Tom Hiddleston came to wider attention of the U.S. public after several years of playing Loki in Marvel’s Thor and The Avengers franchise. The British actor and musician has now earned himself a loyal group of followers who are interested in knowing him more. However, unlike the mischievous supervillain he played in the Marvel series, this superstar has kept his personal life relatively low-key and rather tight-lipped. Even so, Hiddleston has linked with some pretty big names over the years of his history of romance.
So who had or might have won the heart of Loki?
Susannah Fielding 2008 – 2011
Being one of the few confirmed girlfriends on media, Hiddleston and the British stage actress Susannah Glanville-Hearson, better known as Susannah Fielding, met on the set of the BBC show Wallander in 2008, the two have started dating for several years until 2011. The pair reported split because Hiddleston wanted to focus on his career, “I am very driven right now and there isn’t anytime to have a proper girlfriend,” he told The Daily Mail in 2012.
Kat Dennings 2010
In 2010, Hiddleston was also rumored to have a brief romance with the Thor costar Kat Dennings. The two were spotted getting cozy and later on holding hands while attending Comic-Con to promote the Marvel film. However, neither of the two confirmed about the relationship nor being photographed a second time together.
Jessica Chastain 2013
Hiddleston was once again rumored to be dating with American actress and film producer Jessica Chastain, who is best known for her movies The Help, Miss Sloane, and most recently, Molly’s Game.
The romance rumor sparked since an insider who is close to the pair told The Daily Mail in 2013, “Tom is taken with Jess and it’s serious. Before Christmas she visited Britain to stay with him and meet all his family for the first time.” However, Chastain has been adamant about the fact that the they are just friends, while she also claimed that she is afraid of dating famous people, “I have dated an actor before, at Juilliard, but since then, I’ve only been on a couple of dates with one and I was so freaked out someone was going to take a picture of us, because they were famous.”
Hiddleston himself has never confirmed or denied the rumor.
Lara Pulver 2013
Lara Pulver has played in the British BBC spy drama Spooks and BBC’s TV adaptation Sherlock. In July 2013, the British actress was photographed going out to dinner with Hiddleston, which then sparked the romance rumor. Although after that, the two haven’t been spotted together again.
Elizabeth Oslen 2015
The most recent rumor of Hiddleston’s dating life was with his The Avengers costar Elizabeth Oslen in 2015. The two were spotted out several times during the year, but then Scarlet Witch herself said the speculation was totally false.
“I mean, we definitely are friends and we’ve known each other for about four years. And we happened to be at a restaurant at a wrong time having dinner. We all go out to dinner,” she told Refinery29 in 2015.
Taylor Swift 2016
Finally not a rumor, Hiddleston has dated the iconic American musician Taylor Swift in 2016. The romance between the two has also marked one of the first times Hiddleston had ever gone public with a relationship. However, the pair still spilt up after three months.
Hiddleston hinted during an interview with GQ in 2017 that the reason of splitting was the media circus that followed them, “A relationship in the limelight always takes work. And it’s not just the limelight, it’s everything else.” But even so, he has nothing but kind words for Swift, “She’s generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time.”
The current rumor is Tom Hiddleston is currently going out with Elizabeth Olsen.