Tom Hiddleston recently gained the cover of GQ and of course, he was asked about his relationship with Taylor Swift.
The British actor, gained a ton of attention for wearing a “I ♥ T.S.” t-shirt on the beach. Upon his interview he reveals in his cover story that last summer’s brief fling wasn’t a publicity stunt.
“Of course it was real,” Hiddleston told the mag about the surprise 90-day romance that blew up after the pair were pictured kissing on the beach in Rhode Island, which quickly progressed to a trip to England to meet his family and a trip to Australia, where he was shooting Thor: Ragnarok.
“Taylor is an amazing woman,” the actor says in his first on-the-record comments about his ex, who he started dating shortly after Swift and Calvin Harris broke up.”She’s generous and kind and lovely and we had the best time.”
Going back to the t-shirt thing, he went on to explain how it happened.
“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?’,” he explains. “And one of her friends said, ’I’ve got this.’”
This, of course, was the t-shirt that had everyone talking as he noted, “Taylor’s friends are contractually obligated to own. We all laughed about it. It was a joke… it was a joke… among friends.”
He added that he’s learned to be psychologically strong about not letting other people’s interpretations of his life affect said life. “A relationship exists between two people. We will always know what it was,” he says. “The narratives that are out there altogether have been extrapolated from pictures that were taken without consent or permission, with no context. Nobody had the context for that story. And I’m still trying to work out a way of having a personal life and protecting it, but also without hiding. So the hardest thing is that that was a joke among friends on the Fourth of July.”
And he continued on speaking on it: “I just, I was surprised. I was just surprised that it got so much attention,” he says. “The tank top became an emblem of this thing.”
Lastly he spoke about how they couldn’t work given the fact because of the spotlight being focused on them.
“I only know the woman I met,” he says of Swift, with whom he just wanted a “regular” relationship, as did she. “She’s incredible… a relationship always takes work. A relationship in the limelight takes work… So we decided to go out for dinner, we decided to travel.”
Click here to read the full interview.