Keeping her chin up. Taylor Swift was all smiles as she stepped out in New York City on Tuesday, September 6, the same day Us Weekly exclusively revealed that the pop superstar had split from boyfriend Tom Hiddleston.
The “Wildest Dreams” singer, 26, was spotted exiting her favorite fitness studio, Body By Simone, wearing a black tank top, patterned workout leggings and sneakers, with a sweatshirt tied around her waist. The pop superstar appeared to be in good spirits as she strolled down the sidewalk.
As Us Weekly exclusively reported, it was Swift who called it quits on the whirlwind three-month romance. “She was the one to put the brakes on the relationship,” a source close to the couple told Us. “Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with. Taylor knew the backlash that comes with public displays of affection, but Tom didn’t listen to her concerns when she brought them up.” After several PDA-filled vacations, Hiddleston’s “I Heart TS” tank top and meeting each other’s parents, the source said the Thor actor, 35, is “embarrassed that the relationship fizzled out.”
The source added, though, that it wasn’t a bad breakup. “They get along great and will remain friends, but they just don’t see it working romantically right now,” the insider told Us.
After meeting at the Met Gala in May, the stars started dating just two weeks after the “Shake It Off” singer broke up with ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris in June. Hiddleswift, as they came to be called by fans, went public with their romance after they were photographed kissing on a beach near the singer’s Rhode Island home.
The duo then jetted to England and Nashville, where they hung out with each other’s families. They also took trips to Rome, Los Angeles and Australia, where Hiddleston is filming Thor: Ragnarok. The Night Manager actor comforted Swift there after her spat with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Both stars stayed quiet about the relationship while they were dating, but the British hunk did confirm that the romance was real, despite speculation that it was all a publicity stunt. “Well, um, how best to put this? The truth is the Taylor Swift and I are together and we’re very happy. Thanks for asking,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt.”