The couple first met backstage at the Kids' Choice Awards on March 31. Swift was seen singing and dancing during One Direction's performance. Shortly after the award show, Styles began following the American singer on Twitter. Also that week, Justin Bieber invited both Swift and One Direction to his LA mansion, where they swam and "just hung out". Bieber later told Britain's Daily Mirror
that "one of the biggest artists in the world thinks Harry is so hot, but I have been sworn to secrecy."
Weeks later, during an MTV interview, the other four members of One Direction teased a bashful Styles about Swift. "Did any particular person stand out for you [at the Kids' Choice Awards]? Just so we can get your drift
... a really quick
one." When Styles finally mentioned Swift's name, his bandmates shouted, "Jackpot!" As the conversation moved on, Styles muttered to Louis Tomlinson: "I'm going to kill you!"
In late April, One Direction began a tour of Australia and New Zealand, during which Styles revealed that he had exchanged numbers with Swift: "We met in America. She is very talented. She's very nice ... We're friends."
However, the flirtation with Swift appeared to come to an abrupt end when Styles was photographed kissing model Emma Ostilly during a night out in Auckland, New Zealand. Radar
reported that, although they weren't exclusive, Styles had "hinted at making it official" with Swift just before he left the US. "He even told Taylor he didn't want her to see anybody else while he was gone. Taylor woke up one morning to confusing text messages from him, begging for a chance to explain and telling her not to believe everything she reads. She immediately googled Harry and found all the stories and pictures of him kissing Emma
." In the following months, Styles was linked to model Cara Delevingne while Swift enjoyed a two-month summer romance with Conor Kennedy. In a July interview, Swift was asked to name her favorite One Direction member and jokingly replied, "How could you possibly choose?!"Styles and Swift posed with fans at LA's Katsuya in September
The pair were next seen together on September 6, when Popstar
magazine reported that Styles and his bandmates watched Swift's final MTV Video Music Awards rehearsal. The couple later enjoyed a post-show meal at LA's Katsuya with a group that included their mutual friend Ed Sheeran and Swift's bandmates. They posed separately for photos with fans inside the sushi restaurant.
Swift and her boyfriend Kennedy, a prep school boarder, had their final meeting on September 16. In October, a source revealed that the couple had "quietly parted ways a while ago. It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They're fine."( Collapse )