“I’m not going to answer that, if it’s all right,” Tom Hiddleston said when a reporter asked if Taylor Swift was enjoying her time in Australia and also avoided questions about the duo’s plans during the trip.
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston happily paraded their romance on Sunday night when stepping out hand-in-hand for a dinner date on the Gold Coast.
But when quizzed about the relationship just hours earlier, 35-year-old Tom seemed keen to keep the finer details under wraps.
During a morning jog along Broadbeach on Saturday morning, the British hunk who is set to film Thor 3: Ragnarok in Queensland, said ‘I’d rather just talk about my work’ instead of his 26-year-old girlfriend.
Channel Ten reporter Lauren Day was keen to gauge the seriousness of the celebrity couple’s relationship, asking Tom: ‘Is Taylor Swift the one?’.
No doubt feeling a bit taken aback by the question, the brown-haired gent nervously laughed before politely responding: ‘I’d rather just talk about my work if that’s alright’.
Meanwhile when Channel Nine reporter Hayley Webb asked how his singer love was finding her time in Australia, he awkwardly hesitated from answering once again.
‘How’s Taylor enjoying the beautiful Gold Coast?’ Hayley asked the A-lister.
Again he nervously laughed, paused for thought and then responded: ‘Umm, I… I’m not going to answer that if that’s alright’.
And when quizzed on what he would be getting up to in the Queensland city, he again kept his response vague, saying: ‘I don’t know… Umm it’s just good to be back’.
He did answer a few of Channel Ten reporter Lauren’s questions though, and of course they had little to do with the Shake It Off hitmaker.
‘You must be thrilled to be here?’ Lauren asked Tom, to which he responded, ‘I am. I think it’s fantastic’.
And considering he was wearing a tight T-shirt and shorts for his morning run in the midst of Australia’s winter, it was an opportune moment to ask of the actor’s thoughts when it comes to the country’s moderate climate.
‘Can you believe this is winter on the Gold Coast?’ the reporter asked, and indeed Tom was very much in awe of the warmer weather, saying, ‘I can’t actually, yeah. The weather’s pretty great’.
The actor did however take some time out to speak candidly with a dedicated fan, 11-year-old Bella Terlich.
‘So nice to meet you, I’m very sorry I’m sweaty. I’ve just been running,’ he told Bella as he posed for a snap.
Undeniably overwhelmed by emotions, Bella couldn’t hide her tears, but the actor reassured his dedicated fan there was no reason to cry.
‘It’s a happy occasion. It’ll be OK. It’s lovely to meet you,’ he said.
Bella, who is based on the Sunshine coast, approximately two hours drive from the Gold Coast, asked her parents to book their family into the same luxurious accommodation the famous couple are staying in.
According to Ten news, her parents paid almost $2,000, so the family could stay at Peppers on Broadbeach, as close as possible to Taylor and Tom, who are believed to be enjoying the privacy of their own lavish penthouse in the building.
Tom is on the Gold Coast to film his latest Marvel superhero movie, Thor 3: Ragnarok.
He and Taylor touched down in Australia on Friday morning, landing in Sydney before taking a domestic flight to Coolangatta airport on the Gold Coast.
On Sunday night the pair were spotted holding hands following a romantic dinner at a Gold Coast restaurant.
Taylor split from DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris, 32, five weeks ago after 15 months together.
Tom and Taylor met and shared a dance at the Met Costume Gala in New York City on May 1, with the smitten actor sending her flowers and wooing her after learning of her newly-single status.