Taylor Swift was warning us all when she released "Blank Space" in 2014. She basically laid down her modus operandi when it comes to her highly public relationships, singing, not without a wink, "I can make all the tables turn."
Life imitates art (or is it the other way around?) and sure enough, moments after news broke that Swift and Calvin Harris split, images of her and The Internet's Boyfriend™, Tom Hiddleston, cozying up on some rock formations surfaced. Consider those tables turned.
Now, like the other lyrics she sings in "Blank Space," rumors are flying. What on planet Earth is going on between the couple currently known as Hiddleswift? There are far too many questions yielding far too little answers. Is this a stunt? Are they really in love? Why did an otherwise upstanding, dapper British gentleman, who has appeared naked on film, wear an "I <3 T.S." tank to go swimming? How did this happen? Is the Met Gala to blame? Are we out of the woods yet or are we in the woods? Who are we and why are we here?
The proverbial clear Swift sings of on 1989 does not appear to be nearby anytime soon, as Hiddleswift continues to jet-set around the globe, spawning obscene numbers of headlines documenting their every breath and coy wink, giving ample fuel for conspiracy theorists looking to expose the couple for who they really are. Ahead, six of the more popular theories that may or may not explain the sparks flying between music's most powerful and the possible future 007.
1. Taylor Swift is trying to evade the media from the "Famous" scandal
Swift is media savvy. A few days before Kim Kardashian's GQ profile was published, which allegedly exposes Swift as a liar, photos of her cuddling up to Tom Hiddleston surfaced online. The internet ate it up—even after Kardashian's comments that Swift knew about and approved Kanye West's misogynist lyrics in "Famous" were posted. Hiddleswift was still a hot news item when West released the controversial video for the track that featured a nude wax figure of Swift. Swift manipulated the media to pay attention to her love life over West's "art."