It was the coupling heard 'round the world, and now it's the breakup heard 'round the world.
When Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston got together at the beginning of the #SummerofHiddleswift, it was near impossible not to leer. Just look at these two—they were tailor-made (or should we say Taylor-made) for celebrity exhibitionist wonder. They're beautiful! They fell in love at the Met Ball (maybe)! They frolic on rocky beaches! Everyone everywhere instantly became enamored with the idea of their love.
Except for those who didn't...because those who didn't were too busy being paranoid. And that's how we came to know the Hiddleswift Conspiracy Theories.
These ran rampant in the weeks after the couple's debut and subsequent world tour; Hiddleswift truthers would stop at nothing to convince the rest of society that the relationship was all part of some grand design that we were all too naive to notice. And now that word is out about Taylor and Tom's breakup, it's time to take another look at these theories to see if, given this new information, they hold any more water.
Are they totally ridiculous? Sure. Is it way too much fun to entertain the idea? Of course.