Tom Hiddleston officially confirmed his engagement to Zawe Ashton months after the actress was spotted wearing a ring as she walked the carpet at the 2022 BAFTAs.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Timesthe Loki The star briefly acknowledged his relationship with fellow British actor and MCU star Ashton, telling the outlet, “I’m very happy,” when asked about their engagement status. The actor proposed in March ahead of the 2022 BAFTA Awards, where the duo walked the carpet together. At the time, photos apparently captured a ring in her hand, sparking speculation they were engaged.
Hiddleston met Ashton – who is set to appear next in the Regency romance Mr. Malcolm’s List and will play the villain in the MCUs Wonders – while working on the 2019 West End revival of Treason. The time-consuming play, written by Harold Pinter, also starred fellow MCU actor Charlie Cox and saw Hiddleston and Ashton play married couple Robert and Emma, a duo whose relationship is rocked by their affair with her husband. close friend Jerry (Cox). The show transferred to Broadway the same year for a limited engagement.
Hiddleston, whose confirmation comes months after the BAFTAs initially sparked the discussion, has previously spoken about separating his work and private life.
In a 2017 interview with The telegraphthe Essex snake star said, “I love what I do and dedicate myself with an absolute commitment to making great art and great entertainment and in my mind I don’t confuse the two. My work is in the public sphere and I have a private life. And these two things are distinct.
He also shared in a 2019 New York Times interview while discussing his work on Treason that he had rethought the way he spoke publicly about his private life. “I protect my inner world now in a probably different way. It’s because I didn’t realize he needed protection before.