Looks like Tom Hiddleston is off the market. The Loki actor, 41, was seen at the recent British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) with his date Zawe Ashton – and a shiny new accessory on his ring finger.
The large oval-shaped diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds was spotted after three years of dating, according to People – although Ashton, 37, has been wearing the ring since last year at various events, HuffPost reported.
The couple had met and acted as a married couple in the 2019 Broadway play Betrayal. Aside from the Marvel franchise, Hiddleston has also starred in Crimson Peak and Kong: Skull Island, among other projects.
Ashton has appeared in Nocturnal Animals and Velvet Buzzsaw, and will star in the upcoming The Marvels with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel.
Various reports noted that the couple would be walking down the aisle soon. But Hiddleston, who previously dated pop star Taylor Swift, is tight-lipped about the main event.
“Everyone has a right to privacy,” Hiddleston said in a 2017 interview with The Telegraph.
“I love what I do and I dedicate myself with an absolute commitment to making great art and great entertainment, and in my mind I don’t put the two in conflict. My work is in the public sphere and I I have a private life. And those two things are separate.”
He also opened up about the downside of going public with private affairs to GQ magazine, alluding to his three-month relationship with Swift – and which might explain why he’s kept things so quiet about his new fiancée.
“A relationship in the spotlight… A relationship always takes work,” he told the magazine. “A relationship in the spotlight takes work. And it’s not just the star. It’s all the rest.