Shortly after her breakup with Calvin Harris, the 1989 singer was reported to be dating the "Crimson Peak" actor. Fans seemed to experience a mix of emotions -- some were shocked and angry, others were excited about their love.
For the most part, I think everyone was just confused about this sudden out-of-the-blue romance.
On top of that, fans began to question the legitimacy of Taylor and Tom's new relationship because of all their "picture perfect" moments.
The two were photographed walking hand-in-hand on the beach, going out to dinner and exchanging saliva on the rocks. Taylor was even pictured laughing with Tom's mom.
For many people, it felt like their relationship was almost too good to be true.
That's when the conspiracy theories started formulating.
E! News writer Holly Passalaqua offered an interesting insight to Hiddleswift. She wrote,
Even Spencer Pratt commented on Taylor and Tom's new "fling" in an interview last week and questioned why the photos looked so staged.
At this point, it's unclear what's really going on with Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston.
Are the two actually dating? Is Taylor planning on releasing a new album and wants the PR? How does Calvin actually feel about his ex-girlfriend's new romance?
Most importantly, why the hell was Tom wearing an "I love T.S." tank top? If their relationship is real, was that just a cry for help?
WTF ARE YOU DOING, TOM?
What I do know, however, is Hiddleswift isn't the only celebrity couple raising suspicions. Many fans believe Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are faking their love as well.
ZiGi conspiracy theories circulated on Twitter and Tumblr over the last year as people collected evidence to suggest their relationship is just an elaborate publicity stunt.
Fans have pointed out how Gigi's popularity has dramatically surged since dating Zayn.
They also believe Zayn and Gigi's PDA on social media is staged and not genuine affection.
Gigi's presence in Zayn's music video for "Pillowtalk" was just a paid gig, according to the conspiracy believers.
They also point out how often Gigi wears merchandise to promote her relationship with Zayn.
Furthermore, when Gigi and Zayn temporarily broke up, the fans saw it coming.
Zayn and Gigi broke up in early June, around the time Zayn canceled his performance at London's Capital Summertime Ball due to anxiety.
The Victoria's Secret model posted a message to her boyfriend on Twitter to support him during this difficult time.
Fans criticized Gigi for making such a personal letter so public.
Overall, it seems like people think Gigi and Zayn are together solely to benefit their careers.
In the end, I don't know what to believe. I've been single for years now, so having a fake boyfriend sounds kind of nice. Calvin, are you interested?
Long story short, I just hope Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik come out with new music soon because that's all I really care about.