A source tells E! News, "Taylor invited Tom to go. Tom always wants to please Taylor and show her that her friends matter. Taylor likes that about Tom."
E! News earlier reported that the singer paid a visit to the Nashville Zoo, sans Hiddleston. Taylor, however, joined supermodel friend Lily Aldridge and a dozen other people for Lily's daughter Dixie's birthday party. During the visit, Taylor and her friends stopped to see the giraffes and then celebrated in one of the zoo's party rooms.
E! News reported that Taylor, who recently split from music producer Calvin Harris (real name Adam Wiles), thinks that Hiddleston, 35, could be "the one."
"Taylor was hesitant to get involved so quickly after Adam," notes an insider, "but she felt that Adam was not giving her what she wanted for sometime so she was ready to move on towards the tail end of their relationship anyway."