Tom Hiddleston is reportedly dating his Broadway costar and fellow Brit Zawe Ashton. And sources say that he’s thinking about settling down!
Tom (38) and Zawe (35), who met while performing together in the play Betrayal, have reportedly been dating for six months. A source told British tabloids that the couple intentionally kept their romance under wraps to avoid media scrutiny.
“[H]e’s so paranoid about his personal life since his relationship with Taylor that he has gone to nice lengths to maintain this underneath wraps,” an insider told The Sun.
This is Tom’s first major romance since his much-publicized fling with Taylor Swift in 2016. Remember that infamous “I heart TS” tank top? Tom wishes you’d forget it. That romance nearly tanked Tom’s career, essentially taking him out of the running for the role of James Bond.
Tom and Zawe attended the US Open together to support Johanna Konta. The tennis star told reporters that she and Tom happened to bump into each other in New York and confessed that they’re both big fans of each other’s work.
‘He’s here in New York and has quite a few shows till Christmas, he said. We only met a few days ago and he turns out to be a big tennis fan,” Konta told Metro. “I invited him down and he brought some of his co-stars and I had some of my friends there as well, so I had a lot of great support in the box, it was good.’
According to The Sun, the relationship is serious. “Tom and Zawe spent Easter together renovating his house in England. They now spend most weekends together and going for long walks with his dog. He thinks this could be the love of his life — he’s ready to settle down,” the source said.
Their relationship makes a lot of sense. They’re both British, although Tom is a bit more posh than Zawe. They look like the type of couple who does yoga together, eats a lot of probiotic food, and talks a lot about their craft. You know, theater geeks. The real question is whether they’ll stay together once Betrayal wraps on Broadway.
They met while performing the Harold Pinter play on London’s West End and then brought the production to New York. Once that’s over, will they drift apart?
We’re hoping that Hiddles has finally found happiness. And wouldn’t it be wild if both Tom and Taylor announced their engagements this year? She’d be so mad that he pulled the spotlight from her, even for a moment.