Taylor Swift is just a regular 26 year old who wants to have a great time with her friends (and then wants to document it on Instagram, because of this old adage 'if it's not on social media it didn't happen').
Her notoriously famous 4th of July bash has now become more of a mass celebrity publicity stunt and less about celebrating America's freedom with her friends. Or so we think.
Celebrities in attendance this year were Tom Hiddleston (ofcourse), Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Martha Hunt, Halston Sage, Alana Haim among others. Taylor Swift posted a few pictures of her party on Instagram which didn't feature Tom Hiddleston initially.
Here's a sneak peak:
Taylor Swift also treated her friends to a concert with Ed Sheeran:
Just like old times @teddysphotos !! A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on
And had body paint readily available for faux 4th of July tattoos:
Apart from these 4th of July photos posted by Taylor Swift and her squad, what took the internet by storm was this picture that Britany Maack (Taylor's childhood best friend) put up. The photo has Swift sitting on Tom Hiddleston's lap, a pregnant Blake Lively seated with Reynolds and Lamanna on the lap of her husband, Ben Lamanna.
🇺🇸 A photo posted by Britany LaManna (@britmaack) on
The media though has been highly cynical of the 'Hiddleswift' romance, calling it a 'showmance'. One headline asked “Tom Hiddleston is rumoured to be dating Taylor Swift – is it his toughest role yet?” and The Atlantic's U magazine was left wondering if the romance is just "celebrity fan fiction" and if Swift and Hiddleston might be participating “in a staged romance.”
Though Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have been receiving a lot of flack for their dizzying public display of affection, they seem to be determined to 'Shake It Off', and seem very much in love.
Till there is a final verdict on whats going on between Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston, we will leave you with Ryan Reynold's expression in the said Instagram picture (which created plenty of twitter buzz) that sums up how we feel about the 'Hiddleswift' romance.
— Abby Feiner (@arfeiner) July 5, 2016