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Tom Hiddleston Insists Relationship With Taylor Swift Is ‘Not a Publicity Stunt'

by Jackie Willis 1:16 PM PDT, July 14, 2016
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Tom Hiddleston is setting the record straight on his relationship with Taylor Swift.

Just a day after Swift's ex, Calvin Harris, slammed her on Twitter, the 35-year-old star defends his relationship with the "Shake It Off" singer. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter to respond to the claims that he's involved in a "sort of publicity stunt," Hiddleston first laughs and then answers quite candidly.

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"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 shares. "Thanks for asking. That's the truth."

Hiddleston adds, "It's not a publicity stunt."

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The actor earned an Emmy nomination on Thursday morning for his role in The Night Manager. "It feels fantastic. I'm in Australia filming Thor: Ragnorak, and it's very early in the morning on a Friday," he tells THR. "Right now it is just coming up to 4:15 a.m."

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Prior to the Thor star's Emmy nomination, he and Swift were spotted out and about solo in Australia. Hiddleston was seen going for a run on the beach, while the GRAMMY winner did a little shopping. Despite the drama between Swift and her ex, she appeared to be in good spirits.

Here's a look at her outing:

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