Tiddles Is Real: Tom Hiddleston & Taylor Swift are really happening

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Too many of you laughed when I suggested that Tom Hiddleston had flown to LA to spend time with Taylor Swift. I even mentioned the possibility of TIDDLES in the “Taylor and Calvin Harris split” story. Taylor and Tom met at the Met Gala back in May, and they danced and possibly canoodled. Five weeks later, Taylor is done with Calvin Harris and she’s openly canoodling on a beach in Rhode Island with Hiddles? PLAY ON, PLAYER. The Sun got these exclusive photos of TIDDLES and now all of my dreams have come true.

An onlooker revealed: “They were all over each other – hugging and kissing – even though there were 20 people coming and going on the beach. They looked like any young couple madly in love without a care in the world.”

A source close to Taylor last night revealed: “Tom has been courting Taylor since they met – he sent her flowers. She’s been won over.”

Our world exclusive pictures show Taylor Swift on an afternoon outing with Tom Hiddleston on Tuesday at 4pm at one of Taylor’s favourite beaches, which was enjoying 26 degree temperatures. Dressed casually and both wearing black sunglasses, they walk hand in hand to a group of rocks overlooking the water. They sit down and chivalrous Tom takes off his jacket and puts it around chilly Taylor’s shoulders. They then passionately kiss before documenting the moment in a series of selfies on their mobile phones. Afterwards, they appear to re-create a dance move as Taylor helps the heartthrob climb down the rocks. She then grips her new lover around the waist as they continue their romantic afternoon.

The Sun revealed it was Taylor who had ended the 15-month romance with the world’s most famous DJ because he would not commit to marriage and kids. However, sources close to the Shake It Off insisted there had been no third party involved on either side. Last night showbiz insiders revealed Calvin, who has been recuperating from a serious car accident, is believed to be furious about how quickly Taylor has moved on.

A source said: “The timing of this looks very bad for Taylor. There was an obvious connection with Tom at the Met Gala – you can see that in the video of them dancing together. Her people are insistent that no one else was involved in the split with Calvin, which is most likely the case. But it feels pretty disrespectful to be moving on to someone so public so quickly.”

[From The Sun]

Calvin Harris can suck it. I still believe he dumped her, although now I believe that Taylor might have manipulated Calvin/Adam into dumping her so she could play the victim. And then she had Lord Dragonfly waiting in the wings. I’m honestly so excited to see how Taylor’s fandom mixes with Tom’s fandom. This is going to be epic. You guys… TIDDLES IS REALLY HAPPENING.



Photos courtesy of The Sun, WENN & PCN.

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  1. MichLynn says:

    Got my popcorn ready, this is gonna be good.

    • M.A.F. says:

      *pulls up a chair* Joining you. I got a variety of alcoholic beverages too.

    • Karen says:

      I’m so excited for the comments. I’m bringing cotton candy and rainbows….. you know the sugar-twee ovedload is imminent with these two.

    • lilacflowers says:

      I have cake.

    • OhDear says:

      I’m here with a La-Z-Boy and breakfast buffet!

    • Kate says:

      This is going to be amazing.

    • Saks says:

      Yessss!! We haven’t have really crazy fans since cumberbatch-sophie, and those were really entertaining, I hope the tiddles posts are at least half as good.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      You guys are so cynical. This is love. LOVE I TELL YOU.

      On another note, she’s one of those people who change their style depending on who they’re with, isn’t she? She was a bit indie with tyles, she went all edgy with Calvin and now she’s back to oversised sweaters and oxfords.

      • Karen says:

        ^maybe she’ll try to out beige Kate Middleton in her new wardrobe

      • lilacflowers says:

        She needs to do something with her hair. That latest style of hers isn’t growing out well and looks damaged.

      • Applepienyc says:

        Wait…is she wearing his shoes, as well as his jacket?

        Lucky lady. Just want him to be happy.

    • bunny_ears says:

      *brings alcoholic beverages and fancy sandwiches to join everyone*

      The twitter meltdown rn is glorious. The two fandoms are losing it and it’s really entertaining to see them.

      PS Where’s lilacflowers?!

    • what's inside says:

      How much fun is this? Instead of Tay being all heartbroken and writing another album about the failure of the love of her life, she actually has a new love of her life and it looks glorious. Hiddles looks so sweet leaning his head over her shoulder. Gah! I think I just got a cavity from all of the sweetness.

    • Cake schmake. This calls for a 6.5% IPA at the very least. shall we start our stopwatches now?

    • NeNe's Wig says:

      Can I bring nachos? I see the alcoholic beverages are already spoken for.

      This ish is gonna be delicious, and I’m not just talking about the nachos.


    • cyn says:

      OMG! I should go to bed but I can’t. This ish has co-opted almost every thread on Lipstick Alley. The guys from Datalounge and the Daily Beast are slamming poor Tom. Unfortunately I am out of popcorn.

    • Heat says:

      I just rode in on my unicorn…what did I miss?

    • MorningCoffee says:

      You bring the popcorn and I’ll make margaritas. What a show!

    • Hudson Girl says:

      What????!!!!! I’m in shock from this feeling of pure joy. I need a celebity post documenting some meltdowns.

  2. Isa says:

    I kind of love it.

    • Mindless says:

      Totally prepping myself for an epic romance between these two. He has never been so publicly PDA-ish with other special ladies he has been involved with.

      • Huh? says:

        It’s too much!!! It’s so obvious that this is a publicity stunt; why would too people do all this in plain view when they could just as easily done all that inside? Taylor knows how to keep herself in the news and also doesn’t want to acknowledge that she was dumped yet again. She is almost as bad as Halle Berry.

      • Rita says:

        This could be nothing more than a PR stunt. She’s probably paying him more than he made in his last movie.

        This pretty much confirms all the speculative shallowness people have been committing on about her. It wasn’t 3 months ago she and the love of her life were trying to find a Scottish castle to live out their fairy tale.

        She had a serious relationship with Calvin but instead of laying low and maturing in the reflection of that relationship, she feels the need to be sucking face with the next Batman for all the public to see. I’m starting to think she’ll eventually settle down with Amber Heard.

        PS- If you don’t think these photos were staged, bought, and paid for by Taylor, you are way to naive to be on this site.

      • OhDear says:

        Swift’s not the only shallow one here, though. Even though he seems like a lovely guy, Tom’s thirst can cause a second Dust Bowl in and of itself.

      • Llamas says:

        Well, swift was swift……with her next “romance”. Ha ha ha.

        Actually though, was her relationship with Calvin real? I don’t care how thirsty for publicity you are, if you truly truly care for/want to marry and make kiddies with someone you don’t find a new person a week later.

        Has she ever been in a legitimate relationship? Or has every single one been staged?

        If it was real I bet Calvin is wondering why he wasted so much time on someone who cared so little that they felt it appropriate to be ducking face with someone right after the breakup.

        I’ve always thought she was a head case.

      • Alex says:

        Probably because this is faker than the GOPs concern over women.
        The numerous Angels of the photos. The fact that they were “caught” in RI of all places. The MET gala stories where they planted the seeds for this to happen. The obvious over the top PDA. Cmon this was staged and planned to distract from the Taylor got dumped yet again narrative. It’s so transparent because this is Taylor’s game

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Alex, the GOP faked concern over women? I am stunned!

      • Schnee says:

        @ALEX: You are so right. The angles, the clarity of the pictures, the non-hiding make it so clear this shoot was done on purpose. I wonder if she is maybe pregnant from some random hookup with him around the Met Gala time? I basically am baffled why they would do this. This is such bad PR for him I think and I can’t come up with another reason. So weird to me!

    • Val says:

      They seem perfect for each other!

  3. Johnluc says:

    This is so great.

  4. jferber says:

    This is the best story I’ve read all day. I’m dying for this to be true and I want plenty of photos and quotations. I want them to get married and have babies. Now is not too soon. Please, God, make this happen.

    • EG says:

      I feel this way too! Why do I feel this way???

    • HeidiM says:

      If Lord Dragonfly and the Unicorn have babies does that mean we’ll get pegacorns?

    • MC2 says:

      Seriously?! Why am I so damn happy! I didn’t even know that I cared about either of these two (okay- a little bit about Taylor) but I am suddenly very invested. I am picking out the wedding gift I am going to send to them, the baby shower present. I love these two. This is like a little fairy tale coming true. I bet they have a Ferngully inspired wedding & live happily ever after.

    • Original T.C. says:

      ++++++ all above. I am beyond giddy with happiness over this next Taytay staged relationship. Two thirsty people find each other to be in fake love with each other. Thank you gossip gods!

      • Cranberry says:

        “Two thirsty people find each other to be in fake love with each other. Thank you gossip gods!”

        Ha! Very cute.

  5. Colette says:

    Well she didn’t let the grass grow under her feet.LOL I guess she won’t have any time to write break up songs about Calvin.

    • HEAVE HO says:

      And Calvin or whatever his name is, is all

      It all just sounds like oooooh…
      Mmm, too young, too dumb to realize
      That I should’ve bought you flowers
      And held your hand
      Should’ve gave you all my hours
      When I had the chance
      Take you to every party
      ‘Cause all you wanted to do was dance
      Now my baby’s dancing
      But she’s dancing with another man

  6. Tiffany says:

    So he pulled a Affleck. First with Elizabeth and now Taylor.

    Damn Tommy. This does not look good. And look to your fellow actor Jake G to see how being involved with Swifty does to the career.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Nothing happened to Jake’s career due to dating her for a few months.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I was thinking…doesn’t Jake have the same career he’s always had? He was an amazing actor who’d been in some cool small films but couldn’t open a blockbuster then, and he’s basically in that place now.

      • KTE says:

        I doubt it’ll have any more impact on Tom’s career than Jake’s.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @lunchcoma- yes. The only road block Jake hit was when he tried out to be an actor star with the Prince of Persia film and that was way before Taylor. Other than that, he has had several successful films since. He already had one film out in April and has another one out this Fall.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Jake’s career seems to be exactly where Jake wants it to be.

      • teacakes says:

        Jake did take a hit though. His career and image have recovered in the years since but it took five years for the image of his being the butt of Taylor Swift’s post-relationship salt to fade. And Swifty was still releasing diss songs about him two, three years after that relationship ended? It takes two, but we can’t kid ourselves by saying the media attention had no effect – Ben Affleck, anyone?

        Hiddles though, is a lot less well-known and a lot more thirsty. Like someone below said, this could be a disaster. But he knows what he’s getting into, so if he’s prepared to be the subject of the inevitable post-breakup villainising and song, power on, I say. I have popcorn!

    • Tiffany says:

      @Lunch. From a gossip/media standpoint, he did take a hit and took awhile to recover. I incorporated that when I said career.

      Now with Tom, this can be catastrophic and I wish it was an exaggaration.

    • Bay says:

      Is that Jake Gyllenhaal? Cause he was in Nightcrawler, which was just of my favorite 2015 movies, so i guess he’ll do fine?

      That all attitude of implying that involvement with x or y woman somehow soils you, could go to hell, too.

      • Stacy Dresden says:

        Nightcrawler was incredible. Poignant societal commentary and edge of your seat suspense/thriller.

        I am so down for Tiddles & want to see these two lock it down!

      • Bay says:

        @Stacy Dresden Absolutely! Plus the fact I had no expectations over the movie made it even better.

      • lilacflowers says:

        He deserved an Oscar nomination for Nightcrawler.

      • Annetommy says:

        He was great in Nightcrawler, also great in the very underrated Prisoners where his name topically was Detective Loki…

      • Naya says:

        But Nightcrawler was years after the Tswift thing. When he got with her, he was in the middle of a career slump. Brokeback Mountain messed with his public perception and casting agents just gradually stopped responding (he spoke about this on Howard btw). It is sad but he probably needed Taylor to shore up his straight masculinity credentials. Hiddles coincidentally suffers the same problem so maybe snatching the hottest white girl commodity will help with that Bond campaign.

      • Bay says:

        What Bond campaign? The one where Tom has repeatedly stated he’s not even in talks for?

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Pulled an Affleck? He’s not married and he doesn’t HAVE a nanny to sleep with.

  7. Meee4 says:

    Wowwee. Stepping up the game Tommyboy. I mean for someone so coy and protective about his privacy to be blatantly caught out like that, looking like he could care less. Lol! This is way more of a “home wrecking” situation than EO ever could have been. Ha ha!

    Can’t wait for the award winning Loki broke my heart anthem

    • 600Purple says:

      This all seems a little too convenient though. I mean it’s a very public place too.

  8. sherry says:

    This is going to be soooooo good!

  9. Sunsetsnow says:

    Yes!!!! Who would have thought that special snowflake got game. Adam/Calvin got played in the end when he thought that he had the upper hand. This won’t last, but I have to give her a slow clap for this.

    • Queenie says:

      Slow clapping right along with you. Seems like an upgrade to me. What’s the DJ got to mad about? He wasn’t sexually satisfied anyway. If she doesn’t need a period of mourning, good for her. She’s never treated her dates like covert missions, so why start not? I don’t even like her, but I do think the best way to get over one man adage looks to be applicable here.

  10. Nic919 says:

    I prefer Swiddles to Tiddles. But this should be fun.

  11. Esmom says:

    I’v never really gotten his appeal but these photos are sweet. I remember when she was frolicking with the Kennedys…this seems like a huge step up.

  12. Laura says:

    What completely natural and unstaged pictures.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Eh hehehehehe!

    • Keaton says:

      LOL IKR? I’m sure they were SHOCKED to be caught! *snort*

    • Miss S says:

      It totally looks like that and if I expected it from her side, personally I feel it reflects really bad on him. He is supposed (let me reinforced the “supposed”) to be a serious, smart, literate actor who values privacy and then he gets on with Taylor Swift, who behaves like a teenager, is a paparazzi magnet and has a squad as friends? I mean… please.

      I’m not a fan of his, so I’m surprised how disappointed this makes me.

      • jinni says:

        Same here. I don’t even follow him like that but this just makes him look like a Kardashian. It’s one thing to be a “dancing bear” for the movies he promoting, but this is straight up famewhoring at its bases level.

        God, can you imagine the levels of twee these two are going to be? *Gag*

      • Miss S says:

        UGH. The Kashardian comparison nails it.

      • TotallyOld says:

        I’ve said this in past Hiddles post but the man may be the thirstiest actor I have ever seen. He is THIRSTY!! Every single thing he does for public consumption just screams, look at me, I want to be a big movie star. This PR was spun from the night of The Met Gala by both’s publicist – we all saw it coming.

        My question, will all of the TH fans say he is robbing the cradle? Aren’t he and Taylor about 10-11 years different in age? Henry Cavill anyone?

      • Miss S says:

        @TotallyOld, She looks younger and he looks older, but she is what 25, 26? I don’t see a problem with that. It’s more a maturity thing for me. She is a girl and he seems to be a man, in that sense they are not equals. I probably thought better of him because even if annoying I always got the serious actor vibe from him, but you may be totally right about the thirstiness. He plays coy a bit doesn’t he?

      • Yes! I had no problem thinking Taylor would want to date him but I don’t see what about her he finds attractive at all. This seems like a total mismatch to me which is why my mouth was hanging open when I saw these pics. Her maturity level is where he’s losing me. I think he’s 35 and wishes he had a wife and kids within view so maybe just very lonely.

        Tom just strikes me as highly intelligent but kind of nerdy and lonely. I think with his background and brain, it’s been hard for him to find the love of his life. But teenagery Taylor Swift…..I’m a little more than shocked. I actually thought she was around 23, not 26. What conversations can they have before she has things to run out of saying/thinking. He can coast on many levels but she can’t come up to his. This is going to be interesting to watch!

      • ohdear says:

        @thinkaboutit – I don’t think you give her enough credit. She is a very, very savvy business woman. She isn’t a great singer, or fashionista, or dancer, and she isn’t beloved. And she is at the top of the music industry. I really, really, wish she would start talking about her business acumen, because her accomplishments as a female entertainer are admirable. Anyway, I think she is just as smart as he is, just in another area of intelligence.

      • Maria_ says:

        me too, im astonished .. i mean from all the girls in the world .. it has to be an adult girl who behave as a teen with a”squad of stupd ladys” ??? Really tommy??? c´mon

      • You’re right Ohdear. I do think she’s a smart girl in her career & a sweet girl. I think it’s just after the commonalities of both being a bit nerdy and in showbiz, I don’t see them being into the same subjects on their nerd scale. I just don’t see Taylor’s proficient musical talents from a young age and silly squad-carrying membership with an adolescent essence of matching Hiddleston’s Shakespeare loving, shyly cerebral, old world soul.

        But I’m down to watch! Whether it’s casual for him or pr seeking or needy, no clue. Just caught me by surprise. I do love she gets back at Calvin for this though.

    • OhDear says:

      I’m getting ashy just from their thirst.

      • Miss S says:

        I laughed out loud and made a funny noise when reading your comment. I thought you should know ^_^

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Tom knows how to do the pap walk and get the column inches when needed. This outing was well planned, I’m sure.

      They do have the twee going for them, don’t they?

      • waitwhat says:

        Well played, TH. All the mags point out that you’re rumored to be the next Bond. Your move, Aidan Turner.

    • cynic says:

      I know, right? I’m sure she has a lot of security people around, so the pap was probably invited. I’m just planning to munch the popcorn.

    • Egla says:

      hope the DJ is looking also because these photos are for him mostly

  13. wendy says:

    Go get him Swifty, you ride that bronco

    • Lauren II says:

      i am happy for Taylor.
      Yes indeed, sometimes she acts like an oversized Polly Pocket in a plastic dream world.
      However, Taylor’s business sensibility and work ethic earns my respect.
      I was an idealistic foolish dreamer in my 20’s, therefore i cannot judge anyone.
      I Love This Beautiful Mess.

  14. KTE says:

    Poor JArthy.

    I vote for ‘Hiddleswift’ instead of ‘Tiddles’.

    I wonder how long it’ll take for watching fan reactions to go from hilarious to ‘what is wrong with these people, someone get a restraining order’?

  15. Mrs.No says:

    Is TIDDLES trending yet? God I get such weird vibes from these photos. The feeling when you eat two things that really don’t go together – feeling. wow. It’s gonna take some time to get used to seeing them together.

    • Cricket says:

      Pop go the corks to summer romances! And how about Prosciutto and Melon that sweet and salty combo.. yum!

      Honks for RI!!!! Bring on the lobster rolls, chowda and oystas! And don’t forget the Dels and can I add a pint of Gifford’s Muddy Boots ice cream too?

  16. roxane says:

    Really ?!?

  17. TotallyBiased says:


  18. Rebecca/Becky says:

    He was spotted in NY last weekend, and there were rumours he’d be at the Tony’s and didn’t show.

    So… is that part of Rhode Island a pap hangout or what?

    • M.A.F. says:

      Only if they get a phone call.

    • lilacflowers says:

      No part of Rhode Island is a pap hangout.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        I know as a former Mass/R.I. border dweller (I was on the Mass. side), this whole Rhode Island as romantical backdrop is making me weep many tears of laughter. I know it has beautiful parts, like Newport, some of the islands, I like Providence, etc., but it just still cracks me up, it’s so budget Martha’s Vineyard for a bajillionaire like Taylor. I’d love to see Tom ordering a lobster roll, and some ice cream with jimmies! I can kind of see them together as he is so super dorky to me (ducks).

      • lilacflowers says:

        Del’s. They have to share a Del’s in the afternoon. And at some point, a coffee milk must be had.

      • Youhatekids says:

        And wine biscuits and pizza strips! I missed RI so much that i have some in the oven.

      • Qzie says:

        OMG Mrs. Darcy–you NAILED it. I had a house in RI up the coast a bit from Swifty’s and it is totally a budget Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. I always wondered why she ended up in Watch Hill–I mean there used to be a lot of old money, now just new money, but it ain’t even the Hamptons. HAHA ice cream with jimmies. Quahog chowder, lobstah rolls, and yes, lots of jimmies.

      • lilacflowers says:

        OMG, wine biscuits! I forgot about those. My secretary used to make them for me when I worked down there.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Budget Martha’s Vineyard.

        Spot on.

      • M.A.F. says:

        What are “wine biscuits?” Please tell me it actually is biscuits made with wine.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @M.A.F., hard cookies (yes, biscuits if we’re using the British words) made with wine indeed. Red wine. My secretary used to use the darkest red she could find.

      • Jeanette says:

        An onlooker could have recognized them and thought OMG..$$$jackpot for selling!$$$

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        @lilacflowers I almost mentioned Del’s but thought it was too obscure a reference! Oh god I miss that frozen lemonade in the summer! And raspberry lime rickeys! I actually like Rhode Island, it’s way less snooty than the Vineyard. It just amuses me Taylor is living out her latest gauzey video romance there, those rocks look really uncomfortable! I live in the U.K. now so all the news casters are like “This happened in…Rhode Island?!” like they’ve obviously never heard of it.

        Also I have never heard of wine biscuits! I do miss oyster crackers and chowdah though. 🙂

      • Erica_V says:

        While I’m upset I’m going to have to workout and put on make up to go to the beach now that Taylor has made us a pap hangout – I’m so ridiculously excited this is (happening 30 minutes south of where I sit right at this very moment!!! My bff and I were almost compelled to get in the car and drive to Westerly last night but were able to retrain ourselves.

        And DAMN to the above comments calling us a “budget” Nantucket/Vineyard!! Those are both islands so naturally things are going to be more expensive to live/shop/dine there but really both were very small fishing communities up until about 30 years ago.

    • browniecakes says:

      Her property by any chance? The selfies are too funny.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I’m positive it is 26 degrees Celsius which is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Only us Americans (as far as I know) use Fahrenheit.

    • waitwhat says:

      Spotted in the West Village, getting pizza a couple of blocks from her house.

  19. Moka says:

    They’ll be ‘really on’ for all of ten minutes. Tom’s just waiting to hear “James Bond Screwed Me” pop up on the radio.

  20. Vegas says:

    She loves the D and there’s nothing wrong with that. You go, Taylor. Bed the next James Bond and enjoy it.

    • sequinedheart says:

      This comment is everything. Get it guuuurl! hahaha

      ps: tiddles babies NOW.

  21. Karen says:

    Wow I’m not a PR genie but talk about hitting the trifecta…

    a) kissing
    b) holding hands, and
    c) a perfect series of photos of him giving her his jacket

    Tay Tays dreams are coming true!

  22. Felice. says:

    Tiddle-lating 😉

  23. FTW says:

    I want think this is staged… but when you think about it, really think about it… these two are PERFECT for each other. They always have been. They’re just so square.

    • Mira says:

      Staged doesn’t mean that they aren’t dating IRL. It just means they want everyone to know, so their publicist calls the paps. It looks incredibly staged.

    • browniecakes says:

      TH looks crazy about her. Wow. So square.

    • I agree they are both total squares but on different levels. I can see the initial nerd attraction but after that, I’m at a loss. He’s way too mature for her I think. But I think they are both the ones that usually are the ones being dumped so I wouldn’t be surprised if this lasted a while. Both needy for someone to really, really want them.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        How is he too mature for her? I’ve never seen him have a grown up relationship with anyone. From the Comic Con cringe to acting dork-tacularly try hard in every interview I’ve seen, he doesn’t seem uber mature. Plus I only saw that vid of them on the Met Gala dancefloor for the first time yesterday – dude twirls. They are cheesey whitebread soul mates.

      • Mrs. Darcy, I definitely think there are similarities in their dorkiness. I think by mature with him I mean serious in his interests and some behavior. But yes, he isn’t know for being in long-term relationships & whether that’s a combination of work & finding someone who can match his nerdiness is anyone’s guess.

        They do have some cheesey white bread commonality but when the dancing stops, what’s left to talk about.

  24. Guest says:

    That was a swift move on.
    Well, I wonder how long this is going to last?

  25. Misa says:

    I think the timing of Tiddles has been that for weeks she and Calvin had been on the rocks, this is why she went solo to the MET and … met (ha!) hiddleston. They danced together like crazy and BAM! chemistry 100%. I mean, look at the pictures! This ain’t a fake romance : Taylor isn’t that good of an actress, and Tom doesn’t need the publicity.
    I am weirdly invested in this, but lately (before the DJ) the criticism towards Taylor’s love life (the love life of a girl under 25, mind you) was irking me more than Taylor’s mannerisms and “quirks”. So now I root for her! Plus the way the DJ dumped her was really tactless and just plain “I met a woman who is more successful than me, I resented it, so I tried to be in control of the relationship and be the one with the power, then she found somebody who treated her better and I started sulking, so I took my revenge by saying I wasn’t that into her so that she couldn’t win in the end”. Grow up, Calvin!!

    • jensays says:

      Instagram accounts have already been scrubbed. It’s like TS and AW’s magical epic love never even happend. Man.. that was fast.

    • Rebecca/Becky says:

      He does need the publicity. The Emmy noms are coming up.

      • Sigh... says:

        And there seems to still be some waffling on his getting the coveted Bond role (Elba had MUCH better public reception to the rumor…even Hiddles’ fans seem to be lukewarm to the idea).

    • TotallyOld says:

      @Misa, Yeah right. He needs the PR so he can secure the James Bond role – he’s drowning in his own thirst.

      • Bay says:

        If you’re going to claim that, at least be a little more up-to-date and point to the Emmys? The denied to death Bond thing is sooo passé…

  26. Andrea says:

    Methinks Taylor called the paps. I doubt paps are simply hanging out in Rhode island.

    I am unsure how I feel about this one. On the one hand, maybe Taylor and Calvin broke up because Tom was calling her!?! Maybe some great songs will come out of this one that we can laugh at for years to come…like remember when Tom and Taylor broke up and we laughed…

    I just feel like this is ultimately a step down for Tom careerwise. Taylor is all ooo let’s get married and let’s be honest, I’ll be shocked if he wants to get serious with Taylor.

    • Karen says:

      ^ Tom is famous on the Internet, but he’s not a household name. Whether this is a fling or more… either way I don’t think this is a career step down to have his name more recognizable to the masses.

      • Andrea says:

        I’m an American and I didn’t know who Taylor was EXCEPT for who she has dated (I’ve heard her songs but she never sticks if you get what I mean). So you could be right. Maybe it is my age (35) but I am not sure any of my friends know who Taylor Swift is truly and listen to her.

      • Miss S says:

        But isn’t sad that an actor like Tom uses this kind of strategy to increase his notoriety? If this is staged (I feel it is) this is a thirsty move on his part and it feels wrong. Serious actors act, don’t engage with these PR strategies. If they do, I’m really naif ^_^

      • Andrea says:

        Hasn’t he always appeared a bit thirsty though and is staying true to who he is? That’s why I find it particularly sad/disappointing.

      • Miss S says:

        @Andrea, considering how many people are saying that i guess I just didn’t pay much attention to him through the years. I knew he was silly and sometimes annoying but still in a cute way, not really thirsty. But I was probably wrong.

      • Cranberry says:

        @Andrea, @Miss S

        No Tom’s never been this thirsty. He’s played along with the consigned ambiguous pap stroll and Bond talk, but never to this obvious level of kissing and pda’s. I think it’s possibly a bit more desperate than he’s been in past because the Emmys are coming up and his management has pushed his work in the TNM to make him more recognizable in US mainstream market.

        I wish him luck. I don’t think this was the best way to go, but Tom (to a fault) tries to please too many people at the risk to his benefit. I think he follows along what his management agency advises (pressures) him into so that they can all get the big payoff they think he can give them. Tom works harder than anyone and is ambitious and willing to put his whole heart into what it takes to secure commercial stability in the biz. But that doesn’t mean he’s being advised well for his personal image and professional career.

    • claire says:

      Are those pap pics though? They honestly look like a photo anyone could have taken. A stranger. Someone of the public who realized they could get some $$.

      • Andrea says:

        Since it is being described as the budget Martha’s vineyard, I suppose I or you who happened to be at our summer home there could have taken those photos, but again, who knows Hiddleston in the US (I am living in Canada now and neither my American or Canadian friends know who he is)? Also, Swifty is for the generation younger than I (I am 35) so I can’t imagine how many youngish people are hanging out in the Budget Martha’s vineyard this time of year. I could be wrong though. Still smells like someone called the paps to me.

  27. K.C. says:

    Honestly, I’m really into this. Because I like them both, it actually crossed my mind a time or two that their personalities seemed like they’d be amazingly well-matched personality-wise, but I never thought in a million years they’d meet. And then they danced at the Met Gala and I thought, “Oh, cute! But she’s dating someone.” And then she split with Calvin right after. The stars aligned or something.

    Love them both. Happy for them.

  28. Mary says:

    So much for him playing the mysterious, cool guy card. Allllll of his business is getting leaked now. Here’s to an exciting “my British exes” album?

    • Kate says:

      I don’t think he will stick around once he realizes the full weight of how much she absolutely loves the spotlight on and off stage.

    • teacakes says:

      Yeah, that image is pretty much gone now.

      That ‘my British exes’ album should be fun.

    • Pinky says:



      • Sixer says:

        Oh, Pinky. I think I love you. No, I KNOW I love you.

      • Tulip says:

        Yes. YES! I would actually take the time to listen this.

        But until that money making moment, all the best to this wonderfully sugary couple.

        (Sincerely! It’s only after she breaks up and BLATANTLY makes money off of a dead romance that I start to dislike her motives. )

  29. Keaton says:

    Conspiracy theory: Calvin Harris dumped her and she’s pissed. Hiddleston is helping her get revenge and amping up his PR big time at the same time.
    Those pics are so so staged lol.
    It would be amazing though if they were real. The fandom meltdowns should be spectacular lol

    • lunchcoma says:

      I’m going to go with the medium theory: this shit is staged as all hell, but they’re probably also banging each other too. I mean…why wouldn’t they?

      • Keaton says:

        Yeah I could go for that theory. Why not? But I definitely think she called the paps to stick it in Calvin’s face. Supposedly she and Calvin have deleted all evidence of their relationship from social media. THIS IS GOING TO GET MESSY

      • Lindy79 says:

        Yeah I agree. I do wish they’d chosen slightly less cheesy and unintentionally hilarious picture ops though. All I’m hearing is “love is a many splendored thing”

    • Tiffany says:

      But Keaton, why would Tom do this. He knows of his image on the internet, why do this.

      On Taylor’s end, yeah, she had the rewrite the script after this relationship ended.

      • KTE says:

        He knows what his image on the internet is, but he keeps saying he doesn’t care what people think about him. He gets lambasted even when he tries to keep things quiet (and accused of pap walks even when he hadn’t) so if she’s up for it why go to the trouble of hiding?

      • M.A.F. says:

        That’s just it: he knows he is well known on the internet. He needs to branch out to those who don’t have a Tumblr or visit gossip sites. And it’s easy to do that if you hook up with a girl like Taylor.

      • Keaton says:

        Yeah I see what you mean @Tiffany
        Maybe it really is an authentic (but casual) fling for Tom. Maybe she called the paps behind his back? He just wants to have fun but she’s sticking it to Calvin and using Tom to do it.
        Another idea: He’s like Tay Tay’s beard. Is Tom nice enough to beard for a damsel in distress? lol Even if it came at the cost of his reputation as a serious actor that carefully guards his privacy?
        The meanest theory is that he’s super ambitious and wants to increase his fame to a new level. I’ve followed Tay Tay’s exploits more than his but I never had the impression he was creepy ambitious enough to fake a romance. But maybe I’m wrong. Anyway it’s fun to speculate and this is the best celeb gossip we’ve had in a while. Added bonus – it’s not depressing like Amber and Johnny.

      • Rebecca/Becky says:

        Tiffany, he did this with Olsen last year. A sneaky photo was taken of them then 2 days later they turned up a known C list hangout and got papped

      • Mira says:

        And everyone acted like it was Olsen who called the paps even though she was clearly uncomfortable with the situation. Based on this i think its likely that its Hiddleston that plays the pap game.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        “The meanest theory is that he’s super ambitious and wants to increase his fame to a new level.”

        Keaton, I don’t think its mean. It’s a valid observation and one I’d bet my bank account on being true. Hooking up with a much bigger celebrity is a tried and true way to raise one’s profile.

      • Tom strikes me as a really decent guy who would not be doing this for publicity. Maybe Elizabeth Olsen dumped him and he just wants somebody to want him, like really be crazy about him for a change. And if that’s the case, Taylor is great for that.

  30. Happy21 says:

    This thrills me beyond words. I can’t stop smiling and I don’t even know why!

  31. velcrodots says:

    As a former journo I really appreciate the headline The Sun went with.

    • KTE says:

      I’m not a Sun fan, generally (nor a fan of celebs being papped) but that headline is genius. They did well to avoid the more obvious night managing puns.

      This is such a *public* PDA that I don’t even feel bad about the pap pics.

  32. anon says:

    Get dumped, immediately move on to a hotter rebound fling and make sure the dumper know it. This is how it should be done. I tip my hat…

  33. Looty says:

    This makes up for Prince Harry and Pippa refusing to be a couple.

  34. lizzie says:

    gwen and blake are going to get taught a lesson in gross publicity relationships in 3…2…1….

  35. cyn says:

    This is going to be bad! But….absolutely hilarious.

  36. Kate says:

    Wow. I go on vacation for one week and this happens. Jesus, Tom. Lol

  37. Leo says:

    I’ll seriously lose my faith in mankind if there’s a soul out there who thinks these photos just came about, spontaneously and unsolicited. LOL! Good fun, though.

    Also, “future James Bond”? Has Tom’s PR been working overtime?

  38. M.A.F. says:

    Isn’t he set to film Thor this summer in Australia? So we get set visits and outings Down Under!

    Summer gossip romance is the best!

    • lilacflowers says:

      Thor3 starts filming in Australia the first week of July.

      • M.A.F. says:

        So we might not get 4th of July pap pictures?! Damn it Thomas, get with the program.

      • lilacflowers says:

        If she expects him to follow a program, I think she’s in for some disappointment.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        lilac, we’re already seeing a “new” Tom now that he’s banging Swifty. He may be more “led” than you think if it gets him where he wants to go.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Considering in an interview he said we would know his relationship status once there was something to write home about, I would say his program has changed.

  39. MexicanMonkey says:

    I am so here for this! Could not care less about Taylor and have never been invested in her personal life (Or Tom’s) but I am so here for the drama and the conspiracy theories and both fandoms imploding! I just got back from a long ass boring shift at the hospital and I come home to this! Oh happy day!

    So, predictions? I think they’re gonna go the Jake G route and will have a short torrid affair that results in a million songs of heartbreak! I don’t see them going much longer but then again I didn’t see them dating in the first place. Anyways, off to make more popcorn!

    • Whatabout says:

      Yes!! I totally agree. It’s going to last the summer and be a big break up. I kinda can’t wait for the drama?

      Though I think these photos look really staged. So something is going on, maybe they last longer.

    • Cranberry says:

      Yup. I’m with you on this. Didn’t see them dating in the first place so who knows, but I think it’s still only good for a few months, and right in time for the Emmys.

  40. jammypants says:

    I don’t hate it. They’re both twee and pretty cute. He doesn’t seem to have a type, but she certainly does 😉

    • browniecakes says:

      There would be lots of staff and cameras around if they were shooting a music video.

    • I have nothing against her, but I’m a fan of him and was kind of hoping that he would get with someone more cerebral and quirky….AND CLOSER TO HIS AGE. That would have been cool. I think Taylor has talent, I’ll give her that. But at 26, what’s the rush!? Why sprint from one relationship to another? Fine…hang and bang for a while, but the whole thing feels so try-hard.

      Now, I’m getting the popcorn out.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Jammy, can’t help but wonder if Lizzy was the first of the 20-something, blonde “phase” of his life.

      Problem is, when this thing blows up, there’s not too many fish bigger than Swifty if he’s reaching higher on the celebrity ladder… Katy Perry perhaps.

      • jammypants says:

        I don’t think he has a type to be honest.

        I’m going to go against the grain and say I don’t think he’s dating her for PR. I’m sure he’s aware of what would come and this time seems willing to give in, but the man has been single for ages and seems ready to give anything a try.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Jammy, you’re a believer and I’m sure TommyAnnE appreciates the faith you have in him.

        I, on the other hand, think he saw an opportunity to bang a megastar and snag some mainstream publicity and threw down at the Met. I can’t conceive of these two actually making it as a couple and staying together. Unless Tom is even more immature than I think he is, I don’t expect him to stick it out longer than 6 months or so, not even for the publicity boost its going to give him.

      • kai says:

        As others have said, one thing doesn’t exclude the other. I bet they’re having fun. I can see why he would be into her. But I also think his ambition trumps everything. That#s maybe where they connect right now. (among other things…) Maybe they’ll surprise us all and get married and become a poppy Shakespearean version of Kanye&Kim.

      • jammypants says:

        @nut, hey more power to him. He gets to bang a popstar and she gets to bang the dreamy THiddles. Both win.

      • Cranberry says:

        I would have so much liked it better if it were Kati Perry. At least you could imagine some real hot sex happening even if it was a fake ship. (I’m in the ‘Tom’s a boobs man’ camp)

  41. nananananana says:

    Music Video please be just a music video!!!!!

  42. Katia says:

    What in the f$@k ?!

  43. G says:

    I love it already.
    I don’t like Taylor but I dislike TH and his fans more so I’m ready for the shitshow. Hell, this move made me kind of like her.

  44. Bex says:

    Oh this is delightful! The drama of it all!

    I’m not so sure that these were totally staged though? I mean- it’s not a great look for the woman who’s built her entire musical image on being the sweet girl who always gets dumped by the douche. Or maybe I’m just being naive? Perhaps she doesn’t give two hoots any more. Either way, this is going to provide so much gossip and the evil side of me can’t wait.

    *Yeah…they’re totally staged. Still here for it.

  45. lilacflowers says:

    Where is Nutballs? Her vacation wish come true but without the JArthy.

    • KTE says:

      Where’s Sixer?

      It would be absolutely hilarious if everyone freaked out and this did turn out to be for a music video or a campaign or something – though I’d put that at a very low probability.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I was just about to make a similar post. She really was hoping for JArthy come back.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I’m here… just saw the big news on my dash! I think we need to raise a Pervy Tombanger (or Fizzy Hiddles, if you prefer) in celebration of lots of CB posts of the SWIDDLES Tweefest we’ll be enjoying for the foreseeable future.

      I’m starting off by raising a glass to my favorite Hiddles ex, The JArthy. I will miss her and her fan-trolling ways. She was the best.

    • Sixer says:


      I was having a social life dontchaknow. And now I have a hangover. Gah. Missed it all!

      Ok, it’s not JArthy 2.0 but TIDDLES is almost as hilarious. I can get on board with TIDDLES.

      But. Hangover. Need to recover. Then work. See you guys this afternoon. There had better be another post this afternoon or I will cry.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I have lemon drizzle cake wrapped in bacon for you. I also have a trial in the central part of the state this afternoon followed by a volunteer event so I won’t be around much today. Will have Colin and Mark set up the buffet on the veranda and the free vending machines in the meadow (because there is definitely a fray). We’re taking over the Breakers because Rhode Island.

      • Sixer says:

        You can’t go AWOL today of all days! That is all kinds of wrong! Gah.

        Merci bien for the supplies.

      • lilacflowers says:

        A lady has to work. Even when the case she is working on is unbelievably stupid. Even when my internet husband is off having a fling just a 90 minute drive away. He had better bring home some ravioli from Venda’s in Providence if he knows what is good for him. Meanwhile, I will have an imaginary fling with Senator Chris Murphy, whose filibuster yesterday cracked the top ten longest and did so without reading children’s books or other nonsense. Just heartfelt, real statistics and stories about victims of mass shootings.

      • Sixer says:

        I saw him! Good on him. Yesterday’s Britisher politics involved flotillas of boats led by Nigel Farage (Brexit) and Bob Geldof (Remain) on the Thames. They made wanker signs at each other and fired their hoses. I kid you not. Britisher politics has jumped the freakin’ shark and I am hot with shame.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Sixer, when I saw the headline “Hi America, British Politics Went Completely Mad Today”, I just knew y’all would give some good giggles with rude hand gestures, loud pop music and hoses. YESSS!

      • Sixer says:

        The Brexit lot even invoked Godwin at hapless tourists watching from a bridge. They said, and again, I kid you not: “Hitler did it with gas but Merkel’s doing it with paperwork.”


  46. OSTONE says:

    Well played, Swifty! Well played!

  47. Mira says:

    Most obvious staged photos ever. Really surprised Hiddleston would be part of this. I know he wants to be a movie star but not sure this is good look.
    These photos looks like the cover of a romance novel.

  48. MI6 says:

    Apparently he likes them young, blond and clingy these days.
    Can anyone say “bad career move”?
    Or brilliant. I can’t decide.
    Very disappointed either way. Ugh.
    The breakup songs should be interesting, though.

    • twilly says:

      She is way too immature for him. Bet it will be fun when she has her girlfriends over for their slumber parties.

      • Miss Melissa says:


      • Julia says:

        maybe he’s not that mature…I think he’s really overrated as a person…he’s not that sweet and genuine as he wants to appear…he wants to be a huge hollywood movie star and I think he is capable of anything to achieve it

      • Cranberry says:


        Well now that is the name of the game if you’re trying to become an A-lister. I think he’s been advised badly as to what it’s going to take for a 35 yr old, genteel British actor to cross over to US commercial mainstream.

    • Rebecca/Becky says:

      Unfortunately she has the rep of being a stage 5 clinger, but I guess he knows what he’s doing.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      If Lizzy was JArthy 2.0, then Swifty is JArthy 3.0 — the 2016 version. I don’t count on this lasting too terribly long — he’ll get some action and a big profile boost and then he’ll let her down easy once he’s milked it dry.

      • MI6 says:

        Thank God you’re here, Smutballs.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        MI6, it’s hard to be smutty with Vanilla Swift in the bed!

      • MI6 says:

        @Nutballs: …can you not? My man crush is dying a slow and inevitable death as it is.
        Btw, I owe you an apology. I secretly thought your conspiracy theories on last year’s pap walk were incorrect.
        Silly me.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        MI6, I have long suspected that he’s not too mature when it comes to relationships. I’ve said this before, but Tom makes Fassbender look good, with the way the latter manages to have long-term relationships, despite his ambition and busy schedule. He looks positively mature in comparison to Hiddles, who at 35 looks more like a PLAYER who’s shallow and only uses his private life for publicity if it has a marketing angle.

        Anyone who thinks this is going to be the love story of the year is seriously delusional. He’s using her for sex and publicity, simple as that. Perhaps Swifty knows this with as long as she’s been a superstar and is ok with it because of what she gets out of it. Who knows. It’ll be entertaining since we all know this relationship will get plenty of mainstream press, thanks to her.

      • Guest says:

        Nutballs, I love you. We should be in a band called: I told you so. Every year same old story. First it was a pap walk with Lara Pulver and Jarthy at Wimbledon, then it was the walking around and famous TOOOOOOOOOM shit with Olsen and now this stunt. Honestly, I don’t get it. His PR guy should be fired. These pictures are so set up that they made me spit into my coffee. He wanted to get away from his stalking fangirls and starts to kiss America’s darling…. Yes, this is love.

      • Cranberry says:

        @Guest, @Nutballs

        I agree that Swiddles and THEO are pap walks/dates. But you can’t through walking to a party after Wimbledon with a friend Lara Pulver as a pap walk. That’s bullshit. They weren’t holding handing or anything else, just walking and laughing. And his dates with JArthy is also not a pap or staged date either. JArthy isn’t a celebrity, so any news that was generated was from Tom’s fans on the internet, and he always goes to Wimbledon as he did with Susannah when he was in a long term relationship with her. Too much of a stretch, you make as well through in the kitchen sink if you’re going to name every woman he talks and walks with as staged pap walks.

        And, even with this being staged doesn’t mean it’s real. It doesn’t mean he’s actually having sex with Taylor, and even if he is which would be sad for him, that doesn’t make him a “player”. Players tend to leave a long, noticeable trail of wreckage behind them, which is why they get the reputation of being a player. There’s plenty of resentful exs and their friends to confirm the “player” rep.
        So Tom may be doing the pap-walk of shame yet again for his career no doubt but don’t go mislabeling him as player.

    • kai says:

      Um, actually, that may be fun for him… You don’T seriously think they bake cookies all the time?

  49. Nickle says:

    We really needed this. It’s been a tough week. This is so epic!!! The next album is going to be amazingggg. And this romance is going to destroy.

    • Luca76 says:

      Yeah a little pick me up after the awful stuff that’s been going on. I really am looking forward to seeing this play out.

  50. Kai says:

    Lost that last bit of respect I had for Tom, but gained loads for Swift, oddly. Girl’s a player! (But maybe make the next pap op just a little less cheesy and obvious?)

    • Annetommy says:

      He’s having a snog with a leggy lovely not snorting coke in the gutter FFS. Go Tom!

      • Miss Melissa says:

        I’ve heard he does that too, BTW

      • Dara says:

        Miss Melissa, you’ve been reading the ravings of a most-likely-unbalanced “fan” that has made it a hobby to spread that rumor, and worse, in as many places on the internet as possible. Sadly, that story has permeated so far into the fandom it’s become accepted as truth by some – and judging by the source it is almost certainly not.

      • kai says:

        Annetommy, you know that’s not what I mean, but “respect” was maybe too big a word. He’s lost all appeal to me, let’s put it this way. This is some first class basic famewhore-ing.

  51. InvaderTak says:

    Rats. That’s disappointing. I was really hoping that was all crap. And that he was above that. I admit it, I fangirl-ed him pretty hard, and I really wanted to believe he wouldn’t give in to selling out his private life. But this is pretty crush killing; I mean, there’s no way this wouldn’t turn into a public romance. I love him as an actor, and I was really hoping he’s go the artsy route and not the hollywood route but I guess not.

    • Miss S says:

      I agree to some extent. I’m not a fan of his but I respected him as an actor. He seemed sometimes even too precious about the craft but that was ok, it just meant he was really serious about it. But this? I’m really cynical about the authenticity of this, so for me, it reflects bad on him because it is the opposite situation of what the serious and private actor would want to be in. It feels totally contrived to me.

    • Svetlana says:

      I could never tell if Hiddleston’s public persona is 100% authentic or 100% stage managed. Even when I look at these photos…he seems so akward. I think a lot of fans got the wrong impression of him. Internet and social media are very deceiving, they paint distorted pictures. I always thought that underneath that polished and refined surface lies a very ambitious actor who wants hollywood fame, recognition and status….and that’s perfectly fine. He’ s a fine actor. I know some people will be disappointed when they realize he’s just like the rest of hollywood celebrities who are playing by the hollywood rules:-)

      • InvaderTak says:

        I wanted to believe though! I guess I should know better. But just ONCE I would like to not be disappointed!

      • Svetlana says:

        InvaderTak…Don’t feel bad about yourself…you’re just being idealistic about people, and that’ s a good thing….I m probably a bit older and more cynical:-)

      • MI6 says:

        …there’s also no Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny got hit by a truck.

      • InvaderTak says:

        Oh, I’m cynical as heck about most everything. And I’m saying all this in a strictly celeb-crush kind of way. I’m not going to let it ruin my day or anything lol #notatumblrcrazy I have a flash to reformat and file transfers are taking for.ev.errrrr

      • Miss S says:

        “He’ s a fine actor. I know some people will be disappointed when they realize he’s just like the rest of hollywood celebrities who are playing by the hollywood rules.”

        I guess that’s why I’m annoyed by this and I’m not even a fan. I just don’t like people who play the game at this level, it totally irks me. Specially if they are talented because it diminishes them.

      • Dara says:

        I guess that’s where I’m at for the moment too. I’m a world-class cynic but this particular British actor managed to worm his way into my cold, dark heart. I always knew he played the game, but it felt like it was kept at a bare minimum, even if he did go full circus-bear when out promoting projects. Everyone in the public eye works a persona, but Tom’s always felt like it was an almost-authentic version of who he actually was as a person.

        Now I honestly don’t know. If this is all a set-up and purely for PR, then it absolutely diminishes both of them in my estimation, and it pisses me off that whoever dreamed this up thought their collective fandoms would immediately go all gooey for a romance-novel-worthy set of photos that seem very obviously staged. If they are actually a couple (mazel tov to them if that’s the case), then I side-eye the photo-op, but understand it’s being done for a purpose and to send a message to the world at large.

      • InvaderTak says:

        @Dara: I feel ya. I think the photos are a major set up but hey, eventually this too shall pass right? I wonder if it was a mutually beneficial (personally and publicly) revenge weekend that will end as fast as it began. At least that’s what I’m hoping for.

      • K.C. says:

        @Dara I understand what you mean and 100% agree–you put it into words. I genuinely DO think parts of their personality seem oddly well-matched and if this is for real, good for them. But I too am very skeptical of celebrities (particularly after being severely disappointed by a few celeb crushes). I always go back and forth with whether or not I buy what Tom is selling, and I JUST started to trust that he was essentially legit (or at least no more fake than the next person). I kinda thought I finally had an understanding of his public persona (a little try-hard and excitable, but only because he’s very passionate about his work and wants to make a good impression on everyone). And I thought I was starting to really like him because he seemed to have mellowed and matured a bit, which was appealing. But now, I really don’t know. Because I truly like the idea of them together in theory, but I don’t like the idea of him staging photos to nab his Bond role or raise his star profile. Was finally coming around to the idea that maybe I should stop being so harsh on him, because I really want to like him and believe that he’s a nice, hardworking guy. Ugh. Anyway.

      • jammypants says:

        Tom has denied very resolutely that he is not in talks for Bond and at the most recent Philly convention, he said he won’t be getting that call. So people still reaching on his Bond thirst is that, reaching.

      • Sixer says:

        Aww. Don’t be sad about it, girls. I’ll be around on later posts to cheer you up with my usual piss-taking. Internet boyfriends are as much to be laughed at as lusted over. It’s a rule for online life!

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Yes, some of us have been known to laugh and lust in the same comment!

        Come back soon, Sixer. There’s not enough snark on this post.

    • Bay says:

      Yeah. Actors should steer clear of all that having-a-life thing. Why don’t they keep themselves in an opaque redoma in their off time, from where we can all respect them? Cause otherwise, to the bin they go!!

      • Svetlana says:

        Bay….now you’re just beeing too sarcastic. I’m sure no one will respect Hiddleston less because he’s dating someone like Taylor Swift. That’s not the point. I’ m not some huge Hiddleston fan…But there is something about being authentic and genuine that people even today respect and want to believe in…even when it comes to celebrities. And they can see discrepancy. I look at these photos and I can see they are calculated, managed and well planed.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Bay, I love you.

      • Bay says:

        @Svetlana Sarcastic? Me? Come on…

      • Bay says:

        @lilacflowers *thumbs up*

      • KTE says:

        Love ya, Bay.

      • Sixer says:

        It’s no fun, respecting one’s internet boyfriends. You have to put all the ball gags away for starters.

    • Aduki says:

      @InvaderTak Reality bites! Crazy industry and most aren’t above it, and there are a very few who even turn their no-BS-PR into a PR strategy itself. I’ve always suspect Hiddles was a hugely ambitious guy and actually, especially since I don’t fangirl him, I don’t fault him for it. You’ve got to win the roles and casting decisions are 90% PR driven. But it’s a slippery slope he’s on so I hope he doesn’t cross into Kardashian territory any time soon.

  52. Whatabout says:

    Just to throw this out there I’m vacationing in the area, my family lives in Newport.

    Anyway, this is a very public area and yesterday was really crowded. Theres no way these aren’t staged.

    • browniecakes says:

      Unless they are on her property?

      • Whatabout says:

        Yes. It’s a zoo here. I drove around on a Vespa yesterday and was surprised. Newport is a weird area. Big party town, lots of yuppies and tons of families taking vacations.

        Edit: it wasn’t cold yesterday if I’m remembering correctly. I wore shorts and a t shirt and was comfy. At night the temp dropped.

      • Whatabout says:

        Nope not her property.

    • Sigh... says:

      I’m wondering how a British rag got the exclusive rights to such clear and detailed “non-pap/pro” pics taken in Rhode Island (which is not a paps “hot spot” even when Swift is there, is it, so why so accessible now)? Not to say I have a prob w/ British tabs, but MONEY-WISE (ignoring the multimillion dollar American gossip market), isn’t Daily Mail the Brit juggernaut?

      • lilacflowers says:

        Since the Bond rumors started, the Sun, the Mirror and the DM have been battling to get the latest news on him, even copying one another’s pieces but changing the paragraph orders or just adding or deleting a few words, and they have been following him around.

      • InvaderTak says:

        It’s really funny that they keep on with that. He even denied it again at Wizard Con.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @InvaderTak, and people are still going on about it right here on this thread, no matter how many times the guy denies it.

      • jammypants says:

        I don’t think the man can win.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:


  53. racer says:

    Her life is a perpetual game of chess and he suffers from arrested development.

  54. Joanie says:

    If she wants marriage and kids, she’s going to be sorely disappointed by her current piece. Hiddles isn’t the marrying type.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Yeah, that ain’t happening.

    • Cranberry says:

      Just cause he doesn’t want to be married Now because he’s focusing on his career doesn’t mean he’s not the “marrying type”. The one thing most TH fans can agree on is that he’s wonderful with children and seems to truly want a family at some point. He’s said as much himself several times.

  55. Lauren Conor Dolezal says:

    Sorry gonna get caps….THIS HAS MADE MY DAY! Please please let them get married and put the photos on People and sell their baby joy photos to OK! And buy a palatial mansion in the Hamptons together. And dance badly at the Grammys together. And annoy everyone with their try. They are so perfect for one another! I need a drink

  56. jferber says:

    I hope she gets pregnant immediately and starts planning the wedding (only if that’s what she wants, but I want it badly). How cute would Swifty be with a baby bump? Tom would be adorable as the daddy-to-be. Calvin Harris is a d-ck. Eff him forever.

    • cd3 says:

      HAHAHA Is that why she’s in that hideous brown sack sweater? OMG She’s hiding a baby bump!!!

  57. Mira says:

    This is going to be hilarious! Cant wait for Taylor to post insta photos of serious shakespearian actor Hiddleston with Selena Gomez, Gigi, Kendall and the rest of the squad, maybe he will star in one of her videos too? 🙂

    • Kilo Tango says:

      Gonna lose so much respect for him if he starts popping up in Instagram selfies with her squad. Barf!

  58. MexicanMonkey says:

    You know, if it happens to be that this is a staged PR relationship (I’m not saying it is or isn’t, too early to tell) I think that might be the reason why it happened and so soon after her break-up. People stop talking about her and Calvin, she doesn’t appear clingy or desperate as some people say about her, and he gets A LOT of publicity. Win-Win.

  59. Izzy says:

    To my fellow CB commenters: THANK YOU. These comments are giving me LIFE!!

    @Kaiser: we will never again doubt your conspiracy theory prowess. I tip my tinfoil hat to you.

  60. Grump says:

    I feel like a real jerk for saying this, but this makes me like him less.
    Even as it makes me like her more…
    I can’t explain :/

    • kai says:

      I feel the exact same way, Grump. For me it’s because this is a departure from her usual victim-narrative, which I like, but it’s also a departure from his serious, classy actor man narrative….

  61. Amelie says:

    I don’t get the night manager references?

    This “relationship” is like some weird celebrity fanfiction come to life. It’s too weird and random!! I dunno why I can’t wrap my head around it. How old is he anyway? She really likes those British/UK men. Well it’ll be weirdly fun while it lasts. I say we get the summer.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Yeah that’s what’s killing me; it sounds like fanfic. And he just did an interview recently where he talked about being taken seriously and all. This isn’t going to help. In fact this does the opposite IMO because Swift’s reputation is so juvenile. I don’t get this at all. Is any press really good press?

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Apparently so, Invader.

        He’ll get lots and lots of press coverage (way more than the Lizzy hookup) but I don’t think going after someone so young is good for his image. But apparently, he thinks the pros outweigh the cons since this is the first time he’s publicly stepped out and canoodled with a girlfriend in over five years.

      • InvaderTak says:

        She’s the same age as EO. It’s 8 years which isn’t a big deal IMO when we’re talking mid 20’s/30’s. Back to being totally cynical about gossip. I have a flash drive to reformat.

      • SMUTBALLS says:

        The 9 years between them seems a lot to me. I don’t really follow her and only know a few of her songs, but she doesn’t come off as mature for her age. I know she’s very active on social media so the putting her private life out there doesn’t seem to be a big issue for her.

        I just told Mr Balls the big hookup news and he said, “She HOT! Any man who doesn’t go for her, I’d have to question his sexual orientation.” So I guess we can’t blame Tom for reaching for the stars with this one.

    • Svetlana says:

      How old is he? He’s a 35 year old teenager who emotionaly never grew up. The world is actually full of them:-)

  62. Vegas says:

    Bedding the next James Bond will look good on Taylor’s resume.

    • browniecakes says:

      Maybe this will make up for not getting Oscar nominated. This is how we get our name out to Americans.

  63. Coffee says:

    I just love it! Really.
    I would rather see a fake PR couple, that goes public playing all this game than one that pretends to be real and private but is in reality, playing the same damn thing.
    At least TIDDLES is not making their fans looking like a full. Everybody knows how they play.
    Nice move, Tom. Now i want to see you as the next Bond. 😉

  64. MI6 says:

    Taylor Swift’s next breakup anthem:
    “Spilled Tea”

    • NUTBALLS says:

      MI6, I’ve been laughing at this for the past 30 minutes.

      I don’t give a rat’s ass about Swifty’s dating drama but can’t blame a girl for wanting to rub photos with her new man in Calvin’s face.

      You know I like The PuddleTom, but all the accusations of thirsty famewhoring that have been leveled at him since 2013 are proving true. He put it out there with the London pap walks last summer and now it’s irrefutable with this hookup. Oh my, it’s going to a fun rest of the year watching this thing sizzle and blow up eventually.

      • MI6 says:

        @Nutty: I’m here all week

        London. Hmmm. I wonder if Tay Tay will buy a house on his street….”G&W Lovers” fer sure
        Her 4th of July bash this year should be epic, yo

        …I am enjoying this way more than I should.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Unless he’s not expected on set until later, he should be in/or on his way to Australia on the 4th of July.

      • MI6 says:

        @Lilac: If he’s not shooting and we get RI pool PDA on a swan floaty, I WILL puke.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Well, she did purchase a home in Taxachusetts while dating that Kennedy boy.

        The fact that they live on separate continents just makes this all the more sketchy to me. Then again, she has the $$ to purchase a home in North London to bridge the residency gap if they last longer than a few months.

  65. Miss Melissa says:

    It’s so on. That is a major “In your face!” to Calvin.

    The only thing that turns me off is how thirsty these two are. But I think it’s legit.

    He REALLY wants to be a star.

  66. Cee says:

    He is perfect for her:
    – went to school with Prince William
    – British aristo (or semi aristo)
    – reputation of a gentleman
    – serious actor with a superhero franchise
    – does charity
    – UNICEF ambassador
    – potential to become Sir Thomas Hiddleston

    I don’t care if this lasts or not – hopefully they’ll have fun!


  67. browniecakes says:

    They met at the Met. Too cute.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Fixed up by Anna Wintour.

      • MI6 says:

        …which is even more gross. New levels of Nope.

        Where’s all the alcohol, Lilac? Open the damned veranda already!!

      • lilacflowers says:

        We’re serving Del’s (look it up) spiked with vodka and Cabinets with added kahlua. Because … Rhode Island.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I looked it up. My god, that sounds delicious but only with the liquor.

      • Dara says:

        Damn, I looked it up too and now I want one. Yum, but definitely needs the hard liquor to bring it to the next level.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Del’s is the official summer beverage of the State of Rhode Island (although it technically is almost solid). Coffee milk, a main ingredient of a Cabinet, is the official Rhode Island beverage for the rest of the year. I’ve been told by friends who worked in the RI legislature that this was one of the most hotly contested issues in RI history and the decision to split the year was a compromise.

        Adding vodka definitely makes Del’s quite yummy.

      • Erica_V says:

        @lilacflowers – no no not vodka – if you wanna really do it the RI way you mix Del’s and Bacardi Limon.

  68. browniecakes says:

    Poor Chris Hemsworth. Liam’s with Miley and Tom swooning over Swift. Yes, you are both pretty, no I downloaded your song first, I promise. Thor is in American pop hell.

  69. Bay says:

    Everybody reacting as if Swift somehow tainted the poor English gent: Enjoy Your Misogyny! 😀

  70. KTE says:

    I think the exact opposite.

    I never thought the EO night out was a pap walk, but what the past year shows is that it doesn’t matter if it was or not – some people will think that it is anyway.

    The press will write about this stuff even if you outright deny it, and there’s nothing he can do to stop rumours about his personal or professional life if the press think they’re juicy enough.

    So why worry about it? He may as well go out and enjoy himself. People will make of it what they will.

    I imagine by the time he’s doing Skull Island press the relationship will have run its course and he’ll continue to refuse to discuss his private life.

    • TotallyOld says:

      @KTE – well that kinda makes Tom a hypocrite, doesn’t it? He puts himself out there for public consumption when it suits him but he will magically button it up when it doesn’t suit him and play the serious, private actor again. I wish him good luck with that strategy.

      • Lucy says:

        well it’s his life. He will choose whatever the hell he wants.

      • KTE says:

        Nope. He’s still allowed to refuse to discuss his private life when he’s promoting his work. The fact that you are seen out and about with someone in public – even if you’ve been kissing them – does not mean you have to discuss them.

    • MI6 says:

      @KTE: He will “never, ever, ever EVER” be able to take the Fifth on his private life again after this.

      • Miss S says:

        That’s pretty much my reasoning too. Also, how will Taylor deal with this? Is she going to post instagram pictures of them together? Ugh. I wish I wasn’t so cynical:/

    • NUTBALLS says:

      KTE, Tom is way more publicity savvy than you give him credit for. His past girlfriends served absolutely no PR advantage for him so he kept them underground. He had a good reason to put a bit of THEO out there for column inches when they were weeks away from premiering a film that wasn’t great and could use any additional attention it could get. His very public outing with a mega-superstar he just started banging is an obvious attention grab at a time when he’s hoping to bump up to A level status in Hollywood.

      You can bet this “outing” was well planned and managed by both PR teams. Ain’t nothing natural about it. He playing the game, just like most in his line of work. He’s not a special snowflake, really.

      • MI6 says:

        …And Sony Pictures Classics just tweeted that it “might be time to re-release “I Saw The Light.”
        Forget the 4th of July swan floaty PDA. I’m going to puke NOW.

      • Meee4 says:

        Oh that’s classy of Sony Pictures. That is puke worthy, that they’re making jokes about it. I bet they weren’t Lol’ing when the movie tanked.

      • lilacflowers says:

        The DVD is due for release early next month and it only opened a few weeks ago in Europe.

      • jammypants says:

        That Sony tweet was so tacky.

      • Ally8 says:

        Yes, this. I think his people have told him it’s make or break time for the A-list. He’s headlined a couple of movies that petered out at the box office. A showmance* of these proportions (love that Guardian line about “two internet memes dating”) is a late-stage flail at staying in lead casting shortlists.

        That said, it is still kind of a perfect tall needy blond nerd pairing.

        * I love that “showmance” pings spellcheck. It really needs to be added to one of those annual new-dictionary-entry sets!

      • KTE says:

        I don’t think *anyone* is as publicity savvy as people seem to think they are. Being famous doesn’t mean you become some sort of super-human who can anticipate and control what a whole bunch of random people you don’t know are going to say and do and think.

        Just because the press write about something doesn’t mean the person who is being written about wanted them to.

        Famous people are still human, still subject to the basic randomness of life, and can’t possibly always be doing things just for PR.

      • Sixer says:

        Even through the hangover mist, I can’t resist using the word vindicated. I am not growing as a person, am I?!

        Sixlet Major’s verdict on me: “You are tragic, mother. You need to grow up.”

        My verdict on Sixlet Major: “When my headache has gone, we will be having words about you conning your father for a day off school just because I was in bed with a hangover.”

      • icerose says:

        i does not matter now -it just provides evidence to those who want proof for which ever angle they look at it from.
        It was always my dream that he came out ,fell in love with someone who seems totally inappropriate for him.The worst scenario is he might fallen for her and ends up with a very bruised heart.
        As for pap games who really cares because if it is it will be yesterdays soon

  71. SL says:

    Ah, yes, a great example of Khloe’s bit earlier today about how celebs date other celebs because it lets them keep things private and on the DL.

  72. Colette says:

    I wonder if she will release a Double Album.Part 1(Calvin) Part 2 (Tom)

  73. Hotpockets says:

    I don’t know you guys, he looks REALLY into her. I don’t think this is a pr stunt, but these photos were probably staged somewhat to rub it in Calvin’s face.

    • Miss M says:

      He is a really good actor. Maybe he wanted to include beard in his resume… I kid, I kid!

    • Vegas says:

      Agreed. The Kaylor worshippers are tripping all over themselves shouting “PR” at the top of their lungs, but this seems 100% real to anyone without an agenda. The photos may be staged, but only for the purpose of rubbing this new (and real) romance in Calvin’s face.

      • Mira says:

        What is kaylor?

      • Hotpockets says:

        I get tired of everyone always screaming PR STUNT! Fake relationship/ beard/ contractual. I do think there are some arranged relationships in Hollywood, but I thought Taylor’s romance with Calvin was real and I think her Hiddles romance is too.

      • Vegas says:

        Kaylor = Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift. There is a small (but loud) group of fans who desperately want Taylor and Karlie to be gay lovers. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary that Taylor really, really likes men.

      • Mira says:

        Ok. Well I don’t think that but i do think this is staged photo shoot ( staged doesn’t mean PR romance purely) but it means theres an effort to roll out a romance in the media to benefit both peoples career or visibility. To use your private life for the benefit of your brand. I don’t feel bad for Calvin because i think he played that game with Taylor too.
        Saying that, there are plenty of high profile celebrities who are very low key and are never pictured like this. An equivalent to Swifty in terms of career and age would be JLaw for instance, she is able to keep her romances and general life very low key. So i have come to the conclusion that its mostly up to the individual.

      • Yellowrose says:

        I have no agenda and it looks phonier than a $3 bill to me – for a wide range of reasons.

      • Bay says:

        @Hotpockets Yeah but shouting PR STUNT! makes one feel so above it all and ITK, you know? Hard to resist.

  74. Maxime DuCamp says:

    Well, I have to admit I DID NOT see that coming (even with the rumors that circulated after the Met Gala). This and the Brexit flotilla action on the Thames have provided some much-needed light relief in an otherwise somber week of news.

    I wonder if it was a set up by Ann Wintour? Both were seen coming out of her townhouse the night before the gala (Tom was with Idris, but it seems like it was just them and Taylor). My favorite twitter comment about Tiddles “Are we sure they aren’t filming a Nicholas Sparks film?”

    • Miss S says:

      (side question: I thought there would be a whole Thames party for the queen’s birthday. Does it happen in a different date?)

    • GingerNYC says:

      Anna Wintour has that party every year on the night before the Met, and there are a ton of people there.

      • Maxime DuCamp says:

        @GingerNYC, I’ll take your word for it, but the only people pictured coming out of her townhouse were Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, and Tom Hiddleston, so I assume that everyone else that was there wasn’t news/tabloid worthy. If I remember correctly, Taylor and Idris were co-chairs, so it made sense to me that they were invited to dinner at Anne Wintour’s the evening before the gala. However, I did wonder why/how Tom got invited. Did Idris bring him as a friend or was he AW’s new Brit Male Actor project (a la Benedict Cumberbatch)? Pure speculation on my part, just like everyone else is doing on a gossip site.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Maxime, he was Anna’s invite to the pre-party and she had him seated at her table at the gala, where Taylor was also seated. She has known Tom for years through her British theater connections and he has been invited in the past but was unavailable to attend because of work.

  75. lilacflowers says:

    When does Wimbledon start?

    • M.A.F. says:

      July isn’t it?

      • lilacflowers says:

        Then he’ll miss it this year.

      • jammypants says:

        He might take her and cause a splash.

      • M.A.F. says:

        It will be a Christmas in July miracle!

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Lilac, it starts Monday, June 27th. I won’t be surprised AT ALL if SWIDDLES shows up together.

        I’d better stock up on the liquor so I can use the sighting to mourn the passing of the not-famous-enough JArthy and light a candle for her.

    • SallyTomato says:

      June 27th. I’m watching anyway because I’m a tennis fan but now I’m hoping for something to cause internet meltdowns…

      Edited: Pardon my late comment!

  76. Wunderkind says:

    Oh dear lord. Someone has SO set up this photo op, can they be any more obvious. Somehow I think it’s Taylor. Remember the Jale Gyllenhaal pictures of them laughing and holding hands down the street? She must call the paps so the guys are backed into a corner and have to go public with her.

    • Svetlana says:

      Agree…except no one’ s laughing on these photos…In fact Hiddleston looks a bit depressed…happy couple? Yeah, right!
      P.S. that guy has really, really long legs:-)

  77. JRenee says:


  78. Mary says:

    Wasn’t Elizabeth Olsen engaged to someone else when she met tom? Now he meets taylor swift at the met gala while she was still dating calvin harris and like a month later taylor and tom are together. Tom is a little homewrecker lol!!!!!

  79. Vegas says:

    TMZ is now reporting that Calvin is pissed off and that he suspected Taylor and Tom had something going on weeks before Taylor and Calvin called it quits. So juicy!

    • Bay says:

      Why would he be mad? It’s staged and PR! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      OH DAMN! Calvin’s in it too!!! /s

  80. jammypants says:

    Conspiracy theories aside, they could possibly, you know, just also like each other 😛

  81. Yellowrose says:

    Yeah yeah they went out for a bit lovin’ and failed to notice the pap photog right behind them. Jesus, this looks so staged it’s unbelievable. Well, I hope they each get what they, er, need out of this . . .

  82. vauvert says:

    Loving it!! You get yours Swifty! It was pathetic the way she got mocked for being dumped by that loser DJ – I wasn’t so sure he left her, but the media loved to imply that she had the nerve to bring up marriage after a mere 15 months, oh the horror! or that her famous lifestyle was too much for the delicate private wallflower, as if he wasn’t looking for it all when posting their relationship all over social media. And topping it all off with the sarcastic “new breakup album dropping in …” So glad that instead she said nothing but appeared with a more famous, hotter man soon after. Why should she stay home and cry in her tea – she is young, pretty, rich and famous. It didn’t work out, for whatever reason, fine. My feeling is that things were sort of shaky (whether privacy, babies, incompatible whatever) and when Tom put the moves on her at the Met she decided to upgrade. Nothing wrong with that, and she doesn’t owe an explanation to anyone. Or him.
    And why is Tom getting grief for this? What if he actually finds a pretty blond, leggy, super successful, very hard working, extremely controlled when it comes to her image woman attractive? I mean why does that seem so outside of the realm of possibility? Instead of playing the hiding game from the paps they announced their dating very publicly, on their terms. Great. Looking forward to all the photo ops. They make a great looking couple.

  83. platospopcorn says:

    This Guardian piece is TOP NOTCH analysis, fellow CBer’s! TOP. NOTCH.


    • platospopcorn says:

      An excerpt —

      “Looking at these pictures, one gets the sense that they were staged for our prurient benefit. Each photo has a sickly sweet injection of performative chivalry. Tom helps Lady Swift up on to the rocks. Oh, and here he is giving her his coat. Now they’re posing for a selfie – which should be called a “couplie”, since there are two of them. God, they even hold hands. It’s nauseating, but it accomplishes their goal. They’ve outed themselves as a wholesome, impeccable source of romantic inspiration for people around the world. Are these even real people? I’m not convinced. What we are actually witnessing is the equivalent of two internet memes dating…”

      Clearly, the author can’t connect to the unfettered glee of anticipation some of us are currently experiencing(!), but he certainly nails a few realities about the calculated aspects of all this.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I giggle-snorted at this line:

      “Looking at pictures of the two canoodling, it’s as though someone searched for ‘happy couple’ on the Meme Generator website and it spat out ‘Swiddleston’”

      His use of the word “thruple” was hilarious.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Canoodling Chewbacca Mom. That has to happen.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      The D-listed post was pretty damn funny too.

      And the quotes about how they’re “keeping it casual” sound awfully familiar to the quotes after the THEO rumor was leaked.

      • kai says:

        If he bails in a week, it’ll look even worse.

      • Rebecca/Becky says:

        Nutballs, a lot of posters at D-Listed think Tom is gay. Bearing in mind Taylor’s history with showmances, this is bringing back that rumour, but I guess cynics on gossip sites aren’t who these pics are aimed at, they’re aimed at a mainstream audience.

        Kai, the Thor 3 shoot starts on July 4 in Oz. If he’s needed from the start he’s got 2 wks including the 1st few days of Wimbledon matches.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Love me some over analysis and they nailed it. Oh that’s great/sarcasm. Get the Brit newspapers mocking your private life. How is any of this reaction a good thing for him? And when did his PR suddenly become dumb? They were superb up until now. There’s no denying that he’s super controlling of his image and this does nothing for it at all; and I don’t think there’s any way her people would let his control any of this narrative. And why bother with the “wholesome” crap? He’s already got posh English gentleman down pat. Even if the EO thing was being used for PR (I think they were real for a while anyway) it was never really THIS obvious. WTF. This is either going to go away really quickly or it’s going to be a cluster of the first order that his image will never really come back from. I mean it’s been 24 hours and a legit newspaper is already mocking it? Really bad move and not worth it IMO If he wanted to raise his profile there have to be better ways.

      • kai says:

        MTE, InvaderTak. Speaking strictly in PR terms, he would have been good with Jennifer Lawrence. She has Swift-levels of fame and is into tall Englishmen.

      • Rebecca/Becky says:

        Invader, some of us have always thought his PR a bit dumb, but he employs a publicist not the other way round.

        Kai, JLaw isn’t available though, is she?

      • Miss S says:

        @kai, I actually would like him with Jennifer more than with Taylor. Even with the things she is accused of, when she speaks seriously about something she seems older and smart, not close to a teenager like Taylor. And he is indeed a tall Englishman ^_^

  84. Camille says:

    Sorry but this is a showmance if ever there was one. He gets more exposure in main stream media and gets to look like something of a ‘butch ladies man’ (to make him seem more ‘manly’ for the male audience), and to shoo away any potential ‘in the closet’ stories (honestly, he pings my gaydar so hard), and she gets to look like not such a sad sack after being dumped for the millionth time.

    This is hilarious. And typical Hollywood PR. If this thing lasts longer than 3-6 months I would be very surprised.

  85. Patty says:

    Damn. She should try staying single for a bit. This is so random, I cannot imagine that these two have anything common. WTF?

  86. Bearding101 says:

    Does this mean she’s bearding before her eventual coming out, because this looks exactly like what Ellen Page and Kristen Stewart did…

  87. Kai says:

    Tom will be fine. In a few years or so, he’ll get an “appropriate”, non-threatening wife, start a family, wax poetic about fatherhood and do some Shakespeare \oscar-baity Schmalz. All will be forgotten or blamed on Taylor.

  88. lilacflowers says:

    Well, CNN is now giving it more coverage than the Senate filibuster is receiving. And yes, there is currently a Senate filibuster in its 11th hour on gun control. Keep going, Chris Murphy, keep going!

    • jammypants says:

      There’s some really good legitimate points raised the last few hours. Democrats make the republicans look like useless waste of space and air.

      • lilacflowers says:

        No misunderstood readings of Dr. Seuss but plenty of information about mass killings by state and attacks on the LGBT community. They are pretty much respectfully naming and sharing a little information about every person killed in a mass shooting in the past 25 years as they go through the night. It is quite touching.

      • jammypants says:

        Chris Murphy is my new hero

    • TotallyBiased says:

      All the YAYs for Chris Murphy!

    • KTE says:

      It’s kind of ridiculous that it’s made front-page news over here, even in a tabloid, considering that we have a vote on the biggest political decision of – probably – my lifetime next week.

      But it is a nice distraction from the awfulness of the world right now.

  89. TeamAwesome says:

    You guys are the best. I raise my glass to you in salute!

    She’s a tea drinking, cat loving, cross sticher. He’s a Shakespeare quoting cutie who likes to dance to offset his sensitive side. This has discount rack rom com written all over it. I love it. #tiddles4eva

    • Adzuki says:

      “This has discount rack rom com written all over it.”

      This gets best comment of the day.

  90. Jayna says:

    Yeah, Calvin didn’t dump her. Taylor had a man waiting in the wings wanting her. Poor Calvin. LOL No wonder he was trying to make it look like she was clingy, wanting marriage and babies, and he wanted out. He wanted to save face.

    I am shocked by this coupling, but I find it interesting at least, interesting in a need popcorn to watch kind of way.

  91. Sarah Silverwoman says:

    Tom is gay and Taylor is a lesbian.

    They are each other’s beards.

  92. browniecakes says:

    Congratulations Kaiser, you called Twiddles a while back. Should have copywrited that name. Between this and the way you are handling the Amber and Johnny story – you are on FIRE.

  93. Bread and Circuses says:

    Guuuuurl, you were with Calvin 15 months and you’re sucking face with another guy a little over one month later? I am side-eyeing, Tay-Tay.

  94. Veronica says:

    Holy sh*t. This is exactly the gossip balm I needed for my soul after Orlando. Taylor Swift spends two weeks allowing us to contemplate whether or not she was THAT GIRL who needed the ring, two weeks of letting Calvin Harris dictate the narrative about who ended what with whom, and then BAM. Mic drop. Tiddles in your paper, on your interwebs, playing on your phone. That is some master class level PR game there, Swifty. My hat’s off to you.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I like knowing the Swifty-Harris backdrop to all this. I wasn’t following it since I don’t typically click on her posts. I’m sure the TayTay fans will bring me up to speed now that our worlds are now colliding.

  95. If Barbara Broccoli was ever even remotely considering Tom in the running for James Bond, she just threw up in her mouth.

  96. browniecakes says:

    Tom talking about Taylor on May 9 in an MTV interview.

  97. Beckysuz says:

    I had a crazy day and this is the first I’ve been able to get on CB…I literally giggled out loud when I saw this headline….delicious..this is going to be epic delicious gossip for the ages. Bring it on

  98. Jezza says:

    She should be happy this didn’t happen a year ago or so (or whenever) when he was tumbler’s boyfriend. His tumbler fans almost rivaled the Beyhive in their cray cray. And the Robsten shippers. God those guys were fun!

  99. Ninette says:

    wow, I just got out of bed and now this…. good luck, Tiddles.

  100. Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

    Does this mean we’re are going to listen about this for weeks and weeks in a row?? LOL
    It’s really early here, not even 7.00 am, still sleepy but already laughing,… This is fgoing to be epic…

  101. Anastasiia says:

    Yep! I tottaly get it. He is very f…ckable. so go get him, Tay-Tay!

  102. Blackbetty says:

    WTF? This pairing is so random. He looks much older than her.

  103. Jeanette says:

    We need a good juicy romance after all of 2016’s bullshit thus far. Between all of Orlando, Johnny Depp and the baby getting killed by an alligator. I say GET IT GIRL.

  104. spidey says:

    Why isn’t there a clear pic of her face?

  105. serena says:

    Holy s**!!!!!! I’m seriously shocked XD

  106. Londongal says:

    I don’t think for a New York minute this is real in any sense. We know now that TH as massive commitment issues and these women are all fodder for his profile. I always had him down as a serious actor, but he does indeed seem to have his eyes on the prize. I don’t think for one second he gives a shit about a committed relationship at the moment and he is so intensely private there’s no one he’d acquiesce to this unless it was for career gain. She doesn’t do a single thing that isn’t for publicity so she cements that thought process.

    • Cranberry says:

      TH does not have serious “commitment issues” that we know of. He is and has been for some time now committed to his career. He’s been honest to the press when he’s said that he is focusing on this career and that his schedule and traveling has made it very hard for him to be in a serious relationship.

  107. MarineTheMachine says:

    Now I just want to see him win James Bond’s role and enjoy them hard-posing in coordinated outfits on every red carpets. THIRSTY for blood, those two!

    • kai says:

      Swift needs to write the new Bond theme song!!! Seriously, I’ll start a fan club for these two if we get a “Shake it off”-style Bond song out of this and they’ll dance through the opening credits together…

  108. Liberty says:

    Option C; They can be the new Gwyneth & Chris, and

    ….she can try to become an actress too….because how long can she keep singing songs for 10 year old girls? she needed a next act — the Kennedy thing didn’t work out, now Brit-Amercian rom-com queen may be in her plans? [Think: her pretty awkward snip in Valentine’s Day]

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      I saw here “performance” in that film , girl make J.Lo look like Streep. I would be shocked if her career got past the Britney Spears stage in terms of acting. She is smart when it comes to her fans, she knows how to cultivate and keep them with her, I really don’t see her stepping away from music.

  109. spidey says:

    Hands up all those who will admit to being far to invested.

    Because it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a wind up.

  110. Tara says:

    Everyone (and I don’t mean here) is saying it’s so staged because a cameraman was five feet behind them. People need to look up zoom lenses because they are so powerful these days. IMO we really don’t know if the photos were staged. And staged or not I’m so tired of the “they’re bearding” memes. Because everyone in show business gay. I don’t think either of them are gay, and they are definitely in a real romance. It is possible they had the pictures taken and released them for publicity, but there’s no way this is a “fake” romance. I am so tired of hearing that about everyone.

    Anyway, I say well played Taylor. I can’t stand that Calvin guy, he looks like a potato and he played the media and got it out there that Taylor was clingy and wanted kids and he had to leave because he just wasn’t that into her. And I don’t believe that was the case.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      Yeah, I don’t think they knew the cameraman(men?) was there – at one point maybe they clocked them but it could just be them looking around. That camera was probably behind a rock several hundred yards away. Even my crappy little compact camera has a pretty decent zoom.

    • Dara says:

      The photos on the Sun website are pretty HQ, and looking at the detail in those you can definitely tell they were from a zoom lens. The overall photo looks in focus, but the entire frame is a little fuzzy when you look really closely, which screams zoom lens. Definitely taken with a good quality camera, but likely from hundreds of yards away. I still vote for staged, but the reasons for them doing a staged photo op like this is what is interesting to me.

  111. wood dragon says:

    Oh boy…how long before this summer romance goes off and we get another collection of autobiographical songs flooding our ears. I’m investing in ear plugs…and I have always wondered about those personalities who have to go from relationship to relationship and if they aren’t in one, have got the hungry eye out looking for the next one. Some people just seem incapable of being content in their own company.

  112. Leah C says:

    All vindication to you, Kaiser and I bow to Taylor. Get it, honey.

  113. Neelyo says:

    These pics are about as convincing as when Teri Hatcher and Ryan Seacrest got ‘caught’ canoodling on the beach.

  114. Why do I get the feeling that Mr. Hiddleston and/or his PR didn’t foresee this making him look this bad.

    The fact Taylor’s peeps reported to E! this morning after the blow up that, “Taylor is hanging out with Tom. Nothing serious is going on but she is talking to him. They have been out a few times she really enjoys his company. She is not looking to jump into anything this fast, but will take things as it goes nice and slowly.”

    It’s the “Nothing serious is going on but she is talking to him.” line that caught my attention. Me thinks Tom woke up this morning & after being mocked by every tabloid on both sides of the pond thought this is where it ends. This may be the last time Tom wants to see Taylor or be photographed with her if just took his mature, English-gentleman-thespian-actor stock down a few notches.

    • erica says:

      Tiddles, Twiddles, Swiddles? I’m calling it what it is… Shiddles.


      I’d like to think that he would reconsider after the negative reactions, but I’m not sure if he cares. Some people think that any publicity is good publicity. My impression is that he wants to be a big star so badly that he’ll do anything to get to the A list. I hope I’m wrong. If I am, I’ll tip my foil hat and crawl back under my rock. In the meantime, best regards to Tom Kardashian – I hope he lands on his feet. I’m going to make some kahlua brownies…

    • jammypants says:

      I can see what you mean. He said he looked up her music videos after they met. Obviously he’s a bit clueless about the frenzy part of her fame even though he only knew she’s a big popstar.

  115. Moi says:

    Sure it’s “real” just like all the other faux-mances she’s had. I’m at the who cares stage. Is she trying hide her sexuality? Idk and idc. Over her and the kardashians.

  116. Jane says:

    Dear God…I am in doctor’s office waiting for my friend to have a minor dental surgical procedure done and have to listen to 2 sisters here yapping about this. Their conversation is basically: “Like this is soooo majorrrrrr. And she is like going to be the best girl for him. Not to mention if he is the next James Bond she can like sing like the theme song and like do the music video. Like this is so cool. ”

    Can you believe they are even trying to figure out what she will wear in the video for the theme song already?

    Jesus, take the wheel. I just can’t deal with this.

  117. holly hobby says:

    Good luck to you Tommy. He better hope that this ends in marriage or she will smear him on the next album.

  118. Erica_V says:

    I love every single thing about this. Every. Single. Damn. Thing. Get. It. Girl!

    We depend on our Summer tourism so I’m not mad at her for bringing more attention to our little state! Also, her bringing him here only adds evidence to my theory that “I Know Places” is about RI.

  119. Smd says:

    Y’all are the best! Having dental drama and these replies are keeping me smiling through the pain, even chuckling! Thank you lovelies!

    • erica says:

      There are pics of them on TMZ’s twitter, boarding Taylor’s private jet to go from Rhode Island back to NYC. He’s been with her the entire time he was in New York and obviously Rhode Island too. They flew back to NY today.

  120. cd3 says:

    This is a totally shallow comment but why did she wear such a strangely ugly outfit for this clearly staged photo op? Ugly blue skirt, unflattering sack sweater, questionable shoes, really messy hair… meanwhile he’s in a button down shirt and dressy shoes. Tiddles, get your act together and coordinate your attire better for your pap shots! 🙂

    • erica says:

      I’m shallow with you. She didn’t look good. I think it’s the awful hair. As for Tom, he wears the same clothes all the time. I’m really tired of the grey shoes and that jacket. Not his best look.