Hiddleswift: A Brief History of Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston's Relationship So Far

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Taylor Swift arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The world can't get enough of Taylor Swift, from her chart-topping albums and singles to her squad life to her romantic relationships. Since amicably breaking up with Calvin Harris after 15 months together, her relationship with Tom Hiddleston has sparked new interest in the pop star's love life. 

Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston Couple Up in First Instagram Pic

While neither camp has publicly confirmed they're together, all signs point to this being the real deal. So, out of celebration for the new couple Hiddleswift, we present a timeline of their relationship so far. 

May 2, 2016:

Swift and Hiddleston began their friendship at the Met Gala in May 2016. In a video that went viral, the duo’s personalities went hand in hand while dancing to T.I.’s “Bring Em Out." Swift twirled around in a metallic mini dress -- appropriate for the nights’ “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” theme -- alongside the Marvel villain.

 

TAYLOR SWIFT & TOM HIDDLESTON GETTING DOWN #MET #DANCE #FUNFUN #PRINCE #NYC #tomhiddleston

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June 14, 2016:

The “Hiddleswift” fairytale truly began June 14, when the mega pop star and actor were first sighted by The Sun canoodling on the beach in Rhode Island. The couple held hands while walking along the sand hugging, kissing and taking selfies. The photos sparked headlines as Swifties started obsessing over TSwift’s reported new relationship.

June 12, 2016:

Over a week later, the rumored couple couldn’t keep their hands to themselves while dancing along to Selena Gomez's Nashville performance of "Hands To Myself" on June 21. 

June 23, 2016: 

While in Nashville, Hiddleston met Swift's parents. They also reportedly got dinner with Holly Williams and her husband; Williams is the granddaughter of country pioneer Hank Williams, who Hiddleston portrayed in the biopic I Saw The Light. 

June 24, 2016:

A day after meeting her parents, Hiddleston introduced Swift to his mom in Suffolk, England. 

June 27, 2016:

Swift and Hiddleston jetted to Rome, where they were spotted checking out the Vatican and kissing atop the nearly-2000-year-old Colosseum over the next few days. 

 

Taylor na turnê de Selena esta noite #RevivalTourNashville -- #selenagomez #selena #gomez #selenator #revival #revivaltour

A video posted by Selena Gomez Brasil (@divaselena) on

 

July 5, 2016:

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Hiddleston was in attendance during Swift's annual party at her Rhode Island seaside home. While the Internet had a laugh when photos surfaced of Hiddleston wearing an "I Heart T.S." tank top, the couple also took an important step in their relationship with Swift's good friend Britany Maack posting couple's first sanctioned Instagram photo showing them getting cozy at the beach bash. 

 

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July 6, 2016:

The next day, Cara Delevingne shared a photo from the same Fourth of July weekend bash. The Instagram snap shows Taylor, Tom, Cara and Gigi Hadid going down a massive waterslide together with the caption "pretty cool runnings," in reference to the 1993 film.

 

Pretty cool runnings

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July 14, 2016:

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter following his Emmy nomination for The Night Manager, Hiddleston talked about his relationship with Swift and laughed off online speculation that it's all a publicity stunt: "The truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together and we're very happy... It's not a publicity stunt."