Taylor's storied dating patterns. Too much, too soon. Tom getting cold feet, the cad. Tom not being able to handle the brightness of Taylor's particular brand of limelight.
Let's just say... Everyone was wrong. Hiddleswift is no more, but apparently not for the reason any of us would have smugly guessed.
"Taylor felt he wanted to take the relationship to be too public," a source told E! News today in the wake of their split, which we're hearing was amicable, "and she was not happy about it and thought it was too much publicity."
Let's take a minute to absorb this revelation.