A lot happened to Tom Hiddleston in 2016.
The 35-year-old British actor made a name for himself in the critically acclaimed BBC series The Night Manager, was awarded Rear or the Year for his efforts, and for a brief, shining moment was Taylor Swift’s boyfriend.
Hiddleston addressed the former of those achievements (and look, probably the others too) in a revealing interview in the latest issue of GQ magazine.
In regards to his very famous ex-girlfriend, he reeled off the expected lines about what an "amazing woman" Swift is, how "generous and kind and lovely" , and how "real" the whole thing was. (Very, apparently.)
He also addressed one of the biggest lingering questions about their relationship.
Primarily: why the eff was he snapped wearing that truly heinous "I ♥ T.S." tank top?
Don't remember? Let this very blurry photo jog your memory...
C'mon Tom, you're better than that.
"The truth is, it was the Fourth of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back," he told GQ's Taffy Brodesser-Akner.
"And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, 'Does anyone have a T-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, 'I’ve got this.'"
'This' being the sartorial abomination pictured above.
"We all laughed about it. It was a joke."
The couple eventually called it quits in September, but the memories of their very over-the-top, VERY public displays of affection will last a lifetime.
"A relationship always takes work. A relationship in the limelight takes work. And it’s not just the limelight. It’s everything else," he said.