Tom Hiddleston secretly dating co-star Zawe Ashton

Tom Hiddleston has been ‘dating co-star Zawe Ashton for over SIX months but is determined to keep their relationship low-key following high-profile romance with Taylor Swift’

Tom Hiddleston is reportedly dating his Betrayal co-star Zawe Ashton after falling for her while playing husband and wife in the West End hit.

The actor’s romance with the Fresh Meat star is his first high-profile relationship since he enjoyed a brief relationship with pop icon Taylor Swift in 2016.

Tom, 38, and Zawe, 35, were pictured enjoying a night out together in New York last month and soaked up the atmosphere at the U.S. open over the weekend.

Loved-up: Tom Hiddleston is reportedly dating his Betrayal co-star Zawe Ashton after falling for her while playing husband and wife in the West End hit

The couple are said to have struck up a romance as early as last February, however due to the attention his relationship Taylor drew, he has kept their romance out of the spotlight. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Tom really has fallen for Zawe in a big way. 

‘They’ve actually been together for more than six months. But he is so paranoid about his private life since his relationship with Taylor that he has gone to great lengths to keep this under wraps.’

Tom and Zawe allegedly spent the Easter holiday together in England renovating his home and often spend weekends  together walking his dog.

Moved on: The actor’s romance with the Fresh Meat star is his first high-profile relationship since he enjoyed a brief relationship with pop icon Taylor Swift in 2016

The source added: ‘He thinks this could be the love of his life — he’s ready to settle down.’ 

This comes shortly after Tom told the New York Times: ‘Yes, I’m protective about my internal world now in probably a different way. That’s because I didn’t realise it needed protecting before.’ 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Tom and Zawe for comment. 

Spot of tennis? Tom, 38, and Zawe, 35, were pictured enjoying a night out together in New York last month and soaked up the atmosphere at the U.S. open over the weekend

On the down low! The couple are said to have struck up a romance as early as last February

Tom and Zawe first crossed paths while starring in Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal.

Betrayal was inspired by Pinter’s secret relationship with Joan Bakewell during the 1960s. Tom plays Robert in the play with Zawe starring as his on-stage wife Emma and Charlie playing Jerry. 

During Tom’s short-lived fling with Taylor the pair didn’t shy away from showing off their romance with lots of public outings.

The couple got together shortly after Taylor’s split from Calvin Harris after first meeting at the Met Gala in May 2016 , and during the first few weeks of their romance they travelled around the world together.

Learning from mistakes: Due to the attention his relationship Taylor drew, he has kept their romance out of the spotlight

Out and about: During Tom’s short-lived fling with Taylor the pair didn’t shy away from showing off their romance with lots of public outings

They even took the huge step of meeting one another’s parents, with Taylor jetting to the UK to spend time with Tom’s mother in Suffolk, while he went to her adopted home town of Nashville.

Taylor and Tom also spent time in Italy, Australia and across the US – memorably spending July 4 with friends in Rhode Island. 

There Tom was seen frolicking in the surf wearing a ‘I (heart) T.S’ tank top, with the pair also posing for a couple’s photoshoot on a terrace with famous pals Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.

At the time, Tom insisted that their relationship wasn’t a ‘showmance’ when talking to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cute! Tom and Zawe allegedly spent the Easter holiday together in England renovating his home and often spend weekends together walking his dog

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