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There's no doubt that 2012 has been a whirlwind year for the UK boy band, but One Direction's worldwide success has also meant the five-piece's romantic exploits are just as big news. Join Capital as we take a look at the ladies behind their success.
No doubt the most talked about romance of the moment is that of One Direction's Harry Styles and US superstar Taylor Swift. A romance had been rumoured for several months before the young couple became inseparable and started being pictured out and about together at every turn. From taking a stroll around New York's Central Park to setting doves free in Harry's hometown, it's clear this is the romance everyone is talking about. Picture: Splash
Ever since Little Mix won The X Factor UK in 2011 band member Perrie Edwards and boy band hunk Zayn Malik have rarely been out of the tabloid. The girls even told Capital at the Jingle Bell Ball that Zayn is well and truly "smitten" with his missus, claiming they have "never seen a boy love a girl as much as that boy loves Perrie". Now that is what we call "hashtag adorbs"! Picture: Twitter
'Teenage Dream' singer Katy Perry has made no secret of her love for One Direction, as well as reiterating that she is too old for any of the boy band star, but it appears Irish singer Niall is her not-so-secret favourite! While presenting the band with their award at the MTV VMAs 2012 she planting a big kiss on the 'One Thing' singer's lips.
'Die Young' singer Ke$ha is just the latest in a long line of pop royalty to appreciate Harry's now legendary good looks. The 'Tik Tok' star said the One Direction singer reminds her of a 'young Mick Jagger', as well as joking that she may be in for a shot due to the boy band star's reported penchant for ladies older than him! Watch out Harry!
Fresh from his (now temporary) split from girlfriend Danielle Peazer, Liam was quickly linked to fellow former X Factor star Leona Lewis, after describing the 'Trouble' singer as hot. Despite several weeks of reports the two had struck up a relationship, both Liam and Leona vehemently denied the accusations and promised fans they are "just friends".
Liam's longterm girlfriend Danielle Peazer has been by the boy band star's side for much of the past two years, ever since One Direction's mission to take over the pop world began. Despite a split in September that was said to have left them both heartbroken, Liam and Danielle seem to have reunited after the dancer was spotted out in New York with the band for their Madison Square Garden show. Picture: Splash
The reported secret relationship between Niall and The X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato has been a big story for the past several months, with rumours of Skype dates and secret romantic dinners regularly hitting the headlines. Despite the claims both insist they are just mates, although Demi did admit the boy band star is a "sweet, awesome guy".
Harry's first tabloid-worthy romance was heavily publicised during The X Factor UK last year, as he and The Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack were spotted out and about partying on numerous occasions. Much was made of the age difference between the pair, leading Caroline to even receive threats from the band's fans on Twitter! Picture: Xposure
Zayn and fellow The X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson enjoyed a short romance but more recently both star's admitted the relationship hadn't ended well and they are no longer in touch with each other. Sadface.
'Live While We're Young' singer has been in a relationship with Eleanor Calder for some time now, and the two are constantly spotted supporting each other with Eleanor most recently jetting off to New York to be by her man's side for his first headline show at Madison Square Garden with the rest of the band. Picture: Splash
These two may be more Ant & Dec than Brad & Ange, but that doesn't stop Tulisa being one of Niall's favourite ladies! Tulisa has described their relationship as being like brother and sister, and even revealed they often take on fake alter egos of Tom and Chez when they go out and put on Northern accents to confuse people! Picture: Twitter
The 'What Makes You Beautiful' quickly put to rest rumours of a romance with the Australian pop star earlier this year, after the two were spotted having a drink together at showbiz buddy James Corden's wedding. Harry admitted it might have looked strange that they left at the same time, but insisted it was the first time they had even met.
Back in August Harry was quickly linked to model-of-the-moment Cara Delevinge after being spotted out at several fashion events in each other's company. Nothing ever came of the rumours although the 'One Thing' singer did admit that Cara looked "amazing" while walking the catwalk at London Fashion Week. Picture: Xposure
Harry was quick to deny claims he and Made In Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop were dating back in July this year after the pair were pictured partying at a London nightclub, promising fans he was 'not involved" in a relationship with the reality TV favourite. Picture: Eroteme.co.uk
Back in late 2011 rumours surfaced that Niall had a crush on The X Factor UK finalist Amelia Lily, but the pop star has since revealed she turned the boy band star down for a date because he wasn't her type as the 'You Bring Me Joy' singer prefers a brunette chap!
In August Rita and Harry were pictured at several events in London together leading to the inevitable tabloid reports that pair had stuck up a romance. Despite the claims any talk of a relationship between Harry and the 'R.I.P.' singer have since subsided suggesting the two are nothing more than good pop pals! Picture: Twitter
Back in July Niall sent the tabloid rumour mill into overdrive after he was spotted getting up close and personal on holiday in Spain with a mystery brunette. The 'Little Thing's singer showed off his toned beach body during the trip away, but nothing has since emerged about the mystery lady. Credit: Flynet
While Niall has kept relatively quiet about his reported romance with student Amy Green, the latter has kept fans updated with a stream of photos of the rumoured couple spending time together whenever Niall's busy travel schedule allows. Watch this space Directioners! Picture: Twitter
Reality star Khloe Kardashian was clearly smitten with the famous boy band star after their performance on The X Factor USA recently, after tweeting a shot of the pair hanging out backstage at the show. Picture: Twitter
"I just about qualify!" This was Pink's cheeky response when she discussed the 'Little Things' singer's love for a "cougar". Despite Pink's tease she is happily married with a daughter so the Directioners don't have to worry about her stealing their boy away to the US anytime soon!