Listen, we’re trying not to make a Style joke, but it’s hard to resist!
The Grammys managed to give us a lot this year, despite the fact that the pandemic made it a difficult year for awards shows and for the music industry in general. There were some amazing performances, innovative production, and a wonderful variety of artists taking home trophies (including some record breakers!).
Yet somehow after all that, nothing hits quite like two former lovers reuniting in public… especially when those exes are Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. They gave us Style. Out of the Woods. (Really, most of 1989.) Perfect. Two Ghosts. And now eight years after their highly publicized breakup, they’re giving us amicable ex realness. We couldn’t ask for anything more!
We’re glad they managed to keep it friendly because they were up against each other in a couple of categories — including Pop Solo Performance, where the former boy bander’s hit single Watermelon Sugar triumphed over the folklore track Cardigan. But there were no hard feelings, and in fact TayTay seemed happy to cheer on her old flame, who was sans Olivia Wilde as his date, from the audience. See below:
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) March 15, 2021
According to some eagle-eyed fans, the evermore songstress was even among the first to give the pop star a standing ovation for his first-ever Grammys win:
taylor swift clapping for harry styles after winning his first grammy and tay being the first one to stand up: free pic.twitter.com/sCpqZeHl56
— ???????????????????????? ???????????????????????? (@jeyannnny) March 15, 2021
Of course, folklore later ended up triumphant with the Album of the Year award, but not before the ex-couple had a proper reunion! The Recording Academy released footage of a full chat between the pair from afar, and they really seem genuinely happy to see each other. Our Haylor hearts almost can’t take it!
Ch-ch-check it out below:
Oh, to be a fly on the wall. Or a proficient lip reader. What do U think they’re discussing???
(Though is anyone else anxious about the mask usage here? Keep your cute outfit-appropriate masks above your nose, kids! The coronavirus ain’t over yet!)
Naturally, fans fawned over the friendly interaction — and they had a good idea about where the chummy exes could take their relationship next. Their musical relationship, that is:
Could you imagine the collapse if Harry and Taylor collaborated? THE CHAOS. THE AWARDS. THE CHARTS. IM 99.9% SURE IT WOULD CURE CORONA AND BRING WORLD PEACE.
— fearlessly, haley ????????|| stream love story (@haleylovestay) March 15, 2021
Hey guys after this conversation can we expect a collaboration announcement soon? Because that would be great and I have no doubt that it would be great.@taylorswift13 @Harry_Styles @taylornation13 @HSHQ pic.twitter.com/YydgYBdi01
— Andrea (@Iamandrea19_) March 15, 2021
In fact, they had some pretty specific ideas about it:
when she re-records style with harry then what
— sass (taylor’s version) (@exileslouis) March 15, 2021
If Taylor Swift releases Style feat Harry Styles (Taylor’s version) — Honestly, that will be chef’s kiss ????✨
— Jia Torres (@jiatorress) March 15, 2021
— HARRY STYLES GRAMMY WINNER ✨✨✨ (@dearswtcreature) March 15, 2021
We’re not gonna hold our breath for a Harry feature on 1989 (Taylor’s Version)… but it would be pretty amazing, wouldn’t it? That’s probably the only thing that could top the masterpiece that is the original album. Something to consider, guys!
Check out more fan reactions to the reunion (below):
— myla ✨ (@haylorevolution) March 15, 2021
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) March 15, 2021
harry styles and taylor swift interacting at the grammys solved all of my life problems pic.twitter.com/NxBQVrAeJO
— HAYLOR WINNERS (@shesgoldhs) March 15, 2021
taylor swift clapping for harry styles is my religion pic.twitter.com/ssbi3ct2ic
— irem | con day! (@cowboylikeher) March 15, 2021
taylor swift fans harry styles fans
???? this photo pic.twitter.com/wImciiBczB
— Allison Leah | folk-pop songwriter (@allisonleah_) March 15, 2021
taylor swift and harry styles are like my divorced parents who still love each other and these photos make my heart so so happy pic.twitter.com/UiPYuX99NT
— bee ???? (@Shelbybug17) March 15, 2021
I’m not saying Taylor Swift and Harry styles interacting at the Grammys cures depression but Taylor Swift and Harry styles interacting at the Grammys can cure depression. pic.twitter.com/a8L6eDkrps
— levi⚡️ (@mytearsdynasty) March 15, 2021
— talkingtoeveryoneherebutyou (@DistractedLia) March 15, 2021
"ass or tits" bro taylor swift being the first to stand up when harry styles won his first grammy pic.twitter.com/D0yK5GZsHc
— HAYLOR LOCKDOWN (@cowboylikemri) March 15, 2021