There’s 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’t seem to bother Tay and Tom themselves, apparently Hiddleston’s peeps feel the situation needs to be, er, handled. If you’ve caught Tom at one of his recent appearances, you may have noticed one something interesting: Taylor wasn’t there.

Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston

For those who were lucky enough to attend this year’s celeb-filled San Diego Comic-Con (or even if you’ve been catching up via the Internet), you’ll know that Tom Hiddleston was there along with Brie Larson to promote their upcoming action film, Harambe’s Revenge (yep, that’s 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’s staff that kept Tay away.

Taylor Swift

The truth is, Taylor has reportedly been asked NOT to attend Tom’s events. Why? So that she and their relationship won’t overshadow his work and promotion efforts. The Sun reports, “Tom did want to bring his new love but bosses ‘banned’ the singer as they ‘feared’ a Hiddleswift ‘circus.’”

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

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(h/t Jezebel; photos via Mike Coppola, Kevin Winter/Getty)