Prepare yourself for some “Bad Blood” puns; Taylor Swift may have a new boyfriend and people are freaking out.
The “New Romantics” singer, 26, ignited rumors of a new romance with actor Tom Hiddleston, 35, on Wednesday after The Sun published pictures the two kissing by her house in Rhode Island.
Swift previously dated DJ Calvin Harris, 32, whose real name is Adam Wiles, before the two ended their relationship in the beginning of June. At the time of the separation, reports from inside sources and tweets from Harris alluded to a seemingly mutual and respectful separation.
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Harris was the first to acknowledge the separation on June 2 when he sent out a tweet that has since been deleted: “The only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect.”
In the wake of the new photos, however, both Swift and Harris have scrubbed their social media accounts clean of each other. People were equally perplexed when Harris sent out and then deleted a cryptic tweet Wednesday night that could either be reacting to the new relationship or his upcoming collaboration with Rihanna.
The name Tom Hiddleston may not be familiar, but the British actor has amassed a cult following in the last few years thanks to his role as Loki in the Marvel multiverse. Swift, of course, is known for her intimate connection to fans on social media sites like Tumblr, so their union has caused a cataclysmic frenzy online. The pair has already been dubbed Hiddleswift.
The world got a glimpse of the pairs’ chemistry in May when a video was posted of the two dancing together at the Met Gala.
Hiddleston has previously been linked to a number of talented women such as fellow Marvel staple Elizabeth Olsen, “Thor” co-star Kat Dennings and “Crimson Peak” co-star Jessica Chastain. Hiddleston, like Swift, is known for his appreciation of true love and has endeared himself to fans for his championing of women’s rights and swoon-worthy quotes.
“I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women,” Hiddleston told ELLE in 2014. “My mother, my sisters are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it.”
Despite the drama, all parties seem to be doing well. Harris’ highly anticipated music video for his song “This is What You Came For” with Rihanna is set to drop Friday, Swift has reportedly snagged a deal with Papyrus to design a line of greeting cards and Hiddleston’s critically acclaimed miniseries “The Night Manager” just finished showing in the U.S.