Congratulations for “Loki” actor Tom Hiddleston seem appropriate! On June 14, after months of speculation, Hiddleston confirmed his engagement to fellow British man Zawe Ashton. “I’m very happy,” he told the Los Angeles Times. The couple first sparked engagement rumors after Ashton was photographed with a sparkler on her finger at the 2022 BAFTA Awards in March, according to PopSugar. The outlet also noted that Ashton was spotted rocking her diamond back in November 2021, though she and Hiddleston have since played it coyly with the media.
Hmmm…could Hiddleston’s reluctance to discuss personal matters have anything to do with his high-profile romance with a certain blonde singer-songwriter in 2016? It seems both Taylor Swift and Hiddleston have learned a little bit about privacy since those days! “I probably protect my inner world in a different way now,” Hiddleston told The New York Times in 2019, speaking of his penchant for keeping his dating life under wraps. “If you go through life without connecting with people, how much could you call that life? Because you have to fight for love. You can’t live in fear of what people might say.”
But just because Hiddleston might be withdrawn doesn’t mean things aren’t serious with Ashton — clearly. Following news of their engagement, a source told Us Weekly that they’re “really past the honeymoon phase” and “are looking to build a long-term future together.” And now the couple has even more reason to celebrate!
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton are expecting their first child
Per Page Six, Zawe Ashton was seen speaking at the premiere of “Mr. Malcolm’s List” on June 29 cradling a baby bump. For the event, the actor donned a sheer beige gown embellished with beading, which also featured a sheer cape and a flattering empire waist. Designer Sabina Bilenko, who worked with Ashton on the dress, confirmed the happy news on Instagram, praising her client for her work on the film. “The talented @zawe (and beaming mom-to-be) gets ready for the premiere of #MrMalcomsList with @voguemagazine wearing a custom made Sabina Bilenko,” she wrote.
Hiddleston was absent from the premiere alongside his fiancee. Of course, both parties haven’t spoken out about their bundle of joy yet, which makes sense since they’ve remained similarly quiet about their engagement. Details of an upcoming nuptials are also scarce, but it’s fair to say the parents-to-be have their hands full with their acting careers, including Zawe’s role as Julia Thistlewaite in Mr. Malcolm’s List”.
Fans greeted Ashton and Hiddleston’s happy milestone with a wave of support. “Baby Hiddleston is coming…ahhhhhh,” one person tweeted. “Love this,” wrote another fan, adding that Ashton and Hiddleston will be “amazing parents.” No doubt Hiddleston and Ashton are similarly excited, especially since Ashton has previously spoken out about her desire to start a family. “I would love to have a baby,” she told Bustle back in 2019. Indeed, this is “wonderful” news for both Hiddleston and Ashton!