Tom Hiddleston doesn't want to talk about Taylor Swift anymore, okay? The 36-year-old and the musician notoriously dated back in the summer of 2016 — and even more famously, broke up by the fall. Question after question followed. Was it real? Was it fun? And what was with that tank top? Well stop, because Tom Hiddleston has had enough.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Hiddleston set some boundaries after the reporter asked if he regretted the publicity surrounding the relationship. "What should I regret, in your mind?" he replied. "I would rather not talk about this if that's alright."
You can't really blame him. I'm sure we'd react the same if every time we talked to someone they brought up our most recent failed relationship.
"I have to be so psychologically strong about not letting other people’s interpretations about my life affect my life," he said last month in an interview with GQ. "A relationship exists between two people. We will always know what it was. The narratives that are out there altogether have been extrapolated from pictures that were taken without consent or permission, with no context."
Now, however, he seems to have figured out how to find that balance, and it means no more Taylor Swift talk.
"I'm just thinking about this. Everyone is entitled to a private life," he told The Telegraph. "I love what I do and I dedicate myself with absolute commitment to making great art and great entertainment, and in my mind I don't conflict the two. My work is in the public sphere and I have a private life. And those two things are separate."
He bears no ill will towards Swift, who he described as "generous and kind and lovely." That's probably what makes this so difficult — a happy relationship ended, and now it's being dragged through the dirt. He's ready to move on.