Tom Hiddleston has to prepare for the Emmys later this month, but instead he has to deal with his seemingly high-maintenance girlfriend, Taylor Swift.
The Night Manager star is an A-Lister in his own right, but his romance with Swift has put him into a different category of fame, and one he’s not exactly pleased with.
“Tom can’t deal with being a laughing stock and has told Taylor he’s done unless there’s a 360-degree change on her part,” a source told Radar Online.
“It’s become a total charade and Tom is sick of being treated like a glorified escort.”
To be fair, Hiddleston looked to be enjoying himself over Fourth of July weekend, splashing around in the surf wearing an “I Heart T.S.” tank top. So, Swift could be forgiven for thinking she’s got the upper hand in this relationship.
Hiddleston is filming Thor: Ragnarok in Australia, but he’s reportedly been flying all over the world at the 26-year-old’s request.
“Tom is just done with it,” the source added.
“It bothers him so much that they’ve become known as this fauxmance laughing stock.”
Hiddleston attempted to the do the grown-up thing and confirm his relationship with Swift back in July. After learning he was nominated for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, the British actor agreed to do press.
The Hollywood Reporter skirted around the question until finally asking if he and Swift were the real deal, and what he had to say to those who though their romance was just for show.
“Well, um. How best to put this?” Hiddleston started politely, as most Brits do.
“That notion is — look, the truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together, and we’re very happy. Thanks for asking. That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt.”
Hiddleston had to expect this kind of attention when he and Swift started dating after the MET Ball back in May.
Swift did not attend the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28th, but it’s believed that she will accompany to the Emmys on September 18th.
A source told THG recently that the reason Hiddleston and Swift got together was because the Brit “needed to improve his pulling power, and [her]PR team decided to take advantage of that in a way that would also benefit Taylor.
“Tom is the ‘it’ man right now, so they thought that it would work,” the source added.
“Taylor is an attractive girl with a big bank account and a lot of fame.”