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Harry Styles told US Weekly that he knows his short-lived romance with Taylor Swift will likely inspire a breakup song.
“One Direction” star Harry Styles is bracing for his inevitable appearance in a Taylor Swift tune.
Though the 19-year-old British singer’s short whirlwind romance with Swift ended in January, Styles told US Weekly he is well aware of his country-crooning ex’s track record of jilted love tracks.
“It would be hypocritical for me to say she couldn’t do it because everybody writes songs based on personal experience,” Styles told the gossip magazine. “I can’t say I’d have dated someone less famous to avoid it.”
Styles says the high-profile pair weren’t helped by constant glare of the public attention as they were trying to grow as a couple.
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Harry Styles attends the ‘One Direction This Is Us’ world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square Tuesday in London, England.
“I think relationships are hard enough, so I think you have to completely ignore everything from outside,” he told US Weekly. “When you’re in the opening stages of a relationship as it is, you’re still under the pressure of getting to know everything about a person. If you have a lot of people from outside telling you what it is and they don’t even know you, telling you what your relationship is, that’s weird.
“So I think you sort of have to block it out and just have the relationship rather than think – we’re having this relationship play out on magazine covers.”
Styles knows it’ll likely now play out in he lyrics of a Swift song. The 23-year-old “Red” singer has a history of mining her love life history for song-writing material.
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Swift has a history of roasting her exes in songs – just ask John Mayer about ‘Dear John.’
Fans haven’t stopped speculating which of Swift’s previous boldface boyfriends she’s “never ever, ever getting back together” with. Among her previous heartbreaks are “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner, actor Jake Gyllenhaal and singer-songwriter-cad John Mayer. Kennedy scion, Connor, is off the hook, since their breakup happened after the song was written. (Circumstantional evidence suggests it could be Gyllenhaal.)
And Mayer has already been the subject of a biting Swift song – the acerbic “Dear John.”
“It made me feel terrible. Because I didn’t deserve it,” Mayer told Rolling Stone magazine. “I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do.”
Styles, though, seems to be a lot less bothered by the prospect of an unflattering shoutout.
“At least she’s a great song-writer,” he quipped.