The moment Taylor Swift had a blank space in her love life, Tom Hiddleston made his move. The 35-year-old Brit told MTV UK he found the pop star, 26, “very charming” when they were seated next to each other at the May 2 Met Gala in New York City. So when he learned she had split with EDM DJ Calvin Harris, 32, in early June, “he started reaching out,” says a close Swift insider in the new issue of Us Weekly.
The romantic actor — he has admitted to skipping an audition to surprise his college girlfriend in Paris — also sent flowers, adds the insider: “He really courted her. He liked her and saw an opportunity when she was suddenly single, and he went for it.”
Despite her recent breakup, Swift was game for a new flirtation. Says the insider, “She’s single, so of course if a cute guy reaches out who she likes, she would talk to him. There really isn’t a better way to get over a breakup!”
Thanks to the strapping 6-foot-2 Night Manager star, Swift’s broken heart is healing, well, swiftly. The pair — photographed making out near her Westerly, Rhode Island, mansion June 14 — “are very into each other,” says the insider. “When he went up to her house in Rhode Island, the love just bloomed pretty instantly.”
Another Swift source predicts the romance could have staying power. Hiddleston, beloved for his role as Thor’s evil brother, Loki, in the Thor and Avengers films, “checks off a lot of boxes,” says the source. “He’s hot, smart, talented, British — everything she’s into.”
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For more on the new couple, and what Harris thinks of the pairing (hint: he thought those photos were “tacky”, according to a source), pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.
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