Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston set the celeb-watching community on fire last summer when their romance sparked the infamous 鈥淗iddleswift.鈥 Within a mere month, the duo had met each other鈥檚 parents, traveled the world together and given us plenty of picturesque photo-ops at Tay鈥檚 annual (and epic) Fourth of July celebration.

But the entire sitch left plenty of us wondering if it had been real at all or if the 鈥渞omance鈥 was just a PR stunt (kinda like Selena Gomez and The Weeknd). Now, Tom has revealed the truth about his relationship with Taylor Swift, and what he has to say (and how he said it) may surprise you.

Tom Hiddleston

Though fans are assured that there鈥檚 no 鈥淏ad Blood鈥 left between Tom and Taylor, the actor chatted with GQ about the three-month relationship and when asked if it was real or a PR stunt, Tom paused for a lengthy moment before answering, 鈥淥f course it was real.鈥

Why the long pause, Tom? Dramatic effect or because you needed a moment to come up with鈥 the truth? 鈥 fib?

Taylor Swift

Either way, Tom continued to speak of his ex at length for the first time since their breakup, saying, 鈥淭aylor is an amazing woman. She鈥檚 generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time.鈥 And he didn鈥檛 stop there, continuing, 鈥淸We] decided to go out for dinner, we decided to travel鈥 she鈥檚 incredible.鈥

So, what went wrong? Well, according to Tom, 鈥淎 relationship in the limelight鈥 a relationship always takes work. And it鈥檚 not just the limelight. It鈥檚 everything else.鈥 That makes it, um鈥 clear?

Now that time has passed, do you think Tom and Taylor鈥檚 relationship was real or just a PR stunt? Tweet us @BritandCo!

(h/t E!; photos via Gregg DeGuire + Kevin Mazur/Getty)