Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston cuddle up in first Instagram photo


Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are seen in Rome - 6/27/16

They've not been shy in showing their new romance to the world in recent weeks.

But Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston seem unperturbed about any criticism of their public displays of affection.

The couple have been pictured snuggling up together as they celebrated the Fourth of July weekend with a group of her famous friends at Taylor's seaside mansion in Rhode Island.

In their first photo together on Instagram, pop superstar Taylor is seen lounging across actor Tom's lap, as they touch hands and rub noses.

Alongside the pair are fellow couples, Hollywood stars Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Ben and Britany LaManna, who posted the photo on her Instagram account.

Taylor Swift at an awards ceremony
Taylor Swift (Richard Shotwell/AP/PA)

Photographs previously published of Tom during the trip showed him wearing with an "I heart TS" vest-top and a love heart inked on his right arm with a "T" on it.

In his Daily Mail column, Piers Morgan described the images as "just as as cringe-worthy as (Tom) Cruise's couch-hopping" over Katie Holmes on Oprah years ago, which "may prove to be similarly disastrous to his career".

Taylor was joined by a host of her famous friends including Cara Delevigne, Gigi Hadid and Kesha at the Independence Day bash, with many posting images of the occasion on social media.

Taylor also posted her own Instagram images from the event which she has hosted in the past, with her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and Lena Dunham all having previously attended.