There鈥檚 no doubt that Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston hooking up has caused MAJOR buzz. Every move they make is fodder for serious scrutiny and conspiracy theories galore. Although this obviously doesn鈥檛 seem to bother Tay and Tom themselves, apparently Hiddleston鈥檚 peeps feel the situation needs to be, er, handled. If you鈥檝e caught Tom at one of his recent appearances, you may have noticed one something interesting: Taylor wasn鈥檛 there.

Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston

For those who were lucky enough to attend this year鈥檚 celeb-filled San Diego Comic-Con (or even if you鈥檝e been catching up via the Internet), you鈥檒l know that Tom Hiddleston was there along with Brie Larson to promote their upcoming action film, Harambe鈥檚 Revenge (yep, that鈥檚 the name of the gorilla that was recently killed by zoo workers when a child climbed into the enclosure).

Fans might have also noticed that Taylor Swift was nowhere in sight. Usually arm-in-arm with Tom wherever he goes, her absence was definitely noted. While most probably assumed Taylor had a prior engagement, it was really Tom鈥檚 staff that kept Tay away.

Taylor Swift

The truth is, Taylor has reportedly been asked NOT to attend Tom鈥檚 events. Why? So that she and their relationship won鈥檛 overshadow his work and promotion efforts. The Sun reports, 鈥淭om did want to bring his new love but bosses 鈥榖anned鈥 the singer as they 鈥榝eared鈥 a Hiddleswift 鈥榗ircus.鈥欌

Oof, but fair enough. You have to wonder, though, if Tay鈥檚 feeling slightly burned by this. Or perhaps she鈥檚 totally understanding, being the superstar that she is. It all comes with that rich and famous lifestyle.

What do you think about the fact that Taylor has been banned from Tom鈥檚 appearances? Tweet us @BritandCo!

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