Taylor Swift & Harry Styles pose together for a candid photo-op in Central Park

Much has been made of Taylor Swift’s game (or lack thereof), but I have to admit something: I’m consistently impressed and amused by her ability to get her new boyfriends to pose for candid photo ops. She got Jake Gyllenhaal to pose with her a few weeks into the beginning of their relationship, I think Swifty posed with Cory Monteith on, like, their first date, and her relationship with Conor Kennedy was FULL of early photo-ops in Hyannis Port. Now here she is with Harry Styles, only a few weeks into a new relationship and already they’re posing together in Central Park. This photo-op feels kind of Gylenhaal-esque. But she’s added a new twist! A BABY!! According to Pacific Coast News, the baby (a girl named Lux) belongs to Harry’s stylist and friend Lou Teasdale. It was nice of Lou to lend Lux to Swifty for a happy couple photo op.

Less than 24 hours after Taylor Swift performed during KIIS-FM’s Jingle Ball at the Nokia Theatre in L.A, the country music superstar flew to New York City to spend time with One Direction’s Harry Styles.

After flirting on the X Factor set in mid-November, the musicians have been hoping to spend more time together — and they finally got their chance Dec. 2. Joined by a few pals, Swift, 22, and Styles, 18, were all smiles while visiting the Central Park Zoo.

Shortly after they were spotted in the Big Apple, fans began sharing pictures of the two stars on Twitter. “Just saw Taylor Swift,” one wrote. “Holy crap!”

Swift split with high school senior Conor Kennedy, 18, in October. “She doesn’t want to be single,” a source recently told Us Weekly.

Styles — who named Swift as his celebrity crush in the November issue of Seventeen! — isn’t the only One Direction member who’s off the market: Louis Tomlinson, 20, is romancing college student Eleanor Calder, 20, while Zayn Malik, 19, is seeing Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, 19.

[From Us Weekly]

How long are we giving this relationship? Am I the only one holding out hope that Swifty and Conor reunite briefly over Christmas when he’s on holiday from his prep school? Which means… this could end up a love triangle between Swifty, an English boy and a Kennedy boy. I hope they make it a drinking contest for her heart.

I’m also including a couple of photos of Swifty at the KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in LA over the weekend – she wore the striped dress on the red carpet & the shorts when she performed. Those shorts are not cute.

Photos courtesy of Apega/WENN.com and Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Amelia says:

    Right, I have no money at the moment, so I’ll bet a packet of gummi bears and a pitcher of Cracktinis;
    2 months absolute maximum.

  2. victoria1 says:

    I bet this she is bearding again and this is until she sees Connor or just before Valentine’s Day and then we’ll be tortured with another album next year.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      Could it be that our Miss Taylor is in the closet herself? Otherwise, why would she beard for so many gay celebrities?

      She has plenty of money, so what other possible motive could she have to pose in a series of ragingly heterosexual couplings?

      • jess says:

        I was about to post the same thing (closet part). Shes more famous then any of the guys she dates, so why is she going from guy to guy? Or maybe she is running out of material for songs?

      • bettyrose says:

        I hadn’t thought of that because I don’t get that vibe from her, but it would explain her string of non-threatening little boys, and make the whole thing less gross if it’s all an act.

      • Gloria says:

        No idea of she’s gay but regardless there’s plenty in it for her. It’s for material. The songs on RED about Jakey G are chock full of fine details we know about because of their photo ops and story leaks. When Taylor’s song about Harry comes out, it will have the ducks in Central Park and sharing a bag of roasted peanuts. MARK MY WORDS. This girl is craft.

      • Annelise says:

        Seriously? It definitely seems like a lot of her relationships are for publicity, but she does not give off that vibe at ALL. If she were anything but 100% vanilla princess straight, it would at least make her the slightest bit more interesting… yawn. (Not trying to trivialize or fetishize anyone’s sexuality here, just my opinion!)

        slightly unrelated, which of her relationships do you think were actually REAL? I think John Mayer and the Conor Kennedy. And I bet she’s still with/planning to get back together with Conor.

  3. Talie says:

    I would’ve thought he would be a lot shorter than her…surprised.

  4. brin says:

    Central Park on a Sunday with a One Direction member…she’s quite the little attention seeker. Did she buy a house in London yet?

  5. NerdMomma says:

    What, what, what does a 22 year old woman want with an 18 year old kid? Looking at them together is just weird. I think that regardless of gender, the maturity gap between 22 and 18 is just too wide. She needs to date someone her own age!

    • Tammy says:

      So presumably you also had a huge problem with the age difference when Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart got together? And think Liam Hemsworth should dump Miley for somebody exactly his own age? Or are only guys allowed to date younger girls? I notice you call him ‘a kid’ and Taylor ‘a woman’ – there’s four years between them; where do you draw that arbitrary line in the sand where someone becomes a woman or a man? They’re both adults.

      • bettyrose says:

        I also think it has something to do with stage of life. Two working adults (18 & 22) have more in common than a working adult and a high school student. Now, this boy band kid here IS a working adult, so maybe this is an equal relationship, but the fact that he looks like such a clueless little boy makes it hard to stomach.

      • Tammy says:

        @bettyrose – ‘A clueless little boy’? You are aware that Harry’s previous relationship was with a woman in her thirties, right? He also had an affair with another thirtysomething and broke up her marriage. His rumored gay lover is 28. If those much older than Taylor find him attractive, why shouldn’t she?

      • Anonny says:

        Tammy, if that’s true, you raise a whole different issue about him.

        And, I might add, you’re sounding like a lady who doth protest too much. I’m gonna guess you’re dating someone younger and taking the Swifty criticism a little too personally.

      • NerdMomma says:


        In fact yes, I think that the maturity gap in both of those relationships has been pretty evident. You brought up two perfect examples of why an adult shouldn’t date a teenager. Thank you.

      • Tammy says:

        @Anonny – Why are you making a personal attack? You’ve made quite a few comments on this matter, too – am I to conclude that you’re bitter because your boyfriend left you for an older woman?

        I’m not dating anybody younger, but even if I were, you wouldn’t have the right to try and make my opinion less valid. What I am is someone who’s pissed off about gender double standards. It shouldn’t make a difference if the male or the female is younger – don’t tell me you believe that bullshit about girls maturing earlier than boys? Physically yes, but the speed of intellectual and emotional maturity completely depends on the individual. Look it up.

    • Anonny says:

      I agree. Four years is a lot at that age, especially when the male is the younger half, because then the difference is developmentally more like 6 or 7 years. Or should be…I suspect Taylor’s not exactly meeting the maturity benchmarks herself.

    • Suzy says:

      Um, Harry’s last girlfriend was 31 when he was 17 & reports are that he hooked up w/ Natalie Imbruglia when she was 37 & he was 18…

    • crtb says:

      ITA.. Big difference between 18 and 22 and 40 and 44. As you get older the difference between the amout of years is maturity. No big difference between a 51 year old and a 55 year old. Huge huge difference between a 12 year old and a 16 year old.

      I don’t get what those older girlfriends saw in him either. There is just so much they have in common between a thirtysomething and a boyfriend 10 years younger.

    • jaye says:

      OMG…it’s not like he’s 12. They probably have a lot in common considering their occupation.

  6. Saphana says:

    Just like a good actor researches his roles, she researches the topics for an upcoming album. i respect that professionalism.

  7. akua says:

    lol..i love HAYLOR…the one direction meltdown was epic on twitter and tumblr yesterday…am giving 3 months..they both have tours coming..

  8. Michelle says:

    She is already composing the “he did me wrong and my heart is broken again”song. I can see it in her eyes!

  9. ramona says:

    They’re totes wearing the exact same pair of trousers. Just had to point that out.

  10. marie says:

    well isn’t that a cute photo-op, wonder when she’ll write a song about him..

  11. Erinn says:

    He’s a cute kid. I tend to think he’s not swinging Swifty’s way, but my goodness he’s adorable. But that’s the thing- I think he’s adorable. Not hot. Not sexy. He’s a cutie pie.

  12. Naye in VA says:

    I really dont think Harry is ready for the commitment that is Swifty

  13. Arock says:

    It’s kind of creepy she seems to have a preference for teen guys if late. (that being said, it might mean nothing, she seems to have a thing for any guy willing to put stickers in a Lisa frank album with her and wear pajamas with feet)
    Honestly she’s either brilliant at pr and really knows her fan base or she’s totally a stage 5 clinger and should walk around in a Tshirt that says “NEEDY”.

  14. akua says:

    oh i forget one thing..she is getting Kennedy Award to at NY…..now that is something i really wants to see…how is she going to act around them KENNEDYS today.

  15. Emily says:

    Oh Harry… If you’re trying to disprove the gay rumors, dating Taylor Swift is NOT going to help!

  16. pretty says:

    He looks like a puppy and She looks like a mean cat. hahahaha

  17. Dani says:

    I want her dress. I give them 2 months.

  18. Nanz01 says:

    I need to stop clicking on Taylor Swift stories.

  19. Woody's Lol says:

    If this doesn’t just scream set up, I don’t know what does.

    Swifty’s pr team deserve an award for this, they really do.

  20. Hannah says:

    “It was nice of Lou to lend Lux to Swifty for a happy couple photo op.”


  21. lower-case deb says:

    looking at taylor swift’s jeans, i’m glad to say i finally found proof to dispel my friends’ adamant pronouncement that i’m the only person in the world who sharp creases the front of my jeans.

    i don’t know why, but i don’t feel “complete” without it. i did abandon the sharp crease for a total of three weeks in college due to heckling. then i had a nervous breakdown and continued creasing despite it all. i guess, personal neurosis trumps peer pressure any time, even though it made my upper right arm more musclier than my left arm.

    nowadays, i balance the muscles by carrying my groceries and other stuff with my left arm.

  22. megs283 says:

    I was never on the Conor-Taylor bandwagon, but man. This has to burn. Poor Conor!

  23. Neekie says:

    Unlike her other relationships, he WILL write a song about them if it all hits the fan. Tread lightly Taylor! Karma’s-a-comin’ for ya!! :)

  24. Maxx says:

    I think I smell a set up….. gets her good publicity away from Connor (and she can secretly still see him) and he gets exposure to america- win/win

    She is one of the best at bearding….

  25. Jess says:

    I’m over a decade older than Harry Styles, but I swear there is something about that kid. I think I would… I’m so ashamed…

  26. val says:

    Is she scared of being alone or something. I mean this girl’s vajajay has had more traffic than the Lincoln Tunnel. Dang!

  27. junegorilla says:

    Her next song is going to be about her tired girly parts. Smething like “Who’s that now knocking on my door, I can’t take this parade of dopes no more”

    • Tammy says:

      Her girly parts aren’t going to be anymore tired than any other sexually active girl her age. It doesn’t matter if you’re having sex every night with your long-term boyfriend or husband, or having sex with different guys, the impact on your vagina will be the same.

  28. Skins says:

    Jeez, he looks like a teenager. Wait a minute, he is a teenager.

  29. Agnes says:

    Why does she keep dating these way younger guys? Is it because they’re easily manipulated?

    • Tammy says:

      He’s not *way* younger. He’s 4 years younger. Since when is that a big age difference when two people are both adults? If Taylor was a 22 year-old guy, no one would be saying anything.

      • megs283 says:

        My eyebrows would still be raised if the gender situation were reversed. There’s (theoretically) a lot of growing up that happens between 18 and 22.

        That said, I don’t care about Swifty or the dude. But if the same situation happened with one of my younger cousins (male or female)…eek.

      • Tammy says:

        @megs283 – So I should assume you’re equally bothered by Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus dating? Your eyebrows must be going up all the time, because many, many twentysomething guys date girls 2-5 years younger than them. I recommend you stay off college campuses, because the number of seniors hooking up with underclassmen would obviously blow your mind.

      • Agnes says:

        @megs283 – i agree, it’s a gap at that age. it’s not like 28 and 24, for example. that’s not a huge difference in life experience to me. but 22 and 18 seems somewhat out of place.

  30. Becky says:

    All right fashion girls, what can you tell me about her bag? m in love

  31. INeedANap says:

    I am putting Swifty in the same camp as George Clooney and Sean Penn — she won’t date people who are age-appropriate because they offer too much of a challenge. In her case, I think after Gyllenhaal and Mayer, she doesn’t want guys who are wise to her stalker-clinger games.

    • Tammy says:

      So a woman dating 4 years younger is as inappropriate as a man dating 20 years younger? Wow, good to know women have so many options. Why don’t you compare Taylor to Liam Hemsworth or Robert Pattinson, as they are dating women with the same age difference as Taylor and Harry?

  32. judyjudy says:

    I think she dates teenagers because they are the only ones who put up with her “just the tip” rule.

  33. Madriani's Girl says:

    Who the hell dresses this chick? June Cleaver???

  34. Michele says:

    So this is really happening? He does has a thing for older women and she has a thing for high profile 18 yr. olds. lately. It must be true love! LOL

  35. Mirna says:

    How can they have a drinking game when neither of these boys can legally drink? What are they to drink – juice boxes?

    I think it’s sad that she continually preys on these little boys. Grow up, Taylor!

  36. pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    lol I love Taylor but I’m not even taking her relationships seriously at this point, girl does not know how to be single!

    Also, worth mentioning – I feel more of a couple vibe coming from Liam and Harry but whatevs.

    The best comment I’ve seen about this whole thing comes from the E! News website by someone called Pff – “Her next victim… I meant boyfriend… I meant album… I meant hit…oh well you get the point.”

  37. LeslieM says:

    I think she is just dying to find true love. I remember being like that. My parents started dating at 14 and 17. At 23 I felt like time was running out. Crazy I know, but I was always looking and hoping for Mr. Right. I dated lots of guys and had two good long term relationships before my husband. I don’t think she’s necessarily sleeping with all these guys I think she looking for true love. She needs it to feel complete. Maybe her parents fell in love at a young age and the need has become a personality flaw. I really like her but think she is really needy when it comes to relationships and can be cruel with her songs when they’re over.

    • IRIA says:

      Its so good to know that Im not the only one that is desperate to find true love. I get so upset when people refer to her as an easy girl. Im 23 my parents got married at 20 by my age they already had me. So I feel the pressure to find a soul mate. I go on dates at least once a week with friends that people refer to them as boyfriends its so irritating. There is nothing wrong with looking for true love.

  38. keats says:

    ‘She doesn’t want to be single.’ Yes, that’s Taylor Swift in a nutshell.

  39. aston martin says:

    She needs to not open her mouth. She needs to smile or not open it because when she does she looks like a rodent. I am so going to hell for that comment.

    Here’s a pic of Harry with his older g-friend. http://onedirection.wikia.com/wiki/File:Harry-styles-y-caroline-flack-terminaron.png

    Here are pics of Harry and his so-much-cuter-than-that-gfriend mom. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/harry-styles-mom

  40. Ari says:

    No words seriously for this chick

  41. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    Too many boyfriends😱 how many now?

  42. Lindsey says:

    These are mom shorts at booty length…absolutely fug.

  43. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    This ‘relationship’ is BS. It’s all just for PR (or apparently to make her most recent ex jealous *eye roll*). Everything this girl does is so premeditated and transparent.

  44. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Agree aubra, suzy and others – yes aston martin, I call her vocally challenged squinty eyed rat face. Agree fully Camille obviously I’m out of her demo and ignore pop drivel, but how naive are her tone deaf tweener and soccer mom fans, not to see how corporate calculated and contrived this gimmick is; everything is calculated to sell her crap – and the media and some of the public goes along with this charade – I wouldn’t be surprised if she and her team, behind closed doors, laughed derisively at the knobs that eat up this pr bs like it’s authentic.

  45. carlino altoviti says:

    Lux is wonderful!

  46. Amy says:

    All her relationships usually last around 2 months max right? I say this is over just after New Year’s. 6 weeks!

  47. London says:

    Tsk tsk you people and your hyperbolic dissing -_-

  48. bELLA says:


  49. May says:

    Seriously, what do Joe Jonas, Jake G, Harry and Taylor Lautner have in common? She’s the ultimate beard. They get a gf she gets an album.

    Although I honestly believe that she got played by John Mayer and that’s why the songs about him seem the most real… I mean have you heard Back to December (I think that’s the name) about Taylor L. PR relationship at its best. KStew and RPatz should learn from her.

  50. Shannon says:

    Oh look, they can share pants! They’re soulmates!

  51. DottieDot says:

    These 2 goobers actually favor one another!