It looks like splitsville for Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston. Breakup rumours swirled when Tom was in Brisbane in August to film Thor: Ragnarok, as fans wondered why Tay hadn’t come to Australia with her beau like she did in July. However, it seems the pair held out for a little longer, spending time together at Taylor’s home in Rhode Island before finally calling it quits in the past few days.
At the start of this short-lived relationship, we all wondered whether it was legit or just for publicity. (the words “showmance” and “fauxmance” were thrown around...) Tom Hiddleston’s “I heart TS” singlet on the fourth of July even seemed a bit too cutesy to be the real deal. But hey – maybe he was just smitten and wanted the world to know.
In fact, he seemed much keener to keep the relationship in the public eye than Taylor was, which is reportedly one of the reasons they split. We all know Taylor likes to keep her private life to herself, even if it means doing a crab impersonation as she leaves the gym. So maybe Tom’s desire to flaunt their whirlwind romance to the world was too much for Taylor, who apparently did the dumping. A source told Us Weekly, "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."
Poor Tay-Tay. She’s only just recovered from her breakup with Calvin Harris, and just when we thought she’d found new love, it’s over in the blink of an eye. All reports say it was an amicable split, though. It definitely can’t be easy to try to fall in love with the whole world watching, and we guess the pressure was too much for Hiddleswift.
Tay may seem to hop from relationship to relationship, but we have to admire her for one thing: the girl knows when it ain’t right for her.
Words: Hanna Sloan