Instead, the One Direction and Syco Music boss will be gleaming at his bank balance following news that sales for the boyband tickets have leapt up by 50 per cent since news of the lovers’ break up.
Sadly for Swift, fans seem to be punishing her for her dabble with the teen heartthrob after sales of her concert tickets fell by half in the wake of the news.
‘1D and Taylor Swift are two of the most popular acts in the world and they’re consistently among our best-sellers,’ said Louise Mullock, spokesperson for ticketing website Seatwave.
‘However, the adulation received by 1D is one of a kind, and the boys’ fans are famously protective. Since many of Taylor’s fans are also 1D fans, she may have bitten off more than she can chew by dividing their loyalties.’
The tills started ringing for Cowell and the 1D camp after Harry Styles jetted home to Britain alone after a row with the US crooner during their romantic break on the British Virgin Islands.
Swift, 23, was pictured looking like a sad sap before flying back to the US alone after just three days into the holiday last Friday.
‘Yes I can confirm they have split up,’ an insider said. ‘They were on holiday and had an almighty row.’
During their short and sweet time together the two stars made no attempt to hide their affair from the cameras.
They publicly snogged on New Years’ Eve in front of the camera in New York’s Times Square after they went skiing at Christmas in Utah, as well as doing a karaoke duet together during one night out.
The Little Things singer presented plenty of photo opportunities by making visits to the We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together singer’s hotel following a first date at the zoo at the city’s Central Park.