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Tom Hiddleston is reportedly engaged to actress-playwright Zawe Ashton

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Mar 18, 2022 7:14 pm Updated Mar 18, 2022 9:37 pm

Tom Hiddleston is now reportedly engaged to his girlfriend of three years, Zawe Ashton.

This was revealed by unnamed sources to PEOPLE earlier this week, with representatives of both actors refusing to comment.

Hiddleston, 41, and Ashton, 37, both starred in the Broadway show Betrayal, which ran from September to December 2019. It follows the story of Robert (Hiddleston) whose wife Emma (Ashton) has been having an affair with Robert’s best friend Jerry (Charlie Cox) for seven years.

Hiddleston and Ashton made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Tony Awards in September last year. Rumors of the couple’s engagement began to circulate when Ashton was photographed at the 2022 British Academy Film Awards with a stunning ring on her wedding finger.

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Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

According to PEOPLE, the actress-playwright has been wearing the ring, which comprised a large oval center stone surrounded by a halo of smaller stones, since late 2021.

The news came unexpected, especially because Hiddleston has since been tight-lipped about his relationship with Ashton. In an interview with The Telegraph in 2017, Hiddleston said he prefers not to let his life as a public figure meddle with his personal relationships.

"Everyone is entitled to a private life," he said. "I love what I do and I dedicate myself with absolute commitment to making great art and great entertainment, and in my mind I don't conflict the two. My work is in the public sphere and I have a private life. And those two things are separate."

The Loki star will be joined by his rumored wife-to-be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as one of the stars in the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels.