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Tom Hiddleston And Elizabeth Olsen Appear To Be Dating, Let The Conspiracy Theories Begin

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Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen appear to be dating. Isn't that MARVELous? Get it? Because they're both in Marvel movies? I slay myself. But on to the matter at hand. There have apparently already been rumors out there about this, but I somehow missed them, probably because I was too busy trying to figure out if Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence were really a couple and how many times Katy Perry and John Mayer can break up before my head explodes.

Last night Tom and Elizabeth seemed to confirm the rumors, as they were photographed leaving the London restaurant Wolseley together. At first I was like “Whaaat? Really?” and then I was like “Hmm, maybe.” Then I quickly graduated to “Yeah, okay. I can see it. Cool. I like it.” That was before I scrolled down to the comments section of Just Jared's post about it, and the first seeds of doubt were planted in my head. Comments sections will do that to you.

My two main takeaways from fan reactions to this news are “HOMEWRECKER!” and “FAKE!” Allow me to explain. You might have forgotten that last year Elizabeth was engaged to actor Boyd Holbrook. I certainly forgot. (Cut me some slack, my brain is only big enough to hold a limited amount of couples information.) Well, Elizabeth and Boyd broke off their engagement in January. That was a few months after Elizabeth and Tom filmed their upcoming movie I Saw the Light. So was that the cause of the breakup?

But wait! There's more! That very movie Elizabeth and Tom filmed together is being released in the fall. Could this relationship be a PR move to promote the movie? I'm iffy about this theory, because of the nature of the paparazzi shots of these two. Not only are they standing far apart, making two shots difficult, but in most of them Elizabeth has her face covered as if she doesn't want to be seen. I'm used to the “Look at us!” style of fakelationship revolutionized by Cuocovill, so these attempts at privacy are weird to me. Unless it's just a clever tactic to sell it.

The cynical side of my brain is like, “Yeah, there's probably something afoot here.” But the part of my brain that thinks Tom and Elizabeth are cutie-patooties who would never deceive me thinks it's all a big misunderstanding. I WANT TO BELIEVE.

(Photos: Daniel Deme/WENN, Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com)

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