Taylor Swift tries out an ‘English Country Barbie’ vibe with Tom Hiddleston


Shortly before Taylor Swift and Harry Styles broke up on/around New Year’s Day 2013, she traveled to England with Styles and spent time with his family. They stepped out for a series of pap strolls while in England, one of which stuck in my memory bank – you can see the photos here. Compare those pics to these photos of Tom Hiddleston and Swifty in Suffolk, England on Sunday. Taylor’s songs all blend together, and all of her boyfriend rollouts/pap strolls blend together too. She is formulaic in all things.

So these are some photos from Suffolk, where Tom not only spent time with his girlfriend and his mother, but it looks like they were joined by his extended family too. A niece, maybe one or both of Tom’s sisters. And of course, all of Taylor’s bodyguards. The bodyguards aren’t there to shelter Taylor from the paparazzi, of course. There’s a tightness in Tom’s jaw in these photos, like he’s annoyed. But how can that be? Isn’t this entire ordeal exactly what he bargained for? As for Taylor, the UK papers are making fun of her “OTT” country-lady ensemble, like Taylor thinks she’s pulling off the Shy-Di-On-Her-Honeymoon look, complete with authentic wellies. At least she’s not carrying the same Louis Vuitton purse!

What else? A source told Us Weekly that “Taylor is so happy. She’s living a British romcom dream.” Yeah… I bet she thinks she’s acting out her own Love Actually/Notting Hill storyline. If only Richard Curtis was writing this romance! The movie would be called A Suffolk Tiddles, or maybe Tiddles Come Lately. Tiddling In Suffolk… Tiddles, Actually. I think that’s it: Tiddles, Actually. If Curtis was writing it, I think Taylor would be the girl Tom was just with until he realized he has feelings for some dark-haired assistant. And Taylor would move on to Idris Elba’s character. NO! I shouldn’t even put that out there into the cosmos. Dear Idris: don’t go near this one!!





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  1. Scal says:

    Did she borrow those wellies for the pictures or have some poor pa scuff them up with mud and scratches just so? They look to big for her and way to worn to actually be wellies she’s owned all this time and we’ve never seen.

    I’m guessing pa late at night stomping around breaking them in.

  2. Ohwhathe- says:

    Yeah, I know we’re not known for our particularly clement weather in the UK but I think the wellies are a tad over the top.

    • Esmom says:

      But they fit the part so well! I like this but I think I liked her Kennedy/Camelot fantasy even more. That is one phase that has stuck in my head for its sheer try hard.

      • Kate says:

        To borrow from the Lumineers – “she’s read the script; the costume fits…”

      • Ohwhathe- says:

        Possibly a more weather appropriate get up when she was pretending to be a Kennedy. She must be really quite sweaty in that jumper, jacket and welly combo…

      • Kitten says:

        That is something I would wear in 40-50 Fall weather.
        I mean come on…

      • Fire Rabbit says:

        I think she’s going for a Grace Kelley. The American Princess and her Aristocrat.

      • Christin says:

        Her Hyannis historical period romance efforts circa 2012 is also my personal favorite.

        The unappealing part is that the kid’s mother had passed away just two or three months beforehand.

      • Esmom says:

        Christin, Ugh, I had forgotten about that. That whole “relationship” was all kind of wrong from the get go.

      • BTownGirl says:

        Oh dear God YES!! My favorite detail is that she used to sign him out of his dorm for the night. GIRL. FRIEND..

      • Dara says:


  3. lilacflowers says:

    To Wimbledon today or not to Wimbledon today? That is the question.

    • BritAfrica says:

      Spot on, that is the next move in this drama in the next few days. Oh Thomas, what ARE you doing??

      I have been catching up on BBC’s Versailles and this is right up there in that drama!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        She still hasn’t met his father

      • Chaucer says:

        We’re going to get a ton of drama because she is definitely pregnant. This would not happen if she weren’t.

      • rwilly says:

        What happened to all that lovey-dovey posing? They both look royally pissed off! Hands in the pocket – angry face. Did you wake up Tom?

    • Nicole says:

      I would be so surprised if they didn’t do Wimbeldon at some point

    • Rebecca/Becky says:

      Ladies Day is tomorrow, I think it’s more likely they’ll turn up for that.

      • Katenotkatie says:

        “Wellies and charwoman scarf”- you ladies are killing me this morning! You know she stayed up last night planning that outfit in painstaking fashion. Also note that she has returned to her normal ashy blonde- platinum with dark roots doesn’t exactly suggest Lady Di In The Countryside, now does it?

        Still finding this entire arrangement to be comedy gold. I am HERE for Wimbeldon pics in artfully coordinated outfits. Please, TIDDLES, give the people what they want!!

        Ps: I find it funny/interesting that she included a song on her last album called “I Know Places,” all about how she knows “places we won’t be found” and “they’ll be chasing their tails trying to track us down”…whatever suits in the moment, right, T?

        Pps: does she not realize she is actually living out the plot to “Blank Space” now? That song was brilliant when it could be read as parody, but it’s just sad now that it’s reality.

      • Rebecca/Becky says:

        Katie, she said in an interview Blank Space was written about the media perception of her from previous r’ships. I found that odd, because it is what she’s done in the past and she’s just repeating it all over again.

  4. Truthie says:

    For whatever reason, he is keeping his hands to himself when she is wearing this getup.

    • BritAfrica says:

      Methinks they have heard all the guffaws over the ludicrous ‘we are so in love’ hand-holding. I think they are very good at responding fast to any critique.

    • KelT says:

      I think it’s more to do with the paps. He knew they’d be followed but maybe not to this extent? It will get old fast, I’m sure.

      • Rebecca/Becky says:

        Kelt, my thinking also. These photos aren’t set-up as a load of paps descended on the place after the obviously staged pics on Friday. Taylor is used to this kind of thing, he isn’t.

      • justme says:

        I notice that Jesal Parshotam, a well known pap who often covers the younger royals and their circle is there , tweeting. He gave a shout out to Delphine’s diner, a local eatery in Aldeburgh. Someone responded to him saying he would be covering their wedding soon and he replied “Shotgun wedding”.

        I can quite believe that he is bit disconcerted by the sheer number of paps. He is not really used to it – at least not at home. Yet unless the collective family wants to hunker down inside all day, they have to face them – including his niece (who is very cute btw). Well if he wants to go out with TS, this is what life will be. On the other hand it is interesting that apparently so much of his family came down to his mothers to meet her. The other sister must have been there the other day since her husband was. Might seem to indicate that this is not a total sham. Who knows?

        Oh and he is smiling and holding her hand in some of the pictures, when they are farther away from the paps. As for her look – she looks ok to me. The wellies look borrowed.

      • Tiny Martian says:

        DM has more pics. They didn’t look happy getting out of the car at all. First fight, maybe? Tom might be fine with the paps recording his every move, but doesn’t like it extending to the rest of his family, perhaps? Who knows?

        Also on DM: some cute guy with a beard and plaid shirt. I’m sick of these two…..anyone know who the hot guy is?

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yes, he is looking so over it in these pics.

      • cindy says:

        Yes he is. As much as I wish for all of Taylor’s crazy cat lady dreams to come true, I think it won’t be this time. He looks pissed and I am guessing he is starting to think, “oh god what have I done?” Poor Taylor. Seriously. Why does she do this to herself? She is so smart but so dumb…everyone else gets the joke but her. Tom hiddleswhatever looks like he’s starting to get it and wants to make a tom sized hole in her mansion wall real soon. And I feel bad for her. Especially because he must of been okay with the pap stuff up until now, but was really sloooow to realize it made him look a fool.

    • Sarah says:

      She is such a dress up Barbie, changing for every boy/man!!

      He looks seriously annoyed in every single picture. She seems smirky. She is used to this level of attention -he may be regretting what he wished for. He’s now a joke, second fiddle to a talentless pop star. That would be one of my worst nightmares.

      Enjoy what you have sown, Tom.

  5. CidySmiley says:

    GIRL if you are going to call the paps on yourself at least dress for the occasion! Stop looking like a grandma. Like those godfodsaken beach photos in that old lady sweater. STOPIT.

  6. Anare says:

    The wellies are a bit much. It doesn’t look mucky where she is walking.

    • Crumpet says:

      It looks like she borrowed them. She may not have packed appropriate shoes. I don’t much like the head scarf, but other than that she looks fine. Tom looks tense for some reason.

    • LakeSuperiorLaments says:

      I don’t know anything about the weather there- just stereotypes of it- but I do think she looks cute. Although she’s suddenly looking much older in the face. If you told me she’s 30s, I’d believe it. Still cute outfit to me, though.

      • Wren says:

        My thoughts too! I like her outfit, I’d probably wear it. The wellies only look weird because nobody else is wearing them and they look borrowed. Everyone else is wearing a jacket so I don’t think the rest of her outfit is out of place at all. Maybe she hasn’t had time to wash her hair properly and thus the scarf. She does look a little older and slightly haggard. Lack of sleep???

      • Jen says:

        This past weekend it was wet, cold and dreary. I too was wearing a jumper. The joys of England. We don’t have a Summer!! It also gets extremely windy in Aldeburgh so I think she actually is dressed appropriately. (I come from that village)

    • Tiny Martian says:

      She’s still figuring the whole “English countryside” look out. She doesn’t realize that Wellies are for strolling through the rolling countryside after a good English rain. That, and mucking out barns.

      • Rebecca/Becky says:

        They would have been suitable for Glastonbury this weekend, not a beach walk.

      • Dara says:

        Here’s my question – as an uncultured American, I’m trying to figure out what IS the standard footwear for an English beach. From what I gather, she’s missed both times. Her open sandals on Friday probably gave her toes frostbite, and the wellies are apparently only for dodging cow-pies in rolling fields of damp grass. What is left?

      • Rebecca/Becky says:

        Dara, trainers or some decent walking shoes or boots would’ve been fine.

        Wellies tend to be for the country set, because a lot of them are all farmers so they’re actually practical for trudging round in muddy fields, as is a Barbour.

        Some parts of East Anglia have long, sandy beaches so in hot weather you can go barefoot. That part of Suffolk obviously doesn’t and the weather was changeable at the weekend.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      The little girl in some pics is wearing wellies. Also, to get to the beach they went to, I ‘ve heard you walk along some farm fields–might be possibility of mud or animal gifts. So, loaner wellies make sense.

  7. Alix says:

    I want to live in a place where I can wear quilted jackets in June.

    • als says:

      And July and August.

    • Lex says:

      AGREED! I have been sweating from every pore of my body this weekend.

      I thought of Harry Styles too when I saw these pictures. They had only been dating weeks when they were papped together in his tiny village in England, visiting his family too. I wonder if Harry looks at these pictures and realizes how embarrassing his relationship with Taylor was or if he isn’t that self aware yet.

      I need the press to call her out more. She does this with EVERY guy and it’s so obvious. I thought she was going to lay low this year during her “break”.

    • cyn says:

      Girl, I know. I’m not saying it’s hot in Oklahoma, but two Hobbits just threw a ring in my backyard. And….it’s June. I don’t think my AC can keep up with July or August.

    • AG-UK says:

      @Alix ha trust me after a few weeks you would be soooo f…g over it as I am. I am from Texas and British call a scorcher around 75 degrees that’s spring for my body. I have been here 16 years and still not use to it. It’s usually better than this but I think we have had 7 warm days since June (: She probably didn’t pack the right clothes as she figured hey it’s June it’ll be nice and she probably has sore feet after wear slip on sandals the other day on that pebbly beach.

    • LakeSuperiorLaments says:

      +1. It was 95 here Saturday and we have extremely humid weather, so it was like a hot, wet sauna, instant sweat even if you’re only going from car to house. It also gets 30 below zero here. Joy! I want to be somewhere where it’s 55-75 exclusively 🙂

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Oh Lordy, I’m in Southern Ontario and I call it a bipolar climate, it’s grey or it’s green, no in-betweens. Spring got hoovered up by the extended winter thaw. All these weather mood swings are a shock to the system.

      • Andrea says:

        I’m in Toronto and we definitely have been swinging 85 one day and 65 a few days later.

    • Dana says:

      Move to the Pacific Northwest; I live in Seattle and needed heat on in the mornings until a couple of days ago and have now switched to a lighter jacket. (There were some warm days mixed in, but it has been around the low 60’s for the daytime high.)

      • KelT says:

        @Dana You are living the dream. High 90s and low 100s in the South and it’s only June. Seeing them in jackets makes me whimper a bit.

      • Dara says:

        Dana, don’t jinx us – I enjoy the Seattle summers when we only get a week or two of really hot weather. Us natives get nervous if it goes above 75 for more than a few days in a row, the webs between our toes start to get dry and flaky. That is not a good look – which is why we usually wear socks with our Birkenstocks during summer season.

    • Clare says:

      No you don’t!!!!!! It is miserable and soul crushing, this pretend summer that we have had. Literally 2-3 inches of giant hail stones on Saturday (in Cambridge).
      I haven’t packed away my winter wellies or north face jacket this year – vitamin D supplements are the only thing keeping me going.

    • Annetommy says:

      I’m not sure you do Alix. I live in Scotland. It’s been relatively humid recently but over the years I have seen flurries of hailstones and snow in June. And I’m not in the north of Scotland, where it tends to be colder and windier. I don’t think it was very cold in Suffolk though. But they still look cute.

    • RedOnTheHead says:

      Agreed. We’ve had several days of 116-118 where I live and many more to come. Until the end of September at least. Would give anything to be somewhere cool.

    • Applepienyc says:

      You would love Scotland! We went for two weeks in June/July and I needed at least a sweater every day. Paired it with a tartan scarf in Edinburgh with the wind. Bliss.

    • Secret squirrel says:

      Big shout out to everyone from my corner of Australia, where it is 7am and currently -3 Celsius and I am putting off getting out of bed as long as I can.

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Come here Secret Squirrel.. Sunny and good to go to the beach (though I have to work…… buaaaahhhhh… crying in misery…)

  8. Miss Jupitero says:

    Oh God, the wellies! The wellies! She is going all Sloane Ranger! *dies* whose idea was this?

    How is Tom not cringing over this? Most of my British friends would be groaning much more than I am right now.

    • LAK says:

      I’m suffering major secondhand embarrassment for him and i’m generally indifferent to him and his career.

      How does a mid-30something person get pulled into this teen drama?!

      If this is public behaviour, even PR-led, imagine private behaviour.

      How does one extricate oneself from such public antics and retain a level of dignity?

    • D says:

      What’s a “Sloane Ranger”?

      • Sixer says:

        Kind of like a British (female) trust fund kid. Rich, metropolitan but likes country pursuits and associated with a certain fashion style. Diana was a Sloane.

      • D says:

        @Sixer Thanks!

      • Redgrl says:

        Doesn’t it also come from Sloane Street where those types would shop in between gigs as chalet girls and other horsey pursuits?

      • Sixer says:

        It’s a pun on Sloane Square and the Lone Ranger. The type of person is as I described.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        In the American South we used to call them Junior Leaguers, as in the young women described above who did good deeds/socialized through the Junior League.

      • Erinn says:

        I only knew it as a brand that’s recently started being sold in my humble, kind of rednecky town in Nova Scotia of all places – I’d never heard it as a term before, either. I kind of like the sloane ranger lobster duffle… but I won’t spend any money on it. And the whole nautical thing has really taken over here as of late, so I don’t really feel like contributing to it.

    • BritAfrica says:

      We are all groaning, trust me….

      The last ridiculous Brit couple has to be Posh & Becks or was it Elizabeth Hurley & Shane…..

    • Fire Rabbit says:

      Well he is keeping his head down and his hands to himself this time….

    • HappyMom says:

      To me, he does look embarrassed in all the pics I’ve seen of them in England. I predict a Wimbledon photo opp, and then they’re going to go quiet.

    • The Hench says:

      Perhaps both Taylor and Tom are avidly reading the comments section of Celebitchy? Commentators here have called them out on the following:
      1. Suede shoes on the beach ( and everywhere else)
      2. Apparently having glued their hands together
      3. Matching Ray Bans
      4. The omnipresent LV handbag.

      And lo, here they are a day later. The suede shoes have been taken off for the first time in about three months, the hands are rammed firmly in pockets, presumably to escape any temptation to clutch each other, it would appear that Tom’s mama is now wearing one of the pairs of Ray Bans and the LV bag has gone*. I think they are avid followers of this site…

      *side note: WHY is Taylor wandering around with a handbag at all? Do you think she knows she needs to pay for everything?

      • ohdear says:

        I would hate to live with that much commentary on any part of my life.
        It just goes to show how much celebrities are judged for any little thing. It would be really interesting to be a psychologist of celebrities living like this who wold be open to honest personal introspection. I wonder what the implications really are short and long term.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Why does the Queen carry a handbag?

      • The Hench says:

        Very good point about the Queen. I’ve been pondering for some time and come to the conclusion that I think her handbag probably contains a small bottle of gin and poo bags for the corgis. Just the essentials…

  9. kiki says:

    Or even better movie title. TIDDLEXIT: Make and Break for it. LOL!

  10. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    …I seriously don’t get this whole thing.

    Are we, the general public, really supposed to believe this? Girlfriend literally was shoving the old boyfriend in our faces, showing how perfect they were and letting all her fans gush about marriage online and now this?

    Taylor, you can not live your life like its an extended music video. You can’t complain about being judged and slut shaming when you use men and relationships as a way to garner publicity and make every relationship public gossip fodder.

    Good luck with this nonsense, haven’t seen a person yet who thinks you guys will last more than a few more weeks.

    • BritAfrica says:

      Oh heaven’s, don’t tell them that! I’m sure they believe every little bit of it – even as it is all being orchestrated around them.

      Could this really be just manufactured PR for profile raising? Would famous people actually go that far??

      • Naya says:

        “Would famous people actually go that far??”

        Yep. Tom realised that Tumblr aint doing anything for his career. Both the biopic and the goth Pride and Perejudice films were flops. Such flops that he was asked about it in an interview. He has Kong coming out which could be his last shot at leading man success. Its do or die time.

        She is known as the “jilted princess”. So much so that people are constantly asking the stupid “why cant she keep a man” question. Nobody is asking that now are they. The message is she “couldnt keep” Calvin because she didnt want to keep him.

        Its totally staged. With maybe some half hearted private makeout sessions but mostly this only exusts for their audience.

      • GiGi says:

        Oh! This far and further! It’s de rigueur.

    • MI6 says:

      ^THIS, ESE. Bravo.
      How can she cry slut-shaming when she’s using (famous) men for PR? What’s that called? It ain’t feminism, that’s for sure.
      He does look peeved. Good.
      And she’s beginning to seem a bit unhinged.

    • OhDear says:

      They should have enacted the Henry Cavill clause when the first photos came out. But no, they went with the “hammer the public with pictures every day to attempt to wear them out into belief” route.

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  11. Capepopsie says:

    Not holding hands?

    • Lostmymind says:

      THE BLOOM IS OFF THE ROSE! It’s all downhill from here! I’m crying at the lack of hand holding. My world is over. So much sads.

  12. AG-UK says:

    This damp humid air will do wonders on semi frizz hair she needs a hat. It’s all so very weird/strange. I mean rich and famous people fly under the radar here all the time but this is crazy. They need to hide for a bit.. she probably borrowed those wellies you don’t need them in LA/NY.

  13. Sparrowgirl says:

    “Taylor is so happy. She’s living a British romcom dream.” Yeah…
    lol first laught of the day , Thanks TayTo, Kaiser

  14. Gs says:

    Young etc.. But girl seems everyday these days no? Just saying

  15. Sixer says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s full on To The Manor Born. Penelope Keith 4eva!

    If the jacket isn’t Barbour and the wellies aren’t Hunter she’s on an epic fail.

    Even I, fashion fail Sixer, own a Barbour jacket. Ok, it used to belong to my mother but y’know. I’ve got one.

    Why has LEGS changed expressions? What happened to the smirk? Now we’ve got his best serious face. What expression can we expect next? And when will Taylor break out the tweed?

    • LAK says:

      Having a Barbour from your mother is right Posh Sixer. Penelope approves. 🙂

      When I saw her get up on the beach, first thought was that she studied Duchess Chutney’s pap beach photos taken when she still lived in Wales. The attire is a copy, item for item except for the head cloth.

      • Sixer says:

        Yes. Head garb a glaring error!

        My Barbour is also about thirty years old. Also posh! All of a sudden, I’m posh!

      • Cricket says:

        If she shows up to Wimbledon tomorrow sporting LKBennett Sledges, Zara or Whistles outfit we know for sure she is playtending to be Duchess Doolittle.

        Hats off to Kaiser with the Richard Curtis reference! She’s a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.

        Yes.. their ‘meet cute’ was at the Met Gala?

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Oh please tweed! I want her to go full on Hartiet Vane and wear the scratch user tweed she can find. Add A dog collar and I will be laughing my way to some place I dunno where.

    • lilacflowers says:

      OMG! To the Manor Born! Yes, Penelope Keith 4EVA!

      She only has a few days to break out the tweeds. He’s off to Australia before next Monday

      • Sixer says:

        If they go riding, she’ll have to learn the rising trot. You Yanks don’t do that, do you?

      • LAK says:

        The props dept is slacking.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Horses scare me so no clue what a rising trot is and whether we do it or not but I suspect we don’t.

      • GiGi says:

        @Sixer – we learn a posting trot and a sitting trot – I believe posting is what you call rising?

      • Sixer says:

        GiGi – yes, that’s it. And we only learn posting/rising.

      • GingerNYC says:

        Sixer – we mainly use the sitting trot when asking for the canter. i don’t think i’ve ever used it for anything else, so i tend to think of it as a dressage thing.

      • It’s posting, and yes, we do. Well, some of us do anyway. It’s been while, but yeah, this is so silly. I live in the highlands, and I wouldn’t bear the thought of dressing like this day in and day out, even though people do. They come up here and INSTANTLY change into these muddy, olive tweeds that look awful on everyone and dress like someone’s buttoned-down Gran at a bake sale. No thanks.

    • Emma33 says:

      Hahaha…To the Manor Born was my first thought when I saw those wellies!!

    • sunny says:

      umm..love the To the Manor Born reference.

      This is so over the top- I love it! The scuffed wellies are perfect. Everything about Taylor is crafted, manufactured, and managed.

      I cannot wait to see what is next in her British Romance fantasy(Wimbledon, tea with his mother? Maybe he takes her out on a row boat?) . She really reminds me of a child playing dolls or dress up all the time.

    • BritAfrica says:

      No Tiddles, please make it houndstooth for Wimbledon!

      Or something in co-ordinated blue/cream/white….

    • Secret squirrel says:

      Tay is busy coordinating tartans to meet Tom’s father

  16. HollyG says:

    What happened to holding her hand and tenderly brushing the hair from her eyes so that he could drink in her beauty? Are we done with that phase already? His hands are jammed in his pockets while she smiles coyly for the pap directly in front of them.

    I am of the opinion that this relationship, if not entirely fake for PR, is an arranged courtship that was encouraged as being mutually beneficial. Either way, Tom Hiddleston does not seem to be enjoying it much. Mickey and the brooms…

    • Christin says:

      Any body language experts? He looks closed off and tense to me.

      To echo a comment upthread, why would any self-respecting mid-30s person get involved with someone with a previous track record of these OTT publicity productions suited for 14-year olds? She may be footing the bill, but he’ll have a price to pay.

    • browniecakes says:

      For Tom, there’s been no downside so far. Then his little niece gets papped and the whole family trotted out too – maybe he’s not so keen?

    • Miss Melissa says:

      He pimped his niece and (previously private) sister out for this mess. The mother was bad enough, but the niece?


  17. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I can see Tiddles acquiring an idyllic rose covered English cottage, complete with tea and cats and knitting by the fireside. Oh the clothes she can buy! The cosy sweaters, the country tweeds, the wellies and mittens and scarves! She’s in heaven, y’all.

    • grabbyhands says:

      HAHAHA! I said pretty much the same thing down thread. 🙂 I usually am not accurate at all in how stuff like this plays out, but it’s like this is out of a playbook. This is the closest thing she’s going to get to royalty, so she is going full steam ahead.

    • Brea says:

      lmao! I love this concept.

    • Cricket says:

      She’s got Pippatips and is studying.. she’ll perfect the chutney and sausage roll recipe before Christmas.

  18. Abby says:

    I’m blown away by the sheer number of posts about TIDDLES in such a short amount of time. Also for some reason my phone autocorrects to put that in all caps.

    This is just behind whirlwind. I think it’s going to crash and burn. Or they’re going to get hitched. Tiddlehitched.

  19. Clare says:

    Oh my god I am so embarrassed for him – just when he was gaining credibility after the night manager….eeeeee cringe cringe cringe.

    Also – she really meets her bf’s families soon, huh?

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      He looks bored out of his mind. If there is chemistry there, I don’t see it.

  20. Nicole says:

    The US weekly article made me laugh “English fairytale” “already in love” so ridiculous. The outfit just proves what everyone was saying the other day…Taylor dresses to match her BF of the moment. How sad

    Anyway I felt like there needed to be more snacks for this PR shit storm party. I brought champagne and OJ for the morning crowd. Popcorn. Chocolate covered pretzels (sweet AND salty). Maybe later we can all go to a chain steak restaurant to celebrate this union lol

    • lilacflowers says:

      Chocolate-covered pretzels, yum! Yes, let’s all head to the nearest Ruth’s Chris’s for lunch.

      • Nicole says:

        I’m down Lilac! I call some of my pap friends so we have proof we went. I hope you like window booths

      • lilacflowers says:

        I love window booths. Great for people watching. The windows on ours look out onto several tourist spots, so always entertaining.

      • imqrious2 says:

        There’s a Ruth’s Chris here, on Beverly Drive… I’ll make a reservation. Hands up for the count!

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      I appreciate the champagne & OJ! I’ve got a bottle of robust red wine in my handbag for the steakhouse- I don’t eat red meat but steakhouses tend to have delicious curly fries, deep fried crumbed mushrooms & nice salads.
      This whole saga is so entertaining. I’ve brought uncooked rice & official commemorative Tiddles porcelain in case the fairy tale nuptials aka shotgun wedding takes place.

      • antipodean says:

        @MarcelMarcel, don’t forget the printed tea towels, with T&T’s cameo profiles, and the date of the nuptials. All the best couples have them dontcha know! Apparently that is why Diana went ahead with the wedding to Chuck, because her sisters told her the tea towels had already been printed, so it was a done deal. T&T, just like royalty!

      • Nicole says:

        Wine would be great for the steakhouse outing. We can add that detail to our leaked article

  21. NewWester says:

    So next on the great love story of 2016, Taylor Swift purchases a “quaint ten bedroom , six bathroom ,English cottage” as a love nest for her and Tom in Suffolk.

  22. D says:

    Why does she need five bodyguards, is there some threat against her? I mean her fanbase are mostly tween girls, right?

    • Colette says:

      You can’t be too careful around 12 year old girls.;-)

    • Popup says:

      I can see why she has five. She is one of the biggest pop stars in the world. There are ALL kinds of crazies out there. Many celebrities have creepy stalkers and would-be and actual murderers. Look at what happened to Christina Grimmie recently and she barely registered as D list. Plus Taylor lives her life in the open where her movements are easily traceable. I’ll bet she receives intensely creepy messages and gifts from a whole host of psychos.

    • A.Key says:

      Because she’s with Tom Hiddleston, and really, there is no crazier fandom atm than that, I think.

  23. Ally8 says:

    This is closer to Notting Hill, no? British fella dates American superstar. Let’s call it: Four Dates and Five Bodyguards.

  24. Rocío says:

    Girl ain’t looking pretty. Thank you, Tiddles, for giving us so much gossip!

  25. arabella says:

    Jake G 2.0. Wimbledon will be their last public appearance i’m calling it now

    • HappyMom says:

      Ha! I said the same above. I think he looks totally over it in all of the UK photos.

    • cynic says:

      Nah, they’re only on the first leg of their world-wide tour. LOL.

    • Cricket says:

      I think it depends on if they make it to the royal box. If they sit in the royal box, it will last at least the rest of this year. Break up over Christmas – a rented cozy cottage in the hills and Tay is all alone with the cats. Tom decides to bail and head to Verbier instead.

  26. Kate says:

    I love that she’s gone full English country girl in a catalogue and he and the rest of his family are just dressed like normal suburban/city dwellers. It really accentuates the crazy.

  27. Honeybadger says:

    The body language is decidedly strained in these photos. Bloom off the English rose?

  28. MrsBPitt says:

    Tom does seem annoyed in these pictures….has he had enough of her already? Did his Mum not approve? Did Kanye West call? Stay tuned for the next episode of “As Tiddles Turns”…

    • GiGi says:

      Right? Even the full set of them – not a smile to be had AND he’s walking ahead of her even when they’re alone…

      • SM says:

        FAMEWHORES!!!! But yeah, my reading is he is annoyed too. Probably he wanted the spotlight but failed to realize what a fucki g circus that is and that he is now theain circus monkey

    • Sixer says:

      I think it’s just his new pap stroll expression. The last one got laughed at so he spent yesterday practising his new one in the mirror. If we laugh at this one too, he’ll get another.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        Happy Hiddles….now grumpy Hiddles….what will tomorrow bring??? “Taylor, please leave me alone” Hiddles????

      • Sixer says:

        This is a bad trip Hiddles? Teehee.

      • Mira says:

        “I think it’s just his new pap stroll expression. The last one got laughed at so he spent yesterday practising his new one in the mirror. If we laugh at this one too, he’ll get another.”

        Hahaha!! This!

      • FW says:

        i’m thinking along Josh Horowitz’ Happy Sad Confused photo sets. so maybe confused next?

        and speaking of Josh, not sure how he was responding to all these Tiddles reality daily show? he seemed to have some man crush on TH

      • SM says:

        Hysterical and sad at the same time because you are probably right.

      • cynic says:

        HaHa. I think you’re right. He’s only pretending that he is getting irritated at all the attention. Someone must have finally clued him in that his thirst has finally become transparent to everyone.

    • Fire Rabbit says:

      Nooo. Please let it last until at least September ends😂.

    • browniecakes says:

      And will get it. Tom needs to exit stage Down Under very soon. Unless of course she tags along.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Oh, it’s worth it to take a peek at the pics on DM. There’s one where they’ve just gotten out of the car and Tom’s back is to the camera. Taylor looks annoyed in a sort of “grow up and put your game face on, Tom!” way. It’s the same look I give my kids when they are acting up in public!

      I suspect he wasn’t expecting the paps this time, while she’s expecting him to play along better. A little tiff, perhaps.

    • Jayna says:

      He went online and realized he’s made a fool of himself and become the butt of jokes with these set-up pap shots in every city with Tay-Tay, and now he realizes he is in a hell he caused.

      He’s keeping those hands in his pockets. Poor Tay-Tay. The hand-holding is already over.

  29. littlemissnaughty says:

    Kaiser, I love you but do not bring Idris’ name into this. Has he vacuumed up your hamster? What has he done???

    This whole thing is so Bridget Jones, I’m already over it. If she suddenly goes all Madonna on us with an accent, I’ll never stop judging him.

    • BritAfrica says:

      I totally agree littlemiss, Idris has done some crazy things himself but to mention him here is just unfair. He would never be this uncool….

    • Noname says:

      I don’t mind Taylor Swift with Tom Hiddleston but Idris Elba…. off limits! LOL.

      • antipodean says:

        Ha, ha, Noname, I agree, keep her dabs off our Idris! But of course, he is probably too “street” for her! That, or he has too much dignity to be dragged into a mess like this. One or the other!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      This is mean but I laughed so hard at vacuumed up your hamster. Am I sick?

  30. Maria says:

    Are they going to marry before he goes to Australia? we could get some nice pictures of her at the harbor waving at him and him throwing his sailor hat to her, like those pictures from WW2.

  31. Nicole says:

    His whole family is meeting her bc she is pregnant! Look her bolt ons were obvious before, but in that red dress last week, they looked much larger. She’s wearing baggy clothes. They’re meeting each other’s families. I’ll believe she isn’t pregnant in a couple of months once she isn’t “showing”. Until then, I’ll explain this nonsense away with a surprise Tiddles baby!

    • HappyMom says:

      Didn’t they just start dating 3 weeks ago?

    • Nicole says:

      Obviously a different Nicole here:
      but if she is pregnant then they are dumber than I thought. Seriously stupid

      • Nicole says:

        Yes different Nicole 🙂

        And when has she been photographed drinking wine. I flew until I was 6 mos pregnant, so there’s that.

        I’m just saying, we saw this with Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter……

      • Mira says:

        @Nicole It was mentioned that she was drinking white whine in RI and she was spotted with a wine glass in Nashville apparently.
        Did you get on a plane every 2-3 days when you were pregnant? Because thats what she has been doing since this thing with Hiddleston started. She even flew the short distance from RI to NYC, which was totally unnecessary.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Um, no.

  32. grabbyhands says:

    Called it!!! That took even less time than I thought it would-countdown to her finding some rich person equivalent of a “quaint” countryside cottage and suddenly sporting an accent.

  33. Div says:

    Ha, he actually looks a bit happy in one of the photos below…

    I’m more amused at how outraged this has made some of his stans rather than this PR + real love/lust relationship. This is ridiculous but he’s equally thirsty (his mom is even with them and so is his niece) and not some poor mislead boy. I also doubt they call the paps every time they leave the door too—both are usually fairly savvy about their images.

    At the end of the day, if they stick together the “PR” rumors will slow down (just like they did with George and Amal and BC and Sophie) and they’ll become another “power couple.” In terms of albums, she basically only sells behind Adele and as long as she doesn’t release another “woe is me” record the gossip blogs will swing back in her favor again imo.

  34. Div says:

    Also, praying to the gossip gods that Idris gets the Bond role AND seduces Taylor away from Tom

  35. Beatrice says:

    Calvin was right about one thing. It is definitely ON! Somewhere between Madonna and Goop, Taylor has suddenly reinvented herself as a honey-haired country lass in a frumpy sweater and borrowed boots. Couldn’t she have done with one less bodyguard and brought along a proper stylist? I hope the hair and the outfits get a lot better by the time she gets to Wimbledon! And what about Tom? Is he just a prop in this dream sequence? Or is this what “true love” looks like? Oy.

  36. Talie says:

    She really is a trip…

    Jake Gyllenhaal was the Brooklyn hipster look
    Calvin Harris was the hot club girl look
    Tom is the English rose look

    • Christin says:

      Add Conor, preppy 1960s (retro swimwear).

    • Reminds me of Julia Roberts character in Runaway Bride where she was called out by the journalist as not knowing who she is, she would morph into whatever her fiancés were. Wore the same style of clothes, likes the same specific kind of food, laughed at the same jokes etc.

  37. Fire Rabbit says:

    Wow. I think these pictures are the first time I’ve ever found him really attractive. He looks good here, even if tense. She always looks “just so” for all these pictures. I wonder if one of the 5 security guards who came with them doubles as her makeup artist/costume stylist? It looks like they had a little parade down the village road complete with household chefs and all. Off to greet the villagers at the market. I am really enjoying the crazy, OTP-ness of these shenanigans.

  38. arabella says:

    Some of y’all are so giddy with the thought of her being pregnant lol. Tay has a carefully crafted image to up hold. Tom’s an idiot but i think he has a bit more sense to protect himself against the scenario of an oopsie baby. Especially after what happened w cumby.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      Right? Taylor Swift is not having a baby out of wedlock. Most people would not care, but with how she has crafted her image it would not happen. Also there would be so much explaining to do. We would have to call Maury.

    • Never underestimate ANY man.

  39. Popup says:

    Those can’t be her own jacket or wellies. They look too big for her, as did that grey and white hoodie the other day, and frankly those boots are too dirty. You know if they had been hers they’d be impeccably clean. She’s borrowing from one of the Hiddles sisters or maybe even from Hiddles mom. Already borrowing clothes from the family!

  40. Iridescent says:

    I’m wondering if Taylor made Calvin sign a ND agreement after seeing how he dragged Rita Ora through the mud. He certainly seemed to be upset about something, the way he unfollowed and later refollowed her on Twitter and Instagram.

  41. Tig says:

    I dunno- I am of the opinion that sparks did fly at the Met gala. They are total opposites in about every possible way, so totally get the initial “spark”. If I were her, I would totally go for it and smile the whole time. Re the paps- why are one and all here so convinced it’s her? If anyone needs his profile raised, it’s him. And I say this as a Hiddles fan (Deep Blue Sea anyone? Don’t say I didn’t warn you- and that is intentional!)

    • margaret says:

      Yeah She have had how many man? 30? And it’s always them fault. For everything. ALWAYS. She’s never one to blame.

    • Alex says:

      Because we’ve seen taylor play this game time and time again. this is her doing but Tom is probably the most invested in this PR game as well. But yea this roll out is identical to her previous bfs. The only people that don’t see that are either her stans, willfully ignorant or obtuse

      • Dara says:

        Alex, that’s what I realized this weekend – her fans are into this 100%. Just like they’ve always been. I don’t think they are oblivious to reality, but they really, really want to buy in to the fantasy. They want a romance novel come to life, to live out their fantasies with Taylor as their proxy, and Taylor is happy to oblige.

        What I can’t figure out is if she genuinely believes in the illusion as well, or is just crafting scenario after scenario to feed the need of her fans. It seems exhausting either way I look at it.

      • Alex says:

        Just knowing some personal anecdotes about her she always wants the fairytale. Maybe not to this degree but yea she’s always been like this even before the fame

  42. cindyp says:

    He looks miserable. She looks ridiculous Sad that she’s not comfortable in her own skin; constantly reinventing herself to fit who she’s with.

    • Rocío says:

      Because no matter how many fans she has, she’s very insecure. The “GIRL SQUAD” is exhibit A of her insecurities.

  43. poppy says:

    she is so sad.
    can there NEVER be a moment where she doesn’t wear that complete heavy-duty arsenal of makeup?
    and the “edgy” platinum hair for the met ball, you know she looks at these current pics and is furious because every day of tiddles sweeps has been a bad hair day.

    when the craw climbing, butt smooching morning djs and tv hosts are calling out all the falseness, things are on the decline.

    the whole façade is cracking.

  44. Jayna says:

    She looks fantastic. I love her outfit.

    What happened to Taylor’s cat eye look? She used to have different shaped eyes, didn’t she?

  45. Samtha says:

    She looks like Renee Zellweger in the pic on the homepage.

  46. Sue says:

    Well, my guess here for this week is (and I bet my Wellies 😀 ):
    1.one more pap stroll in London, both coffee to-go in hand, near Tom´s house (btw- will she stay at Tom´s house? Just two of them? Alone??? Hmmm…
    2. another intimate dinner in Tom´s favorite pub ( top of the top would be a double date with Cumby and Sophie haha)
    3. at least one “performance” together during Wimbledon

    …and then we all need some break, please 😉

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Yes. Sue, that sounds about right.

      But I’m holding out the hope that we’ll get some equestrian pics in at some point to complete Taylor’s Barbie English countryside fantasy. Who knows, it could happen!

  47. Brea says:

    Where’s the commenter who said that she doesn’t change style according to the boyfriend? Goodybye edgy chic Taylor! My favourite style was when she was dating the Kennedy kid and dressing like a postcard from the 50’s.

  48. KelT says:

    I don’t see where anyone has mentioned much about their age difference. We’ve seen worse with other celebs, but for her? This is a stretch…but maybe that’s why she’s fallen so fast and hard.

  49. tacos and tv says:

    They have zero chemistry! None and, their body language is very off. Forced and contrived.

  50. OTHER RENEE says:

    He’s just pissed off because he’s now known as Mr. Tiddles, the guy in the ridiculous underwear spread. (Chortle chortle…) Hardly the leading Lord of film title he was hoping for.

    • OhDear says:

      I think that they both overestimated their appeal to the general public and had thought that everyone would think that the melding of “America’s pop princess” and “British Prince Charming” would be so damn adorable.

    • Cricket says:

      My favorite is ‘Marvel Villain’.. doh! bet he didn’t see that one coming.. 🙂

  51. Mira says:

    ” I think Taylor would be the girl Tom was just with until he realized he has feelings for some dark-haired assistant. And Taylor would move on to Idris Elba’s character.”

    Initially i found this whole thing hilarious but now its becoming pretty predictable! If Tom really wants to date a pop star, i need him to date someone edgier like Rihanna or someone like that. Now that would be funny. 🙂

  52. hmmm says:

    I, frankly, don’t see what his appeal is. He was terrific as Loki, and memorable, but that’s it. I didn’t know he was in the first eps of Wallender, never noticed him. I still don’t understand all the brouhaha surrounding him.

    Meanwhile, this looks like a massive photo op on a George and Amal level. It seems he’s shallow like that. Also, by your friends you shall be known, and he’s with Swifty. That says it all. Ugh.

  53. Dippit says:

    This whole thing makes her look daft, him even moreso; and his family look like muppets for going along with it.

    I can’t even enjoy snarking on it anymore because the staging of this ‘romance’ has gone OTT into risible and ridiculous.

    Taylor treating the UK as a costume party theme park for PR makes me cross today.

  54. browniecakes says:

    I am sure part of the Hiddlesgrump is Brexit. But I do I wonder if his sisters let him in on the terrible press his is getting from legit papers and showed him pix of her with every other boytoy doing the same exact things at the exact same stage of the relash. I know my sisters are the first to call me out on my s@^t.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      Perhaps he and mum agreed to the first day of Suffolk perp walk because they were told she would control the narrative, the paps would get some pictures and then go away.

      But then the OTHER paps descended, after the rest of the family arrived, and now they are fully reaping what they have sown.

      And the OTHER paps are not leaving.

      He is an idiot.

      • MI6 says:

        He’s certainly been acting like one.

      • The Hench says:

        Yes, it’s turned into a veritable circus. I noticed in one of the DM photos that the police were there as well. The police!! It must have gone nuts down there. Bodyguards, paps, onlookers IGing/ snapchatting, the local constabulary…and the Hiddleston family out for a quiet Sunday stroll.

      • anon123 says:

        “…and the Hiddleston family out for a quiet Sunday stroll. ”

        I wonder what the neighbours are saying.

  55. shoochai says:

    Re: the DM photos – and who is the bodyguard (?) in the plaid?! I like! (I think..the pics aren’t that great and I can only see his profile 😛 )

    Also, I when I glanced at the header pic, I thought it was Rene Z.! Whom I love dearly. But still, I can’t stop laughing.

    • Tiffany says:

      I know. I have been eyeing the guy in plaid since Nashville. *hubba hubba*

    • anon123 says:

      Oh, you are so right. I couldn’t place it but I realize I’ve been getting Bridget Jones vibes from the British photosets.

    • Samtha says:

      Yes! She totally resembles Renee in that pic. I said something similar in post 45. Glad I’m not the only one to notice!

  56. freebunny says:

    Watching those pics I thought something was off and I found.
    They need a dog to complete their PR show.

    • Christin says:

      My 10 year old (English) Lab is anxiously awaiting a call to join this. He has been on a plane before (puppy – cargo section, though – his bucket list is private jet), likes attention and photo opps. Steakhouse scraps a plus.

      He’s naturally the creamy yellow color, but will dye his fur and even wear costumes if needed (blue quilted dog vest?). Lol.

  57. Amelie says:

    It looks like she straight off copied Kate Duchess of Cambridge!! Kate has those Welly looking boots Le Chameau which she wore quite frequently around Anglesey in Wales when she strolled on the beach. This outfit is very Duchess of Cambridge minus the head scarf. I could totally see Swift wanting to emulate Kate.

  58. QQ says:

    FR FR i’m extremely mortified by him, like adult to adult WYD Homeboy??! This fast? Parents? whet?? Omg

  59. Bee says:

    The novelty of dating Taylor Swift would be rubbing off about now and the reality of a shared life with her would be hitting hard. Bodyguards, paparazzi, the silly Squad, and the constant presence of, well, her. Surely he’s planning his escape.

  60. Liz says:

    I have been a fan of Taylor for 10 years. I only know of Tom because of Avengers. I get why people are pissed at him. He was the nerd girls sweetheart and no the popular girl has him.
    Taylor is a very nice person, though. Don’t believe all the negative press.
    I think Tom’s family probably had quite the party considering Tom brought a girlfriend round for a family weekend. I think they are all trying to keep this as normal as possible. I strongly doubt his sister would allow her daughter to be part of some photo-op unless this was a serious relationship.
    Like many others on here, I think Taylor is pregnant. The family knows and is happy. This may not be the in-law they imagined but she isn’t going away any time soon.
    She looks too full in the face, too lit from with-in for it to be only “I’m so in love!” And he looks like my brother looked when he brought his pregnant girlfriend home. Kinda tense and worried but happy.

  61. Jess says:

    JOKI- the God of desperation

  62. Hmm says:


    I think this really might be it for the both of them. It makes sense. Taylor used to date Jake Gyllenhaal, another actor, and now she’s switched in a blond one for a brunette. Tom used to date Kat Dennings, who is relevant to this generation in a different way from Taylor. He’s swapped the artsy, quirky brunette actress for the entrepreneurial, popular, musically talented blond.

    It makes sense for both of them. And she’s dressed like it’s back to 2013 Haylor days — which makes me smile. She really was gorgeous during that time.

    Can’t hate.

  63. kanyekardashian says:

    Neither one of them come off good in all this. She looks like a cheater and he looks like a kept man, being chauffered around and taken to the finest restaurants and jetsetting in her private plane and whoring it up at all of her properties. Calvin was right, she really does control the media and the narrative.

  64. Annyong says:

    WHAT?!?!😯 No hand holding. This relationship is already doo……..oh wait yup there are hand holding pics after all. No pap stroll is complete without needlessly clinging to one another.
    There is a picture at DM where tom’s back is towards camera and Taylor is literally shooting daggers with her eyes at him. It reminded me of Lady Gaga’s Papparazi video instanteously. 😏

  65. Lucy says:

    England’s had mad torrential rain and thunderstorms over the past week or two. Not really the ideal weather for beach visits!

  66. Madpoe says:

    Living up to her last name.

  67. guest says:

    yuk, every-time some one says elba is hot

  68. Chloe says:

    I can’t with people who say Taylor isn’t good enough for someone like him.
    Look his family isn’t that rich. This is a good match for him on paper.
    A lot of this is image, he’s privileged for sure. But-his family isn’t among the very wealthy in the UK.
    Take Mark Ronsons and his sister-that one that dated Lilo-their family wealth is far greater than Hiddlestons, you wouldn’t think so would you? The difference is this: Mark plays down his privileged background, he is a hipster after all. Tom on the other hand has been marketed as Lord of the manor.

    I am sure mummy is thrilled darling boy has found an American pop princess who happens to also be a multimillionaire

    • anon123 says:

      On paper it makes perfect sense, especially financially.
      Sure, his reputation is toast. But what does it matter if he can finance his own production company? He’ll be able to make his own opportunities.

      They look like male/ female versions of each other. But I don’t think they are compatible long term, both of them are too invested in themselves.

      If they don’t marry it is going to hurt him big time – he’ll have his reputation ruined and nothing to show for it.

    • maria 2 says:

      so money is what makes people fit for each other?

    • Annetommy says:

      i see no reason to attribute some sort of mercenary motive to Hiddles mum (Middles). It’s rather offensive in fact. Most parents want their kids to be happy. They – and Tom – may not have Swiftian levels of wealth but they are comfortable. I have no idea if Taylor’s wealth is a factor in any of this, and neither does anyone else.

      • Chloe says:

        It is just reality, class and money is extremly important in upper class UK. Someone like him marries someone of similar standing -or marry up.
        It’s more offensive when his stans act as that he is so classy, too good for Taylor? Elitism and misogyny at its finest

      • Annetommy says:

        I’m not buying into him being too good for Taylor, that’s uncalled for. But I’m not buying into Mum drooling over the dollars either.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Diana Servaies Hiddleston is descended from one of the wealthiest families in Britain. Even though she’s not in the branch of the family with control of all the money, I’m sure she’s comfortable enough. And older money and the nouveau riche don’t mix well.

        And this repeated bit about his reputation being toast is just plain silly. He can and will still get jobs, good jobs. He has a reputation among directors and studios of being well-prepared, on-time, hard-working, and willing to do all the promotion they want without complaint, unlike other actors. He has never dissed a production or co-worker. He hasn’t been arrested, been seen falling down drunk coming out of clubs when he should be filming, flunked a drug test, punched a director or camera man, hurled a phone at anyone, crashed a car, screamed racial insults or called a cop “sugar t***” or been accused of assaulting anyone. Other actors who have done such things still work and those things are all far worse than dating Taylor Swift.

    • Guest says:

      We are talking about a family who is private. We are also talking about a family whose kids all went to good schools and have been well educated. Diana Hiddleston doesn’t need Swift’s name or money. His father is not seen around as he isn’t into the spotlight either. If his whole family is being dragged into this, then she is pregnant. May be it is normal for Swift, this behavior. But it isn’t for his family. They never commented on anything. His oldest sister would never allow this if it wasn’t for Tom. Swift is pregnant. And yes, I do think that Swift is not what his mother dreamed of. She is acting like a love sick puppy with every guy she has dated. Embarassing. His mother is smiling for him. Very sure of that. Not because she loves the girl. May be these two will work but I for one would be shocked if my son turns up with Swift. No matter if she is a superstar for teens. And people were laughing about Hunter. Or Olsen. Oh jesus…..

      • nicole says:

        do you know the family? or just observation? i agree, but im curious!

      • Guest says:

        It is just a thought. During his whole career his mother has been pictured with him once. Just once. His oldest sister was never papped before. His youngest years ago. His father has been on the carpet with him twice. Thor II Premiere and High Rise at the LFF. Come on, this family doesn’t want the spotlight. He barely talks about his family anylonger because he tries to respect their privacy. Of course, this is a PR stunt but not for Bond. This is his family. And families aren’t dragged into this if it isn’t important enough. May be Swift does this. But not Hiddleston.

    • Annetommy says:

      I’d love to take Mark Ronson, way hotter than Harris if we’re talking DJs.

    • loltryagain says:

      Tom’s family is on the peerage (on his mother’s side).

  69. amilu says:

    I just want to say that I love the article thumbnails you guys choose for the main page. Between this one and Pippa Middleton’s, I was in stitches. 🙂

  70. Andrea says:

    How does something already seem off? It must be the paps surely right? I can’t imagine things going south this quickly…

    • Christin says:

      Intensity, perhaps? The warp speed dating, being in multiple states/countries, meeting all the parents, etc., within less than two weeks could lead to an equally rapid burnout.

    • margaret says:

      I read some local people saw them at the concert of Layonel Richi on Saturday but there is no pap’s pics so I guess they can go anywhere unnoticed if they REALLY want.

  71. Frosty says:

    He already looks like he’s going to make a run for it.

  72. Kri says:

    Could she be in pregnante delicto with A Tid-bit!!!?? Omg. Her face looks fuller.GASP!! I’d clutch my pearls but she’s bougot them all.

  73. JamesBond says:

    I’m betting after Tom, Taylor will go to another extreme and try to find her way into Michael Fassbender’s bed.

    • antipodean says:

      What an hilarious thought, but I think Fassy would just about snap her in half! She wouldn’t be able to take the pace!

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      First Idris now Fassy. Don’t even put that out there. She would definitely run from the Fass-dong though.

  74. JHK says:

    I’m positive that they will arrive in AU together – via her plane, of course.
    Will she stay until the end of the shoot?
    Will she send her plane out to pick up her squad?
    Has she started composing Loki’s theme song yet?
    What will Stan Lee say?

    Enquiring minds…

  75. Luca76 says:

    The pregnancy speculation is cracking me up. The Met Gala was what mid May??? I think Swifty will have her perfect wedding first and will Instagram the hell out of it.

  76. Westiesheepie says:

    There is no way his family who are educated people of substance would allow themselves to be dragged into this worldwide feeding frenzy if this was not a real relationship. According to the scientific theorem Occam’s Razor, the simplest answer to a problem is usually the true one. It’s hilarious to see all the conspiracy theories and Machiavellian manipulations when the simple answer is just that 2 people, one a mega global star fell in love with a well renowned actor at the right time in their lives. Tom will be shooting Thor in Australia for next 4 months, he wanted his family to meet the woman he is in a serious relationship with before he leaves. As far as the paparazzi coverage, look at the brief video posted of their latest walk on the beach. You can see the pap are a distance away and you can hear the multitude of a cameras clicking to have a sense of what Taylor’s life is. There is a Barbara Walters interview she did where she says every time she steps outside her house, there is a crowd of people and pap and that is why she needs security. She gives the pap pictures and goes on with her life. She says she has not been truly alone for many years. Tom knows what he is getting into and he is all in. I predict there will be a wedding within a year then babies. They are both ready and timing is everything in life.

    • Dara says:

      @Westiesheepie, I’ll play along for the moment, and accept that this is a 100% real relationship. My next question is why, for the love of God, would they feel the need to play out the ENTIRE relationship in public? I sort of understand the kissing photo and the Nashville concert – put it out into the world that they’re dating on their terms. It’s the Hollywood equivalent of changing your Facebook status, I get it. But there is a limit, and involving family is not cool – even if they are happy to participate. The last beach photos may have been partially out of their control, but almost everything else up to that point was arranged by Taylor and Tom, and that gave the horde of paparazzi enough information to track them down by the time Sunday rolled around.

      I said it before. If they really wanted to meet their respective families and have time to bond in private, it is easily done. Taylor apparently has unlimited funds and is not afraid to use them. Send the private jet that everyone seems able to track on a wild goose chase in the opposite direction of where they are really headed to throw everyone off (my inner tree-hugger is crying bitter tears at the very idea, but you do what you have to). In the meantime, rent a giant house out in the middle of eff-ing nowhere through a third-party, surrounded by hundreds of acres of private property, and have a house party. Everyone gets to know each other away from cameras, and the non-famous family members can go back to their lives without the photographers following their every move.

      What I described above an elaborate scheme to be sure, but no more elaborate than going to Rhode Island, New York, Nashville, England and now Rome in the space of two weeks – often trailing photographers and an entire security team in their wake. This is being played out so publicly because that’s how they want it.

      • fiddlefaddle says:

        @Dara “The last beach photos may have been partially out of their control,”

        I doubt they were, tbh. Apparently they were taken 25 miles from Mama Hiddleston’s home town. They didn’t just step out of the house for a quick walk on the beach; they drove all the way up there for a quick stroll on the beach, and then left. It seems a bit bonkers to me, unless it was done on purpose.

        I thought somebody in another thread said that TS’s plane wasn’t trackable?

        I don’t know. The publicity side of this relationship is getting harder and harder to defend as accidental, especially now that they’re parading in tourist attractions where they’re guaranteed to be seen. But I don’t really understand what they’re doing all this *for*.

      • Westiesheepie says:

        They are the biggest celebrity story worldwide right now. Remember that fateful summer when Princess Di was with Dodi? They were stalked and hunted to that tragic end. This is almost on that level. Yes TnT certainly could bunker down somewhere but maybe they don’t feel the need to hide. Taylor has said on many occasions that her life is not normal and her choice is to accept that and go on living her life instead of being a recluse. And Tom has said when asked about his love life, that when he has something to talk about, he will shout it from the rooftop. Hey this is pure fun for us, a nice break from all the depressing bad news.

      • Dara says:

        @fiddlefaddle, I don’t know how they do it, but I’ve stumbled on a Swift blog that gets flight path data for Taylor’s jet from an anonymous submitter – they’ve been right every time so far and pegged the jet headed for Italy hours before the photos appeared. Someone is able to access the info.

      • K.C. says:

        @fiddlefaddle The purpose of all this is what confuses me, too. I get it, I’ve seen it a million times, I’ve witnessed it — Taylor does this with boyfriends. It’s a thing. I get it. However, I’m not quite ready to say what she did with the 1D kid when she was 20 is the same as what she’s doing now, years later, when she might actually be looking for more than a guy to mess around with. Also, she used to do that with guys who had a much higher status than Tom. What does she possibly gain from being seen with him? People are just now learning who he is BECAUSE of her, so I don’t see the benefit here. He’s not a boybander or a high profile actor. I don’t understand what she gets out of this, other than being genuinely interested in him. I doubt she’s dating him to be charitable and just help raise his status.

        @Dara That’s true. But also, we’re not REALLY tracking their every move — they’re just trying to create that illusion for some odd reason. Those beach pictures probably took 20 minutes of their day, so they had plenty of time to do real-person stuff, if they wanted. Still, we’ve seen them EVERY DAY. I don’t get it. At least today it seems like all the pics are taken by fans, right? Or are there pap pics for Rome, too?

      • @K.C. Could it be that what Taylor gets out of it is to stick it to Calvin & control her image in the press? Regardless of who broke up with who still makes for hurt feelings all the way around especially the stuff he put in the press of he was bored with her, whether true or not. And she wanted to combat the public image of poor, broken-hearted Taylor who can’t keep a man, that was in the press? And Tom was there & interested.

        Either way, something is just odd about the whole thing. I can buy they are into each other & have a real nerd attraction. What doesn’t make sense is they just met and are deliberately dating in the press for millions to see. Hardly authentic. They could be very discreet if they wanted to but you literally have to go out of your way to be pap’d the way they are. Strange.

  77. justme says:

    They are in Rome now. There are pictures at the Colosseum. Tom has changed his shirt! (I can’t see his shoes)

    • Chels says:

      Tay Tay told him to wear dark shirts because of the unsavoury sweaty armpits from Nashville,

    • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

      What is this? Round the world in 80 days?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Around the World in 21 Days or If its Tuesday, this must be Belgium. Must fit it all in until he’s off to Asgard and Hel. Although he might feel like he’s in Hel now.

        And she’s not getting into the Vatican without a jacket

    • MI6 says:

      Are they on tour or something?! What the actual f*ck. This is beyond stupid now.

    • OhDear says:

      Can they not stay in one location for more than 24 hours? Do the locals drive them out?

      Just enact the Henry Cavill clause already!

    • browniecakes says:

      Have private plane will travel. New twin names – Romulus and Remus. Tom can explain them later.

    • Anon says:

      Amazing that they managed to leave Aldeburgh, fly out of Stanstead and land in Rome without the paps noticing. Just saying. They can travel discreetly when they want.

      • browniecakes says:

        Or we just haven’t seen the pictures yet as the photogs negotiate their deals.

    • KittyKat says:

      Oh now this has really turned into a joke now. It’s seems like a press tour on the world first “romance”
      Why don’t they or their PR realise how silly this is and that the only people who believe this is love is 14 year olds?

      I just.. Can’t… It’s beyond ridiculous now. I’m all for true love but this takes the biscuit and the tin.

      I’ll be in Liliacflowers bar shaking my head

      • Dara says:

        I’m sorry, but the bar is temporarily out of adult beverages. I drank it all after the beach walk yesterday… “Hic” followed by “discreet belch” followed by *Google search for black market liver transplants*

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Dara, I just stocked the bar again with Italian drinks to make Italian cocktails… Have fun..

      • M.A.F. says:

        oh no Dara. We got Costco on speed dial. The trucks all lined up. The drinks are going to be theme. Today: it’s all about Italy. Tomorrow? Russia? France? Spain? Who knows!

      • antipodean says:

        Make mine a Campari and soda, luvvie! All the best thesps drink it, a la Robert Powell and Jasper Carrott, The Detectives.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Dara, laughing! The Wallender “because murder is exhausting!” episode was about black market transplants

      • Dara says:

        @lilac, did it really? I confess to skimming through those episodes only half listening, there simply was not enough Marvelous Magnus to hold my attention through the entire show. And Branagh’s Wallander was so morose, that I actually felt more and more despondent myself just watching him. Brilliant, but a major bummer.

      • Annetommy says:

        The last ever Branagh Wallander was shown earlier this month in the UK, very downbeat but moving. Sadly no Magnus, I was hoping for a surprise cameo.

      • Annetommy says:

        Wimbledon’s started, It’s Pimms time.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Dara, yes! And I still think it is one of the funniest lines ever uttered on television (where is P’enny?). Rupert Graves was running a fake philanthropic organization as a front to harvest organs and sell them on the black market and he had his elderly lawyer killed because he found out (or something, not quite sure why the old man was murdered) but he made it out to look like a car accident except Wallender found a leg broken off the chair that was in the boot of the car, leading to the “because murder is exhausting!” exclamation, complete with flared nostrils and righteous indignation.

      • Dara says:

        That part I remember! Along with “should I kick in the door?”, it was one of the best moments of the series. I just wasn’t paying any attention at all to who was murdered or why, or anything else really aside from Magnus.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Dara, “should i kick in the door?” was also brilliant. Magnus didn’t get many lines but he did get the best ones. And Wallender NEVER thanked him for saving Linda when Wallender himself was too freaked out to shoot the guy who was holding her hostage.

    • browniecakes says:

      She is still doing stadium tours then.

    • Nicole says:

      Since we have to suffer through these shenanigans you think Hiddleswift will bring some pizza back for us. Nothing better than some Italian pizza…no? Alright then *wanders off to buy more snacks*

      • browniecakes says:

        No but they may get the Pope to marry them. I believe she has that kind of sway.

  78. Ninette says:

    Oh my god!!! I was at the colosseum in Rome like just a month ago!!! I almost nearly could have meet Hiddleswift!

  79. TeamAwesome says:

    I’m still not convinced that this isn’t some kind of Meg Cabot/ Sophie Kinsella plot come to life.

  80. Chels says:

    Whoever believes in this PR stunt is bending like a pretzel just to keep their fake ass precious Disney Prince in a good light. This is him, he’s an attention whore, overly ambitious to the point of delusion and an opportunist. Instead of working hard and not letting those flops get to him he wanted a shortcut because he felt entitled to be with the A-listers.

    I’m sure him and Taytay are having a nice summer fling. Epic love? Give me a break, they barely know eachother. She was talking about how much she loves Calvin last month. The only thing that’s epic here is the PR stunts.

    • Boo says:

      I think they’re both the romantic (fairytale believer) sort, very earnest in their own lives, and they’re very similar. But a love match that doesn’t make. Sigh. I feel sorry for both of them.

    • spidey says:

      You don’t like him do you? 🙂

    • Annetommy says:

      Harsh Chels. But whatever may or may not be real, I don’t think he has a fake ass.

    • lilacflowers says:

      ” Instead of working hard”

      He has a reputation for being extremely well-prepared and working very hard but you do you.

  81. voiceofreason says:

    I LOATHE this relationship for all the obvious reasons.

  82. M.A.F. says:

    How many beach strolls can one do?! CHANGE IT UP TIDDLES!

    Alright, I’m taking over the bar. This rounds on me folks.

    • justme says:

      They’ve moved on to the Colosseum in Rome. Didn’t somebody here suggest they go to Venice and take a gondola? Maybe that is next?

      • browniecakes says:

        Imagine the burly security team floating around them in their own gondolas!

    • MI6 says:

      Gimme a double

    • M.A.F. says:

      HOLD UP! According to Laniey they are in Italy.

      Edit: I’m late to the Italy party. Whats a good Italian alcoholic beverage to serve (that’s not wine)?

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Martini??? Angelo Azzurru, Bellini, Rossini..

      • Dara says:

        Limoncello for me!

      • koko says:

        Apparently their stuffing in a world tour before he leaves to film. I vote the Eiffel Tower next Tay, since it’s kind of apparent your footing the bill.
        Waiting for “romantic” hand holding photos from the 3rd level.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Aperol Spritz! Isn’t that what they were drinking in Unrelated? Anyway, pizza, pasta, arrancini, antipasto, braciola, calamari, and gelato are all served. And lots of Asti, Chianti, and limoncello

        I suppose one can treat having a plane like having a car but more so. Where shall we say-trip today just opens up wider horizons.

        Now let us wonder: what, no Wimbledon? No visit to Tom’s actual house? No meeting Dad?

      • browniecakes says:

        Is he supposed to propose? Will it happen on Amal Balcony at the Clooney villa? Are they slowly making their way to Australia via, what, Italy, Egypt the Seychelles then Australia?

        Lilac – what you said plus I am curious if he is reading the Thor 3 script during flights. He does have lines to study, right? It is surely not like memorizing Shakespeare, but still.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        He is giving up Wimbledon? WHAAATT? I now suspect brainwashing.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Or are they going to fly BACK for Wimbledon? And what about his father? And what about his house?

  83. EscapedConvent says:

    Oh, dear. Tom doesn’t seem that thrilled, does he? Is the bloom off the rose so quickly? Maybe their warp speed infatuation and jetting about visiting parents has exhausted our Tommy. Maybe Tom has noticed that with Taylor, he is expected to be ON all the time, smiling a heavenly smile and gazing at Taylor with that sweet, besotted grin he had last week. I will bet anyone that Tom is missing his ducklings on the river back, because compared to Tay, ducklings are quite low maintenance. To keep his Shakespeare-loving ducks happy, all he has to do is recite a bit of verse. They are then blissfully content and go right down for their nap.

    Since Taylor is planning her next three albums: 1. To praise his gentlemanly charms 2. To wonder where that sweet, patient smile went and with it, her devoted English gentleman and 3. To sputter in bitter shock about how she was taken advantage of and he never cared about her—-he only wanted to ride in a private jet, see Rhode Island, and score good tickets at a Selena Gomez concert.

    I even wonder if Tom will contact Calvin Harris, and ask if there might be some hope of a swift reconciliation.

    • Rebecca/Becky says:

      Nighty, a Bellini please

      Escaped Convent, touché!

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Nunny!! *blows kisses*

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Miss Jupitero! 🙋 Kiss kiss!

        Your comments have been v.v. funny!

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I don’t know about you, but every aspect of this story is cracking me up. The jokes are like a school of fish just jumping into my rowboat. Every day silkier “whoa nelly, this is still going on?”

    • zinjojo says:

      “score good tickets at a Selena Gomez concert.” You’re killing me with this.

      And I’m in for Prosecco. Just leave the bottle, thanks.

  84. MI6 says:

    At this point I have to believe it’s a hostage situation.

    • popup says:

      Hostage of love. Sorry, but this is a Stockholm Syndrome situation.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      That’s why the heavy security. Not only can he not get away, he’s not allowed a minute to himself. Do they follow him into the bathroom?

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Probably she does… follow him into the bathroom… They need to hold hands Lilac dear…

      • MI6 says:

        @Lilac: He’s not allowed to pee without holding her hand.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        If all she’s holding is his hand, she’s insane

      • MI6 says:

        Methinks that horse has left the barn, Lilac.

      • JHK says:

        You guys have made me laugh so much today I’ve nearly peed myself! (And no one holds my hand in the bathroom.)

        May I please have a peach bellini? First drink of the day, and badly needed.

      • KittyKat says:

        You have asked the question @liliacflowers what we’ve all been thinking,

        Does she and her crew let him pee by himself

      • browniecakes says:

        They must. He’s a flight risk. May I have a Bellini too?

    • guesto says:

      Ah but who’s holding who hostage? That is the question. 😉

    • Meee4 says:

      Love comes swiftly – A hiddleswift romance:
      These opposites met at the Met ball and did the do in the bathroom. She was practically engaged and a he a consumate bachelor. He threatens to reveal her deception, ruining her title as America’s pristine princess, unless she makes him famous. But what he didn’t count on was truly falling madly in love with this maniacal diva. They only way out is to stay in and bend to her every wim. *cue in old school soap opera music*. Will our hero survive? Tune in next week…um next hour to find out his fate…….

    • Maria says:

      that would explain all the hand holding. they must have some sort of rash after all that. i wonder if one of them lets the other go to the bathroom alone or if they stand next to the loom, holding hands.

  85. jennifer says:

    Thank god she has put some ashy lowlights in her hair. they glaring bleach blonde was not her best look.

  86. MrsK says:

    Did she borrow those boots from somebody? No way they can get that mud-encrusted and worn-looking from 3 minutes outdoors.

    Also, she looks like her makeup & hair were done in minute detail by makeup and hair people. Does she even realize how odd her life is compared to a normal person?

  87. Lone Unicorn Tear says:

    I don’t know…. I’ve seen many say they’d do a whirlwind romance exactly the same way if they had the money, but really? Traveling someplace new every 24-72 hours is exhausting. Spending almost every waking moment with other people doesn’t give much time to continue to get to know each other inside of your own relationship dynamic. It’s like watching an episode of the Bachelor. This is too warped. There is no way they are truly seeing each other under realistic circumstances. Taylor buys boyfriends like Michael Jackson bought chimps and llamas. Tom (ironically) just looks like the first guy stupid enough not to have a fight or flight survival instinct. This is just dumb. Normal for her. She’s never played with a full 52. But he just looks full stupid.

  88. spidey says:

    Reading this thread, I have decided that a lot of posters must have degrees in psychology!


    • MI6 says:

      Abnormal Psych.

    • Nicole says:

      I actually do haha

    • KittyKat says:

      I have a degree in life experience and age

      • spidey says:

        Me too, bet mine is greater than yours 🙂

      • Noname says:

        @KittyKat- LOL- seriously, you’re reading way too much into Swift and Hiddleston. Just enjoy it. This is the most fun I have had with gossip in the past decade and I want it to continue all summer long. Taylor and Tom have brought me endless joy with their pap walks.

        @Spidey- lol!!! I’m with you.

    • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

      I have a degree in teaching, subjects in the curriculum: psychology and sociology… 😀

    • Lone Unicorn Tear says:

      Not trying to start a fight. I seriously can’t tell if you’re joking. You find the idea of an average person having a psychology degree to be more far fetched than this relationship? Or you’re just amused that people are being so analytical?

    • M.A.F. says:

      Studied it in college, almost majored in it. As a history teacher, we in the social studies department can teach it at the high school level (don’t ask why it’s put the ss department). Therefore, I have also taught it.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I’m certified to teach it as well because I have social studies certification and somehow it is classified as social studies, although I only took one course in it. It didn’t interest me so I didn’t take more.

    • K.C. says:

      It’s so silly, right? If he’s smiling too much, it must be forced. If he’s NOT smiling or looking at his phone, he must horribly unhappy and regretting spending time with her. Those who think it’s fake can’t see anything but a facade, while those who think it’s real see nothing but a normal couple in the spotlight. No one is changing their minds on this, lol!

  89. justme says:

    She is wearing a yellow dress and blue shoes and he has on . . . his grey suede boots! (Must have aired them out yesterday) And yes – they are holding hands! And he does look happy.

    • browniecakes says:

      He does look happy.

    • KittyKat says:

      Not the photos I’ve just seen. He’s all smiley for the camera epically after the previous time where he accidentally let the image for the paps slip but the fan photos speaks volume

    • justme says:

      Looks like they are all from fans so far – I didn’t see any that looked like pap shots (because then there would be more than one) Just go onto twitter or tumblr. There are only a few so far. There is one of them having something to eat and he is checking his phone. The others show them wandering around the Colosseum.

      • lilacflowers says:

        There’s also one of them going through security. So hard for Taylor to be like the common people.

    • lilacflowers says:

      They aren’t holding hands in most of the pictures I’ve seen. He has both hands behind his back in some of them. It looks like she realized they were being snapped and then grabbed his hand. I’m beginning to wonder if she’s like Mariah Carey and can’t walk on her own without leaning on someone else for support.

  90. JHK says:

    I just can’t believe he would give up his beloved Wimbledon. Maybe Italy is just a day trip. Haven’t these people ever heard of jet lag?

    LEGS seems to me to be behaving like a man going through a second childhood phase. Although 35 seems awfully young for it.

  91. Veronica says:

    I was thinking they were moving awfully fast, but then I remember my sister telling me that she hooked up with her husband and knew within six weeks that he was “the one,” and they wound up engaged and living together in less than a year. Their marriage has survived a bankruptcy and a bad car crash that disabled her, so I dunno. Sometimes people just make the right connections. Maybe these two and all their EXTRA are really clicking.

  92. KittyKat says:

    A fan took a photo of them in a restaurant in Italy and Hidds is more interested in phone whilst Tay has her dinner and WINE whilst her hands are up tuned is if to say “tell me what you’re doing” he’s got his hand on his brow.

    This means that he’s finally reading the comments and some that he’s turned some of his fans to drink with these antics.

    Pass me a large brandy if you ladies haven’t drank it all

    • Miss Melissa says:

      Elle magazine is covering it.

      Not an accident. Not a coincidence.

      Whatever is going on, no one’s privacy is being invaded. We are meant to know!

      • Sparrowgirl says:

        seriously , this is crazy. You can go everywhere around the world and nobody knows it .

      • Sue says:

        I still don´t get the purpose of this “show” and it´s so frustrating though…so many years low-key with his relationships and now this? With her? I would buy Liz Olsen immediately (same age as Swifty), but this? It ´s starting to look like babysitting 😉 Dumped girl recovery holidays…

      • Christin says:

        Love the classic movie reference (Roman Holiday). Next they will board a ship and before Tom goes away, they’ll breathlessly agree to meet again on Valentine’s Day, atop the Empire State Building (a la An Affair to Remember).

        Oh wait, she’ll never wait that long…

      • lilacflowers says:

        Wasn’t there a stop in Villefranche sur Mer in an Affair to Remember? Is that their next destination? Or will they go all To Catch a Thief?

      • Christin says:

        Ah yes — a stop to briefly visit the picturesque villa (with adjacent chapel) of his darling grandmother. Unless they switch movie scripts.

        Has anyone put down the beverages long enough for us to count the movie scripts to-date? The Notebook, Meet the Parents, Notting Hill, Roman Holiday…

      • Dara says:

        …Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Armageddon?

      • MI6 says:

        Single White Female?
        Human Centipede?
        The Toy?
        and for his Serious Actor image:

      • Christin says:

        Maybe he’s looking up the turn-offs list from How to Lose a Guy (or Gal?) in 10 Days.

  93. JHK says:

    A thought just occurred. During Kong filming, a group of cast and crew – including LEGS – went out several times after hours to have fun together.

    I wonder if the Thor contingent is the same? And if so, how would they react to Tay Tay and her herd of bodyguards and paps tagging along?

    • browniecakes says:

      I wonder if Chris will take Tom aside and say here’s what I know about Miley and Liam, look out for fill in the blank.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Tom is very close with Mark Ruffalo and CHemboy, even going on road trips with Chris and his brother Liam, sharing a house with Chris in Iceland during the filming of TDW, and spending a weekend with Chris during the filming of Kong. He is an “Honorary Hemsworth.” It will be interesting.


      That will be interesting. But I don’t think she’ll allow him to have any play dates with other people while she’s with him.

      In fact, it might be difficult for them to be separated long enough for him to shoot his scenes.

  94. “Tiddling In Suffolk” Tee-hee! No seriously, I’m starting to wonder when Tom will get bored with the newness and sparkliness of Taylor and crave the depth of intellectual conversation and emotional maturity.

    “Taylor is so happy. She’s living a British romcom dream.” She truly is trapped in the emotional, childlike, imagination, and fantasy world of a little girl. At 26 with no end in sight, this is not a good thing. It always made sense when she dated Conor and Harry, younger in age but not maturity form Taylor. Dare I say those boys were more mature then she on the time scale.

    • Christin says:

      …and those two younger guys bailed. Being followed (or summoned) by private plane and her fame machine didn’t turn out to be worth it, apparently.

  95. MI6 says:

    TIME magazine is shading them now.
    I have no words.

    • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

      Nothing important…

    • browniecakes says:

      “Stay tuned for more beach dispatches from Team Hiddleswift; after all, a couple that walks beaches together will probably, maybe stay together.”
      Or get pushed in.

  96. Nikki says:

    In every picture, the body language is NOT good. Tom has his hands pointed to HIMSELF; there’s no reaching for Taylor as a guy in first blush of LOVE does…

  97. browniecakes says:

    Twitter has a long distance picture taken by a random person from TnT’s visit to the Coliseum today. There is literally a complete lack of EVERYONE ELSE. Did TnT get the site closed down to tourists for them to visit alone?! Is it possible it is just this randomly empty and TnT plus 4 body guards got lucky?

    • lilacflowers says:

      I’ve been in the Coliseum when it has been relatively empty, except for cats. Certain times of day can be less crowded because the sun is so hot and people can cluster in such a way that they’re all in one or two areas and not in others – and the ground area is off-limits so always empty. Somebody posted about going through security with them and there being very few people in the line.

  98. Molly says:

    this is all so funny given the recent _Vogue_ cover shoot about her big one year anniversary with the more recent boyfriend. Hearts drawn in the sand, etc etc. I think these two, pictured here, have made some kind of deal with their agents. He’s arguably the hottest actor right now in Hollywood so it’s a win win for both of them. It will be very interesting to see how many weeks this one lasts.

  99. LinaLamont says:

    So, he’s an odds-on favorite for an Emmy nom.
    Higher visibility to make sure those screeners are/were watched?

  100. lily says:

    He looks sexually frustrated.

  101. Beach girl says:


    I can’t seem to make this link work on mobile. Sorry! Funny (snarky) article on how her outfits and their posing matches certain movie posters. Roman Holiday, etc.

  102. Beach girl says:


    you really need to see this. It feels like snark but who knows with some of these mags.

  103. Jayna says:

    Are you kidding me? Five bodyguards?

  104. Reece says:

    This is California Drought level of Thirst.

  105. Browniecakes says:

    Getting back to Kaiser’s headline – Tom is a fully pose-able Travel Ken doll with interlocking finger grip. And not enough clothes.

  106. Craig says:

    These 2 have not only jumped the shark, they’ve killed it, skinned, and eaten it whole.

  107. Meadow says:

    Totally over them both, have they never heard about the pit falls of overexposure? Noone is buying this anymore it’s too forced.

  108. Elizabeth says:

    Is it just me, or does she look at least 40 in the thumbnail?

  109. Marianne says:

    Part of me thinks its a PR relationship, because it just seems to be so staged. But I kind of hope it isn’t. I think its kind of disrespectful to get your families involved.

  110. HyacinthBucket says:

    They can both go away. I want Idris Elba to be the next James Bond anyway and never listened to anything from Taylor Swift.

  111. Sarah says:

    Taylor is like a chameleon! She becomes whoever she has to be to fit the part for the guy shes dating. I have a friend that does this as well and the guys alway figure out that she’s not being true and ditch her. I think its normal when youre young and maybe you need to find out who you are but its got to get old eventually right?