So, it’s true? After weeks of rumors surrounding a potential romance, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles stepped out to Central Park Zoo Sunday in New York. The 22-year-old country singer and 18-year-old One Direction boy-bander showed no signs of PDA, but did take in sights with a pair of the Brit’s friends.
Swift and Styles were first linked to each other in mid-November, when Mario Lopez gossiped about the pair’s backstage chemistry. The “X Factor” host revealed that Styles had visited Swift after a special guest performance on the singing competition show, and that the pair had “walked off, hand in hand.”
If the pair are in fact dating, the romance is one carved out of pop music heaven. “They would be the next Justin and Britney,” British journalist James Desborough, author of “One Direction… What Makes Them Beautiful,” speculated to The Huffington Post last week. “We haven’t had a proper A-list pop-star-royalty couple for a long time. These are two people in the peak of their careers, whom people are fascinated with.”
Swift is no stranger to short-term, high-profile relationships. In October, the “Red” singer split from 18-year-old Conor Kennedy after three months of dating. She was previously romantically linked to Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Taylor Lautner.