Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift insist that their romance is genuine, but Hiddles’ accounts of coupledom have thus far been excruciatingly bland. And when he addresses the media’s fixation on his relationship, his remarks are similarly tepid.
“We all live in a world where every phone has a camera,” Hiddleston said to the Hollywood Reporter/a class of six graders, “and there’s nothing new, really, about the spotlight on me. I think that’s what happens when you’re a public figure.”
Apparently Hiddleston did not hear the communal groan echo across the globe when he donned that “I <3 T.S.” tank on July 4th.
No, he’s moving steadily forward, guided by thoughtful and specific insight.
“I’ve learned that there are many sides to a story,” he muses, “and that there are a lot of stories out there which are false, and the hardest thing is to not let those falsehoods affect your own life, that’s what I would say.”
Well, sure! I guess? Just how many sides to the story are there regarding your romance with Swift?
In spite of these rather inchoate comments, Hiddleston maintains the truth of his affections. “Taylor Swift and I are together, and we’re very happy,” he said to the Hollywood Reporter in July. “Thanks for asking. That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt.”
Were John Keats alive, these words would inspire the same fervor that brought us “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”
Let’s move more squarely into Swift territory, where bestie and squad regular Karlie Kloss is wriggling away from the feud entangling Swift, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West.
Unlike others among and adjacent to the #squad, Kloss has not commented on the leaked footage of her friend’s phone conversation with West. And when Sunday Times Style asked her whether she regarded Kardashian as a “good person,” she stammered, “Ha...you know...I honestly...I...I...I think she’s been a lovely person to me in the past. Look, I really don’t know her that well.”
And interestingly, Kloss identified her “sisters and my mum” as her best friends without so much as a mention of Swift.