Okay, so I guess I may have told a little fib when I said I don’t comment on the relationship status of celebs- only this one has garnered so much attention that as a romance author, this particular one seems to scream trope!
A trope, if you’re not sure, is a kind of story line ie secret baby, friends to lovers, Cinderella style make-overs etc. Looking through most books that have a romantic element, the above tropes can be seen if you look hard enough.
Now the #Hiddleswift relationship has caught everyone’s eye because (a) it’s seemingly come out of no where; (b) it’s appeared on the coat tails of her former relationship (what a way to rebound!) and (c) she’s had famous men in her music video before (the lush Scott Eastwood).
Like my last blog that mentioned Depp/Heard, I, like many others have no real knowledge of what is going on (unless someone wants to ‘fess up and tell us) but after speculating with a fellow romance author- this seems like a trope from a romance. The trope being they pretend to be in love till… they end up falling in love for real!
I love these kind of stories and even though there are people out there who are happy to hate on the couple and question what the hell is going on, I for one am enjoying watching the PDA play out. If Poirot or Sherlock were on the case (not that I think they’d bother tbh over something so trivial as celebs relationships) I think they’d remind us that sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants and there is no sense in that.
So, good luck to them and if it is all for show then well done them and actually wouldn’t it be really cute if they did end up in their own HEA!