Tom Hiddleston has been the internet’s boyfriend ever since he first embodied Loki in 2011’s Thor, but the 41-year-old actor is about to be a married man. Hiddleston is reportedly engaged to 37-year-old Zawe Ashton following the couple’s attendance at this weekend’s BAFTAs. His date donned a rock of a diamond ring on her left hand.
Zawe Ashton is set to make a major debut in the world of Marvel next year as one of the mysterious stars in Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels, so it seems Tom Hiddleston is marrying within the MCU family. Entertainment Tonight reported that the happy engagement has been confirmed as well.
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton met while working together on the 2019 London West End play Betrayal before moving the production to Broadway later on. It is believed that the pair began dating shortly after becoming colleagues on Betrayal and have shared a (mostly) private love story ever since.
Over the weekend, Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton posed for red carpet photos, where Ashton donned the diamond ring but remained shy about showing it off. However, in a photo shared by TV presenter AJ Odudu on Instagram, Ashton’s engagement ring was front and center. Previously, Hiddleston and Ashton made their red carpet debut at the 2021 Tony Awards and given the news, we’d expect to see the couple in many more appearances together.
Zawe Ashton is from Hackney, London from a Ugandan mother and English father. Her maternal grandfather, Paulo Muwanga, was the former president and prime minister of Uganda. She got her start in theatre with formal training from the age of six and has been found roles ever since. Most recently, she’s been finding a place in Hollywood films including Nocturnal Animals, Velvet Buzzsaw and has guest starred in the current season of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton seem to share a lot of theatre and the arts. And rumor has it Ashton will play the villain in the Captain Marvel sequel, giving the actors another thing in common: wreaking havoc on the MCU with their roles. In early 2021 Ashton was cast in Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels, which will also feature Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan (set to get her own series this summer with a Disney+ subscription) and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau.
Zawe Ashton will appear in this summer’s period romance Mr. Malcolm’s List on July 1 along with The Marvels when the movie is released on February 17, 2023. Tom Hiddleston on the other hand recently had his own Loki series, which is set to return for a Season 2 alongside Owen Wilson. Congratulations to the happy couple, it’s great to see more of the Marvel family find happiness.
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