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Tom Hiddleston opens up about media scrutiny of his love life

Published 14/08/2016

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston admitted that he is no stranger to the spotlight and that it was hard to ignore stories about his relationship.

Tom Hiddleston has opened up about the intense media scrutiny of his love life since he began dating Taylor Swift.

The 35-year-old actor's life was quickly put under a microscope when he was first spotted kissing the Shake It Off hitmaker back in June (16), and he reflected on what he's learnt during the crazy summer he's had so far.

"It's interesting, we all live in a world where every phone has a camera, and there's nothing new really about the spotlight on me. I think the spotlight, that’s what happens when you're a public figure," he told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday (12Aug16) during a Facebook Live interview.

"What have I learned about it? Maybe it's too soon to tell," he admitted, before promising to give a "proper response."

The Night Manager star didn't mention his 26-year-old girlfriend directly, but said it is hard to ignore stories about him in the media that aren't true. "I've learned that there are many sides to a story, and that sometimes there are a lot of stories out there which are false, and the hardest thing is to not let the falsehoods affect your mind," he shared.

Interviewer Scott Feinberg later suggested that the Thor actor's new presence on Instagram could offer him more control over the situation, to which Hiddleston promptly agreed.

The Brit actor, who posted his first snap to his new verified account on Tuesday (9Aug16), is now following his girlfriend on the social media site, and she's following him back.

While the pair have remained relatively silent in recent weeks about their budding romance, fans of the couple are awaiting a snap on the social media site of the couple together, making it Instagram official.

Last month (Jul16), the Emmy-nominated actor awkwardly confirmed their relationship after being asked if he and Swift were involved in a publicity stunt.

"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 told The Hollywood Reporter at the time. "Thanks for asking. That's the truth. It's not a publicity stunt."

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