Tom Hiddleston’s first love is Oxford University professor Lucie Cluver
Now that his star is rising and he’s tipped as the next Bond, it’s hardly surprising to see Tom Hiddleston with an A list girlfriend with millions in the bank.
However, before the British actor, 35, became the toast of Hollywood he enjoyed a love affair with a woman ten years his senior a world away from pop star Taylor.
Tom’s first girlfriend has been revealed as Dr Lucie Cluver, 45, an Oxford University professor of Child and Buy Adidas Iniki Runner Boost BY9093 Unisex White Grey Australia Family Social Work and an internationally renowned specialist in AIDS and HIV research.
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As well as her role as an Oxford professor, Dr Cluver is also an honorary lecturer in psychiatry and mental health at the University of Cape Town
in 2014, she was awarded Oxford’s Adidas Fashion 777 Men Arm Green Black Australia Templeton College Outstanding Alumna of the Year for raising the college’s profile with her research with children affected by HIV and AIDS in South Africa.
As well as her role as an Oxford professor, she is also an honorary lecturer in psychiatry and mental health at theUniversity of Cape Town.
She is involved closely with the South African government and bodies such as Save The Children, UNICEF and the WHO working on researchto improve the lives of children with HIV and AIDS.
Tom was said to be ‘head over heels’ with the brunette but the romance fizzled out as they both progressed in their respective careers
At Oxford she is the leader of the Centre for AIDS Interdisciplinary Research.
One of her areas of interest is the effects on children who are orphaned by AIDS and she has also spoken about her work to prevent child abuse of teenagers in vulnerable communities.
According to her Oxford University profile, she speaks ‘terrible Xhosa’, the Bantu langauge of thesecond largest ethnic group in South Africa and has a ‘bad habit of missing flights’.
Dr Cluver is the leader of the Centre for AIDS Interdisciplinary Research at Oxford
She certainly seems to have little in common with Taylor whose talents lie in music and songwriting.
The 26 year old is currently being wooed by Night Manager star Tom, who has showed their two week relationship is already on a serious footing by introducing to his mother.
The new couple were seen taking a stroll along the chilly Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk on Saturday evening with the actor’s mother Diana.
Tom and Taylor flew into Stansted airport on Friday for Nike Air Max 2017 855615-995 Men Black Australia Shop a quick trip, with Tom keen to show his new girlfriend, who hails from Tennessee via Pennsylvania, where he grew up.
The Thor actor was spotted getting behind the wheel of their rented Jaguar before taking Taylor on a drive around Suffolk as he showed her some of his favourite spots.
London born Tom was initially raised in Wimbledon by his mother Diana, an arts administrator and former stage manager, and his Scottish chemist father James.
Tom and his sisters Sarah and Emma later moved to Oxfordshire, before his parents divorced when he was 13.
He previously described in an interview how he loved retreating to his mother’s home in Suffolk ‘to keep my head straight walking along the beach, throwing stones in the sea, and eating fish and chips’.
The star has been dating Tom for two weeks and was in a relationship with DJ Calvin Harris until a month ago
The couple’s whirlwind relationship has been moving at breakneck speed since they began dating earlier in June.
The British actor spent the week in her adopted hometown of Nashville, where Taylor introduced him to her parents Andrea and Scott Swift yesterday.
They were also seen enjoying a romantic dinner out in the country music capital, with Tom planting a tender kiss on Taylor’s hand as they dined with friends.
News of their romance broke less than two weeks ago after they were pictured kissing on Misquamicut State Beach near her sprawling Watch Hill, Rhode Island, estate.