Just a few days after unnamed sources told British tabloids that Taylor Swift broke up with One Direction's Harry Styles because she became too possessive of him and was jealous of the other women in his life, an American tabloid report is claiming that Styles, 18, was the one who broke up with Swift, 23, because she's "asexual" and wasn't meeting his sexual needs. In an article that tabloid website Radar Online published on January 10, 2013, an unnamed source identified only as a Taylor Swift "pal" told Radar Online that Styles and Swift (who were nicknamed Haylor as a couple) were incompatible from the start and that one of the main reasons why they were mismatched is because he loves sex and she does not. (The definition of asexual is someone who is not interested in sex with anyone.)
One Direction is the biggest global act to emerge from "The X Factor." Swift is a Grammy-winning country singer who has also sold millions. Styles and Swift began publicly dating in mid-November 2012. Their relationship reportedly ended during the first week of January 2013. Swift and Styles have not publicly commented on their relationship. Their representatives aren't commenting either.
The Swift "pal" source told Radar Online: "Taylor is so concerned that the public will think she’s a wh*re because she dates around, that she doesn’t put out. What she doesn’t get is that the guys keep dumping her because she’s being a prude. Harry found Taylor a little sexually uninterested. While it was clear she obviously had a thing for Harry, Taylor didn’t want to put out as often as he would’ve liked. Harry is a young boy, with ladies throwing themselves at him and has had a string of relationships with older women.
“It’s no secret he’s sexually active and is enjoying his fame at the moment. But Taylor just wasn’t up for it as much as he is. They were sexually incompatible. Having a clean and wholesome reputation is super-important to Taylor. She puts herself in these stupid situations but then honestly can’t understand why she’s getting such a shabby reputation.
"Harry wants to go out to fancy bars and clubs and enjoy being young – but Taylor’s more of a homebody and all she would talk about was antiques! It drove him crazy, so he gave her the elbow! Taylor was beyond obsessed with Harry and she was over the moon when he agreed to take their relationship public. But he was over it before it ever really even began.”
When celebrity couples break up, it's not unusual for there to be conflicting stories about why the split happened and who dumped whom. Celebrity egos are at stake and "insiders" close to the former couple often plant stories in the media to make someone in the relationship look like the one at fault. This is apparently what is going on with the "Haylor" situation.
Swift has been getting a lot of public backlash because she has been jumping from one intense relationship to the next that flame out just as quickly as they start, usually after just a few months. She has admitted in interviews that she falls in love hard and fast but she hasn't been able to have a long-term relationship. She also famously writes songs about her ex-boyfriends, although she refuses to publicly name the exes who inspired her breakup songs. Her other ex-boyfriends include Conor Kennedy (eldest son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.), actor Jake Gyllenhaal, actor Taylor Lautner, musician John Mayer and singer Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers.
After Swift and Styles broke up, people on the Internet began to ridicule Swift and started naming possible song titles that she'll have when she'll inevitably writes songs about Styles. Someone is Swift's camp is perhaps trying to salvage her reputation by claiming to Radar Online that Swift is not interested in having sex with anyone.
The Radar Online report is in direct contrast to what sources told the British tabloids: that Swift was too possessive and she dumped Styles because he didn't want to make a serious commitment to her.
An unnamed source told the Daily Mirror in an article published on January 9, 2013: "Harry and Taylor had an incredibly intense relationship, and really did care strongly about one another. Sadly, it fizzled out just as quickly, and came to a head following a series of angry spats on holiday. Harry felt Taylor was nagging him, quizzing him on his intentions with various women and generally having very little faith in him. It all became too much and Harry found her a little too demanding. Taylor probably engineered the split but Harry held all the cards in the relationship.”
Another source told The Sun that Swift screamed at Styles during the argument that ended their relationship: "You’re lucky to even be with me!”
Meanwhile, many people have speculated that the Haylor romance was fabricated for publicity because they believe that Styles is secretly gay or bisexual. Swift's ex-boyfriends Gyllenhaal and Lautner have had the same persistent rumors said about them. Although Styles says in interviews that he dates women, he has refused to name anyone he has dated since January 2012.
The people who believe that Styles is secretly gay or bisexual say that he is really having a romance with openly gay Nick Grimshaw, a 28-year-old radio DJ for BBC Radio 1. Styles and Grimshaw are practically inseparable when they are in London together, as they are often seen partying together and spending most of their free time together. The rumors that Grimshaw and Styles are lovers only spread further because paparazzi documented that the two men have spent the night at each other's homes and have worn each other's clothes. Grimshaw has not commented on the rumors that he and Styles are romantically involved.