Loki’s in love! Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton performed a married couple within the 2019 revival of the play Betrayal — and a real-life romance rapidly blossomed between the 2.
The play, which facilities on a girl having an affair together with her husband’s finest pal and the assorted betrayals that outcome, opened in London in March 2019. Ashton, Hiddleston and their costar Charlie Cox transferred with the manufacturing to Broadway in August of that year.
“We were really lucky that we, on day one, had an incredible trust,” the Fresh Meat alum mentioned throughout a dialog with AOL’s BUILD series in November 2019 about working with Hiddleston and Cox. “I feel a core connection to these people and it’s because I can feel how open we are. I can feel the trust that we have.”
Though the couple have been effusive about each other’s expertise and work, Hiddleston has spoken about how his very public whirlwind romance with Taylor Swift from June to September 2016 taught him to be extra protecting over his personal life.
“Everyone is entitled to a private life,” the Avengers star advised The Telegraph in March 2017, six months after he and the Grammy winner known as it quits. “I love what I do and I dedicate myself with absolute commitment to making great art and great entertainment, and in my mind I don’t conflict the two.”
He continued: “My work is in the public sphere and I have a private life. And those two things are separate.”
The Crimson Peak actor echoed these sentiments two years later when he and Ashton had been starring reverse each other on Broadway. “I’m protective about my internal world now in probably a different way,” Hiddleston advised The New York Times in August 2019. “If you go through life without connecting to people, how much could you call that a life? Because you have to fight for love. You can’t live in fear of what people might say.”
After Betrayal closed, the Character Breakdown writer and Hiddleston reportedly moved in collectively in Atlanta, Georgia. However, it wasn’t till the Tony Awards in September 2021 that the pair confirmed their relationship as they walked the pink carpet arm-in-arm and posed collectively inside Radio City Music Hall. In March 2022, the Night Manager alum escorted Ashton to the BAFTA Awards, the place they held fingers and smiled at each other.
Three days after the awards ceremony, TV presenter AJ Odudu posted a selfie with the duo from the large night time on Instagram that appeared to indicate a big, oval-shaped diamond ring on Ashton’s finger. The picture sparked hypothesis that Hiddleston and the Velvet Buzzsaw actress had been engaged. Us Weekly confirmed the engagement in March 2022.