It's a wrap for the short-lived romance between country-pop princess Taylor Swift and One Direction 's Harry Styles, and the boy-band singer doesn't seem to have wasted any time seeking solace -- or at least smiles -- from another blond.
Per a Jan. 8 report by MailOnline, the museum-worthy Swift, 23, and Styles, 18, parted ways after an "angry row during their New Year's vacation" together. Allegedly, a teary-eyed Swift ended her romantic holiday in the British Virgin Islands and returned to Music City, with Styles spending another three days on the island holiday.
An anonymous source confirmed the split of the couple that fans dubbed "Haylor" in an exclusive to the the U.K.-based media outlet, adding, "They are two young stars at the top of their game so who knows what will happen in the future."
Although a low key-yet-smiling Swift was recently seen en route to visit a friend in L.A. this week, post-breakup, it didn't take Styles long to smile again, thanks to a "sexy blond" whom Styles "was frolicking with in a hot tub at Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island following his row with Swift," according to MailOnline.
Meanwhile, another British pub, The Sun, identified said "bubbly" blond as Bravo-TV host Hermione Way, who hails from England but is now based in San Francisco. The 27-year-old Way, as it turns out, works as a video correspondent for The Next Web and also stars in Bravo's reality show titled "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," along with her millionaire brother.
According to a Jan. 9 report in The Sun newspaper, immediately following his split from Swift, Styles was upset but accepted Virgin tycoon Branson's offer to join a nearby party. Subsequently, “by the time he arrived at Sir Richard’s place and saw the luxury and women holidaying there, he soon calmed down."
Moreover, The Sun's source continued, “(B)y the time (Styles) jumped in the island’s hot tub and splashed around with Hermione he was back on form. He couldn’t keep his eyes off her all the time he was there."
The source went on to say, "There was a lot of flirting in the tub and Hermione was loving the attention as they necked champagne and gobbled sushi.... Hermione’s a really bubbly girl who’s not shy about showing off her body or having a good time. ...She really put a smile on Harry’s face after his row with Taylor."
Apparently, Way isn't shy about sharing her good times -- or bikini pics -- with the world. She shared a photo on FB of herself with several males in the hot tub, including Branson, and a smiling Styles, and her bikini pics are only a tweet or Google search from view.
Although it's unlikely Styles and Way will turn into a full-fledged relationship, just "hot-tub buddies" who shared a flirty night of fun, clearly the One Direction singer found a "Way" named Hermione to try and forget his 65-day whirlwind romance with Swift, whom he took to England to meet the parents in December.
As for Way's reaction to her front-page appeal as of late? "Now front page of The Sun?" she tweeted. "Must be a #slownewsday in the UK."