Shirtless Tom Hiddleston packs on the PDA with bikini-clad girlfriend Zawe Ashton

They began dating in 2019 after meeting and falling for one another while starring in a West End play. 

And Tom Hiddleston looked more smitten than ever with girlfriend Zawe Ashton as they put on a very affectionate display while frolicking on the beach in Ibiza on Monday. 

The Loki actor, 40, looked lovingly over at his girlfriend, 37, as they stripped off into their swimwear on the shore before heading out for a cuddle and a peck in the crystal clear waters. 

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PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Shirtless Tom Hiddleston packed on the PDA with bikini-clad girlfriend Zawe Ashton as they enjoyed a romantic beach day on Monday while holidaying in Ibiza

Loved-up: They began dating in 2019 after meeting and falling for one another while starring in a West End play. And Tom looked more smitten than ever with girlfriend Zawe as they put on a very affectionate display while frolicking on the beach

Putting his muscular physique on display, Tom stripped down to a pair of black swimming trunks. Meanwhile, Zawe put her phenomenal display as she slipped into a multicoloured string bikini. 

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The pair only had eyes for one another on the outing, laughing and joking together before puckering up a kiss as they treaded water. 

After enjoying some quality couple time, the pair were seen returning to the shore where they chatted away with friends while towelling off.  

Zawe later layered up in a black kaftan and accessorised with a beach hat, while Tom shrugged on a blue cotton shirt and grey shorts 

Fun in the sun: The couple are said to live in Atlanta but were enjoying a getaway on the White Isle with their friends 

Wow: Putting his muscular physique on display, Tom stripped down to a pair of black swimming trunks. Meanwhile, Zawe put her phenomenal display as she slipped into a multicoloured string bikini

While Tom and Zawe have never publicly confirmed their relationship status, the couple were first linked together in 2019 while starring in the West End play Betrayal in which they portrayed a strained couple. 

Last year it was revealed the pair had moved in together after months of romance rumours, and they are now said to be living together in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sources close to the duo said The Night Manager star, and the actress are ‘very well suited and enjoy the quieter side of life’. 

Taking his breath away: Tom held a hand to his heart as he looked over at his stunning girlfriend Zawe on their beach day 

The look of love: The Loki actor, 40, looked lovingly over at his girlfriend, 37, as they stripped off into their swimwear on the shore before heading out for a cuddle and a peck in the crystal clear waters

All eyes on her: Tom and Zawe locked eyes as they chilled out on the beach together 

An insider told The Sun: ‘Tom and Zawe have stayed quiet about their relationship but she has spent the last few weeks with him in the US.

‘They are very well suited and enjoy the quieter side of life away from the glitz and glamour of the showbiz world.

‘Their lives are typically very busy, so spending time together while not working has been ­something they have both embraced. Tom has made a home in Atlanta during lockdown and he is ­expecting to spend the rest of the year there. 

Nice to sea you! The pair only had eyes for one another on the outing, laughing and joking together before puckering up a kiss as they treaded water

Cosy: The pair were giggling away as they cuddled up close to one another in the water 

Wet wet wet: The pair looked lovingly into one another’s eyes as they stopped swimming and cuddled up close 

Can’t take their eyes off one another: The pair looked completely smitten as they chatted to one another and cracked jokes while enjoying their day out in the sunshine 

Taking it easy: Tom was no doubt grateful for some downtime after promoting his Disney+ series Loki in recent months 

Rub a dub dub! Zawe and Tom wrapped themselves up in cosy beach towels after enjoying their refreshing dip 

Tom relocated to Atlanta last year to film his new Disney+ series Loki and was forced to remain there due to the coronavirus lockdown.

After growing close during their run in Betrayal in both New York and London, Zawe is now said to have flown to the US city to join him. 

Production on Loki began in January, but was suspended in March due to the pandemic.

Chilling out: The duo seemed in good spirits as they relaxed while looking out over the beach

He’s a gent: Tom carried Zawe’s bag as he moved their belongings along the shoreline 

Looking good: Tom showed off his muscular physique as he paraded along the shoreline in his trunks 

Zawe was due to fly to Toronto to film a role in the upcoming fourth series of The Handmaid’s Tale, which was also delayed due to the virus.

Tom and Zawe were said to have struck up a romance as early as February 2019, however due to the attention his past relationship Taylor Swift drew, he has kept their relationship out of the spotlight.

A source told The Sun: ‘Tom really has fallen for Zawe in a big way. They’ve actually been together for more than six months.

‘But he is so paranoid about his private life since his relationship with Taylor that he has gone to great lengths to keep this under wraps.’

That’s a wrap: The duo were seen packing up their things after enjoying a refreshing dip in the ocean 

Take your hat off to him: Zawe later layered up in a black kaftan and accessorised with a beach hat, while Tom shrugged on a blue cotton shirt and grey shorts 

Their play Betrayal followed a seven-year extramarital affair between two characters, Emma and Jerry, with the latter character being Emma’s husband Robert’s friend.

Tom played Robert in the play with Zawe starring as his on-stage wife Emma and Charlie playing Jerry.

Along with his highly publicised relationship with Taylor in 2016, Tom also previously dated his Wallander co-star Susannah Fielding, with the pair splitting up in 2011. 

Keeping quiet? While Tom and Zawe have never publicly confirmed their relationship status, the couple were first linked together in 2019 while starring in the West End play Betrayal in which they portrayed a strained couple

Roomies: Last year it was revealed the pair had moved in together after months of romance rumours, and they are now said to be living together in Atlanta, Georgia

Keeping a low-profile: Tom and Zawe were said to have struck up a romance as early as February 2019, however due to the attention his past relationship Taylor Swift drew, he has kept their relationship out of the spotlight

Tom told the New York Times after his romance with Taylor: ‘Yes, I’m protective about my internal world now in probably a different way. That’s because I didn’t realise it needed protecting before.’

During Tom’s short-lived fling with Taylor the pair didn’t shy away from showing off their romance with lots of public outings.

The couple got together shortly after Taylor’s split from Calvin Harris after first meeting at the Met Gala in May 2016 , and during the first few weeks of their romance they travelled around the world together.

They even took the huge step of meeting one another’s parents, with Taylor jetting to the UK to spend time with Tom’s mother in Suffolk, while he went to her adopted home town of Nashville, before calling it quits in late 2016. 

No Taylor T-shirts this time?  During Tom’s short-lived fling with Taylor the pair didn’t shy away from showing off their romance with lots of public outings (pictured in 2016)