While T-Swift and Tom Hiddleston have not been shy about their affections for each other, their Fourth of July romp in Rhode Island has prompted a bit of an eyebrow raise. Frolicking in the ocean with his new girlfriend, Tom sported a 鈥淚 <3 TS鈥 shirt and a temporary tattoo on his right arm proclaiming the same. Putting aside the fact that Loki was wearing clothes in the water (like, why?), there is a distinct lack of subtlety in this celebrity courtship that is both refreshing and gag-inducing鈥 to the degree that conspiracy theories about the relationship鈥檚 realness are springing up left, right and center. But this isn鈥檛 the first time a celebrity has made an over-the-top declaration of love to their significant other. For more displays that elicit both fremdsch盲men (a German word for the embarrassment one feels when another has done something cringey) and 鈥渁wwws,鈥 read on.

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1. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: 11 years ago, an elated Tom Cruise went on Oprah to publicly declare his love for the young Dawson鈥檚 Creek star. The image of Cruise jumping repeatedly on Oprah鈥檚 couch is ingrained in our collective pop culture memory, and everything that came after that is now tabloid history. Captivated by the couch-jumping, we often forget about the fist-pumping, knee-crouching, and hysterical laughter that went on during that legendary interview. Tom Cruise went full Jerry Maguire; even the unflappable Oprah was amazed by his antics. 鈥淲e鈥檝e never seen you behave this way before!鈥 she exclaimed several times. 鈥淭he boy is gone!鈥 (Photo via MJ Kim/Getty)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: Paula Patton (L) and singer Robin Thicke arrive at the 2014 HYUNDAI / GRAMMYs Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala Activation + Equus Fleet Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Hyundai)

2. Robin Thicke and Paula Patton: Blurred Lines became the unexpected hit of the summer of 2013, but Thicke鈥檚 year ended with a bomb when allegations of his infidelity surfaced. Together since they were teenagers, the couple split after the news came out, but it soon became clear that Thicke was not able to move on from Patton. First, he dedicated his next album, titled Paula, to winning back his estranged spouse. Next, he bared his feelings during a BET Awards performance when he was in tears as he sang Forever Love. Thicke has admitted since that this whole display was 鈥渆mbarrassing.鈥 鈥淚t hit me that I鈥檇 lost my perspective,鈥 he said. (Photo via Chelsea Lauren/Getty)

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3. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen: In that same vein, R&B crooner John Legend penned a heartfelt number in 2013 for his girlfriend 鈥 but came away with much more favorable results. When he first played 鈥淎ll of Me鈥 for Teigen, the model and cookbook author reportedly cried. Chronicling his love for her 鈥減erfect imperfections鈥 and her 鈥渟mart mouth鈥 (Teigen is famous for her witty and hold-nothing-back retorts on Twitter, as we all know), it probably became the most-played wedding song ever after its release. The couple married in 2013 鈥 a shot of their fairy-tale wedding made it into the 鈥淎ll of Me鈥 video 鈥 and now have a very cute baby. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)

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4. Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting: The Big Bang star met tennis player Sweeting on a blind date, and they married just six months later on New Year鈥檚 Eve in 2013 鈥 which she commemorated by inking her back with the Roman numerals of that date. But their whirlwind marriage came to an end just 21 months later, with the couple citing 鈥渋rreconcilable differences.鈥 What to do with ink regret then? Cuoco got it covered with a moth tattoo, saying in an Instagram post, 鈥淣ote to self 鈥 do not mark your body with any future wedding dates鈥 #under30mistakes.鈥 (Photo via Getty)

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5. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton: This pairing perplexed and fascinated the public for the three years that their marriage lasted, and probably takes the cake for over-the-top declarations of love 鈥 and lust. Married in 2000, the two actors showed up regularly to red carpet events groping each other, making no bones about how madly in love they were. The Tomb Raider actress 鈥 fresh off her Oscar win for Girl, Interrupted 鈥 even had Thornton鈥檚 name tattooed on her arm (it鈥檚 been lasered off since), and the tabloids obsessed over the fact that both wore vials of each other鈥檚 blood around their neck. Thornton spoke about it last year to The Hollywood Reporter: 鈥淪he thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our flingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter鈥檚 baby hair in one.鈥 Of this crazy period in his life, Thornton said, 鈥淭hat whole time was quite a whirlwind and that was, you know, an amazing time. And I鈥檝e never been fond of it.鈥 (Photo via Vince Bucci/Getty)

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