“I had to literally do a double-take,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE of finding Styles, 18, with Swift, 22, on the set of The X Factor Thursday morning.
Styles was on hand to watch Swift rehearse the debut of “State of Grace,” which she performed later that night on the Fox reality show.
“He was smiling at her while she rehearsed. When she was done he jumped up on stage, picked her up, put her over his shoulder and carried her off stage,” the onlooker says. “The whole crew was really surprised.”
The young singers were also spotted by X Factor host Mario Lopez, who says he was slapped on the back by Styles during Swift’s rehearsal.
“I said, ‘What are you doing here,’ ” Lopez said on his 104.3 MY FM radio show Friday. “And he sort of [pointed] toward Taylor.”
Lopez went on to say he later saw the two “hand-in-hand.”
A telling sign of the budding relationship may have been a look Styles shared with his bandmate Niall Horan a week earlier after Horan told PEOPLE his favorite song of 2012 was Swift’s “Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
When asked if he would ever date Swift, Horan gave a small laugh, looked at Styles and answered with a succinct, “no.”
Oh good grief. Can’t wait to see how this one plays out. I mean, do you realize that Taylor Swift‘s dated the following people: Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Cory Monteith, Toby Hemingway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zac Efron, Garrett Hedlund, Eddie Redmayne, Conor Kennedy, and now, One Direction’s Harry Styles. Who’s next? Is there many top-notch young men out there who haven’t dated Taylor Swift, or who, at least, haven’t been pursued by her? I’m not calling her a slut by any means, because damn. Those are some enviable dudes (Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Garrett Hedlund are definitely most impressive) and you know what? F-ck these backhanded little songs that she writes and performs—I want her to write a damn book detailing this this, because seriously. You just can’t make it up. Know what she should title it, too? I’m thinking something like this: ‘The Girl With the Golden Gitch’. That sounds about right.
November 18, 2012 at 10:00 am by Sarah
It’s true, believe it or not! Taylor Swift wears pants sometimes instead of dresses, and that’s the most important thing about her, according to this month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Girl wears pants. Literally and figuratively.
Let’s read her interview together, shall we?
On dresses (not pants): “There’s just something so feminine about a dress. Whether it’s a summertime dress that makes me feel carefree, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy, or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s housewife—which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason—I just really like dresses.”
On wearing pants for the photo shoot: I think doing something that’s different, that’s out of your comfort zone is important. Personal growth, let’s call it that.”
On her BFFs: “We never talk about fashion, about career, about our ambitions or our projects. We just talk about relationships, feelings, love, and boys.”
On the terrifying nature of pants in relationships: “It needs to be equal. If I feel too much like I’m wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up.” Relationships are “the ultimate collaboration,” she adds, but sometimes “it’s wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know? That is a huge defining factor in who you choose to be with.”
On blogs: “What I had to learn to do, in order to maintain a general happiness in my life, was to stop reading everything. And then it gets really bad if you go through a breakup and those blogs have these polls asking, ‘Who should they date next?’ And you’re just sitting there staring at the laptop bawling.”
On booooys: “Some combinations of people are toxic, you know? You have to find the right one that isn’t just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction.”
On writing songs about boooooys: “Despite all of that and how unpleasant it is, as a writer you get a lot from it. It’s a crazy justification system. You know that guy you really wish you could erase from your memory? But then the answer is track six, eight, 12, and 13.”
Every Taylor Swift interview makes me want to shove my head in an oven, and this one is no exception, but her obvious psycho tendencies are always so baffling to me. This girl will be 23 years old in a month and she STILL talks like this. She doesn’t talk about careers or ambitions or anything else with her friends besides BOYS. And she basically admitted that she used to read gossip blogs about herself and cry. And she referred to wearing pants as something that is out of her comfort zone. Ugh. Ugh for days.
Check out the gallery, where Taylor will shock you with her many pairs of pants.
November 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Emily
This is just, like, so inspirational. Taylor Swift is living proof that you don’t just give up on your soulmate, even if he is just a high school junior, and even if you’ve only dated him for a couple of months, and even if he’s the eighth soulmate that’s come into your life. She knows what’s important, and she’s willing to fight for what she wants. And what she wants is the surname of Kennedy. No, no, sorry. What she wants is the other half of her heart, Conor Kennedy.
They’re still texting!!!
A source close to the situation tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “She is still in contact with Conor mostly through text. They still flirt over emails but mostly texts. So there is definitely still a chance of them getting together in the future. Her schedule is still way too busy which is effecting everything in relationship terms. Time will tell.”
I believe you, source close to the situation! I’m glad that you took the time to clear this up for us, because I know we were all wondering about it! It seemed like Taylor found such a kindred spirit in Conor, and it seemed so sad that they had to take a break because Taylor was just way too busy singing about her former boyfriends. But now we don’t have to be sad anymore! Now that we know that Taylor never stopped sending Conor winky faces for him to check between classes, it feels like our hearts can keep right on beating.
And you know, if things don’t work out, Taylor can still probably land Ethel Kennedy. After all, a Kennedy is a Kennedy, right?
November 6, 2012 at 6:30 am by Emily
One thing I never get sick of is hearing about—and subsequently writing—negative Taylor Swift press. It really gets me going in a way that coffee just can’t. It’s a visceral ‘zing!’; an instant high. And in this case? Well, this might last me for the rest of the day. Taylor Swift—the very precious, darling, innocent Taylor Swift—has been accused of ripping off lyrics from another artist. The songwriter in question is Matt Nathanson, and Taylor’s never made it a secret that she really, really admires his work, but this time, she’s admired it so hard that it somehow ended up verbatim in one of her songs.
Taylor’s most recent single, ‘All Too Well’, has a lyric that states … well, this: “and I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to.” And Nathanson wrote a song back in 2003 called ‘I Saw’, and it has a lyric in it that says this: “and I’ll forget about you long enough to forget why I need to.” The only real difference, you see, is that Taylor went and changed the word “needed” to “need” and “I’ll” to “I.” Because that takes all copyright infringements away, right? Yeah, I guess she would think that.
It gets better, though—when Nathanson saw that Taylor had ripped one of his lyrics, he didn’t just sit back and take the flattery: he took his gripe to Twitter, where followers of Taylor positively tried to eviscerate Matt, telling him he was a prick. This is what Matt had to say on Twitter that set Taylor’s followers afire:
“She’s definitely a fan… and now she’s a thief.”
Can I tell you how hard I love this? Reps for Taylor have yet to release a statement, but I hope to God that Matt Nathanson has the balls to go forward and file a lawsuit or a claim or something against this silly little ho, because really. STICK IT TO TAYLOR SWIFT.
November 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love, love, love Taylor Swift’s clothes. Seriously. If I were tall and willowy like her (I’m not; think more Kourtney Kardashian with smaller boobs) I’d dress in all of this lovely, sweet, flowing-ness that totally accentuates her figure, but since I’m not, I can’t, without running the risk of looking like a frumpy, stumpy no-neck with wide, bare feet.
No, Taylor (or her stylist) definitely has an eye for flattering clothing, and that’s just about the nicest thing I can say about a girl who alienates all of the people who dare care about her in a romantic way, even if it’s just for a short amount of time.
November 2, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
“I need that unexplainable spark . . .I just need to see someone and feel Oh, no, uh-oh. It’s only happened a few times in my life, but I feel like if I was gonna be with someone forever, it would be because I saw them and I thought, Oh, no.”
No, no, Taylor you’re doing it all wrong. This is how you always get in a great big mess, isn’t it? Because you think your gut telling you “oh no, uh-oh” means true love. No offense, but that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
In this new interview in Cosmo, she also explains that she has “learned when to get out,” and also she’s “never wasted too much time with the wrong person and that’s one thing I’m proud of.” Oh, and this gem:
“I can’t deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you. I just don’t ever want to end up in a relationship that isn’t fair ever again.”
And just one more:
“I’ve had a lot of dark and twisty situations happen, enough to realize that when someone exhibits signs of evoking a dark and twisty relationship and dark and twisty feelings, it’s not interesting to me.”
Is she talking about Conor Kennedy? Was she in a relationship with him that wasn’t fair? Was that relationship one of those “dark and twisty situations”? Probably. Probably he’s like, so dark. He probably carves demon signs and stuff into the desks when he’s in high school.
Oh, and here’s another quick thing about Taylor Swift. I had a doctor’s appointment this morning (listen: my appointment was at 8:00, the office opened at 8:00, and someone called me in at 8:30 to tell me that the doctor had called in sick. Bitch was playing Halloween hooky, and I don’t even care who knows it), and while I was waiting I read the story about Taylor in Rolling Stone, the one that came out a couple of weeks ago. And it was amazing. They described how Taylor’s condo has a big spiral staircase, and at the top there’s this human-sized birdcage full of pillows and blankets, which actually does sound pretty wonderful, but she just says the dumbest things. Like she was talking about her songs about boys, and she said something along the lines of “if someone does something bad to me in a relationship, then I’m not responsible for what I do after that.” Like that exact same sentiment, and pretty close phrasing. This girl is crazy.
The only thing I want to know is when she finally plans on writing a book all about how to have healthy, loving relationships. That is what the world needs now.