The actor says he's learned how to look beyond tabloid rumors and focus on the truth

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated August 15, 2016 10:10 AM
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Tom Hiddleston isn’t bothered by the media frenzy that has followed him since he began dating Taylor Swift.

The actor, 35, who was thrust even further into the spotlight when he first stepped out with Swift, 26, in June, opened up about what he’s learned about “the culture of celebrity” after a “high-profile” summer with his new girlfriend.

“We all live in a world where every phone has a camera and there’s nothing new, really, about the spotlight to me,” he said during a Facebook Live Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter. “I think that’s what happens when you’re a public figure.”

Hiddleston said he’s learned how to look beyond tabloid rumors and focus on the truth.

“I’ve learned that there are many sides to a story, and that sometimes there are a lot of stories out there which are false,” he said. “The hardest thing is to try to not let those falsehoods affect your life.”

Since making their courtship public in June, Hiddleston and Swift have enjoyed several romantic dates around the globe. And their romance quickly became serious after the pair met each other’s parents.

Though the couple have not been spotted together since their dinner date in L.A. in late July, just last week the duo made their relationship Instagram-official when they started following each other on the social media site.