Tom Hiddleston the lovable goofball whose career took a hit when he dated, then broke up with, Taylor Swift, talked to GQ magazine about their scandalous, three-month relationship. Was it real? A publicist’s concoction? What really went down between them?
On Hiddleswift: “Of course it was real. We decided to go out for dinner, we decided to travel… She’s incredible. A relationship in the limelight… A relationship always takes work. And it’s not just the limelight. It’s everything else…. I have to be so psychologically strong about not letting other people’s interpretations about my life affect my life. A relationship exists between two people. We will always know what it was. The narratives that are out there altogether have been extrapolated from pictures that were taken without consent or permission, with no context. And I’m still trying to work out a way of having a personal life and protecting it, but also without hiding. ”
On Taylor: “I only know the woman I met. She’s incredible. She’s generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time.”
On the I ♥︎ T.S. shirt: “The truth is, it was the Fourth of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back. And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, ‘Does anyone have a T-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, ‘I’ve got this. The friend pulled out the “I ♥ T.S.” tank top and we all laughed about it. It was a joke. It was a joke, among friends. I was just surprised that it got so much attention. The tank top became an emblem of this thing.”
On having no regrets: “You have to fight for love. You can’t live in fear of what people might say. You know, you have to be true to yourself. I’m not going to live my life in hiding.”
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