Harry Styles And Taylor Swift: Inside Their Relationship & Are They Still Friends?

27 October 2023, 12:23

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift were the biggest pop star couple at one point.
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift were the biggest pop star couple at one point. Picture: PA/Getty
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Here’s what you need to know about Harry Styles and Taylor Swift’s relationship, including when they dated and if they are still friends.

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift was the relationship we never saw coming, and despite their short-lived romance, we gained a lot of good music from the pair following their split.

The One Direction star and 'Speak Now' songstress are still friends despite the fact Taylor's album '1989' was heavily influenced by their relationship and breakup.

The couple dated between 2012 and 2013 and have remained on good terms ever since, always saying hello to each other at awards ceremonies.

Here’s what we know about the pair, from when they started dating to what they’ve said about each other over the years.

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift briefly dated between 2012 and 2013.
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift briefly dated between 2012 and 2013. Picture: Getty

When did Harry Styles and Taylor Swift date?

It has been said that Harry and Taylor met around November 2012, with a photo of them taking a stroll in Central Park breaking the internet the following month, as fans freaked out over the superstar couple.

Their relationship came to an end after a few short months, with a number of songs from both artists leaving fans convinced they were written about one another.

Taylor famously released ‘Style’ as part of her '1989' album, which was heavily speculated to be about Haz, with the obvious comparison to the 1D star’s name, as well as the lyrics, “You've got that long hair slick back, white t-shirt, and I got that good girl faith and a tight little skirt”.

Another track from that album, ‘Out of the Woods’ appears to be mentioning the famous aeroplane necklace that they were both spotted wearing at the time.

Many fans have also speculated whether Tay's 'Cardigan' was penned about Haz, with people drawing comparisons between the track's video and Harry's 'Falling' video.

Why did Harry Styles and Taylor Swift breakup?

Harry and Taylor reportedly broke up after just a few months following a row during their vacation to the British Virgin Islands. It was reported at the time Taylor cut her trip early and flew home solo.

Taylor was infamously pictured alone on a boat in a blue dress during the trip, while Harry was elsewhere. She addressed the viral photo in 'Is It Over Now (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)' with the lyrics: "Blue dress / On a boat / Your new girl / Is my clone."

Harry Styles - Falling (Official Video)

Are Harry Styles and Taylor Swift still friends?

It wouldn’t be like either of the stars to address their friendship if they were still pals, as they have remained tight-lipped about their relationships in the past.

However, there appears to be no bad blood between the two, with Harry praising his ex for her songwriting skills in an interview a few years ago.

Speaking on the Stern Show in March 2020, he was asked about how it feels to be the muse behind someone’s songwriting, before he referenced Tay’s songs about him, saying: “I think about what it means to me to write a song about somebody else and for somebody else to do that, it’s like flattering, even if the song isn’t that flattering, you still spent time on it and ultimately, using Taylor as an example, she’s a great songwriter. So at least they’re good songs.”

Have Harry Styles and Taylor Swift met up since their split?

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift catch up at The Grammys

The ‘Adore You’ star and ‘Fearless’ songstress sent fans into meltdown on March 14 in 2021 after they were spotted having the friendliest catch-up at the Grammys.

After both scooping an award that evening, the two were caught in conversation for a few minutes and fans were happy to see there was no bad blood between the two pop stars!

If that wasn't sweet enough, Tay was the first person to stand up and applaud Haz after he won his first-ever Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Watermelon Sugar' - we love to see it!

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