Tom Hiddleston explains (and explains and explains...) that I Heart TS tee

Hiddleswift was one of the most dramatic relationships of last year and the break-up of the actor and pop star was gasp-worthy.

It was a three-month long affair and many will recall one of the highlights being when Hiddleston was snapped wearing an ‘I <3 T.S.’ tank top over Independence Day weekend in July.

Tom was recently interviewed by Taffy Brodesser-Akner of GQ Magazine, and over dinner, as you do, the Case of The Ex came up.

On Taylor Swift, the actor stated: “Taylor is an amazing woman. She’s generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time.” On the suspicions of whether the whole relationship was a publicity stunt, he answered “it was real.”

Hiddleston was also probed about the 4th of July t-shirt, and Brodesser-Akner writes: ‘And here he puts down his fork, a bite of my steak still on it. He looks off into the middle distance, and here is what he says:

‘“The truth is, it was the Fourth of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back. And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, ’Does anyone have a T-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, ’I’ve got this.’ ” The friend pulled out the "I ♥ T.S." tank top that Taylor’s friends are contractually obligated to own. “And we all laughed about it. It was a joke.”’


Tom continued: “I have to be so psychologically strong about not letting other people’s interpretations about my life affect my life… Nobody had the context for that story. And I’m still trying to work out a way of having a personal life and protecting it, but also without hiding. So the hardest thing is that that was a joke among friends on the Fourth of July.”

Brodesser-Akner wrote how Tom looked ‘sad’ and ‘literally [could not] stop talking about [the shirt]. He concluded: “I don’t know. I just, I was surprised. I was just surprised that it got so much attention. The tank top became an emblem of this thing.”

Maybe it’s all a bit exaggerated, but then again, we have known Tom to ramble (for example, in his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes). Poor pet.


Via GQ

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