Tiddles Is Over: Tom Hiddleston & Taylor Swift have split after 3 months

Remember how I said “we see you, Snake Emoji”? Yeah, I still see you. Just 24 hours after the Daily Mail claimed that Taylor was wary and uncomfortable with Tom Hiddleston’s need for the spotlight, every media outlet is now reporting that TIDDLES IS OVER! Per People:

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have broken up after three months together, PEOPLE confirms.

“It was an amicable split,” a source tells PEOPLE.

[From People]

Not dirty enough for you? Us Weekly has the dish!

“She was the one to put the brakes on the relationship,” a source close to the couple tells Us. “Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with. Taylor knew the backlash that comes with public displays of affection but Tom didn’t listen to her concerns when she brought them up.” Now that they’ve split, the source says, Hiddleston is “embarrassed that the relationship fizzled out.”

Indeed, though the two were hot and heavy early on, things became strained when Hiddleston went to Australia to film Thor: Ragnarok and Swift stayed stateside. As Us previously reported, they had their first blowout fight in August. “It was an intense start,” a Hiddleston insider says of their whirlwind romance. “No one can keep that kind of momentum going.” Adds the source close to the couple: “They get along great and will remain friends, but they just don’t see it working romantically right now.”

[From Us Weekly]

Do you believe that Tay-Tay did the dumping? Um… considering her veracity is in question pretty consistently now, I don’t believe it. I think she was getting bored, maybe. But I think she could have Tiddlebanged for months longer, and he was like “Nah, I’m done.”




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  1. Keaton says:

    But but what about the Tiddletots?????

  2. Kate says:

    Well that split was a let down. Unless of course there is some fabulous backlash. I’d love to know how this real went down

    • browniecakes says:

      Wait for it Kate.

    • qwerty says:

      She’s probably finishing up the song as we speak.

    • Camille says:

      The contract probably just had a set end date.

    • CTgirl says:

      Every time TayTay is photographed with her guy of the moment doing “spontaneous” things like posing for paps on the beach and snuggling together in perfect morning light, it becomes akin to a perp walk. This relationship song should be titled, “He’s my Star Trek Red Shirt on a Perp Walk (Expendable and Photogenic).

    • Mary Mary says:

      Pr relationship. Pr breakup.


    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      It was clear from the moment her reps went into damage control mode with all those silly claims about Taylor’s independent, press-shy nature (Ahahaha) that they were over.

      The TayTo is baked, kids. Baked to a criso.

    • Ama says:

      “Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with. Taylor knew the backlash that comes with public displays of affection…”
      ….that’s why you invite the whole world into your home when you selebrate “TAYMERICA” with your close frinds via Instagram!!! 😉

      • Kate says:

        And have your PR Boyfriend of the Moment wear an I Heart TS tank top? He must be literally dying that those images are immoralizedon the Internet.

      • Anguishedcorn says:

        If I were him, I’d stick with the “Tony Stark” interpretation.

  3. Tiffany27 says:

    This was so embarrassing. Like, what was the desired endgame? They both look so stupid.

    • Margo S. says:

      I’m pretty sure toms people were like “get him out of this contract! We didn’t sign up for kim showing the receipts!” There relationship was purely contractual.

    • Mgsota says:

      Totally agree. His image definitely took a hit with this dumb relationship. Her? Kind of typical.

    • vauvert says:

      Call me naive, but why do you guys find it so difficult to believe that two people could meet and find each other attractive? Maybe they played the PR game wrong (not sure how TS can deal with the media in a way that would earn her respect, she’s damned no matter what she does, and who she does it with), but why the immediate assumption that it was a deal of some sort?
      Not even bothering to read the rest of the comments, the amount of glee exhibited by people over the fact that a couple they don’t know IRL has split up is just sad. I truly feel bad for both of them – I can’t imagine having thousands of strangers dissecting your life daily, doubting every move and emotion and trying to find the most negative interpretation possible. Compared to a whole lot of people who seem to do nothing for others and just exist in a space of excess and narcissistic bliss, these two have always struck me as generous with their fans, invested in charities and actually being decent people.
      The celebs who don’t engage in any social media are smart – but they also give up a number of opportunities, from endorsement deals and visibility to fan interaction. They maintain their privacy to the detriment of their career (unless you’re an A-lister who can afford to ignore everything). I wish them both well, but I’m afraid this brief relationship will negatively affect them for a long time. Which is unfair, IMO, when there are so many other relevant issues in the movie industry to worry about. (I know, gossip site…)

      • Camille says:

        You seem like a sweet person, but very naive about Hollywood and how it operates.

      • jj says:

        Um…Taylor Swift is most definitely an A-lister…who had no reason to invite the paps onto her whirlwind, WORLDWIDE love affair.

      • Zuzus Girl says:

        I agree with you vauvert. I think all this ‘contract’ talk is ridiculous. Did they use the relationship for a little extra PR…sure. Was it all fake and arranged? Nonsense. And I don’t think you are naive either.

        Do expect a messy song out of it though.

      • Sunsetsnow81 says:

        I agree with you. I think it was real and mutual. He also helped her get back at, and control the narrative, of the Harris breakup: crazy cat lady, bunny boiler stuff. They just did not anticipate the media backlash. She cares what people think and it got to her. It didn’t help that he had to leave for Australia. Too much time apart for two people with nothing really in common.

      • Rayya kirt says:

        I wrote a post below with more thoughts…but, no, I don’t actually at all believe this was a public relations stunt . I think they genuinely met and clicked. But, that said, I also think this would have ended (or perhaps not even began) if these two were not in the public business of entertainment la la land where things get weird and twisted and abnormal. They met on knowing of each other but then liked what they saw. Afterward, they had the time and liberties of flying around, wining, dining, vacations, post card scenarios and scarves around her head blowing in the wind while he drove his insanely priced car too fast around the peaks and valleys. Wine flowed, yachts on call, sychophant friends never far and family around just enough to prove how much fame didn’t change them as they blushed when mama told yet another story of how her famous baby once took their diaper off and ran around. Good times. Worked. Then came headlines. A slice of Kanye, a touch of her ex, a bit of pressure on him. No doubt their people were calling each of them with advice. Bottom line, sorry took long, she realized he was growing distant and she was getting moody. Kanye and VMA snub, as well as ex, got to her. Her British Prince was going to work and had to stop playing with her. She said crap she did or did not mean. He started to realized she was emotionally impossible and a victim in her own mind. She felt abandoned and got cold. He tried to be nice but was drained. Her charm wore off and he wasn’t a long term person Anyway. Not when work still comes first. Which she can’t understand. Yada yada yada. No one should be embarrassed. This is life.

      • Rayya kirt says:

        And, yes, I just dissected, extensively, in fact,(bored) and yes, I am aware of much more pertinent and crucial issues that need our attention which I do not ignore, however, I do not confuse a celebrity site with a news site. I am hopeful you don’t either as your stress levels will decrease once you realize where your intended arrival is. That said, I quite enjoy this site. I read many informative articles and intelligent posts. It is interesting to read opinions from people I both agree and disagree with and I find the pieces well written and insightful. News is not allowed to have an opinion. We are. I appreciate yours. This was mine.

      • Jeanette says:

        I think this is a believable perspective. I also buy into the narrative that he was so gung ho about being public. She never spoke about the relationship, he did. The TS tank, he wore it. Filming at his parents? Is that her fault too? I think he went in thinking that she might help him some, but again he strikes me a solid dude. Her as well. Maybe she did balk at attending the Emmys. She has never in the past so why is that so hard to believe.

        In the right circumstances I think this could have been a good match, but just the wrong time. I also believe she put her all into this, trying to get over the whole messy Calvin situation. It served them both for a time, now its over.

      • Sixer says:

        Vauvert – I don’t really believe in the 1950s style contracts either. But I think it would be highly naive to believe that PR doesn’t factor heavily in any celebrity relationship even when it began with a genuine attraction.

        These two announced their relationship in a way specifically designed to get people talking about them. They invited photographers to watch them snogging on the beach. They employed photographers to follow them around at a party. They went on a world tour and posed.

        They got what they wanted: people talked about them. Unfortunately for them, they were able to control whether or not people talked about them but not what they actually said.

        This is the risk you take as a celebrity. If you want to use the gossip machine, you have to be prepared for it to work against you as well as for you. Nobody obliged them to use the gossip machine but they used it any way.

        There are plenty of more deserving recipients of sympathy.

      • Neverwintersand says:

        Rayya kirt, you should write books (if you don’t already), that was a great analisis!

      • easi says:

        Oh, honey…

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        @Rayya kirt
        Of all the comments I’ve read about these two, yours seems the most balanced and you might not be far from the truth either. I agree with previous commenters who said you should write books!!

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      I agree Tiffany, it looks so stupid and none of them gets out of this smelling like roses. Two idiotic, fame-thirsty users.

  4. Felice. says:


  5. Senaber says:

    this was so… bizarre

  6. Arock says:

    Tiddlebanged…..that word gives me the shivers.
    we need postmortem details about this “relationship”.

    • addie says:

      What relationship? This was just famewhoring for them both. Why do they think they are interesting to the world?

  7. LB says:

    We all called this when those stories about his last visit came out. She put the feelers out for a breakup. It also feels like she read the online feedback (about him using her) and released information aimed to confirm.

    I will never not think she used him to distract from the Kanye thing now.

  8. Lilacflowers says:

    Champagne and truffles for all! Getting a facial now, back later!

    And from the happy guy behavior displayed in his two recent videos, I think he ended it.

    • MI6 says:

      Wait, Matthias is there?? I’m SO in.
      *Parties heavily*
      I’m with you, Lilac, he totally ended it. He’s been way too happy. He’s an emotional idiot but I don’t want to see him hurt, especially by TAYTANIC.
      Abandon ship!!!
      THexit has been achieved 😊

    • Bonzo says:

      Yeah, I think he dumped her flat ass after his RI visit. There was NO WAY IN HELL he was going to survive the Emmys (assuming that he’ll be in attendance) without getting roasted by Kimmel and the media. This is his way of burying it before he’s made to look like a fool again in front of his colleagues.

      Tom needs to recover some dignity from this PR disaster he inadvertently signed up for.

      Since Tom’s such a nice guy, who never says anything that requires the insertion of a foot, the worst thing she CAN say about him is that he was more in love with her fame than her. Which is likely true, but she’s always going to have boyfriends that will be primarily attracted to her fame/money. It certainly isn’t her award-winning personality.

      • MI6 says:

        “Her flat ass”
        *snort *
        That’s classic, Bonzo

      • Christin says:

        Careful, or she’ll demand a refund for her possible backside enhancements.

        Did the front view of her gym strolls (camel alert!) distract from her slightly padded rump of late? Maybe she thinks her pumped up figure offsets any personality deficits.

      • Becky says:

        Judging by those pics of her in going to the gym with the umbrella, butt injections and/or rear enhancing shorts.

        Commenters on D-Listed love to post Tay awkward dancing gifs. In one of them from around 2012, her arse is flat as a pancake.

      • Cranberry says:

        It always seemed like Tom was trying to have enough personality for the both of them. But that’s the way Tom is a lot of time which is why I think he agreed to this turd idea. The PR bump was the desired carrot, and ‘Mr. unlimited-enthusiasm’ figured he’d be able to entertain her, and they would have lots of laughs. What could go wrong?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I maintain the charadespeare topic tells us all we need to know.

      And Idris will be his Emmy companion. Epic!

    • MoochieMom says:

      I’m gonna need a cot with lilies, please and later champagne – EVERYWHERE!

    • Abby_J says:

      Coming for the champagne, staying for the truffles. Well, and Jonny. 🙂

      I can’t believe it’s over. I mean, who would have thought? Now, can you please point your secret husband toward Hayley Atwell for his next public relationship?

    • BTownGirl says:

      While you’re getting a facial, I’m over here checking Taylor’s friend’s Instagram to make sure that the Porch Picture Of Doom *makes Ryan Reynolds face* is still up. They can leave our hearts in shambles by breaking up, but they can never, ever, ever take that from us 😉

  9. Shambles says:

    *sips martini, puffs cigar, smooths out silk bath robe*

    This is all enormously entertaining for me. Of course you were the one behind the split, Taylor. Of course you were. And even if you weren’t behind it, it still would’ve been his fault, right, sweetums? Right, you poor, perpetually scorned lamb?
    It must be so hard to have such a need for privacy when your boyfriends just want to thrust you into the spotlight. We’ve got to have our privacy to write our public-shaming songs, right love? Isn’t that right, you poor, put-upon little deary?

    *pats Taylor’s head*

    • Jayna says:

      Perfection, @Shambles. I wish this brilliant post was mine.

    • Bonzo says:

      Silly little dear thinks she can pull the wool over everyone’s eyes after the Reckoning of the Receipts.

      • Squiggisbig says:

        Yea. She needs to come up with a new modus operandi post receipts because as soon as I saw the “he wanted her to go to the Emmys but she didn’t want to ” I was like Bull. shit.

      • Cricket says:

        so she broke it off with him because.. gasp! he wanted her to be his +1 and show support for his career? so it wouldn’t be all about her?

        I believe this bs as much as I believe she dumped Calvin cause he said something negative about her in an interview that he wouldn’t work with her.. got pissed that he didn’t acknowledge she wrote as song that she chose to write under a Swedish alias..

        Would so love to see a photo of TH, CH, KP, and all having a drink together.. and poor Ryan Reynolds is wondering if she can somehow get that photo on the porch permanently deleted from the web.

    • dana says:

      bahhhhaahahaha. Totally. I went through that ex boyfriends list (which I’m not hating, hit it and quit it Taylor) but she’s got a 3mos timeline before they bounce. I’m shocked Tommy lasted this long. It was doomed from the rock photo shoot and Heart ts tees. he made a big enough fool of himself being with her which makes this…i’m so embarrassed it didn’t last longer HILARIOUSSSSS. Of course he was dying to make a bigger fool of himself over you Tay. But someone smartened him up for Emmys in a few weeks.

  10. Beach girl says:

    You called it Kaiser! Well done. I actually believe the split happened earlier with the RI visit. There were some gossip sites reporting a fight; I think it was an exit plan being discussed. Any way champagne all around!! Tommy will be at the Emmys with a smile on his face , a twinkle in his eyes, and no comment on his lips.

  11. Luca76 says:

    Lol I’m devastated it was just a summer of truly awkward famewhoring I guess. And I thought it was true long term awkward famewhoring for the ages (despite what either fan base says neither one will ever do better IMO). I’ll never forget. But now I officially don’t care about either one of them at all.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      Me neither. I used to care about TH but then.. well, too long to explain why, but crush on him died. When he got together with Taylor, I suddenly realised I was right about the reasons why the crush had died. I never cared for Swift or her music anyway.

  12. Cee says:

    Didn’t she and Calvin also split amicably?

    I smell BS.

    • Bonzo says:

      Of course they did. And then they fought on Twitter. So yes, your nose for BS is spot on.

    • Bee says:

      I doubt this breakup will go into Calvin Harris territory with back and forward “he sad, she said” infantile must-have-the-last-word crap. Tom is dumb, but not THAT dumb. The best thing he can do now, is pretend it never happened. Brush it off his shoulder like dust.

  13. browniecakes says:

    TnT – boom!
    You called it Kaiser.
    Someone call Moms, tell them Christmas is off.
    Hope they got some pictures to remember this by.
    And yes, Gossip Cop confirmed in their ‘of course we knew the truth all along’ snotty way.

  14. cynic says:

    This makes me sad. I was looking forward to a few more months of amusement. RIP tiddlesbanging, we hardly knew ye.

  15. Betti says:

    It was inevitable – the relationship served its purpose for both of them but i really really don’t buy that she wasn’t comfortable with it being public, considering all the tipped off pap shots we got and professional photography instagram posts.

    I think that it was her that put an end to it – a mixture of she was bored and that the receipts backlash has died down so she had no use for the ‘true love’ narrative to deflect. Also i don’t think her ego recovered from the widespread ridicule they received – Tay Tay is not used to being laugh AT.

    I wonder if he’ll end up being burned like all the others? I smell a song about fameho’s coming up.

    • Miss S says:

      “the relationship served its purpose for both of them.” Did it, really? Did it benefit any of them? I don’t see it:/

      • Bonzo says:

        Tom got a temporary profile raising, but unless it results in an Emmy win, I don’t think it’ll have any positive effect on his career.

        Once everything settles down this week, mainstream media won’t be interested in Tom anymore.

      • Miss S says:

        That’s the thing, not all publicity is exactly good. He is now that actor who dated Taylor. And I don’t see this helping his serious actor status. I might be wrong though.

      • Bonzo says:

        [whispers] The guys that date Swift go back to the same status with mainstream media as they did pre-Swift.

        Don’t tell Tom. He might start to have regrets.

    • yolo112 says:

      I don’t know. I don’t really see what he got out of it…. My theory is HE ended it. She had him all candy pink bubble gum prinecessed fooled and then he really got to see her, the fights with Calvin…and see those receipts. He was fooled just like everyone else. I want to believe he was smart enough to run as soon as he realized she wasn’t this perfect vanilla princess she wanted him to think she was and wanted to avoid drama…or more drama.. He grown. She’s still…19.

      One thing is for sure, her next record is going to be insane. lol. So. Much. Material.

    • Sixer says:

      I think they BOTH ended it.

      It was fairly quickly apparent that the initial hilarity wasn’t going to die down and the relationship was going to be the butt of endless jokes. I can’t imagine either of these two putting whatever attraction they had for one another above being a laughing stock with the general public.

      I think they are both very happy to see the back of each other. Since attention-seeking/famewhoriness/thirst seems to be the dominant criticism of Tiddles, they will both now hasten to insist that it was the other one who was the attention-seeker. I think this is foolish, since the received wisdom is already that they are both as bad as each other. Nobody will credit either of them, aside from each side’s die-hard fans. Everyone else will just roll their eyes over the break-up as much as they rolled their eyes over the t-shirts and the wellies and the water chutes.

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        I agree Sixer, they both seem fairly too happy for the situation, they probably decided it was time to split up.

      • Evie says:

        @Sixer: I’m in the camp that it was never real. What I still find astounding is that Tom who for the past five years, famously kept his private life on the down-lo, did a 180 degree about-face and was willing to even use his mother, sister and young niece for that pap walk.
        I also believe that HE dumped HER just like all his predecessors did.
        In the aftermath of TnT imploding, I have grudging respect for Calvin Harris. I never heard of this guy before all the Tay-Tay & Tom drama. I was surprised to learn he was worth close to $100M and is a top DJ. Calvin somehow managed to last 15 months with Tay-Tay which is a record for her and unlike Tom he didn’t age 5 years in a matter of two months. Calvin looks fit, rested and relaxed and seems very relieved. I have a hunch Tom is similarly re-invigorated and is probably jumping for joy and exclaiming, “I’m free, I’m free…”

  16. Amanda DG says:

    He was a rebound. I think she wants to go into hiding so the bad press surrounding her will go away.

    • Miss S says:

      The thing that really freaks me out is why do what they did, parents involved, trips around the world, staged photos? Was that to hurt Calvin? It was pretty obvious that whatever that was it went too fast, do rebounds work that way?

      • Elle says:

        From my experience, yes. I’ve seen the over-the-top rebound relationship happen with friends. I’ve also noticed they either quickly fizzle out or end up going the distance.

      • Miss S says:

        You see, my idea was that people actually got a bit too careful afraid to commit because the previous break up was too fresh. Clearly I know nothing! hahaha

      • Elle says:

        Miss S – that’s my approach, but I know more than one person who got out of a serious relationship and was living with a new person within the first month of dating. What I find doubly interesting is that I know a handful of people who were cheated on, ended that relationship, and ended up in over-the-top rebounds. My armchair psychologist theory is that it’s a way to prove they’re desirable and wanted.

      • Miss S says:

        Not a bad theory Elle. But apparently she dumped Calvin right? And it was not established that he cheated on her, quite the opposite. Either way, I’m enjoying this because to me it was always more PR driven than real.

    • Rayya kirt says:

      Yes, I hear ya on the rebound thing. I think she’s one of those serial monogamous romantics (a lot of creative people and song writers like her are imo) who fall fast and hard, put that person on a pedestal, then get easily disappointed so cut n run. Initial honeymoon period fairytale over, real life comes interferes. She’s young, impatient, famous and seems like she has the kind of family that told her never settle for less than perfection. Thing is, older you get, more you know relationships take work. She may not be wrong to jump out, it’s that she seems to impulsively jump in with a 10 year old mind set that THIS one is Romeo because he was charming for a minute. Recipe for…well, the obvious. She’s coddled and wants a man like her daddy. We all want a hero. But hero’s are human, too. And not every 20 something can conjure one up…or anyone of any age. The real hero is when you can be okay with not needing one because you are good with being your own knight in shining armor and companion and that’s enough if need be. Then, if it so happens, someone else will come in that makes you want to include them in your life, to enhance it, not complete it. I’d like her to eventually write that sorta song.
      P.s. Serious time over…I totally think he backed away politely wanting her to end so he would not have to. Just a bunch. He’s all about his work, I believe, and this Brit might have had his full with her intensity and the scrutiny while he was filming. Two egos passing through the night. Bless their hearts.

  17. Ally.M says:

    Yeah I believe she did the dumping. He’s so desperate for the spotlight, she’s already there. Rebounds are usually short-lived.

    • TotallyOld says:

      I agree Ally.M. Normally I would say it was Tom doing the dumping but his level of thirst is so over the top that I believe he was “let go”. This guy does love the spotlight and I believe he would have continued on but on his terms and I don’t think Taylor liked his terms. Showing up together at opportune times but not really getting together behind the scenes. Yes, he used her and no one will convince me otherwise.

  18. Sixer says:

    Not only is there no Build-a-Bear, but they split up AT MY BED TIME.

    This is just not on. If there isn’t a Kardashian in LEGS’s future, I’ll never speak to him again.

    • Betti says:

      OMG – him rebounding with a Kardashian would be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!! God, make this happen. Isn’t Kourtney single?

    • Looty says:

      Could I interest you in a Huma Abedin pairing, after a decent interval?

    • Poisonous Lookalike says:

      LEGS needs to do something spectacular. I have a big birthday coming up next week, and I want some drama.

    • Bonzo says:

      I too want a Kardashian, just to piss the little wench off.

      Or even better, I want him to steal Katy away from Orlando. Wouldn’t that be juicy??? Hooking up with her Bad Blood nemisis
      I’d totally be into 2016 TOMKAT romance-a-thon.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Sorry, I know it’s no fun but I want him with someone nice. I don’t like reading about or looking at anything KardARSEian and Katy is just as annoying as Taylor in some respects.

      • Bonzo says:

        No Katy is not as annoying… no, no. no. Katy has a fun Twitter and Instagram and doesn’t lower herself to Taylor’s childish jabs online.

        Katy would be PERFECTION.

        I bet if MI6 gets on board, it will happen. She has the crystal ball when it comes to Tommy’s love life trajectory.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Sorry, but Katy and her cultural appropriations are annoying.

      • PaschaP says:

        @Bonzo Tom and Emma Watson should get together.

        It’d be fascinating to see how Taylor ‘There’s a Special Place in Hell for Women Who Don’t Help Other Women’ Swift (and her rabid fanbase) would handle that pairing. Seeing as though Swift was the dumper (and not Hiddles) she’d look desperate/PR thirsty as hell if she tried to play the ‘he’s the one that got away~~’ card.

        Also, she wouldn’t be able to play the ‘Devil woman ho stole mah man’ card against Mr and Mrs #heforshe like she did with Camilla Belle.


      • Sixer says:

        Katy Perry would be hilarious!

        Would Orly go and punch LEGS? Can LEGS fight? Would it be Queensbury rules?

      • antipodean says:

        @Sixer, a showdown with Orly would be a sight to see, and of course it would be Queensbury rules. Orly’s mettle with fisticuffs is already a legend. Maybe one of the Hemsworth’s could be the referee, and the thirsty Spanish wife could cheer them on. Instant profile raising for all! Huzzah! Of course, there must be pictures, or it didn’t happen. Swifty would be gnashing teeth in the background, and eyeing up a suitable chaser to Hiddles! It writes itself!

      • Cranberry says:

        See that’s the problem. It should have been Katy all along.

        They would have been able to at least have some real laughs and fun and, god forbid, even sex! No it wouldn’t be some high-romance story line, and it wouldn’t last, but at least Katy has some personality and is more secure of herself as a woman – albeit an immature woman, but still a woman. She likes to have fun and party, and so does he. I think they could have worked in reality (for a while) and without any contract or staging for paps.

      • Cranberry says:

        ( to continue )

        AND he and Katy would have been way more believable ! !

        It may not have been a very compatible and serious romance, but still more viable than Tiddleswift which was thought up by dingbat PR agents who thought it would be ‘perfect’ to bring the two fandoms together. Taylor’s fans see her as a virgin princess, and to young hiddlestoners he’s prince charming incarnate. I’ve always felt even before Tiddlesbanging started that their must be quite a lot of crossover between their fandoms in regards to tweens that subscribe to these fantasies. The publicists must have known it too.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      This is way too anti-climactic. I think a Kardashian fling has to happen next, but I suspect poor TommyAnnE is way to frightened to venture down that red carpet.

      I predict he will rebound with… JARTHY.

  19. LolaBones says:

    This is anti climatic.
    They met each others parents. And were so so public since ‘day 1’. Not mentioning the most likely overlap between Harris and Hiddlestone.
    I demand more Tiddlesbanging.

  20. Angel says:

    You KNOW that’s not how it went down, if they were ever a real couple in the first place. Dollars to donuts he did the dumping and likely did a while ago – they just leaked it now.

  21. Snert says:

    I guess we’ll only find out the true story when one of them writes a song

  22. a says:

    Awwww can we please come up with an excuse to keep using Tiddles and Tiddlebanging….like I was tiddlebanging so hard no one noticed the receipts someone brought about all my bs…or smthng

  23. Becky says:

    The RI pics came out on June 15, that’s 1 day short of 12 weeks.

    • Bonzo says:

      They never announce a breakup right after it happened. I wouldn’t be surprised if the RI trip included the discussion the breakup roll out with their respective PR teams.

  24. Sam says:

    Does this mean somebody finally deciphered the Morse Code he’s been furiously blinking and call the cops to free him?

  25. Dippit says:

    Tom called time on the trip to RI, or around the ‘faked’ trip to RI (depending on whether you believe the ‘proof’ offered by some that those pics were pre-dated/faked).

    They’ve been building to a suitable break-up roll-out since, but Taylor seems to be trying to gain custody of the narrative in her favour. Whether Tom agreed to her having custody of the break-up initiative remains to be seen. She has better PR framework in place to assert dominance for the narrative through outlets, however, THIS TIME, few look set to believe her version.

    After a failed showmance, she’s set to be left with a fail of a break-up narrative too going by a quick skim of internet comments.

    • Dara says:

      @Dippit, I am so going to steal “custody of the narrative” and use it again and again. Absolutely brilliant.

    • Becky says:

      Yeah he went to RI, to fake the return pics would’ve been very elaborate to set up (like finding a plane that looks exactly like TS plane), theres probably a straightforward explanation for the time data.

      Most likely that’s when the breakup happened, and he had to go see her in between flying back and forth to Oz, because she’s the power player in this whole scenario.

    • Poisonous Lookalike says:

      @Dippit, I think you are spot on with the timeline. But with everything that’s gone on with ThirsTay this summer, only the trueblood Taymericans will believe her narrative, even if she does win custody (brilliant phrase!).

      • I Choose Me says:

        OMG. ThirsTay. That is such a brilliant play of words I’m mad I didn’t think of it.

        *Adding ThirsTay to Taynted love, Taytanic and Thexit to the Tiddlesbanging folder.

      • Poisonous Lookalike says:

        I can’t take credit for it; another poster here used it first.

    • Bonzo says:

      She’s the power player here. The media are interested in her, not him. She gets custody of the narrative. He gets to look like the poor tool that got took for a fool.

      • Dippit says:

        Usually I would agree Bonzo, and she’s certainly trying for custody, but the internet is awash tonight (rough ratio of 90:10) not believing her clearly designated narrative. He still looks like a tool (has done throughout), but she’s on a hiding to nothing trying to fool the public (AGAIN) with her ‘it wasn’t me, it was him’ wronged or put upon schtick – even with the she ended it spin, people just aren’t buying it.

      • Bonzo says:

        They won’t, after the Reckoning of the Receipts. I really can’t believe Tree actually told her that the media/public would buy the “privacy” spiel after being outed as a manipulative, lying b!tch. Especially when she’s bad-mouthing someone with the good-guy image that Tom has.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Bonzo, comments sections everywhere are shredding her. Nobody is believing it and they’re all pointing out that her RI mansion was a photodrop TWICE and her friends, not his, were all instagramming it left and right.

      • Bonzo says:

        Good. That b!tch deserves ALL the backlash she gets. I may not have any respect for Hiddles after this stunt, but I sure as hell don’t want to see a lying, manipulative, back-stabbing Jezebel getting the upper hand in all this mess.

      • OhDear says:

        I’m just baffled as to why she/her team went with this when they could have gone with the “parted amicably, remain good friends, demanding schedules, work commitments” lines.

      • Dippit says:

        Yes, @OhDear – that’s the tack I’ve been expecting for weeks. It would have been much easier to present it as an ‘enjoyable Summer fling, but now work commitments, and such mean the fun’s done but no harm no foul’.

        BUT Taylor always has to have an angle she can parle into a ‘statement as a woman’. Currently she’s aiming for ‘independent woman who won’t be used by a man for publicity; and that she is inherently a very private person’ – she/her PR don’t seem to realise that, based on her form, calls for too great a suspension of disbelief by the public. As they’ll be reading the internet today, THIS only might just be dawning on them.

        I suspect by next album it won’t be so much revenge songs, but more ‘how difficult it is to find love being Taylor Swift… but she’s strong and still believes in true love is waiting for her sometime’ style songs.

        Her new victim spin will be ‘victim of her own success’.

  26. Miss S says:

    *POPCORN* hahahahaha

  27. Jess says:

    I think they broke up on the 16th, when they met in Rhode Island.
    And I think he was really a rebound relationship for her. The first 6 weeks were perfect because they were together 24/7 and it was all nice and hot, etc.
    But the distance made them cool off and she probably realized that she wasn’t as into this as she originally thought. And that it was not worth the trouble.

    To be honest, I believe that now she’ll start the grieving for her dead relationship with Calvin Harris. She probably didn’t do it before

  28. Louise177 says:

    “Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with. Taylor knew the backlash that comes with public displays of affection but Tom didn’t listen to her concerns when she brought them up.” Exactly how could their relationship be more public. They did more in a month than most couples do in a year. Taylor doesn’t want public displays of affection? Since when? Taylor always seems more involved in the relationship. I could see her breaking up with Tom or anybody but more for narcissistic reasons – they’re not paying enough attention to her, she wants to move in together, etc. Not because the relationship isn’t working out.

  29. Trixie says:

    Well that was a let down. I wanted some fireworks.

    • Dara says:

      It’s early days yet, there may still be some to come. She and Calvin ended amicably too, for about 48 hours, then things went off the rails in a hurry.

      • Bonzo says:

        Except Tom doesn’t spat on Twitter like Calvin. He’ll keep quiet and all we’ll get after tomorrow are think pieces, which I kinda like since it’s clear Taylor isn’t attempting to alter her image after getting outed as a lying, manipulative, backstabbing bitch in July. She’s playing by the same rulebook as before. God, she’s such a bore.

      • Dara says:

        I don’t think Tom will respond – at all – or if he does, he will be the very model of respectful, mature and diplomatic. What I’m not sure about is if Taylor has the self-control needed to ignore everyone rolling their eyes at the “she wanted to keep things private” narrative her team is trying to sell. I don’t think she can control herself if she feels people are laughing at her, and right now they are laughing. What worries me is what steps she might take to get them to stop,

  30. iralagi says:

    I’m just waiting for Lainey’s take on this. She’s a Hiddleswift believer to the point that I think she is ass kissing Taylor. Every adult in this planet always know there’s nothing genuine about them.

    • Miss S says:

      But she also loves Angelina’s brand because she sees these women being smart and playing the game to their advantage. At least, that’s what i read from her posts about both.

    • Elle says:

      I actually agreed with Lainey – they’re both narcissists desperate for attention so they seemed well matched. And they both brought something to the table: she had fame, he was a serious adult actor so gave her a more serious persona (to say nothing of being a good rebound). I feel like they’re getting together was part PR and some genuine interest.

      The problem was that the pap shots were too much, too soon (to say nothing of too staged). My feeling was they’re both so used to being adored they just assumed being together would lead to even more worship. When it instead led to mocking, I think it shocked both of them because the public is supposed to love them. They were supposed to be the adored power couple – the skim milk Jay-Z and Beyonce. Instead they ended up more like Spencer and Heidi.

      But I do love that they timed the break up for maximum media exposure. I’m going to miss their hijinks.

      • Miss S says:

        They were expected to be pros at this and came out amateurish since the beginning, no?

      • Elle says:

        Unbelievably amateurish – honestly, I don’t think we’ve all given arrogance nearly enough credit for the Hiddleswift saga. It’s part of why they were so well matched – I think they both truly viewed themselves as better than most people and beloved (and will no doubt soon believe that again). The peasants weren’t supposed to catch onto their game, because Taylor and Toms are gods meant to be worshipped.

        Even if this was totally PR, I bet both Tom and Taylor are both bitter about this little side show and eager to blame the other person for it. It couldn’t be them – they are beloved, they are wonderful, ergo it must be the other person.

      • Bonzo says:

        I did too. I thought her read on Hiddleswift was SPOT ON. I look forward to her think piece in the morning.

        Elle, you said it better than I could. They both assumed this would play out in the media better than it did, overplayed their cards and then when Kim and Calvin reminded everyone how fake SHE is, neither of them could recover from the bad press. It was a lesson in PR failure that will be taught over and over again.

      • Miss S says:

        Considering how ungracious she has been about past relationships always pushing the victim narrative, I’m now waiting for her usual approach. If she doesn’t follow that route I’ll be surprised. But again, the arrogance you mentioned may keep her oblivious to the backlash.

      • Luca76 says:

        Yeah I totally was in line with Lainey and thought she sounded the most logical about what was happening.

      • Sixer says:

        I absolutely agree with all of this…

        … except for well-matched bit. A relationship between two such needy-greedy people can never be sustained for long. People like that have to be with someone who can absorb all those needs, not demand their own needs be absorbed.

        Even if the reaction to Tiddles had been positive, they wouldn’t have lasted.

      • Dippit says:

        Spot on Sixer.

        Susan Downey once said that part of the reason she and RDJ work is that she knows when he walks into a room he wants to be the centre of attention and, crucially, she doesn’t. But behind closed doors she is assertive and that’s their strength.

        Something along those lines anyway. Taylor and Tom could never either suspend their own needs to be centre of attention enough in public to find a balance of assertiveness/mutual support behind closed doors together.

    • Div says:

      What? No, Lainey is not kissing Taylor’s ass and she even called her out for “not being able to help herself” (e.g. needing the attention) when she started getting papped all the time in NYC again. Lainey thought Hiddleswift was perfect because both of them were thirsty for attention. She gave him attention, he gave her more gravitas. Lainey mocked them endlessly but she also said in a weird way they made sense.

      • Bonzo says:

        Agree. Lainey has been telling Taylor to lay low and let people miss her for once instead of endless pap walks. She doesn’t kiss Taylor’s ass at all.

      • lisa2 says:

        Seems like some random way to mention Angelina. Because these 2 women and their lives are nothing alike; nor are their relationships

      • Miss S says:

        @Lisa2, I was the one who mentioned Angelina. It wasn’t random, I was evaluating how Lainey analyzes two famous women who are far from being consensual and what she celebrates about them. It had nothing to do with their relationships and if you really read my previous comment you would see that. I was talking about how both are seen as media savvy.

  31. sensible says:

    I don’t get why they met each others parents…that part is super embarrassing for only making it to 3 months.

    • Willow says:

      Normal for her. But he is so tacky for getting his family involved in this after he knew her for two minutes. Even average people don’t do things like that with someone they just start dating. However, after he was showing up at the opening of an envelope, gave a speech acting like an MTV award was a Nobel prize and showing that pandering internet popular does not mean real boxoffice or interest, he got desperate.

      His fans will be back in love with him (or rather Loki) by tomorrow, but you have to wonder what studio executives, casting agents and auteur directors are thinking about this display. Especially since Sony is doing everything in its power to get Craig back for 007. Who wants to become popular via being one of Swift’s ex?

      • Bonzo says:

        I seriously think Tom owes his mum & sis an apology for using them so shamelessly in his PR scheming. That was when any respect I may have had for him as a person went straight down the toilet.

        He IS a famewhore and this summer’s TIDDLESBANGING World Tour proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt.

      • Miss S says:

        Maybe we think like this because we are not famous but I would totally PROTECT my family from any kind of media attention. What they did reflects really bad on them.

      • Andrea says:

        I introduced my family to an ex boyfriend 3 months in because I was invited to my cousin’s wedding and he wanted to come. One month later I broke up with him and by Christmas I was horribly embarrassed because everyone wanted to know what happened to him. Needless to say, I learned my lesson.

      • Sixer says:

        Not sure the dignity of it all will bother casting directors too much (although I agree it’s all been an embarrassingly undignified display). What *might* bother them, is that even with all that promotion nobody did anything but laugh. I think it’s the result of the aggressive promoting rather than the aggressive promoting itself that might make casting directors feel he is not leading man material.

  32. cindyp says:

    Wow, what a career catastrophe for him. He should sue his publicist & manager for malpractice. Can someone please explain to me what he was thinking getting involved with her. Why would anyone possibly think this was a good career move for him? Wasn’t he kind of a serious actor?

    • Elle says:

      Tom is, but he’s also desperate for the spotlight. I don’t think he was an unwilling participant at the start – if anything, I wouldn’t be surprised to know that he was pushing for the relationship and his team was trying to minimize the attention.

      I’ll be interested to see what he does next from a PR standpoint.

  33. Elle says:

    If the publicity was really too much, I feel like this would have been announced before the holiday weekend in the US instead of taking maximum advantage of prime gossip time.

    Let’s hope this ends Tom’s attempts at being a celebrity, and he goes back to trying to be a respected actor.

    As for Taylor, may she find a new boy toy who loves the paparazzi as much as she does. Her public deserves no less.

    • Bonzo says:

      I was going to ask where Miss Melissa is, being the PR and media specialist here, but you seem to be saying the same thing, Elle. He really does need to recover his respectability and let this fade into his history as the summer fling that he regrets and move on.

      I think this was over three weeks ago and the various rumors that have been running rampant for the past few weeks have just been to prepare us for the big announcement now that the holiday weekend is over. It’s been over for awhile now.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        Here, sorry.

        Traveling today… and much over the last six weeks.

        I agree with you Bonzo. I posted on the last thread before the announcement that I thought it was already over and the articles were pre emptive strikes. Didn’t expect that to be confirmed within hours.

        The smart move on his part would be back to keeping private life sacred and taking the high road. He looked so desperate in this adventure I’m not sure how to read him. Don’t know if he will.

        She will dominate the narrative. Expect more leaks in the future.

        He was out of his depth from the PR game standpoint. He’s about to find out what he really got himself into. Best strategy is zipped lips.

      • Bonzo says:

        Howdy Miss Melissa!

        I recall when the news of their fling broke, a number of us were commenting that he was in WAY over his head getting involved with her. Luke’s no match for her PR team either. Now Tom’s going to see what she’s capable of as she continues with the leaks that make her look like the one who needed to get out of the relationship, when it was more likely he finally “saw the light” as to how much damage this summer fling has done to his image.

      • Sixer says:

        I think he should set his people onto getting whatever theatre announcement he keeps hinting at made as soon as possible. And if there isn’t actually a theatre announcement to be made, find one, any one, and make it. Get himself back to London theatre pronto and back to where he started before THE BEACH DISASTER, then act as if THE BEACH DISASTER never happened.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Sixer, in addition to whatever the pending theatre announcement is, I think we need a farce called “The Beach Disaster.” Who could play the female lead?

        And I think the pending theatre announcement is either with the Donmar or Branagh and I’m sending “announce it now!” thought waves at both of them.

      • Sixer says:

        You could certainly make a Joe Orton-style farce out of all this, couldn’t you?! I don’t know about the female lead, but we could have Jo Brand as omniscient narrator?

  34. Adr1s says:

    *insert the “Sure Janice” gif here*

  35. Beach girl says:

    FYI today is Idris’s birthday! Happy birthday big guy.

  36. lisa2 says:

    The part about her not wanting it public and him pushing just doesn’t sound like history has shown us. All beach parties and instagram pics. Photos of them walking hand in hand. His mother. I don’t know if there were pics of him with his mother before dating Taylor. Someone probably told him he was looking like a fool and was too hold to be acting like someone’s 17 year old boyfriend. We have Taylor’s history to go by.

  37. hk says:

    I’m terribly sore over this. Like a really beautiful man that’s awful in bed. These two sure did disappoint. I’m team taylor all the way and can’t wait to see what she is up to next.
    Good on her for taking a break from everything for a bit. I find her to be so beautiful and likable. Looking forward to seeing her mature past this whether it’s as a pop star or in another way.

  38. Joanie says:

    My god, she really does lie through her teeth.

    I’m guessing that Tom hightailed it as soon as it became public that the Broccolis offered Daniel Craig $150M to do two more 007 movies.

    • TotallyOld says:

      OMG, Joanie I hadn’t thought of that aspect. I kinda wondered why Kaiser didn’t run the story about Daniel’s offer. This makes good sense that if he was the one breaking it off (and I’m still not certain he did – thirst and all that a given for Tom) that as soon as he knew he was out of the race for Bond (again not certain he ever was) he was ready to break off the relationship. I said up above that I thought he used Taylor and this possibility only reiterates that he did.

      • Joanie says:

        I’m sure Tom is the one who ended it. He always looked pained and embarrassed by it all. If he wasn’t even going to get 007 from The whole charade, why bother? She’s doing damage control.

  39. Harla Jodet says:

    Wow, this isn’t a surprise at all! The only surprise is that it lasted this long.

    I don’t understand her issue with wanting to keep her “private life private” when every move they made was captured by the paparazzi and she seemed fine with that?? And her constant presence on social media, how is that keeping her “private life private”? She seems to only want it private when it suits her.

    I don’t know much about Taylor but she does seem to play the victim quite often and I definitely see a song about this in her future.

    • Bonzo says:

      I don’t think that was the reason at all, even if it’s true. A C-list actor with cravings for international fame hooking up with an A-lister is pretty much going to write THAT narrative. But since Tom isn’t an obvious douchebag and is known as an all-around good guy, this is the best “explanation” her team can give. It’s been written in the comments of their posts for months so they know it will be a believable narrative.

  40. Jayna says:

    I think she dumped him. He needs to find a low-key British actress for an under-the-radar romance with a few leaked brief sightings down the road to rehabilitate his image after this fiasco.

    • Christin says:

      Do you think he may have cooled things for the past few weeks to make her more amiable to a breakup?

      This started with a bit too much pomp and pap attention. My initial prediction was over by end of August. It was either going to fizzle fast, or (maybe) go a longer distance.

    • Tina says:

      I’ve got some good-looking young barrister friends if he wants to go down that road. That may work less well for image rehab since Clooney/Amal though.

    • Kate says:

      I think she thinks she dumped him. But I’m quite certain it was the other way round

  41. tracking says:

    Most annoying fauxmance ever, so glad they’re kaput.

    • Lostmymind says:

      No! It was epically entertaining!! I hope they keep slinging mud, but sadly, I think he’ll keep mum and she’ll have some crazy girl party just before she latches onto another victim…err…boyfriend.

    • Camille says:

      It was up there with Superman and that chick from BBT. So glad its over.

  42. ElleBee says:

    Her next album will be “The A-Z (of those who wronged me)”
    A-is for Adam call him Calvin Harris
    B-is for breakup, I’m totes embarrassed….
    ….K- is for Kim, Kanye, the whole Klan
    L- is liar, I overplayed my hand..
    V-victim, I’m good at that game..
    W white girl privilege boosted my fame.

    Help me out here guys

  43. Artemis says:

    Well obviously they couldn’t keep the momentum going. Unlike Swift who can write anywhere and rent a studio that fits her schedule and lifestyle, Tom has to be present in a fixed place and do loads of prep for his job. These two dummies lived day-by-embarassing-day and as hard-working adults, I don’t understand why they didn’t see this coming. It’s called life. You can’t live off passion and expect it to last forever.

    And nobody forced these two to flaunt their relationship. Any backlash was a direct results of their calculated actions to be seen. And it’s a pattern that belongs to Swift although I’m sure Hiddleston was delirious and planned their PR outings with her. He was probably the damn editor for releasing statements!

    If Swift really wants to be serious with a guy, she really needs to put her relationship before her need for attention and get over the lust-filled few months before debuting a new beau like smart adults do because it’s beyond pathetic, played out and worst of all: predictable. Gossip isn’t good when you know what’s going to happen next.

    God bless Hiddleston because Swift will recover easily, her unicorn that poops skittles fanbase will defend her to hell and back and buy her dumb albums but he was never that famous or interesting to begin with.

  44. boredblond says:

    A summer fling..is this really a big deal? Would love if she did a “Summer Lovin'” video..retro Grease..and I guess he’ll go back to being that British actor who was in that movie..oh, you know…

  45. Grace says:

    I can almost hear myself repeating out loud what I said three months ago: blimey, this train moves fast.

    All the hilarious snark has come to an end? Now I feel so robbed. 🙁

  46. Bee says:

    Of course she dumped him. She’s undumpable. You know, because she’s perfect, and doesn’t need no man **snaps fingers**

    Look, the life she has created for herself is going to be hard for any man (well, one that’s not digging for dough and treats her like a full-time job) to infiltrate, let alone be comfortable with. With the multiple houses, the seemingly multiple persona’s, and the multiple entourage (all with their own agenda I’d imagine), she is and always will be hard work, even for the most confident and secure person.

    • lisa2 says:

      at least until the next man is found..

    • Christin says:

      She’s Leann 2.0, only five years behind 1.0’s timeline. Teen country-turned-pop princesses who cannot let go of the spotlight.

      • Andrea says:

        My boyfriend commented tonight that she was LeeAnn in the making.

      • Christin says:

        That’s the one thing I recognized the past three months — just how much they are alike. TS has been slightly more savvy with fans until now, yet many other boxes have been checked off this summer.

  47. Angel says:

    Please go apologize to your mom now for the nonsense.

  48. Jenns says:

    At least that “I heart TS” tank will make a nice dust rag…

  49. That “source” who gave the quote to US weekly claiming that she did the dumping is SO typical Taylor Swift’s camp it hurts. Still up to her old games. Lately, she has changed her pap walk from the “going to and from the gym in my “regular person clothes” to “coming out of my apartment in my dowdy, contrite, “regular person clothes”. Thing is, of the two of them, SHE’S the one still doing pap walks. She could easily slip in and out of these places undetected, as so many do.

  50. ygsf says:

    She really is a snake with this PR crap. The next guy that dares to date her is insane.

    • Elle says:

      Insane or desperate for attention and arrogant. I think some guys will be wary, but I bet she can find a few who want the media attention and believe that unlike the previous guys, he can control the narrative.

      Never underestimate the delusional capabilities of someone desperate for fame.

  51. InvaderTak says:

    Yeah right to the reasons. Was that the agreement so TH could get out of taking her to Emmy’s? That she make him look like the bad guy? Even though no one believes it. It looked like they’re going with the drifting apart route and then all of a sudden TH is the bad guy and she’s all independent and nervous about the attention. And they hadn’t had that much attention in the past month anyway. Did she flip on the agreed narrative and beat him to the tabloids? I wonder.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Doubt he was going to the tabloids but she has spun this so much from the start while he has been the one who had to face interviewers that little of what she says now will stick.

      • Miss S says:

        I assume he was sort of in it from the start but didn’t really understood exactly who he was dealing with, from the attention she naturally attracts to her strategic controlling media narrative. She won’t have any issues burning him and he probably knows it by now.

      • Oh I think she’s gonna have plenty of issues. Nobody believes her now. AND she’s still employing the same media strategies she always did. That’s the very definition of insanity, to use the same strategies over and over that have ceased to work for you, and expect a different result. Look at her recent pap walks. “the gym”, “coming out of apartment”…they are ALL designed to make her look wan and contrite. Every one of them. Same strategy, less the heavily obvious designer gear. Even the narrative is more or less the same. He wanted all this, not me. I’m the victim here. Yeah, sure you are.

  52. OhDear says:

    ‘Tis always sad when a contract expires.

  53. Div says:

    Am I the only one who thinks the relationship and the break up makes both look bad? It seems like they had a showmance combined with a real relationship (for example, I don’t think all PR relationships are only PR). However, they took it to the extreme even if the I heart TS shirt was a joke and then they couldn’t handle the backlash/bad PR so they broke up.

    Essentially, it reveals that both Taylor and Tom consider their public image to be such a huge part of their lives that they let it dictate getting into and out of relationships. You know both of them have their names on google alerts.

    If Taylor has any self-preservation, she’ll go under the radar for the next year and go back to folky country-pop.

    • Bonzo says:

      Neither of them look good in this scenario. She’s got a young, immature, life-inexperienced, delusional fanbase that will support her through thick and thin, he’s got a lot of older, more mature fans that need to see that this was just a crazy summer fling where he blew off steam after a long season of work which doesn’t indicate AT ALL that it’s a sign that he’s as shallow and fame hungry as he appeared to be.

      • Harla Jodet says:

        I have to say Bonzo, as one of his older, more mature fans this little “fling” has certainly changed my opinion of him, which really bums me out 🙁

      • Bonzo says:

        I think you’re in good company here, Harla. Have a Fizzy Hiddles.

        I find it best to enjoy celebrities for their entertainment value and for the examples they give of bad decision-making. It’s much less painful to learn through other’s mistakes rather than my own. 🙂

  54. Grace says:

    Now it would be a good time for the stage work announcement. What’s it gonna be, I wonder? Another Shakespeare reproduction?

  55. Dippit says:

    Didn’t want, or expect, TH to attend The Emmys (figured on a “too busy filming” reason) – NOW I want him on THAT RC with a suitably pointed date… I just yet can’t think who yet.

    Katy Perry is with Orlando… damn.

    His mother probably deserves a night out after being dragged by Taylor and him into showmance photo-ops. I’d say his niece too, in recompense, but she’s too young.

    Maybe Iris and he could walk the RC together.

    • Bonzo says:

      Yes, if he goes, his MUM deserves to be his date after dragging her out in front of the paps like he did. He owes something to his sister and niece too for pimping them out.

      • Grace says:

        *wave at Bonzo*

        Imagine the family dinner every Christmas from now on? Someone has a little too much to drink and start ‘you know that time…’ I have a feeling Emma will never let him live it down.

        They love him, of course. They wouldn’t have let themselves be pap’d if they didn’t.

      • Dippit says:

        He does indeed. Tickets to an Adele concert at the very least.

      • Bonzo says:

        I hope Emma never lets him live it down. At least she was sensible not to let herself get caught up in the PR shenanigans.

        Grace, I was hoping you saw my response to your shout out a couple of weeks ago. 😉

      • MI6 says:

        Can you imagine him facing his dad now…yikes.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @MI6, somehow, I doubt his dad reads the gossip sections of the tabs.

      • MI6 says:

        He wouldn’t HAVE to, Lilac. TIME covered this sh*t show. AND CNN, BBC, Evening Standard….

    • lilacflowers says:

      His date will be Idris, who was there at the start and there at the end. Marvel has to release them both from their filming schedule in order for either one to attend and they’re up for the same award. They will be the hit of the evening.

    • spidey says:

      @ Dippit Iris? Who is this Iris of whom you speak. Has Tom moved on all ready? Obviously learned some tips from his (very) recent ex. 🙂

  56. reg says:

    I guess he refused to become engaged before Emmys. Horrible publicity stunt is over.
    Tom can date his boyfriend, and Swifty can have another stupid love song ghostwritten
    for her the way she always does.

  57. Watching A Trainwreak says:

    Isn’t it interesting that all the prior months of pap walks done for published photos wasn’t too much “public” display for her, but the reasonable request of Tom Hiddleston inviting his girlfriend to the Emmys (which for him is a work event) was the straw that broke the camel’s back that made her question his reason for being with her????? I would have thought that going to Great Britain and not being introduced to his friends or visiting his home in London might have red flagged her to re-consider the relationship as to the motivation of why Tom was involved with her in the first place. I’m sure there’s a very interesting back story to this “relationship” & “split”, but I doubt we’ll hear it…as unlike, Calvin, Tom is usually an adult & a gentleman. All the click bait articles that have been written have made them both look incredibly ridiculous since the beginning. They’re well shut of each other. Let the healing begin!

    • Heather says:

      Sure, and I have some swampland in Arizona I’d like to sell you. Yeah, something hinky about the whole thing. I think he was tired of it, and probably is just gonna let her spin the narrative to save face because, well……it’s polite, she’s real good at it, and he can still get out with most of his soul intact.

  58. Bonzo says:

    “After three months of terrorizing several countries with their blessed union and trying to convince the world that their relationship wasn’t born in a publicist’s office, ToTay is broken and done. ”

    Oh, I can’t wait to read the snark being typed right now from the online media. It’s going to make for a great week.

  59. Helena says:

    Publicity stunt that backfired. Although I love the Hiddles and have a hard time believing he would go for some fake relationship, I never believed they were for real.

  60. Jayna says:

    Yeah, Tay-Tay, he forced you to do that summer bash with photos being taken ad nauseum of your lovefest, especially that one set up by you with three couples and you two all mushy. Such a private girl about this relationship, aren’t you? How dare he ask you to attend the Emmys with him.

    • Juliette says:

      Exactly, all those staged photos she put out across the board. Twitter, Instragram, Snapchat, gossip blogs etc and she’s the one that wanted to keep it private? gmafb.

      To be honest, totally tired of both of them and hope for a dual disappearance.

  61. KatM says:

    I think Ursula was dumped. I think she enjoyed throwing it in Calvin’s face. Maybe there was an “intervention” of sorts by Tom’s family and close friends. He probably saw himself as “professional” arm candy and decided enough was enough.

    • Christin says:

      Being on set with a bunch of co-stars likely ribbing him may have also contributed to a significant cool down. And TS does not deal well with cooling down.

      • The Recluse says:

        Well, at least he doesn’t have to worry about Evans having a side fling with her the way he did Olsen. I swear, the interactions between all of these costars is kind of icky.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Chemboy does have a history of breaking up the relationships of those nearest and dearest to him with out-of-their-mind pop stars.

    • Browniecakes says:

      I think the flight Tom took from LA to NY with Luke was Luke’s chance to show Tom all the bad press then roll the tabloids up in wad and beat Tom with them like he owed him money

      • Bonzo says:

        Remind me… when was that in the timeline, Brownie?

      • Browniecakes says:

        After Comic Con

      • Becky says:

        That was 26/27 July, Taylor was in Nashville, and jumped on her jet in the early hours to fly back to LA. The next day she was seen walking sideways to her car after leaving the gym. That evening there was the Santa Monica date where the paps were waiting for them to arrive. There was then a 24 hr delay in the release of those pics, also the last time they seen together.

  62. Sarah says:

    Thank god she can do better! All she has to do is go through a couple more idiots and she’ll have the material she needs for another hit album!!! cant wait for it!!!!

  63. Lambda says:

    What’s with this weird wind blowing that he’s the one who did the dumping because tired of publicity? Please. What’s-her-face got a boy toy, and she lives in this alternate reality of instagram, and she’s fine with it. And maybe she wants the next arm candy. He has way more to win from being with her, no shortage of wrinkly limeys out there. He’s gaining name recognition as it is. Even so, he still looks like a moron to me, like, dude, you’re mid-30, stop being such a squealing puppy.

  64. jinglebellsmell says:

    I, personally, am shocked

    • Leslie says:

      You should not be shocked. She has an interesting pattern. She wrote this song, Dear John, then called John Meyer presumptuous for thinking it’s about him. She wrote the song, This is what we came for, anonymously but became angry because she didn’t receive credit for it. She said Kanye (initially) never called, but changed her tune. She is two-faced and controlling….she needs a very submissive man who will only agree with her.

  65. Heather says:

    ahhh, well if the price for getting out of this nightmare with Taylor Swift is letting her control the narrative on departure, I think it’s a low price to pay. I think Tommy boy might just agree. This all sounds so hokey and controlled. Meh. He can move on now and so can we, lol.

  66. Cricket says:

    so her relationship lasted less time than the refund policy of her wellies! good to know she can return for a full refund as she won’t be pulling the English country chick chic anymore.

  67. lilacflowers says:

    I did say she would be reunited with Adam Eppie Calvin Nuke LaLouche Harris Wilkes before Christmas.

  68. Bonzo says:

    I’m just glad I won’t feel any incentive to read her posts once TommyAnnE has been wrung from them.

  69. Jean Grey says:

    This has turned out to be the bland, rolled oats version of Bennifer 1.0.
    The award wining actor and the Diva pop star who brought down his credibility and respectability as an actor. Lol. It’s too bad they didn’t have their own Gigli. But they have those cringe-worthy 4th of July pics

  70. Bonzo says:

    Even the HuffPost is getting into the snark:

    “Taylor Swift And Tom Hiddleston Have Reportedly Broken Up After Months Of Annoying Everybody”

    • lilacflowers says:

      And of course, whatever confirmation was given to the media happened during the middle of the night in Oz. He probably awoke to all hell breaking loose.

      • bettyrose says:

        Ugh, suddenly single and so far away. I’d be there in a heartbeat for him to cry on my shoulder . . . except for being a happily coupled mom of pets, who lacks the vacation time to hit a 20 hour flight to OZ.

      • Bonzo says:

        I doubt it. I’d bet money he and his team agreed to the timing of the breakup announcement (post-holiday), which would have been dropped around 7am his time. He probably didn’t sleep much last night in anticipation of it and wanting to see the reactions to it.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Of course, he might have been up all night celebrating Idris’s birthday. They had to have had some sort of celebration.

    • Bee says:

      My local news service described Tom as “Taylor Swift’s handbag”.

  71. spittair says:

    Have any of you seen the latest DM pics of Taylor walking out of the gym today? Smug as hell, lol! Alright Tay, I see you.

    • Christin says:

      Yep. — Head thrown back and (thankfully) a jacket tied around her waist, to conceal certain body parts.

      Meanwhile, Tom is probably busy changing all his contact information…

    • Bonzo says:

      That article is showing us how his team is starting to talk back in the media:

      But sources from Tom’s camp say that it was the other way around and that it was Taylor who loved the limelight. ‘Tom has supported Taylor in everything she does, going along with her antics like splashing around in the sea with all her pals,’ they revealed to The Sun. The insider insisted that all Tom ever wanted was to make Taylor happy and that she ‘always seemed to be.’

      So apparently, he’ll engage in the back & forth via Luke, after all.

      • MI6 says:

        “All he ever wanted was to make her happy…”
        Hence the Selena Gomez concert. At least we have a reason for THAT. And the stupid T shirt.
        He DID say he tries to be “a good boyfriend.” Damn, son. Stop trying so hard. It’s not a good look, literally or figuratively.
        Man, I hope he learns from this.
        Just be you, Tommy. Let the inside catch up with the outside.

      • lilacflowers says:

        “Sources” changes to “they” then changes to “the insider.” I think The Sun’s “sources” are the people in the paper’s own comments section who have been pointing out what was visible to the world in TayTay’s arranged pap shoots.

    • Dara says:

      But Tom is the one that was too greedy for the spotlight…yeah, right. The girl really can’t help herself, can she? Were today’s gym photos taken before the breakup was confirmed in the press? I wonder if she’ll be all Smugly McSmugface after seeing how everyone reacted (as in laughed hysterically) to her “just wanted to be more private” bulls*t.

      • Bonzo says:

        I’m looking forward to going back to ignoring her smug face, once again. Tho’ if I see headlines indicating the PR backlash against her lyin’ ass is becoming a bigger and bigger snowball, I just may revel in reading those posts.

  72. Nothingtoseehere says:

    Emmy voting closed a couple of days ago just sayin’

  73. Beach girl says:

    It just occurred to me- no more plane tracking! God that was really creepy and I’m embarrassed I followed those trackers. Whew… Done and done. I’m gonna unfollow a few blogs right now. And maybe take a shower.

    • Dara says:

      Amen to that! I felt creepy by association too. The list of things I won’t miss is as long as my arm, but I am feeling a little sad I won’t get to see Frisky and Tabby any more. They were starting to feel like family. On a side note – how I would dearly love to be a fly on the wall during the weekly bodyguard staff meetings, I bet those fellas have some stories to tell. And I bet they gossip like 12-year old girls too, but only amongst themselves, in the privacy of the Hot Bodyguard Clubhouse.

      • lilacflowers says:

        And sadly, we never got to learn their real names!

        Dara, Matthias wants to know what you want to drink down in the conspiracy gazebo or will you be coming up to the veranda?

    • Browniecakes says:

      We all felt kinda bad during this crapwalk.

  74. Tara says:

    Welp I was totally wrong. I really thought they’d last a while.

  75. Hollz says:

    Unlike many of you, I firmly believe this was a real relationship. I’m not saying there wasn’t PR manipulations going on, but they are both just to adorably twee not to be real.

    I also think they’ll be back together before September is over.

    (For those of you that believe the relationship is fake – what would be better to keep them in the press than repeated break ups and reunions? Either way, they’ll get back together)

  76. DanaG says:

    I’m shocked looked like real PR love. C.S Guess Tay Tay can write a few songs about it she really can’t keep a guy can she? Maybe she should take a good look at herself, stay single for awhile. I know she will probably have a new bloke next week.

  77. InvaderTak says:

    I want her to go after Jack Whitehall (comedian, allegedly) next. I don’t know why, but they seem equally matched and she can keep the Tall, Posh Brit Boy thing going. He could use some help “breaking in to America”.

    • Bee says:

      Seen him on Graham Norton a couple of times and assumed he was gay. He’s not? Anyway, can’t see that pair up, his personality comes across too dominant, ie. chances are she wouldn’t be the centre of attention.

    • iralagi says:

      if I were him, I will not replace Gemma Chan with Taylor Swift.

    • Tina says:

      That would be the best thing ever. And it would free up Gemma Chan to date someone as stunning as she is.

    • lilacflowers says:

      That Daily Beast piece is awesome, although I posted that our national nightmare was over before they put it in that article. They went gently with Tom, did a real number on Eppie Calvin and rightly predicted Kim would wear something atrocious (today’s outfit tops all) while noting her receipts were heavily edited, all while ripping Taylor to shreds. I doubt this is going as she intended.

    • MI6 says:

      “Like a man who is relaying actual facts, Hiddleston emphasized that he was not lying.”

      The Brits are so pissed off at her
      I’m still mad she got Peak Body.

    • Bee says:

      That Daily Beast article is GOLD. A perfect summary with the right amount of snark. I actually LOL’d for a good minute over this bit – “If Swift wasn’t going to settle down with a verified Kennedy, she sure as hell wasn’t going to spend the rest of her life watching Calvin Harris press play on his iPod”, and this regarding Taymerica Day – “Ryan Reynolds eyed potential escape routes and Ruby Rose wondered where it all went wrong”.

  78. lilacflowers says:

    Colin will see to it that the various bars are re-stocked throughout the night. And there is plenty of chocolate and a birthday cake for Idris. I need to get some sleep but first, Mark is setting off a fireworks display for us to commemorate today’s momentous events. Do enjoy! And be sure to post lots of stuff to amuse Sixer when she awakes.

  79. Little Darling says:

    Pics or it didn’t happen.

  80. Anare says:

    Wait a sec! Didn’t Radar just report that it was Tom who didn’t like all the publicity? Then suddenly the Swift PR machine floods the tabloids with stories that she didn’t want to be so public. 🙄

    You know this was all her idea. He looked so uncomf most of the time. He will probably laugh it off. But she has to save face and quickly. This has been her annus horribulis.

  81. Muchlu says:

    I think they have been in this PR was in the last couple of days, knew this was coming. Glad that Tom could get out before it damages his career even further, he has more to loose than the DJ and the boy bander.

  82. shelly* says:

    Can’t believe I went to bed early and missed the fun. Gutted

    • Sixer says:

      I know! Bloody unBritish of LEGS to do this at nigh-on bloody midnight in Britland. More bloodys.

  83. shelly* says:

    Also let the tumblr blood letting commence, as the Swiftys and Tomstans face off.

    Grabs popcorn.

  84. Bread and Circuses says:

    She dumped Calvin in order to have a spectacle of a relationship arranged in time to distract the press from Kim and Kanye’s announcement that they had video proving Taylor lied. Remember, the infamous beach pap shots happened one day before Kim and Kanye announced it.

    No wonder Calvin was blindsided; they hadn’t grown apart — he was just in the way.

  85. Solan says:

    I think the people are saying he was after her fame are incorrect.

    Fact is, she’s very hot. If she was a nobody he might still have been interested. And they would’ve last longer.

  86. Andrea says:

    This will explode further tomorrow I am sure…I wonder if Tom will continue to let Taylor spin this narrative…

  87. LAK says:

    Tom, this is what you get for dating a high schooler.

    • Christin says:

      That’s why I cannot drum up much sympathy for him. He should have known. I think he probably wised up in Oz, when he was working and she was biding the hours, waiting for him to return and read her glitter pen-written songs.

  88. Babe says:

    Our bi-national nightmare is over. Haha kidding.

  89. ds says:

    Someone posted this on Dlisted. It’s cracking me up. Why she hasn’t starred in a Nicholas Sparks movies yet is beyond me. It’s totally up her alley. https://s22.postimg.io/8ttt6wb01/tumblr_od3soa_Qja_J1s3mt48o1_400.jpg

  90. Mew says:

    Hah, told ya!! Just imagine how it feels, to be paraded around for a month or two, having public statements made of you how sweet and amazing you are and then BANG suddenly a public statement that you’re desperate gold digger. The only one who’s been parading them around girl squads, parties, photo ops, parents, public media statements, everywhere, is HER.

    Dudes… just stay away from her. You can’t change her, you can’t “tame her”. Don’t be co-dependant, she’s not worth it.

  91. Bonnarroo says:

    It’s when someone who calls the paps then claims that she’s not comfortable with how public the other persom wanted the relationship to be, that I hope team TH has a Kardashian on call to teach her to stop playing the victim. Again.
    And I’m prettu sure that he will not sink to her level and say ‘well actually, she is lying again and trying to play the poor baby’. It’s getting boring and she is slowly getting to an age where that tactic is somewhat pathetic

  92. saltandpepper says:

    Had to happen… I think they were really into each other and he more than her, Calvin was her prize in the end. Hiddleston wouldn’t easily have ended it, men are cowards at ending relationships, so he could have let it fizzle out and forced her to end it. Just a pity he made such a spectacle of himself but s*it happens. Either way, she’s too young and wealthy for him and he overplayed his hand. When the story leaked ages ago (feels like years) that her brother didn’t like him, I thought the end wouldn’t be far off. She should actually be with a non-famous billionaire like Karlie Kloss is dating. Hiddleston should be with someone who adores him more than she adores herself – and he should be in a relationship in which he can truly care for that person – not on an unequal footing. A swift ending to a disastrous relationship partially ruined by bad PR – and poor choices.

  93. serena says:

    I’m sure he is embarrassed, but for a whole lot of other reasons.

    • lisa2 says:

      Those song titles are funny. Thing is if that whole Kim take down hadn’t happened I think she would get away with throwing him under the bus. As it stands I don’t see her being the victim working as it has in the past. Which is a good thing. Especially when FAKE victims are discovered to be less than perfect.

    • Betti says:

      LOL the song titles are funny and the comments are hilarious. She’s bascially told us she dumped him cause he asked her to the Emmys where the attention will be all on him, not her. She really is a narcissist.

      Her next album will def be about Tom, Calvin and Kimye – the diss track is all she knows how to do. Its the sum of her ‘talent’ plus the awkward dancing. She hasn’t changed – the fact that she’s pulling the same PR crap that she always has shows it.

  94. poop says:

    Normally I wouldn’t enjoy anyone breaking up, but Taylor LOVES being famous and knows how the media works. Her life is our entertainment and she enjoys the attention. So yeah! HA!! Everyone knew this was going to be bad >;)

  95. MI6 says:

    Tom’s back to doing his Unicef promos. Good boy.
    Is it me or does he looks slightly irritated?

    • lilacflowers says:

      He looks like he wishes he had an actual “going to school with friends” story like the Iraqi kids in the UNICEF video but because he went to boarding school, he doesn’t, not that he thinks that is a reason to be sad but it would be more relevant to the UNICEF storyline if he did.

      And UNICEF would have had to review, edit, and approve any video released so this would have been done several days earlier.

  96. Londerland says:

    Anyone want to chip in for a gift to cheer Tom up? New clothes, maybe? “I dated TS for three months and all I got was this lousy t-shirt”?

  97. Miss Jupitero says:

    I would normally shrug this off as being all on Swift but….. Come on guys, he hauled out his NIECE for a pap stroll. He is in fact a game who’re. He might not have the same power as Swift, but he is cut from the same cloth.

  98. yellowrose says:

    Wow, pretty soon she’ll have to sell her house in LA. Won’t be any eligible bachelors left to date!

  99. FF says:

    And yet, her track record says different.

    If Tom’s next relationship is stable and longterm, that will speak louder than her press agent, tbh.

  100. Madpoe says:

    Everyone! DUCK! she about to toss her victim card….again

  101. browniecakes says:

    He gave up Wimbledon for a Selena Gomez concert. Kinda like Sally Brown in the pumpkin patch with Linus missing Tricks or Treats. It comes but once a year!

  102. I Choose Me says:

    The Daily Beast write up is gold. That lady’s pen spares no one. For example.
    “…Harris was (presumably) overcome with grief when he saw his ex participating in one of their favorite activities—calling the paparazzi to “catch” them at a choreographed date—with another man. Calvin Harris, a just-OK DJ, quickly found his calling as America’s pettiest ex-boyfriend. Before our very eyes, Harris spread his wings and soared with the historically-informed fury of a Scot who has been cuckolded by an English man. ”

    I have tears from laughing. 😀