Wednesday 7 December 2016

The best conspiracy theories about Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston's romance

Published 17/06/2016 | 14:52

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Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris on holidays. Picture: Instagram
Tom Hiddleston attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris in 2015, left, and Tom Hiddleston, right
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Who would have thought a kiss could cause so much controversy?

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After Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston were pictured kissing on the grounds of her Rhode Island home, many were quick to call showmance. But why?

Here are 5 of the most interesting reasons…

She wants to plug her upcoming album

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Every time Taylor has a new album to launch, she has either ended or begun a brand new high profile relationship. This could be down to the fact that as a successful artist in today’s market, you need to churn our albums more frequently and as a young woman when you date different people and sometimes it just doesn’t work out. The Taylor truthers of the internet think she conveniently lines up a famous other half just in time to stir up enough buzz around it you can’t avoid talking about it.

Her and Calvin were never really dating

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Was Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris’ romance ever the real deal? Or was it another publicity stunt? Fans of both never really bought the relationship, despite them gushing over each other at every opportunity. And carefully timed, perfectly orchestrated selfies posted together on Instagram only added to the speculation that this was more about making them into music’s new power couple instead of budding young love.

Tom just wants to be more famous to become Bond

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Hiddleston has been considered a shoo in for Bond since he was first linked to the role earlier this year, but bookies seem to think Irish actor Aidan Turner is all but a guarantee to be the next 007. The British actor might have a cult fanbase thanks to The Night Manager, but he doesn’t have the worldwide acclaim you might expect from one of the most iconic roles in film.

You know what would fix that? A fling with the most powerful squad leader in pop music.

She wants to sing on the Bond soundtrack

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Adele won an Oscar for Skyfall and while Taylor might be a bonafide superstar, Bad Blood isn’t winning any Academy Awards anytime soon. A link to Hiddleston might bring her to the top of the list.

Taylor wanted attention back on her

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After confirming her split with Harris, who announced it via a spokesperson, released a statement on Twitter and seemed to be controlling the narrative in the media, Taylor was uncharacteristically quiet. Did she tire of yet another, ‘Taylor is devastated and wanted to marry Calvin’ headline? Maybe. Maybe she felt she let the Scottish DJ have his moment in the sun and now the limelight is back where it belongs – on her. Maybe not.

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