This Is Likely the Real Hiddleswift Story Was the whole thing just a fling made to look like a relationship? By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 7, 2016 10:58 AM CDT 16 comments Comments In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) (Newser) – Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have broken up, apparently after three months of true romance. But as TMZ points out, the whole thing may have really been just a fling. Swift and Hiddleston were first spotted together at the Met Gala in May, while Swift was still technically dating Calvin Harris; Swift and Hiddleston were then photographed making out soon after Swift and Harris broke up. At the time, Harris' people were saying Swift had cheated on Harris. Now, sources close to the situation tell TMZ the truth is the singer and Hiddleston had what would have been a brief fling, but it was better for Swift's "brand" to then spin the story to make it seem like they were in a serious relationship. They actually haven't been spotted together since July 27, but no one would confirm the break-up until now.