Last year, one of the most unexpectedly awesome celebrity pairings came our way: Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston. The couple seemed to be having the time of their lives (remember Hiddleston's "I Love T Swift" t-shirt?), and some even went as far as to say the stars had found their respective better halves in each other.
Fast forward three months, however, and our hearts broke with the announcement that the pair had split. Aside from the sadness of the news, fans were more concerned about the aftermath, specifically: Would Swift write a song about the charming actor?
The songstress is known for using her ex-boyfriends as musical inspirations. And more often than not, the songs that come out of that creative process aren't favorable to her subjects. A few examples are "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (#JakeGyllenhaal), "I Knew You Were Trouble" (Harry Styles), and "Dear John" (#JohnMeyer). With that track record — and her new album, Reputation coming out later this year — we couldn't stop wondering whether a similar song was in Hiddleston's future.
Well, it looks like it. But don't worry just yet, because Hiddleston could actually be one of the few ex-boyfriends the singer doesn't paint in a bad light. A source allegedly close to the actor approached Hollywood Life, and revealed that the #MCU star is definitely expecting the songstress to base one of her tracks on him. But he has faith in that it won't be anything to hurt him:
"Tom will be crushed if Taylor says anything negative about him on this album. He knows their relationship will probably be referenced somehow, and he accepts that as long as it's done in a caring and positive way."
The source went on to mention that Swift still means the world to him, and the actor is sure the feeling to be mutual:
"He still thinks so highly of her and has said many times he trusts her not to write anything bad about him. He still wants to think the best of her and of their time together. He's a sensitive guy and will be very hurt if she lets him down. But he’s not expecting her to do anything to hurt him, he still thinks the world of her and believes the feeling is mutual."
While rare, there have been a few instances of Swift writing favorably about her past relationships, as was the case with "Style" (which, strangely enough was also based on #HarryStyles) and "Mine" –– a song rumored to be about the late #CoryMonteith. Going by the comments above, Hiddleston is a great contender for that list.
Now, I know, I know, such a thing may be hard to believe at first, especially when coming from an anonymous source, but here's the thing:
Taylor Swift And Tom Hiddleston Still Care Deeply About Each Other
Their relationship has been clearly based on trust and respect from the very beginning. When news of their relationship broke, plenty of fans believed it to be a publicity stunt, orchestrated to better the singer's image in light of her recent controversies, which included her ongoing feud with Kanye West. But as the weeks went on, it was clear they were actually in love and cared about one another. Then, when the time came for them to part ways, unlike her other breakups, there was no drama surrounding their split.
While it was rumored that Hiddleston was the one responsible for their separation, their breakup was said to be quite amicable. That was proven by the fact that, even though their relationship came to an end, Hiddleston didn't have anything other than compliments for her. Take for example, this excerpt from an interview he gave to GQ:
"'Taylor is an amazing woman,' reads the prepared statement Tom Hiddleston has memorized and is now giving me at The Bull & Last, where his voice has gone low. 'She's generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time.' But I didn’t ask that, I say. I asked something else. So I wait, and he says, 'Of course it was real.'"
Going by that, if Swift does include a Hiddleston-centric song in her album (and let's face it, she will), it will probably not be anything hurtful or scathing.
Now, keep in mind that doesn't mean it won't happen, but odds are in Hiddleston's favor this time around. If you want to know for sure what's in the cards for Tom Hiddleston and Swift, the singer's new album, Reputation, will be released on November 10.