One Direction's Harry Styles And Taylor Swift Are 'Friends'

18 April 2012
Are they, or aren't they? One Direction's Harry Styles is addressing rumors that he and Taylor Swift are in a budding romance.

Last week, it was rumored that Swift had shared told pal Justin Bieber that she was crushing on the One Direction singer after meeting him at the Kids' Choice Awards last month. From there, fans began to wonder if the twosome could be music's next great power couple. Well, it might be a little longer before things heat up between them.

Styles confirmed in an interview with an Australian newspaper that while they exchanged numbers and have been texting, nothing else is happening. "We met in America, she's very nice, yes," he told the Herald Sun. "She is very talented... She's very nice... We're friends."

Swift is one of many girls that Styles has been linked to since coming Stateside to promote the band's chart-topping album, Up All Night. Other rumored girlfriends include American singer Lily Halpern, New York-based photographer Sarah-Louise Colivet and former "Bachelorette" Jillian Harris.

It's not just the band's romantic entanglements that are making news these days. In the same interview, Zayn Malik also addressed concerns regarding a lawsuit regarding One Direction's name. The band and their management, Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and Sony Music, was sued by a U.S. band with the same name.

"We're not changing our name," Malik assured fans, who certainly had many suggestions for the fivesome. "We don't know what's going to happen but we're not changing our name."

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