Tom has repeatedly been in the headlines in recent months, thanks to his brief relationship with Taylor Swift, which was revealed to the world with some absolutely-not-set-up-how-dare-you-suggest-that photos taken on a beach near her US home.
Sadly though, he’s no longer up for addressing the matter publicly, and Benedict isn’t about to ask him to either.
During their chat, which was conducted over the phone, the duo discuss what it’s like being a celebrity, which is when the ‘Sherlock’ star declares: “And, without getting into a huge debate, I just want to say that I’m not going to ask questions about my friend’s personal life just because there are unsolicited photographs of him and a certain someone, in a relationship or together.
Gratefully, Tom “chuckles”, before thanking his pal.
Well. That’s that, then, isn’t it? All we can do now is wait for Taylor’s side of the story, which will hopefully come when her next smash hit album drops.
Meanwhile, Tom has apparently already moved on, and was spotted looking cosy with another Hollywood star at a recent Emmy Awards afterparty.
He was also totally overshadowed by some dogs in a beyond fabulous Gucci campaign. See the pictures here: