Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston Can’t Stop Smiling on Sweet Date Night in Santa Monica

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston arrive at Hillstone in Santa Monica, California on July 27, 2016. Credit: AKM-GSI

Dinner date! Following their trip to Australia, Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston returned to L.A. last week and hit up Santa Monica’s Hillstone restaurant for a cozy meal together Wednesday, July 27.

The Night Manager actor, 35, drove the pop star, 26, to the American eatery, where an eyewitness tells Us Weekly they arrived around 8 p.m. The pair, who went public with their romance last month, entered through the back entrance and were escorted to the mostly empty second floor.

Though they arrived at LAX in matching outfits July 6, the couple opted for individual looks on date night. The “Wildest Dreams” singer kept her ensemble simple, rocking her signature red lip, an all-black crop top and miniskirt set, and Nicholas Kirkwood Casati T Bar Sandals and an Etro handbag. Hiddleston, who’d been at San Diego Comic-Con for Kong: Skull Island on July 23, donned an Etro paisley shirt with J Brand jeans.

“Not many people in the restaurant realized they were there,” adds the onlooker.

Still, security remained tight, with Swift’s team sitting at a nearby table and a flood of photographers awaiting the duo when they exited their two-hour dinner.

The low-key evening comes after a series of more lavish displays of affection, which have included jetting to the U.K., touring the Vatican in Rome and dancing at a Selena Gomez concert. Swift and Hiddleston even met each other’s parents just a few weeks into dating.

While their love story seems to be writing itself quickly, the twosome can’t hide their affection for one another. The Hillstone eyewitness says, “They were cute together, and that dude Tom has a lot of swagger!”

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