Um… um…

        Owl Creek JArthy (this is where a crazed fan murderises her to death but she just keeps coming back).

      • lilacflowers says:

        Physical therapy has me all riled up. The Good, The Bad, and The JArthy is my favorite as well.

        A Clockwork JArthy
        Here, There and JArthy
        Bridget Jones’s JArthy
        Parade’s JArthy
        A Tale o Two JArthys
        What Lies Beneath JArthy
        Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal JArthy
        Star JArthy
        Sympathy for the JArthy

      • lilacflowers says:

        12 Years a JArthy
        The Other JArthy Girl
        The Fifth JArthy
        The Imitation JArthy
        JArthy: Osage County

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I want a long running TV series called Happy JArthy.

      • Sixer says:

        This is JArthy Tap.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Oh Sixer, I just had a vision of the Bora Bora picture with the caption:

        “This is JArthy Tapped.”

      • spidey says:

        Wasn’t that more a caseof THiddleston trapped?

      • ncboudicca says:

        LOL to all of these

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Harry Potter and the Deathly JArthy
        Chitty, Chitty JArthy
        Thoroughly Modern JArthy
        For Whom the JArthy Tolls
        Le Petit JArthy
        James and the Giant JArthy

      • Sixer says:

        Whatever Happened to Baby JArthy?

        (Ha Nutballs. My favourite film pun from our PM’s pig shagging fiasco was This Is Swinal Fap.)

      • Meee4 says:

        Oh I want to play.

        Only JArthy Left Alive
        Crouching tiger, hidden JArthy
        The JArthy Manager

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Or the fangirls’ fave…
        Almost JArthy.

      • MI6 says:

        @Sixer: Swinal Fap. I’m dying.

      • Cranberry says:

        I think Tom would very much enjoy making, ‘Long Day’s Journey into JArthy’.

        If you know what I mean. ;-p

  3. paolanqar says:

    They look so right together. If they are dating then good for them.

  4. Meee4 says:

    Well I guess this debate will go on until everyone is satisfied to their own standards of what “dating or not dating” means. So there will be a debate until there have be given “solid” evidence of either yes or no.

    They’re obviously aware of what people think of them given their answers. So a this point what’s the big secret? You can be quiet and discrete and not flash it all over the place, if you are in fact dating, but still acknowledge it. And if they are in fact not dating, then why can’t we just take them at their word? Only these two people know their true relationship.

    Now we will have some people give the reasoning that now their film is out they have no reason to seen be together unless they’re really together! Because you know as said above men and women just can’t go out without being hooked up. Lol! *deep head shaking Sigh*

  5. Madly says:

    Of course you want to believe it, it got your site a lot of clicks.

    Other friends visited him on that set too. Doubt he was in a romantic relationship. I had a male friend visit me, stay in my house and guess what, no relationship.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Well, a friendship is a relationship, just not a sexual one. Some people really have difficulty believing men and women can have platonic relationships. I feel sorry for them. I truly value my friendships with men.

    • Jamie says:

      ^^^THIS! Look how much attention the boards get when they mention them together. No way they will give up all those clicks.

  6. Crumpet says:

    I see that they are comfortable together and seem to really like each other. They may even have given it a try and decided they were better off friends, who knows? But I don’t see romance when I look at the two of them. Contrast Brad and Angelina while they were still trying to keep their relationship on the low down. They would appear together, stand far apart, yet the sparks still sizzled between them.

    • KTE says:

      Yeah, I just don’t see any attraction between them. They have a very work-friend vibe going on – Jessica Chastain teases him a lot more, in the way that really close friends do.

  7. Anon says:

    There was something going on with each other. May they banged. May be they still do. May be they quit it. May be he did. May be she did. May be his parents did not like her. May be he was scared of her twin sisters. May be may be… May be Jarthy kicked her ass. May be she was too good for his ego and he started to get bored. May be he thought: wow she prefers GoT over BB, this is blasphemy. God knows….bla. End of.

    • MV says:

      “scared of her sisters” HAHAHAHAH and nice BB referrence there :)

    • spidey says:

      Or maybe none of the above. :roll:

      • Cranberry says:

        Dammit @spidey where do you get those emojis? You posted the site a couple threads back and I thought I bookmarked it, but I must have been distracted by the news of EO’s pregnancy and the outcry of what her sisters cigarette wedding cake would have had on the fetus.

  8. Jessie says:

    I have not seen anyone say they are dating. It’s only tumblr that refers to her as his girlfriend.
    By the way I finally got around to watching TNM , omg it’s the most ridiculous series on TV. My and boyfriend were laughing out loud throughout much of it. Bad accents, hammy acting and cliche plotline. It’s really quite bad but in an good way 😂😂

  9. NeoCleo says:

    I really like the way they look together! If it’s not true, it’s too bad.

    • Anon says:

      I hate speeches like “he could do much better” but I gotta say: he can do better…. Contrary to what he says though I believe he needs someone who is not better looking, smarter or more famous than him so, perfect couple I guess.

      • Zoe says:

        But hes not better looking just smarter or at least better educated. She’s actually more conventionally attractive. Hes not a conventionally attractive man in the face, charm, intelligence and posh boy ways is what makes him attractive. In Hollywood they are about the same level status. Both in the marvel universe and had a lot of buzz a few years ago but none of their careers have taken off in the way people perhaps expected.He seems more high profile than her. She seems more private. I think they are perfectly fine together although I am not sure they are actually a couple. Most of the dislike of her seems to be jealousy. Or snobbery ( I. E Tom should only be paired with a high brow person like chastain).

      • n says:

        In a few interviews I’ve seen its been mentioned that Elizabeth is quite smart, or at least did very well in high school and could’ve gone to a good college for an ‘academic’ subject had she wished. She’s drama-school trained the same as Tom but obviously hasn’t had the Oxbridge education aspect. I like both of them, they seem fun and sometimes I feel that if she hadn’t possibly slept with him or dated him a fair few of her ‘haters’ would really like her the same way they like Jessica. She seems fairly on the ball, funny, sweet enough, a bit silly and humorous.

        Some would still dislike her as no one is universally likeable but that’s just life.

      • Guest says:

        Zoe, sorry but you can’t compare Olsen to Hiddleston. Not brain wise and definetely not fame wise. While he is not as famous as other actors, he is one of the most popular persons of the MU. In every poll just RDJ was more popular. He is great on stage, too. Playing different kind of roles. As for her being smart: have you ever heard her talking? Did you ever watch an interview of her? Someone who is smart does know what and where Serbia is, just doesn’t mention that it is a dangerous place. Did I mention that she had no clue about Adele? While Adele is not Michael Jackson I am pretty sure that even my 10 years old sister knows who she is. She even said that she didn’t read much at Tish School which is embarassing in my eyes. So no, I do not think that she is bright. It is just her name she can be thankful for. Looks wise, Olsen might be cute but she is not beautiful in my eyes while as Hiddleston is a charming chap. But they do make a great match, for her. I don’t think that Hiddleston could ever date someone like Chastain. She is way too good for him. At least to me. Please don’t kill me.

  10. Dara says:

    OK – I’m moving on from talk of couple-hood to the topic nearer to my heart – celebrity fashion.

    I wasn’t fond of this dress when I first saw it, and now that I’ve seen this photo I’m even more offended by it. http://www.tomhiddleston.us/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=30284&fullsize=1
    I can’t believe there is a stylist out there somewhere who was paid to let her client leave the house this way, and Lizzie herself didn’t think this dress was a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. Can someone explain this to me? Why Lizzie why?

  11. lurkernomore says:

    If I was a celeb, I wouldn’t bother addressing gossip abt my private life. Ppl will believe whatever they want. Waste of time. OON: I think EO is really pretty; she has the same features as her sisters but hers are arranged in a prettier way.

  12. Lilacflowers says:

    Colbert on Monday

    • ennuiarethechampions says:

      Yay! I wonder if Colbert will bring up the fact that his “English Countryside” is now a daily topic of discussion in various UK publications? Or the jellyfish incident. I really want him to be asked about the jellyfish incident.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I’m pretty sure there will be a reference to the “English countryside” but I would love it to be somehow combined with the jellyfish incident. Nobody has asked him about the jellyfish incident

    • lilacflowers says:

      And a Q&A on IMDB tomorrow before the Q&A after a showing of ISTL tomorrow night.

  13. DahliaDee says:

    This is getting old.

  14. Beach girl says:

    Tom will be on the Charlie Rose tonight on PBS. Should be a great interview