And the summer is officially over.
Why? Because the round-the-world whirlwind romance of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston has officially come to a close. Yes, it’s been a magical three months to be sure, but back to reality, y’all.
“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.”
(Via Us Weekly)
Swift, 26, moved on with the British hunk, 35, just two weeks after breaking up with ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris in June…though we all knew that they got extra flirty at the Met Gala in May. Then in the blink of an eye, they met each other’s parents, jetted off to Rome and Australia, hung out in LA and aside from lots of paparazzi stuff, the two seemed serious.
Back in July, the actor confirmed his relationship with Swift to The Hollywood Reporter, denying rumors that it was a publicity stunt. “Well, um, how best to put this? The truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together and we’re very happy. Thanks for asking,” Hiddleston told THR. “That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt.”
LOL, poor Tom. Now who’s he going to bring to the Emmys?