Tom Hiddleston responds to suggestions that Taylor Swift relationship is a publicity stunt

Pair have been dating since last month, following Swift's split with Calvin Harris

Actor Tom Hiddleston has addressed recent suggestions that his new relationship with singer Taylor Swift is a publicity stunt.

Swift has been rumoured to be dating Englishman Hiddleston after they were kissing on a beach last month (June), two weeks after her split with Calvin Harris. Swift and Harris dated from March 2015 until their split in June of this year.

Following conspiracy theories that their relationship could be fake, Hiddleston has now responded to The Hollywood Reporter.

Asked about his new relationship, the actor said, “The truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together and we’re very happy. Thanks for asking.” He added, “That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt.”

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Earlier this week, Calvin Harris confirmed that Swift is the co-writer of his hit Rihanna collaboration ‘This Is What You Came For’.

Harris also addressed his ex-girlfriend on Twitter, saying “I know you’re off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I’m not that guy, sorry. I won’t allow it.”

Perry later appeared to respond to the tweets with a gif of Hillary Clinton.