Is the Hiddleswift romance really just one elaborate, artistic critique of celebrity culture and voyeurism?
That's what some people on the Internet think. BuzzFeed noted a number of posts regarding the very public relationship between Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston following her split from Calvin Harris.
The latest theory: The whole affair is actually a faux-mance created as part of an upcoming music video.
Swift has previously been accused of getting into relationships and using the narratives for songs and, thus, professional gain. (e.g., Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal). But the superstar singer has denied such claims and blasted the media for twisting things.
“For the better part of 2012 and 2013, I did not go online, because I didn’t like what they were saying about me,” she told Vanity Fair last September. “And it was so overwhelmingly inaccurate that I knew there was nothing I could do to fight. When the media decides that they don’t like you, there’s nothing you can do that doesn’t seem desperate and irritating to everyone when you try to defend yourself. So I just had to go into my little emotional bunker and pretend there weren’t bombs going off outside.”
Swift and Hiddleston just wrapped up a very festive Fourth of July weekend with Swift's celebrity friends at her beachside mansion in Rhode Island, where Hiddleston was spotted wearing a tank top with "I <3 T.S." scrawled on it.
Whether he was showing his love for Swift or Tony Stark or T.S. Elliot, who knows?
But they sure look pretty happy to us.