After her annual Fourth of July extravaganza, Taylor Swift dropped pictures of her squad enjoying a weekend in Rhode Island — complete with a massive blow-up slide, matching patriotic bathing suits and her ever-growing squad of actors and musicians.
One photo, however, has the internet abuzz.
Actress and girl squad member Blake Lively brought her husband Ryan Reynolds along for the ride this weekend. And, based on a meticulously executed couple photo, he didn’t seem that thrilled to be there.
With Lively (who is pregnant with the couple’s second child) on his lap, Reynolds is situated between Swift and new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston (“Hiddleswift”) and another couple, who are longtime friends of Swift. Hiddleswift are snuggling in for a kiss, each couple is color-coordinated, and Reynolds looks like he would rather be anywhere else.
Let’s take a closer look.
The release of perfectly coordinated photos from the weekend getaway has spawned the rumor that Hiddleswift is all a media show concocted by the celebrities to promote an upcoming music video. Swift’s holiday seems just too picture perfect for some, who say it’s all part of her personal branding.
The photo with Lively and Reynolds only adds fuel to the fire. Was Reynolds being held hostage in Swift’s elaborate publicity stunt?
Whatever the truth, at least we know one thing: Reynolds wins the husband-of-the-year award.