When Tom Hiddleston was first seen locking lips with Taylor Swift on a windswept Rhode Island beach, the internet stirred and hummed. The pop star had just cut ties with her boyfriend of 15-months, Calvin Harris, and rumors swirled that Hiddleston was just a quick rebound—or worse, a knowing pawn in some weird, publicity stunt.
Turns out that the couple is a very real item, though, and their bond is based on actual love, as opposed to the fake kind of love manufactured for a captive audience.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 35-year-old Englishman and star of The Night Manager explained: "The truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together, and we're very happy. Thanks for asking." He went on to quash all conspiracy theories, saying definitively: "That's the truth. It's not a publicity stunt."