Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are in love—at least, that’s what they’d have us believe. Over the holiday weekend, the two were seen frolicking at the beach in Rhode Island, near Taylor’s $17.5 million home. If you haven’t already seen the photos, the 35-year-old British actor was seen sporting a tank top with “I heart T.S.” across the chest. You can also see a temporary tattoo of a heart with a “T” on his arm.
It’s just one more example of the pair’s whirlwind romance but, are they trying a bit too hard? If the latest conspiracy theory can be believed, they are because it’s all just a show for the cameras. Some are convinced that Taylor and her newest boyfriend are simply filming an extended music video.
This whole relationship will turn out to be an elaborate piece of performance art, mark my words https://t.co/ed6PxkKznJ
— Anita Singh (@anitathetweeter) July 4, 2016
E!News was one of the first to suggest that “maybe Taylor is pulling a fast one on all of us.”
“Are Hiddleswift toying with our emotions? Is Taylor trying to prove just how crazy the media and the world in general can go over her relationships? Is she filming a music video or visual release to accompany her new album, a la Beyoncé’s multimedia extravaganza Lemonade?” asks writer Holly Passalaqua.
It would certainly explain why the couples’ time together—which includes romantic and incredibly picturesque trips to Rome—looks like something out of a Nicholas Sparks’ movie. It would also explain why, no matter where they are, Taylor and Tom seem to be followed and documented by the same paparazzi agency.
Bolstering the theory is the fact that Taylor has always released albums every two years and the second anniversary of “1989” is coming up. Could all of this be an attempt to drum up publicity for an upcoming album? Or are the two just that disgustingly in love?
Only time will tell.