As Taylor and Calvin go very public with their relationship at the Billboards Awards, exes Harry and Rita are nowhere to be seen...
It’s never a good thing when your ex shows up at the same party as you. But it’s even worse when they bring their new beau and are PDA-ing all over the place.
And that’s what happened to Harry Styles and songstress Rita Ora at last weekend’s Billboard Awards in Las Vegas. Both were spotted keeping their distance from their exes Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, who were clearly in the throes of a new romance, snogging and cuddling each other throughout the ceremony.
The Voice UK judge Rita, 24, stayed backstage at the Awards do and when Taylor, 25, hosted an after party at Caesars Palace, every member of One Direction went along except for Harry. Awks.
An insider at the event where Taylor won for awards revealed: ‘Rita was backstage the whole night to avoid Calvin and Taylor. The romance is big news – she wanted to avoid an awkward encounter or being pictured reacting. Taylor was introducing all her mates to Calvin – who she’s believed to have been dating for a few months – by his real name Adam, telling everyone how happy they were.’
The source added: ‘He realised the party wasn’t a good idea, so flew back to LA solo.’ A spokesperson said: ‘Harry didn’t stay in Vegas after the awards, so didn’t attend any after-show party.’
Taylor dated Harry for four months, but they split in 2013 amid rumours Harry wasn’t committed to the relationship and had a wandering eye. It’s believed two of Taylor’s songs on her album 1989, ‘Style’ and ‘Out of the Woods’ are about Harry.
Rita split from DJ Calvin, 31, last year after nine months of dating. He ended the relationship on Twitter, saying: ‘To address speculation – myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talent woman & I wish her all the best.’ Rita went on to call Calvin ‘the right guy at the wrong time’, adding: ‘ I had been fixated on this love fantasy, but really it wasn’t like that.’
Back in March, a source close to Rita, who is currently dating rapper Ricky Hilfiger, revealed she wasn’t happy about Calvin and Taylor hooking up. ‘She has bad blood with Calvin and he doesn’t have any fondness for her either. Rita is glad that he is not her problem anymore and wishes them both the worst,’ they said.
Judging by all the kisses and hugs Taylor and Calvin were giving each other on the night, it looks like they’re in it for the long haul!