It seems like a lifetime ago that the craziest thing happening in the news was a picture of an actor wearing a tank top with his girlfriend’s name on it. But friends, believe it or not, it was less than a year ago that Tom Hiddleston was spotting splashing in the ocean, an “I heart T Swift” top plastered to his body. 

And now Tom is breaking his silence on one of the stranger moments of #Hiddleswift…and apparently it all started when he fell and hurt his back. 

As he tells GQ, he and the rest of the squad were playing a Fourth of July game (pin the tail on Uncle Sam?) when he slipped and “grazed” himself. 

“I wanted to protect the graze from the sun,” Hiddleston told the men’s mag. “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.”

Not a joke? The relationship. Hiddleston firmly told the interviewer: “It was real”.