Actor Tom Hiddleston confirmed during a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times that he is engaged to actress Zawe Ashton and said that he’s very happy but did not provide too many details about their relationship.
The couple sparked the engagement rumors when they appeared on the red carpet of the British Academy Film Awards and the reporters spotted a diamond ring on her ring finger, which she seemed to hide while taking photos on the red carpet. The duo did not comment on their engagement rumors at the time, but insiders claimed at the time that it was clear that they had taken the next step in their relationship.
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton met on the sets of 2019’s 'Betrayal', which is the revival of Harold Pinter’s play in which they played a married couple, Robert and Emma. The duo were soon spotted attending the US Open together and have kept their relationship out of the spotlight ever since. When Tom Hiddleston was asked why he does not like to discuss his relationships during an interview with The Telegraph, he said that everyone is entitled to have a private life and he loves what he does and dedicates himself with an absolute commitment to making great art and great entertainment. Tom added that in his mind, the two do not conflict; his work is in the public sphere, and he has a private life, and the two are distinct.
In a 2019 New York Times interview on his work on Betrayal, Tom Hiddleston also said that he has rethought how he communicates publicly about his personal life. He added that differently, he is now protective of his internal world and that's because he didn't understand it needed to be guarded until now.
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton first walked the red carpet together in 2021 at the Tony Awards, then again in 2022 at the British Academy Film Awards where the two sparked engagement rumors. Tom Hiddleston was most recently seen in the smash Marvel's Disney+ series 'Loki', which premiered last year. Meanwhile, Zawe, who made her TV debut in 1995 with a modest role in the British sitcom 'Game On,' has won roles in several prominent productions, most notably as Oona in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale's most recent season. The Marvels, starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Imani Vellani, will be Zawe's Marvel Cinematic Universe premiere in 2023.
During his interview with the Los Angeles Times, Tom Hiddleston discussed his role as Loki, saying that he enjoys portraying the character and that each narrative has had a new version, director, and perspective on the plot. When all that a character knows and understands is stripped away, what remains is what 'Loki' is about, according to Tom Hiddleston. Something about Loki's identity will be disclosed to the audience and Loki himself. The concept of Loki experiencing an almost psychoanalytical questioning with the TVA's Mobius, portrayed by Owen Wilson, and being confronted with recurrent patterns of destructive conduct, which only culminated in death, appealed to Tom Hiddleston, who takes enormous pride in playing the mischievous deity.
Loki comes out as bisexual to his frenemy, Sophia Di Martino's Sylvie, a female form of himself, in the show, which was a first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the actor claimed that Loki's identity has always been flexible in terms of gender and sexuality for him and the show's creators. Tom also stated that it was an honor for him to speak about it at this time and that he understands that it is a little step, but he hopes that it represents people.Tom Hiddleston shared that the coming out of Loki meant a lot to director of the show Kate Herron and the showrunner Michael Waldron, and he's pleased that they could bring it into their story.
Congratulations to the newly engaged couple.