We’re the last people in the world to condemn a loved up new couple for going a bit overboard with their public displays of affection, and we definitely don’t want to be a set of old killjoys, but the new romance between Tom Hiddlestone and Taylor Swift is maybe getting just a little out of control!
This has been a relationship that has stirred up controversy from the start with Hiddleswift, as the pair have become known, forming very swiftly after the ending of Taylor’s relationship with Calvin Harris. Their new love affair bounced onto the public scene with a series of very public “candid” photographs of the couple in a variety of loved up poses , strolling hand in hand at the edge of the sea, and canoodling on rocks in a way that many have found pretty contrived. Tom Hiddlestone even went so far as to wear a tee shirt with ” I heart TS “ boldly emblazoned across the front, and was pictured sporting a heart shaped temporary tattoo with a T in the centre.
The latest photograph of the couple is from a photo shoot organised by a professional photographer and posted by Taylor’s childhood friend Britany Maack on Instagram. It shows the couple at the centre of a staged picture with Taylor sat on Tom’s knee on a rocking chair on a porch, flanked by friends Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds, and Britany Maack and her husband Ben Lamanna , in echoing poses.
Twitter has exploded with cynical laughter with fans tweeting that the romance is “ a music video not a relationship”, and suggesting that the whole thing is one giant publicity stunt. Even for the loyal fans of Hiddleswift who have so far been enchanted by this modern day fairy tale romance, it feels like this last shot was one public display of affection too many .