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Harry Styles reveals what it was really like dating Taylor Swift

For the first time since famously breaking up from the popstar, Harry Styles is coming clean about what really went on in their brief romance.
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Taylor Swift is notorious for penning hit songs about her ex-boyfriends, but the relationship that has perhaps most interested fans was her short-lived romance with Harry Styles.

Now, in a candid new interview with Rolling Stone, Harry has finally opened up about what it was really like dating the popstar.

The couple met in late 2012 at an awards show and were later photographed taking a romantic stroll through Central Park, on what was only their second date. Predictably, the relationship came under intense scrutiny as they hit headlines around the world – and just a few months later, in January 2013, the couple were reported to have split.

Looking back on the relationship now, Harry claims there are no hard feelings on his part.

The couple were photographed on a date together in Central Park in 2012. Photo: Getty

“Relationships are hard, at any age. And adding in that you don’t really understand exactly how it works when you’re 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn’t make it easier,” he told the magazine.

“It was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it – I just wanted it to be a normal date,” he said of their much-photographed walk in Central Park.

Asked what he would say if he were to see Taylor again, Harry revealed, “Certain things don’t work out. There’s a lot of things that can be right, and it’s still wrong … Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it’s the best s–t ever. So thank you.”

Of course, Taylor’s rumoured to have written several songs about him (including “Out of the Woods” and “Style”), but Harry says that, more than anything else, he appreciates his ex’s talents as an artist.

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“I mean, I don’t know if they’re about me or not … but the issue is, she’s so good, they’re bloody everywhere,” he revealed.

“I write from my experiences; everyone does that. I’m lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs.”

If nothing else, Harry can rest assured that he’s not the only Swift ex to have made an appearance in her albums!

The chart-topping songstress has also penned tracks rumoured to be about Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner.

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