Hiddleswift might be a thing of the past, but only fond memories remain!

Tom Hiddleston broke his silence on ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift in a new GQ magazine interview, and the actor had some pretty nice things to say about his former lady love. The British hunk adamantly denies their relationship was a publicity stunt, and confesses that he was actually caught off guard by how closely people kept tabs on their romance.

"A relationship in the limelight takes work. And it's not just the limelight. It's everything else. So we decided to go out for dinner, we decided to travel," he explained.

That openness led many to speculate that the actor was using the "Bad Blood" songstress for fame. Not true, says the Night Manager star!

"Of course it was real. You have to fight for love. You can't live in fear of what people might say. You know, you have to be true to yourself," he insisted.

The heartthrob has no hard feelings for T-Swizz, who was reportedly the one who called it off. "Taylor is an amazing woman. She’s generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time," he gushed. Aww!

So is he embarrassed about wearing that "I Heart T.S." tank top at the Grammy winner's Fourth of July BBQ?

"The truth is, it was the 4th of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back. And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, 'Does anyone have a T-shirt?' And one of her friends said, 'I've got this.' And we all laughed about it. It was a joke. It was a joke. Among friends," he revealed.

"I'm still trying to work out a way of having a personal life and protecting it, but also without hiding. So the hardest thing is that that was a joke among friends on the 4th of July. I just, I was surprised. I was just surprised that it got so much attention. The tank top became an emblem of this thing," he added.

Life is tough in the tabloids, that's for sure!