Taylor Swift ‘thinks she’s in love’ with Hiddles, she’s ‘never felt this way before’

Taylor and Tom at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy today!

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TIDDLES has taken their love to Rome! They were spotted by fans (?) at the Colosseum, taking a tour like all of the peasants. Look… he finally changed his clothes! And Taylor Swift looks like she stepped out of a 1950s rom-com. Tom Hiddleston is still in it to win it, isn’t he? Even though his jaw is getting tighter and tighter, he’s powering through. And Taylor Swift is basically the happiest she’s ever been. She’s found a tall Englishman who has no problems being seen with her. He’ll even bring his family into their pap strolls! Even if Tom isn’t in it to win it, I definitely think Taylor is the kind of girl who will expect a proposal very, very soon. Speaking of, Taylor’s friends are talking about her romance to E! News. Guess what? Taylor already thinks she’s in love.

Taylor Swift has swiftly fallen for Tom Hiddleston! In fact, a source exclusively tells E! News that the 26-year-old singer thinks she just might be in love.

“She is having a blast traveling with him,” the insider tells us of the pair’s trips to Nashville, the U.K. and now Rome. “He is very romantic and attentive towards her. He is extremely charming. He also makes sure she feels safe wherever they go together. She is on cloud nine and really enjoying this quality time they are spending.”

Taylor even told her best friends some big news recently. “She texted her close friends and said, ‘I think I am in love and I never felt this way before!'”

“Tom’s mom has met Taylor and she loves her,” our source said. “He Introduced Taylor as his girlfriend. Tom told Taylor afterwards that she made a great impression. Tom’s mom was joking around saying she wants grandchildren.”

And that might not be entirely out of the question! The source added, “Their Families love them as a couple, and it seems like everyone, including her close friends, think this is going to be the guy she will end up with.”

[From E! News]

Taylor is trying to replace Jennifer Lopez as The Girl Who Loves To Love. J.Lo is so dumb in love though, while Taylor’s love life seems to be its own for-profit industry. My question is this: is Taylor Swift really this emotionally immature, where she thinks “a dozen pap strolls” equals “love”? As for Tom’s mother talking about wanting grandchildren… OH MY GOD. Please STAHP. No, I don’t mean that. I’m enjoying the spectacle, really. But I do feel sorry for both Taylor and Tom. I feel sorry for her because I do think she’s a 13-year-old girl emotionally. I feel sorry for him because his image is never going to recover from this.


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  1. leigh says:

    She’s nuts.

    • leigh says:

      I should say, a little nuts.

      • ctgirl says:

        Every time a new peen is in her vicinity she says that she’s never felt this way before.

      • Cynthia says:

        @CTgirl, that is hilarious ” new peen” IKR. Acting like she has never seen one before.

        No way this man will recover from this, infact I will think 2x before watching a movie with him. How can anyone take him seriously?

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Yes, I think all the men Taylor hitches on to, inevitably, find out that she is, indeed, NUTS!!! And then they dump her, and then she writes a song…..You have to be nuts to go from relationship to relationship, without a breath in between….

      • spaniard says:

        So it’s gonna be forever
        Or it’s gonna go down in flames
        You can tell me when it’s over
        If the high was worth the pain
        Got a long list of ex-lovers
        They’ll tell you I’m insane
        ‘Cause you know I love the players
        And you love the game….

      • Boo says:

        Spaniard – excellent! Her lyrics always seemed fictional to me but that one really lays it out.

      • cindy says:

        But at 35 how is he so completely into this spectacle too? It really is behavior you would expect from a 15 year old. She’s emotionally stunted from being the princess child music star whose never really lived without assistants and managers and wealth, but what’s with him? He’s almost middle aged! He wasn’t always famous was he? He was once a normal guy at some point, he’s not emotionally stunted. He’s gonna be made fun of foreeeeeeever when this ends. Forever. And he seems like a nice enough guy I guess. What in the *hell* is he thinking? If he really likes her ( I’m sure he does), just date her and hide from the paps ffs. Give em a couple photos a month if you must. oh well, like Lainey says, it is good for gossip……

      • Christin says:

        I completely agree that she is emotionally stunted (possibly at the time she gained fame, as some suggest can happen). But he’s not guy number one, or even the sixth one to enter this very public love game with her. So I question his maturity as well.

        He should have realized the down side before being ‘captive-ated’.

      • LinaLamont says:

        “…but what’s with him?”

        Emmy (just in time for the noms…. get those screeners screened)

        Trifecta jackpot

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Maybe he likes emotionally stunted girlfriends who are highly dependent and needy? He will rescue her and protect her, etc. and she will need, need, need him! It doesn’t speak well for him.

        And hey, she’s rich and has the power to keep him in the public eye! Woo hoo!

        Why are these “friends” talking to the press about private texts anyway? What is with all the PR and press releases?

      • Miss Beca says:

        James Bond is what’s in it for him. He needs to raise his profile in a hurry.

      • Michelle says:

        Miss Beca– He would be terrible as James Bond. Idiris Elba would be perfect.

    • Bettyrose says:

      IDK. When I first laid eyes on Loki, I also felt something I’d never felt before. Not sure I’d call it love, though.

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        😀 In Thor or in The Avengers? Because I found him quite delicious right from the moment of his grand entrance in The Avengers, but I honestly could not have picked him out of a lineup after Thor. (It’s amazing what movie direction can do.)

      • Bettyrose says:

        The Avengers, the weekend it opened, and I googled him the second the credits started rolling. He was definitely not an over-papped man-toy of a popstar back then. Oh, 2012, you were a simpler time.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I’m with Bettyrose. I didn’t know who he was until he appeared on screen in the Avengers with Bono’s hair from the Zooropa era.

      • holly says:

        he was a curly haired muppet in the Wallander TV series with Keith Brannagh a few years back

      • Bobbiesue says:

        See him in Wallander as Magnus, one of his first “breakout” roles (though smallish) given to him by Kenneth Branagh. You will not find him sexy at all. Amazing what a makeover can do…and hair straightening, and working out…

    • helena says:

      lol ahhahaahaha. plain and simple.
      I’ve alwas been a fan, she seemed different, smart,authentic. but now she seems pathetic and that makes me sad for her.

    • twilly says:

      And he’s nuttier!

      • cherrypie says:

        Thank you @twilly! In those pictures on Lainey Gossip where they are out for lunch and then off to a hellicoper ride. He looks so gleeful while she just looks so tired and over it. He is just gulping up the attention….so thirsty.

    • browniecakes says:

      Why TnT will fail: he is acting like Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch and she is acting like Taylor Swift.

      • Llamas says:

        TnT will explode like literal TnT and her mind numbingly annoying pattern is once again going to come to fruition and oh my fudgeberries. I’m almost 20; I’m supposed to be the emotionally immature one and yet I’ve been saying for years now that she needs an intense psychiatric evaluation. She is so grating to me, everything about her. I don’t know why so many people jump onto her gravy train-I don’t think she’s talented in any way other than marketing herself.

        She and Adele are the same age. *mind explodes*

      • Fire Rabbit says:

        Someone should make a gift if the couch jumping and superimpose Huddled face. That picture alone will say a thousand words about this whole thing.

      • Dee Kay says:

        @Llamas: I don’t hate Taylor Swift half as much as you, but I *love* your comment!! Upvoting the hateration!!!

    • Nicole says:

      Lololol yea I mean she’s got the emotional maturity of a 15 year old. But I called the next step was the quotes about how IN LOVE they are from reliable sources. Next the girls squad will chime in on how they had a pizza party with tom and he was “so awesome”

    • Chaucer says:

      I think she’s pregnant.

      • cherrypie says:

        Maybe not pregnant given that she is flying all over the world in private jets and touring in hellicopters. The first trimester can be a bit uncomfortable what with morning sickness and all. Even if she was not experiencing morning sickness would she be travelling all over the place like that? Time will tell I guess.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Any particular reason?

    • TyrantDestroyed says:

      He reminds me of the character played by Johnathan Rhys Meyers in the movie Match Point and Taylor of her wife in the same film… this is scary.

    • Michelle says:

      I hope he dumps her. She is a very needy person.

  2. UCatwoman says:

    How sweet! He makes her feel safe! Him and the dozen bodyguards that trail along behind her.

    • Lex says:

      Right? Listen, if there was some sort of danger, if I was Taylor, I’d be jumping in the arms of those bodyguards. Not someone as dainty as her.

      I hope they have kids. She actually has met her match (minus Karlie Kloss, because I really do think they were dating for a time). No one is as cheesy as her. Or desperate. I’m really hoping she’s pregnant right now.

      • easi says:

        I never paid much attention to him before but with her previous “relationships” is he kind of “exposing” himself?

      • Boo says:

        whatever did happen with karlie kloss?? I read something once where she said she had to move out of Taylor’s NY apt fast middle of the night. No idea if that’s true.

      • Tris says:

        She’s TOTALLY pregnant!

      • Scootypuffjr says:

        ZOMFG, Lex you read my mind! I loved her with Karlie, I think they truly were together and loving the whole “teehehe, the world just thinks we’re best friends but we’re more than that!” vibe. There was one pic I saw of them, and my preg-dar jumped for a sec. I agree with the folks that are saying TH’s image won’t recover from this. I love him as an actor, but this definitely sours me on him a bit.

      • Llamas says:

        Can someone please go into their take on the whole Karlie Kloss thing? I’d really like to have a bit more understanding. All I know is that Taylor exiled her completely.

      • Alex says:

        Just wanted to chime in that I too think she and Karlie were dating.

        I love how Taylor went from twee Modcloth model to punk/ska rocker girl in two minutes and then jumped right back to twee retro nightmare again as soon as she took up with a different man. (And by “I love” I mean “It’s pathetic and ridiculous”.)

      • Chicken says:

        She was drinking wine in Nashville so probs not.

      • Hudson Girl says:

        Karlie just posted weeks ago that she and her boyfriend had celebrated their 4 year anniversary. He’s from some prominent NY family.

      • GingerNYC says:

        Karlie’s boyfriend is from a VERY prominent family in New York, the Kushners. His brother is married to Ivanka Trump and owns the NY Observer. They also are very Jewish; Ivanka converted and now even keeps kosher. I have no idea if that would be an issue for Karlie (or her b/f) but it’s a pretty big deal, because in order for a child to be considered Jewish the mother must be Jewish. So she would have to convert if he wanted to raise his kids that way. And you have to be pretty committed to keep kosher, it’s not easy.

    • Lisa says:

      Maybe Taylor sicced her killer cats on Karlie after a fight.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Lol, I was just thinking the exact same thing, Ucat. She seems to be pretty well protected with or without him.

  3. Betti says:

    Same old same old from her – latching onto the current ‘IT’ guy. Am sure when it all goes pear shaped she’ll write songs about how horrible he was to her – thats after she buys a big house next door to him (stalking him like all her other previous men).

    • Naya says:

      Oh he is a willing participant …and probably a very well compensated one at that #staged. I cant wait for the songs though. She’ll have so many references to this tour. “He rocked my world and showed me the world”, “we saw the world and felt like we owned the world”, blah blah

    • cyn says:

      I just rolled my eyes so hard that I think I sprained one of them. Dude seriously lost my respect when he pimped out his niece for a pap walk. Who does that?

    • teacakes says:

      She did that with the Kennedy kid too. I just can’t with her.

      • Christin says:

        Oh, but her PR tried to spin it as a great real estate investment (insert eye roll). She doesn’t buy to stalk, it’s her ultra savvy investment instinct.

        Keep buying her stuff, kids!

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Tiddlebabies! It’s the big one! 👰

    • Sixer says:

      Love is a many splendoured thing
      It’s the April rose
      That only grows in the early spring
      Love is nature’s way of giving
      A reason to be living
      The golden crown that makes a man a king

      Once on a high and windy hill
      In the morning mist
      Two lovers kissed
      And the world stood still
      Then your fingers touched
      My silent heart and taught it how to sing
      Yes, true love’s
      A many splendoured thing

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        🎤 Sing it, Sixer!

      • antipodean says:

        Ha, ha, Sixer, good one, but it’s way too early in the morning for this sort of poetical waxing. Tone it down a little please, I can see your OTT glee from here! LOL! And should Rogers and Hammerstein be worried?

      • Sixer says:

        My grandmother liked that song and EVERYONE in our family used to go about pretending to throw up at the sickly lyrics every time she put it on.

        Can’t think why it popped into my mind!

      • Christin says:

        Because it’s a 1950s movie theme song, perhaps? I’ve lost count of the movies they have covered or brought to mind in 13 days.

      • Sixer says:

        (I can think really, Christin. I was just mocking poor old LEGS as per.)

  5. LAK says:

    Of course she is.

  6. Emma33 says:

    Yeah, Taylor isn’t dumb in love, she’s more emotionally-stunted-but-incredibly-calculating in love.

    • Scal says:

      Exactly. I never thought J.Lo was with any of her boyfriends/husbands for PR or publicity. But because she fell head over heels every time. (and she’s a serial monogamist) And I don’t remember her doing staged pap strolls with each new guy she met.

      With Taylor it reads as someone who wrote a script and isn’t really in love with anyone, but just trying to sell a brand/image of someone in love. It reads as immature and fake.

  7. Hegimal says:

    Why is Ms Swift dressed like a crazy cat lady in the breathless first few weeks of courting? It doesn’t add up to me. She looks about 100 and the ash hair doesn’t help either.


  8. paolanqar says:

    Of course.

  9. LadyMTL says:

    Ah, to be rich enough to fly around the world with your brand-new “love of your life” boyfriend. I’d be smirking at the camera too, lol.

    That said, this is getting a bit freaky. It’s like…if a pap is not around to snap a pic of their outing of the day, did it really happen?

  10. kiki says:

    They are both desperate.

    • Emma - The JP Lover says:

      @Kiki, who wrote: “They are both desperate.”

      Yep, that’s why they call it ‘contractual love.’

  11. Westiesheepie says:

    You need to get the latest pics from Tumblr and Instagram. It’s off the charts in romance and love. My cold cynical heart actually melted when I saw them this morning. It’s real folks!

    • Boo says:

      lol Thanks for the tip!

    • Naya says:

      Link please.

      • a reader says:

        Here you go. I hate to admit this but this looks real to me….

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Oh my goodness, hadn’t seen the hand kissing… Oh that’s pure love…

      • Truthie says:

        Westie and a reader – nice! Sure looks real.

        Is this any worse than Liz Taylor on her first, second or third husbands? I don’t think so. It’s good that Liz wasn’t trounced daily online for feckless romanticism, at least she was able to sally forth and fall in love with who she wanted to and when she wanted to. I’d had 3 proposals by Taylor’s age, and I wasn’t rich nor had my own jet so maybe she’s overdue to have a serious love.

    • Whatabout says:

      Gah! I saw them just now. My thoughts on this have now shifted that this is very real. That they maybe rushing things before he starts filming Thor. These two weirdos are actually in love.

      • Westiesheepie says:

        Yes real glorious head-over-heels in love! And they don’t care who sees it, they are going to live it all out in the open.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      It looks both real and ridiculous. Christ, if you put these scenes in a romcom, people would think you’d lost your mind. How old is that man??? 15? If he manages to pull a Blake Lively after it’s over and erase it from people’s memory, I’ll have to respect him forever. Right now I’m embarrassed.

      • Tara says:

        I disagree. Being head over heels makes us all feel like a teenager again. I don’t think it’s silly at all. In fact it’s wonderful. If they could bottle up that feeling when we first fall head over heels, everyone would buy it.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Feel like a teenager, yes. Act like one and go on a world tour with it? No. That’s my personal preference though. At my age I’m just not into the crazy public displays but hey, they really found each other then.

      • my3cents says:

        Ahh teenage love…the highs..the lows…buckle your seatbelts everyone.

    • MI6 says:

      Um, no. That’s called delusional.

    • Tara says:

      I haven’t seen them yet, but I saw other pictures from this trip and I thought the same thing. Though I have thought it from when they were in NY. I wasn’t sure what to think with the first pics out of Rhode Island, but the second set…it’s love. It’s mutual. It’s not PR. I don’t know, you can just tell. We’ve all been there. In fact, I have a feeling these two are going to marry.

    • K.C. says:

      They look extremely in love in the pictures taken by fans in Rome. I think it’s great. Also, they’re making my “it’s all a lie!” fears go away at this point. It’s real. They’re happy. Good stuff.

      • DIRTNAP says:

        @Tara and @K.C.: I’m glad that there are still people in the world rooting for love. My jaded heart just isn’t buying into it. I feel like the break up and new relationship were going to be a narrative all along, but Taylor’s team rushed it because they were tipped off about Kanye’s video and needed a huge distraction. Romance! Travel! Taylor’s much too busy to respond to Kanye’s little pranks right now.

        But then my jadedness goes deeper, and I think Taylor was in on the Kanye video all along – heck, maybe she even posed for it! Nothing makes people stop seeing you as a twee singer quite like showing your naked breasteses in bed with other naked people. See, that’s why people like me need the Taras and the K.C.s of the world. Help me to believe in love and pure intentions again!

      • Noname says:

        @Dirtnap- This can be both: They can be in love or lust, into each other, and it can also be a media ploy to distract us from the Kanye video and Kim’s interview. First, I doubt she posed for the video or even knew it was coming but Kim’s interview? It’s possible. I think Taylor killed two birds with one stone with the pictures of her and Tom on the beach in Rhode Island: sticking it Calvin Harris and his bs narrative she was clingy, wanted to get married and preempting the news she probably knew about Kanye’s lyrics.

    • Applepienyc says:

      My thoughts exactly. Publicity aside – I honestly think they are really in love. These two ‘get’ each other. Screw the gossiping cynics, my heart is also melting, and I just want hm to be happy. And to keep giving us incredible performances.

      • Patty says:

        What we are seeing is the initial lust/excitement phase. I’m going to give it a while before I proclaim it tru wuv. Let’s see if they’re still together and happy in 6-12 months.

        Considering her history it’s just par for the course for her. She’s like this with every guy in the beginning. Every.Single.One.

      • Jen says:

        So she was in love with Calvin in May ( by her own words) and in June she’s in love with Tom?

      • Noname says:

        Happens all the time Jen.

        @Patty: How do you explain Hiddleston though?

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Aw, those actually do look real. And it looks much sweeter than anything their alter egos, Smirk and Thin-Mouth, the Pap-walk Patrol, ever provided.

    • Carol says:

      I don’t know. The guys Swifty went out with before didn’t seem like they wanted to “settle down” with anyone – just wanted to have a good time (nothing wrong with that). I think Hiddles does want to settle down – didn’t he talk about wanting to settle down in his past interviews? So maybe, this one might work out.

      Anyway, I envy anyone who lives/travels in an area where you have to wear a jacket because its cold outside. I’m in California and its freaking hot!

  12. Naya says:

    These two have been giving me life lately. May their desparation never wane.

  13. SM says:

    Of course she is in love and she never felt like that. It seems to happen to her all the time. I guess she is probably just that kind of person who likes the new exciting begginings and then her passion turns to obsession and sooner or later you just fall out of it because the high level of emotional involvement is exhausting. And every single time it feels like it’s the happily ever after.
    Oh look. They are in Italy now. They are working as hard on promoting themselves as actors are while promoting their summer blockbusters.

  14. Frannydays says:

    She’s making me regret every time I have ever defended her.

    • Erinn says:

      To be fair – because of her music I’d say about 90% of these stories that people take for gospel are BS. She’s set the media up to make constant stories up regarding her love life. It’s kind of sucky, really. The fact that people believe all of the hype over this stuff is ridiculous when the same people are constantly like “well it’s from x source, you can’t believe it” when it’s a celeb they like. Yeah, she courts the attention but I SERIOUSLY doubt she’s as stupid as all these stories are making her out to be.

      People just love to hate Taylor.

      • Kitten says:

        Aw, stop spoiling the fun with that truth! 😉

      • HappyMom says:

        All you need to do is look at all of the pictures of the two of them with their families and friends 3 weeks in, papped in obscure places where there would not be celebrity photogs unless they were tipped off, and feel second-hand embarrassment. No words required.

  15. CidySmiley says:

    I can guarantee she’s felt this way *at least* six times.

  16. freebunny says:

    Why the articles are always about her and never about him? Is it cause she controles the media and all the story telling, like Calvin said?

  17. Fallon says:

    This is so clearly a publicity stunt.

  18. NewWester says:

    I still don’t get the rush to introduce the person you are to seeing to your parents. Some have speculated Taylor is pregnant( Twitter would go into meltdown!) If she is I hope they have a girl and name her Snowflake Swift Hiddleston

    • Naya says:

      If she is pregnant then even assuming she cheated, she is barely 8 weeks along. Who goes this overdrive in their first trimester. Nah, these people are just good old crazy and very thirsty.

      • NewWester says:

        But I have to admit I am enjoying reading the stories about Taylor and Tom. Plus the comments are great!

      • Alex says:

        Taylor Swift would. Seriously. If anyone on the planet was inclined to go this batshit overdrive in first tri, it’s Taylor Swift.

        God help us when she does start reproducing.

  19. lucy2 says:

    “She texted her close friends and said, ‘I think I am in love and I never felt this way before!’”
    How often do you think her friends have received that text? I’m guessing with every new boyfriend.

  20. CidySmiley says:

    Also … oh to be traveling the world in a private jet and not scooping up kid puke all night with your husband. TO BE YOUNG *RICH* AND “IN LOVE.”

  21. InVain says:

    I think the fact that she’s hung onto her sweet-16 image for this long is what makes her so insufferable and unlikable. Obviously not among the tweens/teens/young adults…but I used to like her and honestly now, I don’t want to hear her music on the radio because of her image. Shallow? Maybe…but I just CAN’T with her ANYMORE. Everyone goes through a ‘lust’ phase when a relationship is starting out…sometimes that lasts for a while. I know it did with my husband, but FOR F*CK SAKE. I’m 5 years older than her and seriously can’t relate AT ALL. Good luck Tom, you’ll need hoards of it when you’re done with her.

    • Frannydays says:

      I honestly thought she has matured when it came to her relationship with Calvin. She wasn’t in your face about it and it seemed real. I was really immature when it came to relationships until I was about 22, so I was all
      about giving her the benefit of the doubt. Now, no more. Girl, is immature and contrived as they come.

      • teacakes says:

        I chucked out the ‘benefit of the doubt’ for her when she pap-strolled with that high schooler Kennedy…..two days after his eighteenth birthday. And it was reported she’d been signing him out of his HIGH SCHOOL dorm.

        It’s funny how her immature image actually saved her from getting dragged as a skeeve with him and that 1D boy (whom she admitted she was with for a year? Which means possibly before he turned 18?) – I mean, people rag on Hiddles for dating younger but at least everyone he’s dated was several years into adulthood.

    • Green Is Good says:

      Lewis Black quote: “shut up shut up shut up!!”

      How many hourly updates can we stand?!

  22. Hannah says:

    I can’t believe he’s running with the celeb side of this. Celebs don’t go to places like the Colleseum cosplaying as themselves unless they want to be noticed. He is worth millions in his own right. He could have had a massive career. What is going on??!!

    • Boo says:

      He’s the male version of her but more ambitious. He’s working for his money and locking her in. If this ends, it will be on her, not him. Smart way to play it. Everything visible so she can’t trash him with her versions of spin.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        He absolutely is the male version of her.

        Seriously, realizing that, if it ends, what adult woman would ever legitimately want him? He is a teenage girl, as desperate for whirlwind love as they come!

        James Bond my a–

      • Boo says:

        Miss Melissa – hahahaha “James Bond my a-” 🙂

        Ah, yep, I see that now too.

      • Secret squirrel says:

        But doesn’t that make them perfect for each other?

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Mr. SDM says Hiddles is “out Swifting the Swift.”

    • Alex says:

      “Cosplaying as themselves” – love it

  23. Jayna says:

    Well, of course, they both think they are in love. They’ve been inseparable and flying all over the globe to be papped on beaches in luv and to introduce the parents to their new boyfriend/girlfriend and for paps to see it.

  24. OriginallyBlue says:

    I will never be able to look at Tom the same.

    • Sue says:

      Same here. I just don´t get it. I´m trying to push him out of my head. I am not ( or I wasn´t? ) a crazy fan, I just admire his personality, at least what he was showing to the world, his attitude to life etc. I hope he can look in the mirror… I have really hard time to process this. I know, we don´t know him at all, but still, you cannot fake your whole public persona in front of fans for all those years if this isn´t a part of your real character. But in the end he´s just a man a he will live with his choices. I just wish him luck.

      • Boo says:

        I think he is the man he showed us but he hid his ambition fairly well. No shame in that, most people do that. It’s manners. Especially if raised British.

        I also think he really is into her and cares for her. But he’s also very attracted to her money and status and that is how he’s able to focus and do this – it’s not just emotions for him, he is in it to win it and as long as she is into him, it works. If she starts to wake up though, and he can’t reel her back in, then it will be over.

      • Starkiller says:

        He is the same as he ever was. He was always just as much of a famewh*re as her. It’s a lot more palatable to most people (although God only knows why) when it’s packaged as a suave, falsely humble posh English gent.

        I don’t like either of these people, but I have a modicum of respect for Taylor as far as this goes-at least she’s honest about it.
        She’s never pretended to be anything other than what she is.

  25. Kita says:

    I may have missed something in “photo assumption,” but she started to look less and less happy while in England with his mother and sister still looking happy (one Daily Mail caption when she was looking at Tom was ‘That’s not the look of love! Taylor’s look is throwing daggers, etc.’ She did look peeved in a few at the car with him)…. and she sprang back and looks much, much happier in Rome. She was happy in Nashville, rather so at the beginning in England, and sproing! As said by Kaiser, at her 1950s holiday best in Rome. And Hiddleston seemed to start looking tighter in the jaw from then forward. I don’t know, I have no doubt he is in-it-to-win-it, but the one thing that would throw a wrench in things is if she doesn’t really like being with his side.

    Can you imagine roaming around the Colosseum in low heeled shoes? They aren’t flats, and not really high heels… in between. That says to me that this really is being curated as an appearance, not just tourist-y fun. She can do dressed down; she could wear the oxfords like in the RI beach photos. Oxfords in the sand and heels at the Colosseum? That just strikes me as interesting. Great color for the shoes though.

    • NewWester says:

      I saw that photo where Taylor was giving Tom major radioactive stink eye. That was something!

      • ohdear says:

        I’d be interested to see a video of that event. I wonder if the paps were calling out questions about the Kanye video and both were annoyed because his niece was there? It’s so tough to know what is going on from pictures, but I can imagine tension with a bunch of photographers around, especially if you expected some, but not as many as there were.

    • Boo says:

      Speculating here, they would have gotten wind of the press interpretation of them as a couple while with his family. That might’ve shaken Tom up especially as he was being emasculated in the press. So last days with family were more about that maybe. Guessing. I don’t know.

    • Dara says:

      Could it be they were with his family, in a place he considers home, and his family was hopefully more interested in reconnecting with him than in worshipping her? Maybe that was a unique experience for her and she didn’t like it. Wait, it’s not all about ME? This sucks. I wanna go to Rome, someone fire up the jet – we’re out of here.

      You don’t have to be a celeb to crave being the center of attention all the time. I know a few people like that. If they aren’t the special snowflake in any given situation, where everyone caters to their every whim, they can’t handle it.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Dara. given that he’s heading off to Australia for months and has frequently said that when he is home, he spends Sunday with his family (as many families do; it’s the day to call home if you aren’t going home), the family probably had that weekend planned for months, with or without Taylor Swift’s involvement. And you’re right, she may not have liked sharing the attention and she didn’t have her squad with her for support. Emma was nowhere to be seen in any of the pictures, was she? Although her husband was there for the ball shopping expedition, so she probably was too. And Tom has said that he respects Emma’s opinion almost above all others. That dynamic would be interesting.

      • Dara says:

        Emma’s absence was interesting. If either sister wasn’t going to play along, I thought it would have been Sarah for sure. I hope at some point they all gathered around the family piano and did some singing – and I truly hope Emma wiped the floor with the pop princess. Emma has a beautiful, classically trained voice, I bet there’s no need for auto-tune when she’s the one doing the singing.

  26. Div says:

    Ugh, stop making me stick up for Tay Tay. Honestly feel like people are overreacting about his image. Tom was tumblr famous, not famous famous, and while he has acting credibility he hasn’t had a real critical or commercial hit film outside of Marvel. Maybe, maybe, someone could say Only Lovers Left Alive was a hit because it did well with the critics. Taylor is incredibly successful in her own right, it’s not like he’s dating Lindsay Lohan. I like Tom but it’s kind of gross how people are acting like he’s some untouchable prince because he’s posh, British, and educated. As I said in another post, one can easily flip the script and point out ways in which someone could say he isn’t good enough for her.

    There aren’t that many people who closely follow pop culture/celeb gossip in the long run even if it seems like a lot since we (and the blogs) are all so loud. Lainey’s talked about people not even realizing staged photos are real-so I doubt most people will remember the snark and instead will just remember the two dated.

    • Emily says:

      I agree. I’ve been finding him kind of thirsty/annoying for a while. I think he is very much in his element right now.

    • Lynnie says:

      Regular people might not be able to tell that the photos are staged at first, but I guarantee it’s probably a whole lot easier when she follows the same playbook for every. single. guy. Even if someone might not be able to pinpoint the pr aspects of this relationship exactly, the OTT isn’t doing her/him any favors with her older fans and people who didn’t think highly of her in the first place.

      As for Tom there have been people calling him out (Sixer’s funny posts come to mind), but I agree I think the English charm *was* bamboozling others for a bit.

      • Sixer says:

        Moi? Little old me? Being mean about LEGS? How could you even SAY such a thing, Lynnie?! Teehee.

        He’s always been a purveyor of twee. I had little idea about her, but from recent comments I gather she’s pretty much the same. But now it’s like Hallmark archive meets Hallmark archive. It’s like twee to the max. What’s not to like?

      • Kita says:

        Sixer, perhaps they could be the Twee n Twee world tour? Or maybe they are T to the Twee-nfinity? 😀

        That’s it, they are feeling not affinity, but twee-finity!

      • Sixer says:

        I don’t think they should be leaking boring old texts. I think we should get full transcripts of the love letters they are surely writing to one another. I also want to know which colour of pastel is the notepaper used and which perfume anoints said notepaper.

        Also, what is “their” song? Surely they must have one by now?

      • Lynnie says:

        Hahahhahaahha Sixer you’re hilarious! I wish my mom was as cool as you lol

    • lobbit says:

      Right? I can’t even believe the over the top reactions to these two.

  27. SM says:

    The real questions is: if Tommy was in the running to play James Bond, do you think he still is? Because Bond has a reputation to mentain and i am not sure they are looking for moving into a teenage girl demographic. Honest question. No shade intended. Almost.

    • lilacflowers says:

      He was not in the running to play James Bond and he twice asked reporters to stop asking him about it. They always go with people less well known than he or Idris is.

      • GingerNYC says:

        They’ve been asking Tom in interviews about James Bond since at least 2012/13, idk why but it’s not just some recent thing.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      The Bond rumors helped cover up the news that he starred in two movies that tanked.

      Now the news about Tiddles will distract people away from his not bagging the Bond role.

      I think he is playing PR leapfrog with unicorns quite frankly…..

      • Liz says:

        He is up for an UK award for Night Manager and probably an Emmy too. His career wasn’t suffering.
        This site reminds me of ONTD. Is it an offshoot?

      • Annetommy says:

        Unfortunately he was in three that tanked – Crimson Peak, High Rise and I Saw the Light, though the critics had a lot of good things to say about him in the roles. I can’t share the reaction of horror and disdain that many people seem to feel. They seem to be enjoying themselves. If it lasts, that’s lovely, if it doesn’t, that’s life.

    • CornyBlue says:

      I dont think Hiddleston is in the running for Bond actually but why would having a teenage fanbase not help ? They too have coins to give ?

    • Ally8 says:

      Ah, maybe the goal was the trip to Italy, to impress Barbara Broccoli (Bond boss) with his love of la dolce vita.

      My other thought from the latest batch of Rome pictures: Swift is wearing an Elizabeth and James purse. That’s the Olsen line the twins named after their other siblings, i.e. Elizabeth Olsen. Peculiar.

    • twilly says:

      This fiasco is going to lose him votes for his nom for Night Manager – the one where fans vote. Does anyone else think so?

  28. Tara says:

    Lainey had a lot more pictures of this trip, and in most of them he is grinning or laughing. I think they’re both in love. Just my opinion.

    • Kita says:

      The pictures Lainey has were taken in England on the beach with his family; I think Kaiser is especially noticing a tightness in his jaw from towards the end of the England jaunt and in the Rome trip. He does smile there too, but whether it is the paps at times, or the warmth of Rome, etc — there is a tightness often present. I think they really do feel in love too, and probably they are (or are on their way). But nonetheless, the tightness is increasingly evident.

      • Westiesheepie says:

        There are many new Rome pics just posted this morning on Instagram and Tumblr. There is no tightness or lack of warmth. In fact just the opposite! One in particular, where he is kissing her hand and looking into her eyes will melt you cold cynical heart! Lol

      • Kita says:

        Cold, cynical heart? Moi? No way, I just think he was best with Miss Piggy. I mean, if you are going full on ham-and-cheese, she can use his cheesiness, right? 😉

      • lilacflowers says:

        The shot immediately proceeding the hand kiss shows her reaching out to grab him.

      • GingerNYC says:

        She’s actually not reaching out to grab him, her arm/hand are very clearly resting on the table.
        It’s getting hella petty in here lol

    • Miss Melissa says:

      Ok lovebirds, tell me… When your first few weeks involves a worldwide love tour… Two continents in two weeks including your own version of Roman Holiday, where do you go from there?

      It’s all so wonderfully romantic. Too bad real life isn’t that way.

  29. Nancy says:

    She’s in love with being in love. Dear Diary: I have finally met the man of my dreams…..rubbish. Love doesn’t come easy, attraction does. She’s found “the one” about twenty times now. But Miss Taylor seems to fall out of love as fast as she falls in….i.e. Calvin, but she will learn eventually. Even Kim K doesn’t have a fail list as long as hers. Her life though, good luck goldilocks.

  30. cindyp says:

    What’s the upside for him? I don’t get it. He’s a serious actor; she’s a stunted adolescent who acts like she’s still in high school.

    • Maria says:

      fame. he wants to be a serious actors but look at his peers. they are lightyears ahead of him. that ship has sailed. he isnt getting younger and if he wants some mainstream fame he needs to get it now.

      • Boo says:

        and money. And all her real estate, the plane. Plus she’s as uptight, and ambitious, as he is. They even dress alike – uptight. I didn’t realize it until today. They’re total fashion matches.

    • browniecakes says:

      He finally got gossip news sites to write about him, in fact he’s landed a few covers because of her. E! Extra! EOnline, ET, (why do they all start with ‘E’, America?) and People finally have more than a sentence on him. FAME is what has alluded him and any press is good press.

    • Keaton says:

      US household recognition level fame, access to tremendous wealth, true A list status, etc. The more this goes on the more I see him as basically a huge famewhore and gold digger.

  31. Emily says:

    We can’t blame this all on Swifty. He’s the one who brought his mom on a pap stroll… 😛

  32. Vesta says:

    Tom’s suede shoes in the first pic look almost like clown shoes.

  33. Patricia says:

    Her friends received that text and their eyes rolled so hard it caused multiple injuries to them.
    Then they started texting each other “Taylor’s text! How do I even respond to this? I can’t deal with her right now” etc.

  34. Chantall says:

    I am blaming the Brexit on this new romance! Was Tom in London to vote? Is he so much in love that he neglected his civic duty? It has been awhile since i posted, where are the hunterbatch? Are they still together? I thought they were supposed to be divorced by now? Cumberbatch romance was hastened by his son, but i don’t think it was fake, swiftytom looks fake like Trump’s suntan. Cumberbatch must happy , no more nasty comments about him and his poor wife, I hope.

  35. nicole says:

    I don’t know, I know she has been through this before, but I have been overly excited at the beginning of relationships before and then things have fallen apart quickly. I think that’s just kind of normal in dating (for some, not all) except they have the money to travel the world and make it next level. I’ve had normal 30 something dudes get super into me immediately and then just change their minds and the reverse. I know Taylor has a lot of other factors but I don’t know if I can be mad for her getting super excited about a guy – and him for getting super excited about her too quickly.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Yeah, it’s called infatuation. And many, many people mistake infatuation for love, and wonder why love never seems to last for them, sigh!

      • Andrea says:

        My problem is once the facades and masks come down, there are dealbreakers and I break up with them. I sadly have broken up with every man I’ve ever dated and I am 35. I worry I will never find someone I love enough to get married.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Andrea, just be happy. Enjoy the life that you have. Enjoy every minute of it.

  36. Anett says:

    Can you imagine how much fun we gonna have if this love match is over.:-D

    • Jenns says:

      Seriously. I’m over here in the corner waiting for the break-up.

      • twilly says:

        Is she buying a house in Australia so that he can come home to her every night? No more drinks and fun with the boys. Will not be allowed. Can you see the kiss up with Elsa P. when they meet? I understand the Hemsworths moved back to Australia.

    • Kitten says:

      Frankly, I’ll have more fun if these two take it all the way to the altar.

      • Guesto says:

        Me too, Kitten. Where’s the fun in a break-up?

        Destination Altar, on the other hand, promises a future of untold hilarity.

      • OriginallyBlue says:

        I can see them imploding by Xmas or engaged. That’s it. For his sake I hope they stay together. His die hard fans are questioning his sanity because they are seeing the real him and don’t know how to deal. Her fans will give him a chance until they break up and everyone else is just finding this sad and amusing.

      • Scotchy says:

        Oh yes all the way to the altar, followed by a twiddlekid and then a massive divorce!!!!

        I CAN NOT WAIT!!

      • Guesto says:

        Noooooo, no divorce!!! I want them to be together forever.

        And I’m not even joking.

      • K.C. says:

        Same. I don’t want a summer fling, that’s boring. I think they’ll get married. She’s at the age where many women consider marriage, and he’s not getting any younger. I’m honestly having trouble picturing her with ANOTHER man after this, since this is such a spectacle. How could anyone live up to it, lol? She has had a great career thus far but has exhausted the single girl aspect, and I suspect the next time she puts out an album, there will be a ring on her finger.

        Despite all the naysayers and cynics, they ARE a good match. If they were polar opposites I might be more skeptic, but they’re practically the same person in so many ways. All these things put together sell me on this being a long-term situation.

        My idea is pretty much unchanged from where we started: Rebounding isn’t a good look. If it were “all for PR,” well, starting right off they’re failing, because it looks like she cheated, so that still makes no sense to me. “All for PR” would’ve been ramping up a romance a few months after Calvin, not a week after. I think they’re trying to make this indeed real relationship look as good as possible given the suspicious timeline, and that’s where the staged aspect starts and ends.

  37. Kita says:

    This is not conspiracy-theory-talk, but I think the sexiest she ever looked, and the most chemistry she ever had with someone, was in the Bad Blood video when she was boxing Karlie Kloss. She also had the most intense eye contact with her in the Vogue best friends video, and the photo spread in Vogue showed a gorgeous duo. I don’t see as much chemistry with anyone else.

    Who do you all think Taylor has chemistry with?


      I think she has incredible chemistry with her paps.

    • glossycomeback says:

      I get that “Kaylor” is a fave tumblr ship, but I sometimes get really put out that every relationship has to be so sexualized these days. I’m in my 20s and I have girlfriends that I’m extremely close to and have loads of “chemistry” with, but it’s not sexual. Please stop the incessant sexualizing!

      Having said that, I know that when I started dating my current boyfriend, we were just this crazy and over the top immediately — “I love you” “I’ve never felt this way before” etc, etc. But then we never left my flat for the first few weeks!!!! I can’t imagine wanting to be out and about like this…surrounded by loads of bodyguards. When do they actually get to have the infatuation sex that comes with over the top falling in love???? And do the burly blokes stand outside the door??? NO THANK YOU

  38. D says:

    I wonder if this will have an affect on his career, he is getting more attention, but it’s not really positive attention. So how did he expect this to play out? I can’t imagine that he was expecting people to point and laugh at him, maybe he thought that Barbara Broccoli would notice and say “He’s the one – the new Bond!”.

  39. lilacflowers says:

    Taylor, that feeling is called “jet lag.” You might want to stay in the same time zone for several days straight to adjust your body clock and get used to the water.

    Breakfast/lunch/whatever appropriate meal for your time zone is served.

    As we’re still in Rome, at least for breakfast, we are still offering Italian specialties and all the prosecco, asti, lambrusco, aperol, campari, chianti, orvieto, montepulciano, trebbiani you can drink

    • Sixer says:

      If the next pap pictures aren’t of them eating trippa alla romana, I will be MOST disappointed.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Followed by tartufo in the Piazza Navona

      • Secret squirrel says:

        Then off to Australia to eat vegemite sandwiches on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        And after Tartufo, they can duck into the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi and make out in front of Caravaggio’s Triptych of Saint Matthew…..

        Oh wait, that is what I would do. Nevermind. No good! They would only have art history buffs to watch them there, and they would probably not even recognize them.

        Off to the Trevi Fountain for a photo op before hopping on the plane again! Skip Keats’s house (no time for Wimbledon, no time for poetry tours…. Neither is really interested….)

      • antipodean says:

        While they are eating said Vegemite sarnies, could I be so bold as to offer to sell them said bridge as a wedding gift? Poor Aussie is about to reap the whirlwind!

      • Sixer says:

        OMG! They forgot to do Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and the Bath Assembly Rooms while on the UK leg of their tour.


        They’ve let me down.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        &Sixer, they also forgot to stop at his place in London or visit his father.

  40. Lynnie says:

    How can you be so calculated in pr and STILL use the same playbook for all your boytoys that people have mocked you in the past??? Why??? Tweens won’t buy your stuff forever.

    I really wonder how she’s gonna react when she has no compelling reason to be in the spotlight anymore.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Check out Madonna.

      • Christin says:

        Everyone can yell at me, but I’m thinking a big dash of LeAnn, too. Specifically, jumping from relationship to relationship since teenage fame, pap strolls galore and footing the bill to impress the new guy.

      • Kittykat says:

        Which reminds me,

        Dear Taylor this English Rose stuff as been done.
        Ask Madonna

  41. Lostmymind says:

    Taylor, please buy him a new pair of shoes. I’m sure they have shoe stores in Italy. Can’t you see he’s crying out for help? Use your money for the common good.

  42. OTHER RENEE says:

    If I were him, I’d lock up my bunnies. Just saying…

  43. Sitka says:

    This is absolutely crazy. Who are they hurting? Nobody. Who cares if she goes from one relationship to the next? I’ve done it; some of my friends have done it; I’m sure some people here have done it. Everyone is so hung up on what “sources” say etc – these magazines make up stuff all the time; and if she did say it maybe people should be more concerned that her friends are hanging her out to dry. There are so many songwriters who base lyrics on real life – she’s not the first, she won’t be the last.

    His image will be ruined? He wasn’t this well known before the photos in Rhode Island; he’ll probably go back there when its over. Maybe they’re in love, maybe they’re not. Maybe it’s a PR setup, maybe it’s not.

    Also – someone said upthread about her shoes at the Colloseum – I wore similar shoes when I went; didn’t overly think about where I was going and it was fine. I also didn’t pay much attention to anyone else around me there.

    • Clémence says:

      Well we’got an apologist here ! I do that too but i dont feel the need to call the paps ! She is earning money that way, and i wont be suprize if all of this is scripted, staged and she send people to react on post on blog and social media to defend her and her “always a victim” image ! What comes around….

    • Do you know what is crazy? it is what is happening with the world right now. Brits have messed up and they are dragging others with them as well. The thought of Trump holding the presidency of the worlds most powerful country makes my bones chill.

      This is just harmless fun and very funny at that.

      • Rebecca/Becky says:

        Nullius, I apologise on behalf of some unfortunately uninformed Brit voters. I was also dismayed by the result.

      • Rebecca – i am very very disappointed with Great Britain, my second favourite country in the world after my own. All these unpleasant consequences because 27% were not bothered enough to get their lazy bums out and exercise their legal right to vote.
        I jokingly called a family friend brefugee and instantly regretted it. I have been sick from anaemia and all this brexit talk makes me sad and angry.

        Merkel will go hard on Britain and she should. We are not only suffering economic losses but we have made friends who now face an uncertain future. Their stay in here will depend upon the outcomes after the negotiations. But it is getting uglier in their home country, what with the racial attacks and xenophobia on the rise.

        It is a difficult time but like they say this too shall pass.

        Albania is also set to join EU.

      • Boo says:

        Feel a need to support Britain right now. We’ve all been there – a country full of citizens nobody had any idea were so dense as to vote for manipulative liars and unicorn makers. I don’t want to compare Germany to today but not for nothin’ it’s valuable to note we’ve seen this before.

        Then it was USA really getting the ball rolling electing a former ACTOR as President – Reagan. Once he got in, it’s been a version of worldwide chaos reigning ever since and he started it snowballing to other countries. Thatcher, then the Bushes (both of them) in USA, then Canada with Harper (terrifying) and now Britain. This stuff doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

        My heart is with Britain. I know too many good people there and we are ALL from there in some respect. Everybody gets snowed, it’s not unheard of and there were serious economic issues influencing them. The vote was so close they could ignore it. It is not representative of Britain as a whole and even some who voted to leave realize NOW “omg what have I done, that vote really counted? i was just making a protest statement”…

        Anyway, Paris 1919 and all that. We’ve been here before. We’ll survive it. We’re on the brink of massive changes though and if things had been managed better and people paid better attention, and there weren’t idiots elected ever, we wouldn’t be here today.

      • GingerNYC says:

        No, we are not ALL from Britain. I am not from there and no one in my family tree has ever been from there. And actually, where we are ALL from is AFRICA.

  44. Jade says:

    Taylor Taylor, time to make Asia the next romantic stop!

  45. Mira says:

    I knew she never suffered from commitment problems, but i didn’t know he was like this. He’s literally that guy that wants to move in with you after 3 dates. They are both so clingy.

    • Becky says:

      Mira, she’s had a pretty poor history with bfs though. Her longest ltr was Harris at 15 months. And they haven’t even spent any time in London, where he actually lives.

      • Mira says:

        Oh yes i know, she is not very good at keeping a relationship, but nobody can fault her commitment when she mets a new man
        10 days and they have already travelled 2 continents, 3 states, 3 of her homes, 2 set of parents, 1 selena gomez concert, lots of dinners and constant handholding. But i expected this from her. I am just surprised he is so needy.

    • Secret squirrel says:

      To be fair Tom is usually the long term non-commitest (no serious or acknowledged girlfriend since he split with Sarah Fielding). This behaviour of going public so hard and so fast is out of character and that is what is sending the red flags up from regular posters on these threads.

      • Mira says:

        Could it be that it was the women he liked before that wasn’t committing to him? Lizzie Olsen wouldn’t even admit she was dating him. Now that he found someone who is the same as him he is 200% in.
        I totally think they are playing it up for the cameras by the way. Its obvious they called the paps on quite a few of these occasions. But the way i read it they are both very needy people and that is what creates this weird OTT thing we are seeing.

      • Andrea says:

        That is why I find this odd. Most men I know who are noncommittal remain that way for a very long time and a Taylor Swift is their absolute worst nightmare. Is he that thirsty?

      • Miss Melissa says:


        Doubtful. JArthy was all in, he wasn’t (publicly. He kept her on the DL).

        Lizzy dumped her fiancé for him. He was again, silent.

      • Mira says:

        @ melissa
        Where are you getting that Lizzie dumped her fiancé for TH? I have only ever read that here so i don’t think thats reliable. There was certainly a rumour that they were involved, which has been denied by her several times. If they were involved I don’t buy that it was all so private because of him. Id probably be more inclined believe that she didn’t want it to be public if your theory is right that they started something shortly after she split with her ex. The thing is that when asked about it he would play it coy, it was she on the other hand that flat out denied it.
        Also looking at how public he is with Taylor i find it very hard to believe he was the one that wanted to be private.

  46. Phoebe says:

    There are more pics out now that her personal paparazzi guy took and they play out like a teenage girls dream romcom fantasy…tippy toe kissing (no tongue because ew!), hand kisses, holding hands while traipsing around Rome and lots of pretend laughter (she’s just so very funny and charming). Next up? The montage set to music (her song of course)! Including Scooter riding? Splashing water on each other at the Trevvi fountain? Shared gelato? Then staring at the sunset while the paps get the perfectly lit shot of the perfect couple. Sigh*


    • Tiny Martian says:

      THIS is what I think she is really in love with: living her life this way, and having the world witness it. And it seems that Hiddles is the same?

      Makes me wonder: if Tiddles fell in love in a forest and there was no one there to see them, would they be just as romantic?

  47. Kitten says:

    These threads are so amazing. People talking about Hiddleston like he died…The Great Betrayal lol..
    So dramatic so extra so OTT and I’m loving every second of it 😉

    It’s like we never knew you at all, Tom Hiddleston!!!!

    Oh wait, we never actually did.

    But still….HOW DARE YOU?

    • Div says:

      Cackling. ITA. I think my favorite theory is that poor widdle Tommy Wommy is so bored that he’s trying to plot escape routes on his phone to get away from Tay Tay’s super pussy powers….instead of, you know, just checking his phone like normal people do.

      As a couple, they are OTT and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an element of PR. The reactions are equally OTT tho. I actually think they are a real couple though despite the PR thing and now I’m routing for him to knock her up and for them to have a quickie wedding just to see the continual meltdowns.

    • Luca76 says:

      I know right??? I really hope it lasts just to see exactly how out there everyone gets.

    • Becky says:

      Kitten, those reactions are to be expected cos even a few months ago Tom said in an interview that “some things are sacred” when referring to his private life. Hes also appeared private where his family are concerned, so now that’s gone out the window and it looks he’s gone full couch-jumping Tom Cruise.

      • GingerNYC says:

        And the very NEXT thing he said in that same interview was that once it was the real thing he would “shout it from the rooftops”. He’s actually being exactly who he has told us he is.
        The petty is strong today.

      • Anonnie says:

        No he did NOT say that in the interview. He said some things needed to stay sacred and left it at that. The petty may be strong but you can’t combat it by making up false quotes.

    • CornyBlue says:

      Evil Taylor has seduced Innocent 35 year old Oxbridge educated Tom

      • Miss Melissa says:


        He is clearly a willing participant. Hence the snark at his hypocritical “humble” and “sacred private life”.

    • MI6 says:

      His Serious Actor image is dying a slow and painful death. Kaiser is right – his “all about the work” persona is sinking like the Titanic.
      And I’m just going to put this out there because apparently I am an optimist: I think on some level he realizes it and will recover. It may take time, a lot of growing up and the right role, but I continue to live in hope.

    • K.C. says:

      I know. After the initial pandemonium that went down I’m like “Eh, they seem happy, whatever they’re doing. Maybe it’s PR, maybe it’s a fairytale love story, it’s probably a mix of both. Good for them.”

      I like them both, and this isn’t changing anything for me. They’re cute for however long this lasts. I think they could go the distance. And if not, his career will be just fine. Until he goes around punching paparazzi and flipping off fans, he hasn’t betrayed anything about his image. He has always liked attention, and that showed very clearly in TV interviews. Even through his goofy imitations and try-hard behavior, he was able to get good work. If his “serious actor” image hasn’t sunken yet, it’s not going to. He plays a freaking SUPERVILLAIN for goodness sake. He’s not Daniel Day-Lewis. I think Tom is a pretty diverse actor and that’s neat. But to pretend he’s just an uptight Shakespearean actor who will never be taken seriously after this is silly.

      • Sue says:

        K.C. your comments always nail it . After the first shock will subside they will find the acceptance. I hope they won´t hit us with some bigger hammer then…but what do we want, they´re just humans, just regular people underneath this all glamour…

      • lilacflowers says:

        *Tosses a handful of Baci at KC*

      • K.C. says:

        @lilacflowers Is that flattery or are you implying I’m crazy? Hahaha. Either way works just fine.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @KC, a reward.

      • K.C. says:

        Aww thank you, @lilacflowers. 🙂 Two weeks into this, and my sanity is still (possibly?) intact. Sorta.

  48. Kirsten says:

    I have some inside perspective of Taylor Swift lol. A friend of mine was dating a girl who works in the music industry in NYC. I was picking her brain about T-swizzle a couple years ago..around the time she started strutting around with a girl squad. I basically asked is she for real? Like, is this girl squad serious or calculated because I found it obnoxious. Well, according to this girl who works kind of high up at the record label said that in the industry T’s management is highly respected because they HEAVILY manage every aspect of what we know to be Taylor Swift. She said her performances and songs are all her and she is def. talented in that regard but other wise it is her management who is in control. BUT she did says Taylor has the mentality of a middle school cool girl and her management has to constantly figure out ways to create her image around her immaturity. So all of the mature and calculated moves we think is Taylor is in truth 100% the people in charge of her image. I guess we already knew this lol

    • Scotchy says:

      Makes sense, rarely do tween stars make it into adult hood san full meltdown with out a heavy heavy management and pr control…
      Her team is really one of the best in the business.

    • Lynnie says:

      “BUT she did says Taylor has the mentality of a middle school cool girl and her management has to constantly figure out ways to create her image around her immaturity.”

      I imagine all the money they get must make the headaches a bit easier to bear lol. Still to make that your life’s work, idk man, that takes dedication.

    • Nicole says:

      This does not surprise me at all. I know way to many people that went to school with her. They all say the same thing

      • GingerNYC says:

        Maybe that’s because ‘school’ was high school and Taylor was, like, fifteen?
        Again: hella petty in here

      • Scotchy says:


        It’s a gossip site. We can be as petty as we like.

        @Lynnie, for the amount of money they all make, perhaps a headache is worth it?

    • Fire Rabbit says:

      She’s about to hit the ceiling for the tween market too. Usually around 28 yrs old. Older than that and the marketers have found the teens just feel your too old and turn to younger meat. Oi. That’s why boy band groups fade away right around then. Their going to have to reinvent her soon to expand past that expiration date.

    • Alicat1822 says:

      Yes. yes. And yes.

      I think that it might be interesting to look at the root of all that is Taylor. Her parents. They get the award for having “the most specialist of all the special snowflakes that ever graced a Christmas tree farm. Ever.” Thanks for warning us about the coming winter, Ned Stark.

      Her parents were very wealthy. They made enough money to be able to make their daughter’s adolescent aspirations a reality. She was darned persistent and worked very hard to become the star that she is today. However, I think almost everyone said “yes” to Taylor from the very beginning. I’m just saying…taking a leap of faith and going your own way with a fledgling record label whilst having a development deal in place with a major record label is much easier to do when you live in your parent’s million +$ home that they purchased in Nashville for the sole reason of allowing their child to hit a home run from third base. That is the longest sentence ever, but I think she was born and raised with real-world blinders.

      • Maire says:

        @Alicat1822. Another “Yes” to everything you posted. Also, there’s TS early days with Dan Dymtrow & how all that went down. Does anyone here ever talk about that?

      • Alicat1822 says:

        Ahh, you bring up an interesting point, Marie.

  49. Craig says:

    I’m waiting for the roll-in-the-sand shots of them making out on the beach as the waves envelop them a la “From Here To Eternity”….you know it’s coming.

  50. lizzie says:

    i have been to the Colosseum in july and i can promise you – it is HOTTER THAN HELL there right now. Seeing him in a dress shirt and pants with her hanging all over him is making me sweat. He is clenching his jaw because he probably is about to die of heat exhaustion. They must have to ice their hands down after a long day of clutching…

  51. Whatabout says:

    It seems that they will be heading back to Rhode Island for the 4th. I saw on my Instagram feed that lots of stuff is being set up outside her house.

    • Christin says:

      Oh, the jumping on the beach photos are a given. I’m still pulling for retro swimsuits, circa 1930s. She did 1950s-60s with the Kennedys four summers ago.

      • justme says:

        Will he have to wear a retro swimsuit as well? With a top?

      • Christin says:

        I hope so! I also think they could pull off a whole flapper-Gatsby vibe for some dinner parties.

        Let’s not just cover the world, but the decades!

      • justme says:

        He did look good as F. Scott Fitzgerald. One of the first time I noticed him (the first was in Return to Cranford!)

        I still like him as an actor. He is very talented. I long ago learned that actor’s private lives are usually a mess so there is no point in worrying about them or letting them affect my enjoyment of their performances. Good luck to him with all this – must admit it is fun to watch – especially since I am in a quiet time at work.

    • JHK says:

      I thought he had to be in AU on the 4th?

      Besides, wouldn’t Independence Day in America be a tad uncomfortable for him? After all, it’s the day we celebrate ridding ourselves of the British.

      *scurries away*

      • Christin says:

        I’ve thought the same, but he if he’s ‘all in’, who knows. Those photos, I think, are a tradition for her.

      • zinjojo says:

        I’m American and my husband is a Brit, and he loves, LOVES to be obnoxious about American Independence on the 4th of July. I think he calls it Traitor’s day or something along those lines…and here’s the thing, because he’s charming and British, he completely gets away with it.

    • JHK says:

      Sorry, I seem to have double-posted this. Perhaps I’ve picked up a stutter.

      *scurries away again*

  52. JHK says:

    He did say at some point, “it’s all about the work.”
    But his recent behavior says it’s also about the fame and money.
    I knew he was ambitious, but I never realized just how desperate he was for attention. Someone called it in an earlier thread, with her power and multi-millions backing him, he can set up his own production company and do whatever he wants. It won’t matter if his projects bomb, he’ll still have all the attention and fame he’s been craving.

    How about PapTayTo Productions.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      ” with her power and multi-millions backing him, he can set up his own production company and do whatever he wants”


    • OhDear says:

      This contract is technically work for him, lol!

  53. Skins says:

    Are their hands super-glued together? Does he get paid each time they get papped? Has he ever “felt this way before?” Have the ratings to his boring tv show gone up since this nonsense started? So many question, so little time

  54. Chef Grace says:

    Maybe getting hiddleboned made her all hiddlepated.

  55. MI6 says:

    After seeing the latest Colosseum Photoshoot, I am confused: Is he up for Emmy consideration for The Night Manager or for this performance?
    I’ll be in the bar. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

    • Dlo says:

      Have a couple for me! I have to go to that four letter bad word, Work, eeewww

    • Maire says:

      From what I read in Variety, the Emmy nomination voting closed on Monday, the 27th. The votes will be tallied and the results to be announced on July 14th. That category is going to be tight. Oscar Isaac is also in the running for HBO’s Show Me a Hero, for which he won the Golden Globe.

      So… timing on this recent romance fits in nicely. I would not be surprised if they run it through the end of the year for the Hollywood Foreign Press / Globe nomination.

  56. Suzanne says:

    Wait a second!!! What happened to the white, bleached out hair? Was that a wig? Her hair looks natural again in these pics. They are current pics…right? She looks so much better with her own natural color.

    Somebody explain…please.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      It does look like she’s re-dyed it, my only question is: when? And did Tom hold her hand throughout the procedure? Because they’ve seemingly been together 24/7 for the past number of weeks……………so where are the pics of this event???!! I’m surprised it wasn’t fully covered, at this point.

  57. thaisajs says:

    She played the Calvin Harris break up so well, but this is just amateur hour. We’ve seen this before, countless times. What I don’t get is why he’s doing this? He doesn’t need the exposure and he looks like an idiot, trotting around with her in these staged photo ops.

  58. FW says:

    “He also makes sure she feels safe wherever they go together.”yeah of course, five body guards…really doubt TH paid the salaries of the body guards

    • Fire Rabbit says:

      Ugh. Lord I hate that “manly man makes fragile female feel safe” trope!! Im pretty sure this has all been on her dime, and these seem to be her playbook moves, which makes her the Boss. But oh no, the little fragile female still needs to be led and protected by the Man. It sells the romance to certain types of fans I guess.

      H@yl, you know if something really happened she’d have his boot marks up her back because she wasn’t moving fast enough getting to the bodyguards :)).

  59. Neners says:

    For once, I’d like Taylor’s angle to be something like, “The relationship probably doesn’t have staying power but the sex is really good so Taylor is just rolling with it.” That would probably be BS too, but at least it’s different.

  60. Westiesheepie says:

    They are on the move again! Just saw pics of them getting in a helicopter. And the biggest news? Tom has changed his pants and shoes!

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      Is there ANY aspect of this trip that will not be papped?

      • Westiesheepie says:

        They are not calling the paps! They are the hottest celebrity couple right now and their pics are worth a ton of money! In this day of instant digital media, their whereabouts are viral. If fans can find them so can the paps. There is a pic of a circus of fans standing outside their hotel this morning just to get a glimpse of them. They choose to live and not hide.

      • Dara says:

        @Westiesheepie, in my mind your first sentence should read, “They are not ALWAYS calling the paps.” I’ll maybe concede no calls for Italy, but my feeling is at least one call for Nashville, definitely a call for arrival in England on Friday, and probably a call for Rhode Island to get the ball rolling. But yes, a lot of this is them just choosing not to hide.

      • Anonnie says:

        We get it, Westie, you’re buying what they’re selling. Doesn’t mean you need to try to sell it to us as well. We’re big girls, we can make up our own minds.

      • popup says:

        I’m nearly maxed out on coverage of their whereabouts, so the main thing I got from that Daily Mail link is that Taylor has hot bodyguards. If we didn’t know, it would look like she rolled with a harem of men.

      • Sue says:

        I think Tom bought the new outfit in Rome 😀 he had to though, you know 😉

      • shelly says:

        Is it shallow and wrong to say that his shoes look awful in those pictures, they look filthy.
        I want to see them riding a camel near the pyramids next.

      • koko says:

        Ok, I call “dibs” on the bodyguard walking behind them in the plaid shirt. Yum.

      • Chaus says:

        You can fight me for him, @koko.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      And where is the helicopter going? Pompeii! Capri? Florence? Another beach?

      Most importantly, wht hasn’t she jumped into the Trevi fountain yet?

  61. Leo says:

    There’s being a recluse and then there’s visiting one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world (if not the most famous one) in one of the most famous cities in the world during the height of the tourist season. It seems like it’s only something Taylor could do and some people would still believe it’s genuine romance or just trying to live a normal life. And she’s met her true match in Tom.

    Also, I find this whole mess incredibly entertaining, but I’m kind of scratching my head in disbelief why some think there must be a serious underlying reason for this over the top circus, like pregnancy or cheating. It’s Taylor, for God’s sake. Do people forget or not know she was papped while visiting Connor Kennedy’s mother’s grave with his entire family? His mother’s grave! They were together for barely a couple of weeks and he was a barely legal high-schooler. Now that was beyond tacky!

    • Guesto says:

      Yes, but the bulk of the guffawing WTF’ery is directed at him, not her, for his quite startling but plainly 100% willing participation in this OTT touring circus of love.

      He is enabling it. 😀

    • Amanda says:

      Does anyone else wonder how they pick their next location? Were they lying in bed having pillow talk about cats and Shakespeare and Tom mention wanting to go to Italy, so Taylor just made it happen. The helicopter is probably going to Pagua because #Shakespeare

    • Maire says:

      @Leo (and everyone else here, lol) What always amazes me is that she managed to sweat up the sheets with John Mayer *without* the ticker-taylor-tape-parades that normally happen when she pairs up with someone.

      ETA: YES! Those photos of her accompanying him to his mother’s grave so early in their relationship were just beyond creepy (edit2) AND “naff” to borrow some slang from our cousins across the pond.

    • Timbuktu says:

      Exactly! I understand the fun of dating when you have all the money in the world, you don’t want to stay cooped up in your house to avoid the paps. HOWEVER, given all her money, they definitely could pick more exotic/exclusive locations that would have fewer paps – both professional and amateur kind. Colosseum is definitely not one of those. Nor is London. Or NYC. Or Nashville.
      Heck, if I had her money, I’d WANT to go places that few people get to go because it’s too expensive/only accessible by copter, etc., etc.

  62. Kinnakee says:

    If I eye-roll any harder at this TayTo stories my eyeballs will probably fly out of my face.

  63. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    For this lovely shot, the photographer employed a stop of f/4 and ISO 400 film, with the relatively obscure and oft-maligned “clown foot lens.”

    • Vesta says:

      😄😄😄 Yup, it must be the “clown foot lens.” Such an underrated device. Now I want one!

  64. Tara says:

    People who think it’s “so obvious” it’s PR because they are out and about and giving PDA’s, that I just don’t understand. I could if it wasn’t obvious these two are head over heels. When I met my husband we fell in love that way, it was like Bam!. And we spent hours together alone, making love until we couldn’t move, then we showered, dressed up, and went out. We held hands everywhere we went (we still do), stared into each others eyes, fed each other bites of our deserts in restaurants, we walked on air and anyone looking at us would know we had just fallen out of bed. It was glorious and I regret nothing. He proposed 3 months after we met. I was pregnant within 2 months after that. That was 8 years ago and though of course we are not walking on air and bouncing off walls any longer, we are still very passionately in love and are happy parents to our daughter.

    So no I don’t think this is cynical, I recognize it. I think they will marry. But that is just my opinion. Perhaps I will be proved wrong. We shall see.

    • Dlo says:

      Oh Tara, your story is beautiful. I a. A cynic though when it comes to love, so count yourself one if the lucky ones. Big sigh, wish I could meet someone but at 55 and no date in 10+ yes, sigh, oh well don’t think that is in my future….. Sigh again. Where is MI6 I need that drink

    • Maria says:

      look there are always exceptions and if Taylor wasnt known for this exact thing people would probably see it like you do. just like no one thinks Leo DiCaprio is going to marry his Victoria Secret girlfriends.

      • Noname says:

        So because Taylor has done this in the past, it can’t possibly be real now? Like i have said for the past two weeks… it can be real and PR at the same time. He’s into her, big time. Is it love? Possibly. Is it lust? Yeah, it is. The look on his face isn’t staged.. the photos from the Colesseum are fan photos and he is smiling in every one.

        Will you still doubt this if they are married 10 plus years with 2 or 3 kids… I’m curious.

    • Timbuktu says:

      I think what’s different here and in your story is the anonymity, which is quite important at this stage. You live in your own bubble, you don’t need anyone, friends and even family can temporarily become things that drag you away from him, and, thus, annoyances, etc. You really don’t want ANYONE around, let alone paparazzi. I feel like they would constantly break the magic and I’d avoid them like plague. I don’t see it here. I understand Taylor Swift is Taylor Swift, so it is hard for her to dodge the paps, but at the same time, being insanely rich, there are many many beautiful, romantic, and very exclusive and remote places that they could go to, where they could be mostly sheltered from paps. It’s not like they are starving students backpacking through Europe who’ve never been to Rome before.

  65. Fire Rabbit says:

    In those pictures of The Grand Parade he looks like he’s so tight he’s about to snap and she is clueless. Absolutely oblivious to the discomfort of others. That’s going to be their relationship in a nutshell (or in the nuthouse, whichever you prefer) going forward, because yea, they’re going to continuing this for a long time I think.

  66. popup says:

    HAHAHA @ the latest E! article about them. I thought E! was complacently being spoon fed quotes from Taylor’s camp, but then they roll out this article. The quiz is hilarious. “How will their relationship play out?” and among the choices are “Tom simply becomes a lifelong member of Taylor’s girl squad” and “They create a Disney duet that will break all records.”

  67. OriginallyBlue says:

    I don’t know if my boyfriend was off to another country/continent for months, we would be holed up in a love nest somewhere only coming up for fresh air. She has nothing going on so it’s not like she can’t head to Aus. and rent a house for awhile and see him. I don’t understand the need to go everywhere all at once and meet parents. The only answer is they want to be seen and it comes off as desperate.

  68. Umm says:

    Rome is just the most wonderful place. Would love to be back there today, wandering the streets of Trastevere and chatting to street cats.

  69. justme says:

    The interesting thing is that nobody knows what he is like in a relationship, because he has not really been in one since he became famous. He has been seen with some women, but none of them seem to have been serious and most seem to have said that they are not with him.

    He really looks like he is really into it in a lot of these pictures – even the ones that are taken by people with cellphones. There is one I saw on twitter taken through a window where he is looking at her with total devotion. (Hiddleswift on twitter brings up loads of pictures). I think he may be a romantic himself and has been caught up in the whole thing, the whole “lets go ALL out” spirit.

    • popup says:

      That’s a good point. Everyone else he’s rumoured to have been with either haven’t wanted to be in the open about it (Olsen) or weren’t serious gf material (Jarthy). Other civilians he’s been pictured with have gotten Twitter-hounded and harassed on Tumblr. Most normal people wouldn’t have the appetite to enter the circus, but Taylor’s been living a public life for a long time. Maybe that aspect of it is freeing for Tom, who can be openly affectionate in a relationship with a high-profile person who is not afraid of the attention and blowback. That doesn’t mean they aren’t also playing the media or unaware of all the conversation.

    • anon123 says:

      He was in relationships. But he was hiding them. He came off as a player but his fans always objected strongly when somebody said it until Taylor happened.
      He still comes off as a player.

      • Jen says:

        Are you thinking rumours about dennings or Olsen?
        Sorry but that doesn’t make sense. Why would they only be private with Tom . Why would he only be private with them?
        Kat dennings is not hiding her relationship with josh groban and others guys.
        Elisabeth Olsen was not hiding her relationship with Boyd Hollbrock.
        Tom did not hide with Susanna fielding.
        If he had something with these other women it wasn’t relationships. Just flings

    • Sue says:

      We should not forget that he´s an ACTOR. he has that look all the time with his female co – actresses on screen, during promos, with female interviewers, he´s eyef….ng the cameras always etc. he´s trained to be capable of all those expressions. those pics kissing in Rome – their chests are not touching, she´s kissing him while he´s laughing: http://ironmanxdarthvader.tumblr.com/post/146594915109/look-how-cute-this-is-i-cant-handle-this

      she has to be a bit of actress, too, you can see it her music videos, kissing the guys.

      what if this should bring “something” (still don´t know what exactly) for both of them and they just told her “don´t be afraid, Tom is agood guy, true british gentleman, you´ll be save with him, he won´t take any advantage of you, let him lead it, play along…” and there you go…like Willy Fog around the globe in 80 days (I hope less, jeeeezzzz)….

  70. Nikki says:

    Tara, I think people mistrust it because Taylor has made such a big deal out of so many of her past romances; bet you didn’t go overboard for several guys in a row? And I don’t get a strong sex vibe, like they’re all loved up, so that would seem more like either a publicity stunt or a fairytale idealization that are what people are down on. But I think she DID take a break from dating before Calvin, and she was with him more than x year, so maybe she’s changed a bit, and maybe this is love. BUT: I’d wrestle a cell phone away from any of my girlfriends who were texting “It’s love!” so soon, and tell her to play it a bit cooler! But I don’t believe these stories, because what friend would divulge that? I’ll bet most of them are made up, so I won’t judge her on those silly headlines. Congrats on your enviable happiness!!

    • Tara says:

      I do think she may have changed or grown during that time she stopped dating, yes. It is true though I did not go overboard like that for several guys before I met my husband. This was a one time thing.

      Thank you! 🙂

  71. Keaton says:

    Tiddles aka Famewhores in infatuation.
    Deep down she’s the desperately average but needy middle school girl who wants her fairytale. Now just imagine someone with that psychological make up with tons of wealth and status. She’s got the means to live out her fantasy in real life! That’s what she’s doing right? What gets me is that she has to do it all so PUBLICLY. I don’t buy for a second it would be impossible for her to live out this GREAT ROMANCE without the paps. AJ and Brad manage to go months without being pap’d. If they can do it so can Tay Tay.

    As for Tom Hiddleston? I think he may be emotionally immature and perhaps has a touch of the teenage girl romantic streak in him as well. But I think he’s as much “in love” with her wealth, fame, status etc as anything else. Sorry but I don’t buy for a second that he would be behaving this way if she wasn’t one of the richest more famous celebs in the world. Seriously she is painfully average in every way except her shrewd business sense and ability to craft a catchy pop song. But him? He’s the manifestation of her fairytale British Prince fantasies. She looks pathetic to me and he looks like a user – a male gold digger and famewhore.



    • anon123 says:

      “Sorry but I don’t buy for a second that he would be behaving this way if she wasn’t one of the richest more famous celebs in the world. Seriously she is painfully average in every way except her shrewd business sense and ability to craft a catchy pop song”

      I agree that he wouldn’t have given her a second look if she didn’t have her millions/ status/ connections. But I disagree about “average”, she is not average.
      If we are talking about looks – she is very pretty, far above average. And in the brains department she is probably not average either.
      She is an average/ immature emotionally. But taken as a whole package she is not.
      Since she is not stupid, she will learn eventually and grow emotionally as well.

      • margaret says:

        ‘If we are talking about looks – she is very pretty, far above average. ‘- I don’t think so. She has money to make her look good but without it she’s average.

      • Angie says:

        She’s average looking. Without the stylists and make up artists she looks like an average girl. He’s not extremly good looking either. That way you can turn it around. She wouldn’t have looked twice at him if he was not a well known actor.

      • GingerNYC says:

        Sorry but that body is NOT average. Especially when more than 64% of people in the US and the UK are overweight or obese.

      • maria 2 says:

        Uhm no she is not that pretty. Where I live you spot about 10 women who are more beautiful than her in 2 minutes. (I bet they are all more mature as well).

        and GingerNYC, aren’t those reports based on bmi, which means they go after height/weight only, and dont take muscles in consideration? I don’t contend that people are getting fatter and fatter all around the globe but is it really that bad?

      • GingerNYC says:

        maria, idk exactly how they calculate it but the average size of a woman in both the US and the UK are a size 14. and the average height is 5’4′. Neither of those comes close to describing Taylor, Gigi, Karlie, etc because, as I wrote, none of their bodies are even close to average.
        Also: check out the diabetes type II numbers, it is absolutely a global epidemic in the literal sense of the phrase. I know you don’t have to be overweight to get it but 85% of diabetics are, in fact, overweight.

    • Kinnakee says:

      @Keaton – Dead on target.

  72. Craig says:

    Those shots of her in England, wearing the turban, with all her make up on….she looks like a cross between Norma Desmond and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot.

  73. Elisa the I. says:

    And I think I’m in love with Tiddles. The headlines! The pics! The comments! The speculation! Gossip awesomeness.

    • Boo says:

      Reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Except people loved those two separately and together. Probably because they both didn’t pander to people. It just now occurred to me that the public feels like Taylor and Tom pander… huh.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Except that was a huge scandal. They were both married to other people when they started up an affair in the middle of filming Cleopatra.

  74. Dani says:

    With all this coverage, I feel like I’m part of this relationship.

  75. Dara says:

    Did anyone else notice that all of the quotes about why Taylor is smitten with Tom are all the things Calvin had a rep for not doing?
    “Loves spending time with her friends”
    “Protects her and makes sure she feels safe”
    “Acts like a gentleman”
    “Knows being photographed is part of being in her life”
    “Wants to be by her side every minute of every day”

    Did I miss any? If I were cynical b*tch (and let’s face it, I am most of the time), I would say this is absolutely a rebound/revenge romance of her design. Or is being packaged and sold in such a way to make her ex look mean and small by comparison.

    • MI6 says:

      @ Dara: Ditto. They saw the worldwide reaction to their Met Gala tango and capitalized on that as her last relationship went sour.
      As talented as he is, even TH isn’t a good enough thesp to pull off this exaggerated, juvenile narrative: Prince Charming and the Princess he rescued from the mean old ex who done her wrong.
      This girl is a serial user of men and in no way a good “role model” for young and impressionable tweens who are the only ones believing this sh*t. Well, them and maybe Calvin Harris.

      • OhDear says:

        To be fair, I think this *cough* relationship *cough* was meant to benefit TH as well by giving him a higher profile. Unfortunately, as I said yesterday, they both overestimated their appeal to the general public and the “Prince Charming and Pop Princess” narrative backfired on them.*

        * more him than her, IMO. Most people know that this is her MO.

      • Noname says:

        This narrative is aimed at Calvin Harris, true. He was the one who released the stories that a) she was ready for marriage and kids and b) too clingy when the truth was far different. His reaction to these photos lead me to believe two things…he had a real relationship with Taylor and that she dumped him for Tom Hiddleston.

        Just because they have a PR angle they are trying to sell the public doesn’t mean this is fake. It can be very well real and that they want you to know, too. FFS, he attended a Selena Gomez concert… lol.

  76. Kittykat says:

    If anything these new photos in Rome prove its a stunt right down to the matching attaire.

    Let’s think about it, Hidds or PR team were obviously reading the negative comments about it so Hidds turned to how her approaches his roles and takes negative feed back to make the next performance better. (I bet that’s even for the Change of clothes)

    Also love the fact that they’re using the fans as an outlets now because of the overuse of the cameraman.
    Loads of more high profile celebs go to places like Rome and don’t get papped or put themselves out.

    • Sue says:

      …and maybe here is their script for this show? or is she soooo creative that she´s already writing new songs? not her fan, but i would prefer love song, not a break-up song…

      • Kittykat says:

        Didn’t he always said that he would love to do a Rom-Com?

        Maybe it’s to those producers, writers and directors he’s proving it to and not the bond ones lol

    • Noname says:

      @KittyKat: Just. Stop. Already. I’m more concerned with your reaction than anything else… you’re a bit obsessive over this and I am not sure why. Is Hiddleston your fantasy boyfriend?

      • GingerNYC says:

        Ugh, I feel like everybody is being obsessive and really petty today. I’m actually sorta disappointed b/c the comments on the Justin Timberlake thread yesterday were giving me life, and now this sh!t today is just giving me a headache.

      • Noname says:

        @GingerNYC- to be fair, my comment was indeed petty. I’m tired of how everyone is analyzing these photos to death.. his jaw is tight.. this is fake, blah, blah. Who cares? This is, straight up, the most fun I have had with gossip in 10 years. It’s awesome! The pap walks, the responses, etc…

      • GingerNYC says:

        I love the fun stuff, these two are the best thing since Bennifer! I just don’t like the snipey over-analyzing stuff. Sure, speculating is fun. But it doesn’t have to be outright mean or snarky and petty.
        I thought it would be really fun on this site today, and it’s just not. I think that’s why I’m so bothered by it. I personally would much rather smile than smirk.

      • Anonnie says:

        If it’s not fun, Ginger, leave.

  77. Jen says:

    To all the people who is saying SHE is crazy.

    Her rep said a good while ago she was going to take some time off and do some travelling after the tour. She planned this. Not visiting his parents but all the rest.

    HE is the one who looks more crazy. He is an almost middle aged man caught up in her teenage romance dreams. Like did he put all his plans aside as soon as they hooked up to go travelling with her. Being a busy actor you would have thought he had things to do.

    • MI6 says:

      Granted, he looks like a complete tool but she is BATSH*T.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        He looks absurd.

        The issue is not dating a younger woman, the issue is teenage dream worldwide dating an emotionally stunted woman/child, who acts like she is still in middle school.

        And LOVING it.

    • Kittykat says:

      To be fair the way the story is going is that’s her sweeping him off his feet with Private planes, trips to gigs, lovely restaurants, helicopter rides, security guards, trips to Rome, trip to see his parents, her PR feeding all this, her fans of teens actually believing this stunt, new clothes( there actually a fan photo of her carrying a clothes store bag in Rome)

      What did he do for her? Two over priced disgusting coffees from a petrol station.

    • me says:

      She’s 26. Far from a teenager. I do find this all a bit strange though. It’s going fast and she wants to be seen. With Calvin, they were more private about things. This time she’s all out there. Weird.

    • Kate says:

      One: 35, not middle aged.
      Two: there’s 9 year difference between them. Not the grossest age difference by far. See The Taylor- Johnson crew.
      Three: they both look like idiot teenagers playing out this breakneck romance in public. Considering how image conscious she is, I’m guessing there’s a bigger end game here.

  78. lucy says:

    Oh, please.

  79. lucy says:

    Why is he doing this to us?

    • M.A.F. says:

      nothing is being done to you. He is living his life. We, however, get to laugh at his choices because he chose to live this out in front of the cameras.

      • GingerNYC says:

        I love the laughing but am hating all the petty sniping.

      • M.A.F. says:

        There’s a lot of over the top analyzes going on. Way too many paragraph responses as the days go on. I’m not buying the relationship nor do I buy into the pregnancy theories but when people make posts like this one by Lucy? It’s a kill joy.

      • GingerNYC says:

        Ita. Done with this thread.

      • lucy says:

        Hello Humorless Celebitches, “petty sniping” is what gossip is all about. For me, TS is a killjoy to my Hiddleswoon and this is the place to say so.

  80. lucy says:

    If this is “love” (snort) then the breakup should be along shortly.

  81. Beach girl says:

    I think the main reason this has been jarring for me is the speed of it. However if you adjust the timeline it starts to make some sense. This is a hugh PR push for both. Something Involving a private plane flying all over the world, the outfit changes, staff, takes a lot of coordination and pre planning. More than 2-3 weeks. I think it’s safe to say they’ve been in this since maybe April? Longer? Possibly a 3 month relationship?

    • justme says:

      One thing that always struck me was that he apparently starting following her on Twitter in March of this year was it? That seems sort of random to me. Suddenly a 35 year old man starts following a girl singer whose music is aimed at a very different demographic than his. Could they have met up when he was doing “I Saw the Light” and something clicked?

      • Dara says:

        Nah, doesn’t seem that odd to me. He probably knew he was going to the Met Gala around that time (anyone know the timing on when Vogue starts building the guest list?), and he probably knew Taylor would be one of the honorary hosts.

        Tom was prepping I Saw the Light in Nashville in Sept/Oct of 2014 – and he was staying with Rodney Crowell (who lives a ways outside the city). Rodney said in interviews that Tom left his house only twice the entire time he was there. What Taylor was doing around then?

      • waitwhat says:

        @dara @justme Didn’t someone say Anna Wintour likes to do things traditionally? Traditional time for sending out invitations is 6 weeks before – mid-March. Though he may have had a Save the Date earlier.

      • justme says:

        @Dara @waitwhat — ok that makes sense.

    • Dara says:

      @Beach girl, I would buy into Tom and Taylor starting things up right around the time of the Met Gala, or realizing they wanted to.

      I personally think she and Calvin were finished before the Met and the only thing left to do was to go through the motions of a public breakup so they could control the story a little. Calvin’s accident threw a monkey wrench into the timeline, and she to put the plan on hold to play good girlfriend a while longer – she couldn’t be perceived to be dumping him during his time of need. That compressed the timeline for the Tom and Taylor roll-out, so now it all looks rushed and out of the blue. Even so, we’re only talking a few weeks more in total – which I guess actually doubles the length of their relationship at this point.

      • K.C. says:

        @Dara Wow, that’s the best/most realistic proposed timeline of their relationship I’ve seen, and it makes a world of sense. Because obviously they were seeing each other before R.I. That wasn’t their first date, lol. I too think she and Calvin split before the Met Gala—didn’t follow their relationship so I’m not sure how long before, but it was pretty obvious that they purposefully didn’t make the announcement until after he recovered from his accident. That whole situation felt off (his accident/quick break-up after), and now we know why.

  82. me says:

    Her poor cats. Now that she’s always with Tom, who’s taking care of them lol.

  83. tacos and tv says:

    So gross! I can’t stand her 🙁 Is it wrong for me to want her to be alone for the rest of her life?! I don’t wish such a fate upon anyone at all, but my God, I want it for her. I can’t put my finger on it… I need to say 3 hail mary’s and an our father and beg for forgiveness.

  84. JB says:

    Tom’s image is most definitely bruised from this.

    • Sue says:

      Maybe not, It´s just shocking, maybe bizarre. We put him in a box based on the assumptions that we know who he is, how he thinks, what he wants,what is he capable of etc. Personally I´m still struggling with this, but trying to find new approach and acceptance and maybe enjoy it,eventually. I don´t like this phrase but time will tell.

  85. Angie says:

    Wendy Willians straight up called Tom Hiddleston an opportunist.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      And she did so in terms of it all being about getting a mention from her because getting a mention from Wendy Williams lifts one to a higher level or establishes a career or some such drivel. Wendy Williams is trying to make opportunity for herself by cashing in on this.

      • justme says:

        Yeah – apparently she had never heard of him before. He may not be “Taylor Swift famous”, but he is a well-known actor.

      • Angie says:

        He’s not that well known outside the marvel universe and tumblr.I am not into marvel movies, I watched a few of his other movies, most people I know haven’t seen those as they weren’t very popular. He’s famous in the uk mostly.

      • margaret says:

        Angie, it’s not truth. This story wouldn’t be so much discussed if he wasn’t known. Taylor had so much boyfriends but it seems people didn’t care much about them.

      • lilacflowers says:

        And apparently, it is Wendy’s belief that the goal of all this is for her to mention him on Hot Topics and that being mentioned on Hot Topics by Wendy earns one the role of James Bond. Does Gillian Anderson know this? Damian Lewis?

  86. Alicat1822 says:

    Can we start a “What happened with Karlie Kloss” thread? Anyone remember the Vogue cover and article? They were so together. Experimenting, probably, but that was some serious chemistry.

    • ethel mertz says:


      were they broken up by the time taylor tweeted that snotty quit saying i sleep with my friends bs or was that tweet the catalyst that ended it?

  87. Craig says:

    I’m fearful—for Tay, for Tom, for humanity. The center cannot hold!!!!!

  88. Angie says:

    IA she had more chemistry with karlie kloss. Don’t know if that’s because they were together, might be on him. Tbh Hiddleston lacks chemistry in movies with leading ladies, big problem in that goth movie was lack of chemistry with Jessica Chastain. He had no chemistry with Rachel Weiz in deep blue sea. Its a problem in his acting for someone who wants to be a leading man.

    • Ally8 says:

      Ugh, yeah, I can’t believe how ineffective he was in Deep Blue Sea. Such a classic leading young British actor part, he should have aced it. Jude Law, for instance, would have squeezed every subtlety out of that role.

  89. Chaus says:

    I’m just here to sip my negroni and heckle Tswift’s hot bodyguards.

    But seriously, Tiddles: Roman Holiday is my new favorite romcom. Place your bets for which classic romance they reboot next. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? The Prince and the Showgirl? My Fair Lady?

    • Christin says:

      If they stop by a picturesque villa to visit Tom’s elderly relative, with Taylor joining said relative in song, we’ll have the first half of an Affair to Remember, private plane style.

      Pink champagne, friends!

      I’m still reeling from an earlier comparison to Daphne in Some Like it Hot.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        An Affair to Remember was brought up yesterday and is my mother’s favorite movie.

      • Boo says:

        It’s sacrilegious to mention those classic movies in the same sentence as Taylor Swift. God. Noooooo.

      • Christin says:

        It’s one of my favorites as well, which is why I hesitated to bring it up in yesterday’s thread. I speculated they might part when he goes to film, she to tour, yet agree to meet again in NYC in six months/Valentine’s Day (the timing works out — gasp!).

    • Lilacflowers says:

      What’s Up, Doc? or Foul Play. Or Bringing Up Baby

    • lilacflowers says:

      And when do we travel to Translyvania for Young Frankenstein?

      Or France for Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

      • Chaus says:

        Right after they pop back stateside to reenact Love Story for the throngs of adoring tourists in Harvard Yard.

  90. Madpoe says:

    Can someone add up pix for a league of her ex-boyfriends like in “Scott Pilgrim vs the World”.

  91. LinaLamont says:

    I have, what I guess, is an unpopular opinion.

    I don’t think he’s that amazing an actor. I saw him in Midnight in Paris (had to watch the screener to vote… not to support Woody Allen) and The Hollow Crown. I wasn’t blown away.

    But, he’s worked his ass off, takes any part he’s offered and puts his all into it, promotes everything without any resentment and with a smile…. still, it’s not gotten him as far as he’d like. So, I don’t begrudge him this course of action. Yeah, he’s a famewhore– most celebrities are (and, according to accounts of him, he’s good to everyone— a hell of a lot of celebrities are assholes– to the crew, etc.).

    Boy, this reminds me of Clooney and Amal.

    This road tour of whatever-the-hell TH & TS are performing was hilarious at first; now, it’s just boring.

    • kanyekardashian says:

      I really don’t understand all this comparison to Amal Clooney. She is a very dignified woman, a prominent human rights attorney and activist, who happened to fall in love with a famous actor. I don’t remember the two of them pulling a Swift and calling the paparazzi to follow them around. Yeah, they sold their wedding photos, but I’m positive they gave the money to charity. So lay off of Amal, she’s nothing like Taylor Swift.

      • ArtCollector says:

        Both of the Klooneys wish they could pull something like this off, particularly Amal, who has been outted by the paps tweeting about exclusives with her numerous times. She also has represented mostly despots in her career, which is hardly activism but it sure got her attention. Try searching for Jan Moir’s DM commentary in which she writes that Amal is Kim Kardashian with a law degree. So, in Amal Klooney’s dreams she is Taylor Swift, which, as we all know, makes for all sorts of authentic love stories — with the object of love being fame.

      • GingerNYC says:

        “Kim Kardashian with a law degree”?? That is just ridiculous. Amal went to Oxford. She clerked for a US Supreme Court Justice. That puts her in at least the top 5% of her profession. And she represents who she gets told to represent, that’s how it works when you are an associate in a law firm. She doesn’t do daily pap strolls, doesn’t post selfies, and she certainly has not ever posed naked.
        Stop. Just stop.

      • ArtCollector says:

        No, you stop with the PR spin Ginger. Amal Clooney did not clerk for a Supreme Court Justice, she was an intern in the office of someone who many years later now serves on the Supreme Court. And she’s in “at least the top 5% of her profession” as a junior, junior barrister? Ok, then.

        And Amal does do pap strolls constantly along with having a fashionista blog which announced the off the runway clothes that she wore recently to meet with refugees. I am sure the refugees were thrilled to hear the expensive price tag!

        That’s why Amal is deservedly being called Kim Kardashian with a law degree. It doesn’t have to do with posing naked, it has to do with obvious desperation for fame and being a fashionista.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @GingerNYC, if Amal did not want to represent despots, she could change law firms.

      • GingerNYC says:

        I don’t know Amal personally but at least be intellectually honest about her and her credentials.
        – she went to the #3 university in the world.
        – she then went to a law school that is in the top 10 in the country.
        -she was a student law clerk for Sotomayor. a US Ct of Appeals Justice at the time. Idk where you are getting your information, but that is a big deal. The only position higher is SCOTUS. There are two law clerks and the competition for those positions are fierce. Incredibly fierce specifically because the Ct sits in downtown Manhattan. She was no intern.
        -she went to work for Sullivan Cromwell, the #18 law firm in the world.
        -she worked at the International Court of Justice. Again, a big deal.
        And if anybody thinks changing firms, especially just b/c you don’t like the cases you are assigned, is anything other than a big deal, you have no idea about the practice of law at this level.
        Again, I don’t know her. But there is no way in hell a man with these credentials would be the source of such derision. And there is also no way that these credentials do not put her in the very top echelon of the practice of law.
        Oh, and she loves clothes and likes getting photographed when she’s in love or even if she just feels pretty that day. Yeah, that definitely deletes ALL of the above.

      • CentralParkSouth says:

        Yes. Being a fameho DOES make one a fameho, Ginger. There is no way around that.

        And going to good schools and being a barrister is not mutually exclusive to being a fameho no matter how hard to you make the intellectually dishonest case otherwise.

        That goes for for the barrister on RH of Melbourne who is the biggest fameho of the group, it goes for that guy Kwame from the Apprentice who went to HBS (Harvard Business School). It goes for Amal Clooney and it disappointingly seems to be the going trend for Tom Hiddleston.


        This is the article, God Save us all from Amal Clooney, Attention Seeker. It was written by a columnist at the DM, Jan Moir, who has well paid attention to Amal’s famewhoring ways over the past couple of years and has called out Will and Kate when it comes to being workshy. This is the reality that those who are paying attention (I work in celeb PR) have seen. And, no, no one’s education exempts them from being called a fameho when darn well acting like it.

    • glossycomeback says:

      I agree with you, LinaLamont. I was genuinely embarrassed when watching him in The Deep Blue Sea. He is a very mannered actor, and I think for me it has worked only when he’s playing Loki. (I adore his Loki!) I think his pleasant personality has led many to conflate his work ethic with his talent. They are not one and the same.

      Anyway, I’ll join you in the naysayer’s corner!

      • LinaLamont says:



        I guess he’s more suited to theatre where you have to be overt and big. His style just doesn’t work for me on the screen (an intimate medium). Seeing the ISTL trailer, I had the same problem with his acting. It’s almost as if he’s in a difference dimension/universe than the others on the screen. He’s not natural. His acting seems dated to me.

        I didn’t see any of the Marvel films (but, I saw clips), so, I can’t comment other than a comic book character, especially a villain, makes sense for that kind of acting.

    • Anonnie says:

      Ginger, we’re not buying it. Needs knock on other doors to peddle your PR spin. Geez.

  92. Clairej says:

    Are they filming a music video???! This is turning into a roadshow. Oh Tom why?!!

  93. kanyekardashian says:

    They don’t look like they have an ounce of chemistry. This will crash and burn just like Gwen and Blake will after the novelty wears off.

  94. K.C. says:

    Has ANYONE stopped to think about how dear Luke feels about all this? AHAHAHA. That hasn’t dawned on me until just now and I can’t stop laughing. Luke used to follow Tom around like a puppy.

  95. Kate says:

    I’m beginning to believe there may be some credence to the baby announcement theory. But then that’s just nuts, right? No way is she pregnant?

    • K.C. says:

      Don’t know, but it would be the most thrilling gossip pop culture has seen in a long while.

      • Kate says:

        it would be so juicy

      • Boo says:

        Her face and her legs are a bit fuller than i’ve ever seen them… then again she’s coming up on 30 in a few years (??) so it may just be natural aging.

        Plus holy boobs now … she grew. Or something.

      • K.C. says:

        Also, I’d imagine one would gain some weight after ending a huge tour. She was working out on stage for months, and now she’s just living life. I imagine a lot of musicians get extra skinny on the road.

    • Keaton says:

      If this was a non-celeb couple that is EXACTLY what I’d think is going on. It would explain the insta-love glowiness, the super compressed timeline, the happy parents, etc. They’re excited about becoming parents y’all!! But how far along would she be? People usually wait until they pass the first trimester before announcing a pregnancy to friends and family right?

  96. ArtCollector says:

    The only reasonable excuse they could come up with at this point is that they are filming a Joaquin Phoenix type of mockumentary but I don’t think we should hold our breath for that. Footage could be pulled together to win a short film Oscar, though, Way Beyond Fameho: The Hiddleswift Experiment.

    And why is Anna Wintour linked to all of these couples: Kimye, Klooney and TTSwift? Is fameho matchmaking and post production of never-before-seen-epic-proportions becoming a second career for her now?

  97. Sean says:

    Wonder how long their contract for this pretend relationship is?

    • Pixelated says:

      @ Sean it has to be faked. It’s just so weird and while I understand this is how Taylor operates with relationships, it’s just a really bad PR move. She’s 26…I’m 26, too and I don’t know ANY of my friends who have ever done anything like this (Yes, I know we don’t have her money or fame.) So, it’s not winning her any fans from her age group. Will it get her fans from her 15 year old base? NO WAY because Tom is old enough to be their dads and those girls most likely don’t know who he is. I’m still completely confused by Tom’s motivation (yes, his name is in the news but it makes me wonder…why couldn’t he do it the old-fashioned way and sign on to some BBC show a la Cumberbatch?)

  98. nochance says:

    wohooo, finally tired and bored enough of this whole crap, to not let it distract me any longer from writing my thesis… so I guess I´m out… (*heads to the bar*)

  99. Beach girl says:

    Deadline is reporting Tom will be at SDCC 7/23. Fitting this in after he starts in OZ or maybe they don’t need him until a little later? He may have July open then. 4th of July party everyone! On 7/2


    • browniecakes says:

      There are not enough body guards hot or otherwise in the world for her to accompany him to Comic Con. She would need to major cosplay and the idea that she would not be recognized may not sit well.

      Perhaps he has even less to do in this Thor than the last? Though he may go to San Diego from Queensland. He is known for globe trotting. He went to Germany from Vietnam and back in a couple days to promote The Night Manager. Of course, he wasn’t trying to hang on to someone’s hand at the same time which adds a degree of difficulty.

      • Dara says:

        They may not need him right away, it’s a long shoot and a big cast. Or he may only need to miss one or two days of filming to make the trip to SDCC. I would think Marvel could probably schedule around him for that amount of time.

        I’m really curious to see if Tay-Tay does actually join him in Oz and how she might react to not being his first priority. I get the impression he puts blinders on when he films, and ignores almost everything, and everyone, else. Of course that was before the events of the last few weeks.

      • browniecakes says:

        Who knows who this Tom is Dara? He seems to be living in her world, we’ll see if the relationship works when she has to fit into his.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Marvel has flown casts from location to SDCC. They did it with GOTG when they had only just started filming, and it was pretty much the entire cast. They really wouldn’t blink at flying the Thor 3 cast over, especially as there are several new players to introduce.

  100. rudy says:



    Stop letting Hollywood lie to us!!
    Don’t believe the hype!!

    • Meee4 says:

      That there just summed up this entire escapade.

      “We travel everywhere on her private jet. From Rhode Island to New York to Nashville to Suffolk to Rome. I don’t know where I am going to wake up next, only that when I do, she will be lying awake, staring at me.”

    • Christin says:

      Spinning the snark, aren’t they?

      I usually find their captions silly, yet they’ve upped their game. Fred Despair and Chancer Rogers for the Met flailing photo — just as we’ve said, it’s all a comedic take on classic cinema!

    • Fire Rabbit says:

      Whoa! That bodyguard behind them in the checkered shirt IS hot!! Tiddles needs to make sure they stay out of his camera shot from now on. We fans demand it lol. I know people were posting about him but I didn’t pay close attention until now.

    • MI6 says:

      TITS 😅😅😅

      It’s official. He’s a laughing stock.

    • JHK says:

      This is hysterical, thanks for sharing!!!

  101. Holly hobby says:

    I like how she always changes her look depending on who she’s dating. I see her peroxide hair is gone and she’s gone back to wearing what she thinks women wears.

    Tom doesn’t look happy at all.

  102. browniecakes says:

    The TnT photos coming in daily are so much fun. The one I think I will love most is him on his knee proposing with her doing the Oh My Goodness! face. I wonder how far off that is.

  103. Clairej says:

    I think I am officially over it. The last lot of Rome pictures have done me in. I just want them to disappear and do this privately. Why couldn’t they have just gone underground and enjoyed getting to know each other with out all this circus. Instead Tom seems to think he is the Mariah to Taylor’s James Packer. Never will I take your living on a dollar a day crap seriously Tom. Hopefully this ridiculousness is left at the airport once he hits Aussie. I want Thor 3 to work for Taika Waititi’s sake. He is way too talented and hopefully it leads to bigger, better things. Not sure even Loki will pull me in now. I hate that I even am writing this!

  104. Timbuktu says:

    I wonder if it’s actually the opposite of what everyone assumes: I wonder if they’re doing it all BECAUSE they don’t envision a future? I’m a bit of a serial monogamist myself, but I had one relationship that was sort of doomed for practical reasons, and I really just wanted to have a crazy summer romance before parting ways: just being care-free and inseparable for a while, doing on romantic boat rides and dinners, etc., etc. And, if I had a private jet, I’d definitely consider hopping from one country to the next as well.
    So, perhaps they are doing it all precisely because they don’t plan to stay together at this point, so they decided to just play it by ear, do what they feel like doing, no matter how crazy it seems, and then see where it takes them?

    • Dara says:

      I’ll cosign that theory. If they know ahead of time this has an expiration date, why not cram as much fun stuff in as possible, and they seem to enjoy being together. Although this idea doesn’t explain exposing his family to the circus.

      • Timbuktu says:

        I agree that families fit poorly into this theory, but it sounds like her parents are sort of used to this kind of thing, and his family? Perhaps he was set to see them after they went on their dating spree (Mom’s birthday? some annual get together?), and offered to tag along, especially since his nieces are huge fans of hers or something. 🙂 You know, Julia-Roberts-in-the-Notting-Hill-style.

  105. Mayaline says:

    I just lurked on some fan account on Instagram.
    30th May Taylor kissing Calvin Harris
    17th June Taylor kissing Tom


    • GingerNYC says:

      That’s almost 3 weeks. You must not be too familiar with today’s dating culture if you think that in and of itself is ‘ewww’

      • Anonnie says:

        Now you just look desperate, Ginge. Give it a break, suggest your employer Taylor also take a break. Maybe even between relationships.

  106. Wood Dragon says:

    This seems to be the year for terrible losses in the music world and dubious couplings in celebrity land.
    And now I’m going through Game of Thrones withdrawal. Ugh. I’ll make it through somehow.

  107. emma says:

    So.. what’s in it for Tom exactly?


    I can picture the proposal at the top of the Eiffel Tower or Empire State bldg.

    “Darling, I know we’ve only been together (insert # of hours here), but I find I can no longer exist without your private jet, bodyguards, scheduled pap outings, and vast fortune. As I haven’t had time to shop for a ring, please accept this cup of petrol station coffee as a token of my esteem.”

    *I know I left my foil hat around here somewhere…*

  109. Jezza says:

    🙄She’s insufferable!!

  110. K.C. says:

    So did we determine if there were pap strolls happening in Rome? Most pics (that I saw) seemed like they were taken by fans.

  111. what's inside says:

    Oh, c’mon….you all know that it is true love. Just look at the pictures.

  112. anotherk8 says:

    Looking forward to seeing where they go next. This is my vicarious dream summer vacation. I think Tom was a classics major? So I am guessing Rome is his pick and I am crossing my fingers that the next stop is a greek Isle. Maybe a yacht? Looking forward to “random” photos of them taken off the side of a yacht, lol. They aren’t even TRYiNG to pretend these aren’t pap strolls. Maybe the pap’s will travel on the yacht with them?

    Also, early picks for who designs the wedding gown, and what will be the location?!

  113. Craig says:

    If she truly “has never felt this way before,” she could only legitimately be referring to

    1. A bad case of gas,
    2. Extreme jetlag, or
    3. Profound embarrassment.

    I vote for all 3.

  114. mee says:

    i’m exhausted by the pics and feel like i’ve been on the worldwide tour w/them. i don’t know what to think about them now, but have finally come to my senses. like someone who’s binged on junk food, i’m realizing i need to purge myself of all this crap i’ve consumed!

    • Lauren II says:

      I wish i was in Rome with Hiddles, instead of boring suburbia with barking dogs and screeching leaf blowers.
      To be young, rich and beautiful is a dream few of us will ever experience.
      I guess we will vicariously live through Taylor’s fantasy life.
      I refuse to tear Tay down. I just hope Hiddles isn’t using Tay for fame and truly cares for her. Let the games begin.

  115. Beach girl says:

    From one of my fav tumblr accts:

    I’m not worried about Tom but I really think this backlash is a symptom of a bigger problem for Taylor. It looks to me like her marketing strategy is not evolving with her level of fame. She has hit a monumental level of fame and she is still doing the same D-list publicity stunts to promote her as the authentic, perfect, sweet, quirky, all-American, that she was doing years ago when she wasn’t as famous. People are seeing the pattern and calling her out. These tired pap stunts don’t make her look wholesome, grown up, feministly bad ass, sweet, or perfect she just comes off super anal about her public image and fake.

  116. CentralParkSouth says:

    I’m exhausted by the Taylor and Tom global tour, too, and this contrived strategy gaining so much attention unfortunately does show the deterioration of our society in terms of prioritizing style over substance, I believe.

    And I say that as someone who works in film industry PR, but, when you see someone like Donald Trump being a major political party’s candidate for president, I think that is the ultimate culmination of allowing PR to dictate terms and outcomes instead of us — as a society — dictating the message of what matters and demanding more authenticity on a societal level.

    On the bright side, a lot of people/publications are seeing through this global tour, calling it out and making fun of it. So there’s that…

    • mee says:

      the thing that makes this tour strange and fascinating is the OTT nature of it. is this what you do in hollywood PR – and why bring family into it or are they just living their lives, damn the cameras?

      Re style over substance, sad and true. i read something the other day that said politically we started deteriorating when we elected an actor (reagan) as president. I think style over substance became more important with television. that said, things fall apart and come together again and thats my hope for society: we have periods of crass cheap style over substance (kardashian, trump) and then we get substance (obama) (although admittedly he has style too, which is how he was elected).

  117. CentralParkSouth says:

    Jan Moir of the DM, who called out Amal Klooney and Will and Kate for being workshy has now written a great satiric piece on the DM site about Taylor and Tom (Link above in bunny_ears post or here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3665020/Hiddy-s-cry-help-Tom-Hiddleston-s-romance-Taylor-Swift-moves-dizzying-speed-curiously-caught-camera-letter-private-star-send-agony-aunt.html).

    I think the best part is where Jan has Tom telling his ‘Aunt’ about his romantic walks on the beach with Taylor and “her half a dozen paps” and the headline where Jan says it has been “curiously all caught on camera”. It will be interesting to see if they change their PR strategy after this.

      • Guesto says:

        Agree, spidey. Yes, the Hiddles piece is amusing but at least Tom and Taylor are providing light-hearted entertainment without hurting anyone, unlike this hideous creature who lives to hurt. One amusing article doesn’t make her any the less vile.

    • Sixer says:

      While there are some funny jokes in that article, I don’t like it. Underlying it all is the usual Moir misogyny of a Unicorn Prince trapped in the web of an evil Black Widow. Tom’s pretend letter to an agony aunt/advice column about his new girlfriend controlling his life? My backside.

      Both these twits are, on the surface, Professional Purveyors of the Precious. Both underneath, are committed self-promoters for ambition and profit.

      This is fine. It’s what the entertainment business and gossip industry lives off. Some of us can enjoy buying into it and some of us can enjoy taking the proverbial out of it. But let’s not pretend LEGS has been trapped by Swifty. Or the other way around either. Especially if you’re encouraging misogynistic attitudes when you’re doing it.

      Bog off, Jan Moir.

      • lilacflowers says:

        “Bog off” will be my phrase of the morning. Can’t wait to use it in reply to a ridiculous settlement offer in one of my cases that I will be turning down without a counter-offer today

      • Sixer says:

        Haha. We also have bog standard – which would be like your basic. Bog is Britisher slang for toilet. Or bathroom, or whatever is the correct Yankisher word.

        It’s true, though, right? Moir and the Fail lose no opportunity to slate the woman, whatever the topic.

      • lilacflowers says:

        I read some stuff about Moir last night when Spidey posted them. Moir should just bog off. And the Fail, well, I have nothing but contempt for any publication that never bothers to spell-check its pieces. and yes, the Fail never misses an opportunity to slate the woman.

      • Sixer says:

        BTW, if you’re going to use slightly crude Britisherisms when receiving settlement offers, this is a good one for saying yes, I like this offer: dogs bollocks.

        You can thank me with cake!

      • Scarlett says:

        Yes, Bog Off Jan!

        Re: ‘the dog’s bollocks’
        eg. “my new tv is the dog’s bollocks”.

        This expression is so well known in the UK that there’s an antiques shop off the Portobello Road called ‘Les Couilles du Chien’ which means ‘the dog’s bollocks’ in french. Fancy lol.

      • spidey says:

        @ Sixer perhaps we should explain the lilacfolowers that bog off is not to be confused with BOGOF – buy one get one free in the supermarkets. 😆

  118. Veronica says:

    I don’t think she thinks a dozen pap strolls = love. I think she’s still in the sex glow of a good rebound with a guy who clearly digs her. Bonus ambience from all the lovely touring they’re doing of Europe. Honestly, as EXTRA as these two are, this isn’t anything I haven’t seen plenty of my friends do – regardless of age, since we like to pretend only 20-somethings are this shallow – just absent a paparazzi entourage. Beyond the EXTRA, they haven’t done anything to really anger me, and they’re so cheerfully white bread together that I can’t hate them.

    • LadyLoo says:

      If you’re enjoying mad rebound sex, you don’t usually devote so much time for beach strolling, pap strolling, meeting the parents, traveling to three countries, sight seeing, etc. These two aren’t even in lust. I don’t know what the hell they’re in.

  119. DT says:

    While most of the pics from Rome were taken by fans, the HQ close up ones were not taken by a smart phone c’mon people. I wonder if this is some sort of compromise between them both, she usually documents her entire life on social media and TH has said in the past he doesnt like to be a part of that, so instead of that – the pap walks and he figures its gonna get him famous anyway. Also does anyone think this might be a little dig at Lizzie? Everyones talking about stickin it to Calvin but I get the feeling that TH was a lot more into EO than she was him and I think she did the dumping there and it was kept private because of her. And after her story about failing to becoming one of TS squad….. just sayin 😂 love the fact that TS is carrying an Elizabeth and James bag in those pics as well.

    • Sue says:

      that kind of revenge, for what? that would be childish and EO wouldn´t regret possible relationship with such an immature man

      BTW- I´m nervous ( or addicted already?)-where are they today? I´m afraid they might jump out of my fridge at some point 😀

      • LinaLamont says:

        “I´m afraid they might jump out of my fridge at some point,”

        Hahahahaha….I said, before, I’m here for the comments. 🙂

      • Fire Rabbit says:

        Yes, something tells me EO is just fine after all of this. If she’s even bothering to pay attention. Probably doing the Bullet Dodged Jig.

      • LadyLoo says:

        Lizzie is doing cartwheels somewhere. Joyous cartwheels.