Tom Hiddleston: My romance with Taylor Swift is not a publicity stunt


Tom Hiddleston has said his relationship with Taylor Swift is "not a publicity stunt".

The British actor has enjoyed a whirlwind romance with the US pop star, with the two taking trips together to Rome and Australia. He also attended a July 4 party at her house in Rhode Island, where he was pictured wearing an "I heart T.S." T-shirt.

The relationship has attracted some critics, who argued that it could be a publicity stunt.

But Tom, 35, told the Hollywood Reporter: "Well, um. How best to put this? The truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together, and we're very happy."

He added: "That's the truth. It's not a publicity stunt."

Taylor Swift at the Met Ball

Taylor, 26, split from her boyfriend of 15 months, DJ Calvin Harris, shortly before she was pictured with Tom.

The actor, who is currently filming Thor: Ragnarok, is nominated for an Emmy for his role in the popular BBC series The Night Manager.

On his first-ever Emmy nomination, he said: "I didn't have any expectations, and suddenly my phone started blowing up a couple hours ago. This is the most wonderful surprise."

Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager (BBC/The Ink Factory/Des Willie)