Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are ready to attend their first big Hollywood event as a couple, and they may be trying to keep their time together a little more private ahead of their red carpet debut.
Tom has reportedly asked Taylor to accompany him to the Emmy Awards, which will take place September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Avengers star received his first Emmy nod for his role in The Night Manager miniseries, and he couldn’t be more excited about celebrating the honor with his girlfriend.
“Tom normally doesn’t like his public life overlapping with his private life but he is so happy with Taylor that it’s the perfect time,” an insider told the Sun.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) August 18, 2016
According to the source, Emmy organizers are desperate to score the first Hiddleswift red carpet photo op. They reportedly went out of their way to let Tom Hiddleston know that he can bring a guest to the show, and this was meant to be a hint that they want him to arrive with Taylor Swift on his arm.
“The event organizers have extended an invite for a ‘guest’ to join him because they know if they walk the red carpet together it will make it the most talked-about show of the year.”
The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Tom right after he learned about his Emmy nomination, and he said that he didn’t know he was allowed to bring a date to the event. He was also asked about rumors that his relationship with Taylor Swift is just a publicity stunt.
“Well, um. How best to put this? That notion is — look, the truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together, and we’re very happy,” he responded. “Thanks for asking. That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt.”
As Buzzfeed reports, some of Tom’s fans thought that his early behavior around Taylor was so surreal that his relationship with her simply couldn’t be real. The actor was photographed wearing a tank top that read “I <3 T.S.” at Taylor’s Fourth of July bash, and he and Taylor were “followed around the world by the same paparazzi agency” during the first few weeks of their relationship. The couple was eventually forced to spend some time apart while Tom filmed Thor: Ragnarok in Australia, and something changed when Tom and Taylor were finally reunited.
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According to People, Taylor Swift sent her private plane to pick her boyfriend up last Sunday so that they could enjoy some time together at her parents’ home in Rhode Island. As Vanity Fair points out, Rhode Island is where the paparazzi captured the first photos of Hiddleswift back in June. It’s also where Hiddleston was photographed wearing the infamous “I <3 T.S.” tank top. However, no paparazzi photos of Hiddleston and Swift’s latest visit to Rhode Island have emerged, and Lainey Gossip suggests that this is because Taylor Swift is controlling the paparazzi. The site theorizes that Taylor wanted the photographers to capture those iconic images of her kissing Tom on the rocks, but now she’s keeping the cameras away to build up excitement for Hiddleswift’s Emmy photos.
“Right now, they’ve decided his work should be the focus. And for her, it’s also a good idea to actually (FINALLY) practice some chill, to build up some curiosity, make us miss her. Because if she really is going to the Emmys with him in September, it’ll be that much bigger of a deal when they show up if they haven’t been around for a while.”
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