Taylor Swift, 26, and Tom Hiddleston, 35, who is best known for his role as Marvel villain Loki, were photographed kissing, holding hands, and walking on a beach with one another.
The Sun published photos of the pair on its web site around 5 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday.
The cover of its Thursday print edition heralds it as a “WORLD EXCLUSIVE.” It also came with the pretty clever headline, “TINKER TAYLOR SNOG A SPY,” a play on the miniseries and 2011 film, “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.”.
The paper said the photos were taken on a beach in Westerly, Rhode Island, on Tuesday afternoon.
The shots were sold to The Sun by a photo agency called The Image Direct.
While many other news outlets said he had dumped her, “We stood alone in saying Taylor had dumped Calvin. We knew t was more to the story that met the eye and Tom was actively courting Taylor,” he said.
Once the photos hit online, social media went into a frenzy because as goes Taylor Swift, so goes the internet.
Some pointed to an Instagram video of Swift and Hiddleston dancing at the Met Gala last month as evidence that the relationship was more than what it seemed.