Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton's Relationship Timeline

Tom Hiddleston and Zaw Ashton costarred in the 2019 play Betrayal and are expecting their first child

Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton. Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton are one truly Marvel-ous couple.

The duo first met while costarring in the 2019 play Betrayal, and have kept their relationship mostly out of the spotlight ever since.

After appearing together on the red carpet of the 2022 BAFTAs, PEOPLE confirmed that the Loki actor and The Marvels actress are engaged. Ashton later revealed they're expecting their first child as she attended a screening of Mr. Malcolm's List in June.

"I'm very happy," is all Hiddleston would say to the Los Angeles Times when he was asked about his engagement to Ashton.

While Hiddleston has refrained from speaking publicly about his relationship with Ashton, they have given us a few glimpses of their love story over the years with their rare outings.

From meeting as costars to the few public glimpses of them together, here's everything you need to know about Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton's relationship.

March 2019: Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton star in Betrayal in London

Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, Charlie Cox
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In March 2019, Hiddleston and Ashton costarred in the revival of Harold Pinter's play Betrayal, where they played a married couple named Robert and Emma opposite Daredevil's Charlie Cox, whose character Jerry has an affair with Emma. Interestingly enough, the 2013 revival of the play starred another real-life couple, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz.

The play ran at the West End's Harold Pinter Theater from March to June 2019.

April 3, 2019: Tom Hiddleston supports Zawe Ashton's book launch in London

While starring together in Betrayal, Hiddleston supported costar Zawe Ashton at the launch party of her first book, Character Breakdown, at Wild By Tart in London. The Daily Mail said Hiddleston looked "in high spirits" as he posed for photos with Ashton.

August 2019: Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton's Betrayal transfers to Broadway

After a successful run in London, the production of Betrayal starring Hiddleston, Ashton and Charlie Cox transferred to Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre for a three-month run, once again making Hiddleston and Ashton costars.

Not only did the play mark Hiddleston's Broadway debut, but he was later nominated for Best Actor in a Play at the Tony Awards.

August 27, 2019: Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton spark dating rumors

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Shortly after sharing the stage together, Hiddleston and Ashton sparked dating rumors when they were spotted attending the US Open together.

A source close to the production of Betrayal told PEOPLE in March 2022 that the pair always had "lovely" chemistry together when working on the play.

"They were very private publicly, but behind the scenes you could just see a lovely chemistry," the source recalls. "There were twinkles in both of their eyes, and the entire company, including Charlie Cox, were all very close."

The source adds, "Tom has always been a very, very private person. Behind the scenes, they would just privately be affectionate and hugging and sitting next to each other and holding hands."

February 16, 2021: Zawe Ashton joins Tom Hiddleston in the MCU

Charlie Cox as "Loki", Tom Hiddleston as "Daredevil", and Zawe Ashton as "Captain Marvel"
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In February 2021, Deadline reported that Ashton had joined the cast of The Marvels opposite Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Though no other details were revealed at the time, she is rumored to be playing the villain in the upcoming film, which is slated to release in early 2023. (Larson and Ashton stoked the rumors further with a seemingly significant Instagram.) Seeing that Hiddleston is well-known for playing the lovable villain Loki, her casting couldn't be more perfect.

September 2021: Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton vacation together

Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton
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In September 2021, paparazzi caught the private couple showing rare PDA as they vacationed in Ibiza, Spain. The two could be seen sharing a kiss as they took a dip in the water.

September 26, 2021: Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton attend their first public event as a couple

Zawe Ashton and Tom Hiddleston
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After more than two years of dating, Hiddleston and Ashton seemingly confirmed their romance as they posed together at the 2021 Tony Awards. In addition to taking photos with their Betrayal costar Charlie Cox on the red carpet, they also shared a sweet moment together inside the show.

March 13, 2022: Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton hold hands at the BAFTAs

Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton. Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

In March 2022, the couple held hands on the red carpet as they attended the BAFTAs together, marking one of the first times they have been so public with their relationship. Hiddleston looked sharp in a black tux, while Ashton looked pretty in pink in a flowing gown, and both beamed at each other as they posed for the cameras.

March 2022: Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton get engaged

Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton
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Following their appearance at the BAFTAs, the two sparked engagement rumors when Ashton was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her left finger in a photo shared by AJ Odudu. Shortly after, PEOPLE confirmed their engagement.

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June 14, 2022: Tom Hiddleston confirms engagement to Zawe Ashton

Three months after Ashton was spotted with the ring, Hiddleston publicly confirmed their engagement in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

The actor simply stated, "I'm very happy," with no further comment on the topic.

June 29, 2022: Zawe Ashton reveals she's pregnant

While attending an N.Y.C. screening for her film Mr. Malcolm's List, the actress revealed that she and Hiddleston are expecting their first child as she debuted her growing baby bump on the red carpet.

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