It is not yet officially confirmed but Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift are an item. He is Britain’s politest actor and she is one of America’s biggest pop stars. They are dating. What do they have in common? Cats with strange names for a start.
Tom Hiddleston’s cat is called Bentley. We know about Taylor Swift’s cats as they have been all over the Internet for quite a long time. They are called Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson.
As for names, newspapers are trying to work out a suitable name for the couple such Swindleston, Hiddleswift or The Swiddler. Any ideas?!
Tom says that Taylor instigated their first dance. Hiddleston hearing of the split between Swift and Calvin Harris acted fast! According to a report in Reveal magazine, which has been confirmed by a source close to Swift, he called her. They spent almost an hour talking. As soon as they hung up, flowers arrived at Swift’s door. Apparently Hiddleston had managed to order the flowers while they were on the phone! Pretty cool operator.
Calvin Harris has un-followed Swift on Twitter. Swift was still following both men on Twitter at the time of writing this post while Hiddleston follows Swift but not Harris!
Swift chooses her friends very carefully, including her boyfriends, of course. She has an army of female mates who presumably vet her boyfriends! Fine. Sensible.
All of Swift’s boyfriends have been famous but not as famous as her. Hiddleston fits that bill perfectly. She is worth $200 million and he is worth $8 million. Hiddleston has tended to date actresses.
For Swift dating Hiddleston, this is a step up in social class from Harris! Harris grew up in working-class Dumfries, Scotland and went to a comprehensive school. He ended up stacking shelves in a supermarket. Hiddleston, in contrast, grew up in leafy Wimbledon and left Eton College to get a double first in classics from Cambridge University!
That is a little bit of background, there will be tons more over the forthcoming months, but the important thing for cat lovers is that we are probably going to have the highest profile couple since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and they both like cats.
I am hoping that we will see some Twitter posts and other sorts of posts of Hiddleston and his cat Bentley telling us how much he loves his cat; following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift with her cats.
I always feel that when a high profile celebrity tells the world that they adore their cat or cats, they are promoting the domestic cat and raising the profile of this companion animal, thereby improving the value of the cat in the eyes of the public which may lead to better relationships between people and the domestic, stray and feral cat. I am dreaming probably but there is nothing wrong with that.
By the way, I am a fan of Taylor Swift. She seems to be a nice person and smart.
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