Harry Styles' break-up from Taylor Swift may or may not have been good for One Direction's record sales, but apparently, there's one, very important person in particular who cannot say he is too pleased about the entire ordeal!
The band's founder and manager, Simon Cowell!
In fact, according to insiders, The X Factor head honcho is SO concerned that burning the country cutie could result in the boys losing stateside popularity that he essentially forced Harry to reach out to her and clear the air!
“Harry still really likes Taylor but, like anyone who has gone through a break-up, he’s found it difficult to speak to his ex. After flying back to the UK, Harry’s been trying to figure things out and in order to do that he decided to initially avoid her calls. Simon gave Harry a friendly warning that any animosity between him and Taylor could jeopardise One Direction’s popularity in the US. They’re two of the world’s biggest music stars, and Simon knew that, although things didn’t work out between them, they were bound to meet at various events and awards ceremonies. Harry spoke to Taylor on the phone while on a trip to Ghana with the One Direction boys this week for Comic Relief. Taylor was keen to meet face to face and talk things through but Harry felt there was nothing left to be said. Plus the boys’ schedule meant it wouldn’t have been possible as they were due to fly to Japan. Harry told Taylor he didn’t hold grudges and hoped things wouldn’t be awkward when they saw each other. Taylor seemed to listen but insisted there were still things they needed to discuss. The air has been cleared between them… and they’re due to see each other at next month’s Brit Awards, although friends think Taylor may pull out.”
Well, it certainly sounds as though THAT didn't do a whole lot of good to get them back on speaking terms, now did it?
We have a feeling that regardless of how much ANYONE, including Simon, try to force these two to work their shiz out, TRUE reconciliation can only come about when they've both been given whatever space and time they need to heal bad feelings and get back on their feet!
But hey! It only WAS a few months, together, after all!
We're sure they'll be back on the road to friendship in no time
…at least we HOPE so, anyway!
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