It’s being reported today that Harry Styles seems to be alienating his One Direction band mates in favour of spending as much time as possible with his new girlfriend, US singer Taylor Swift…
And as we reported over the weekend, when 1D flew back to the UK from the States – after their hugely successful gigs in New York – to perform at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball, rather than fly with his band mates, Harry chose to fly home with Taylor on her private jet.
And according to The Sun today, even though Taylor’s jet could easily have accommodated the rest of 1D – that is of course Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan – neither Taylor nor Harry invited them. And they weren’t impressed.
A source close to the lads told the paper, “There was loads of room for the rest of the band in Taylor’s luxury jet but he didn’t even suggest they travelled together.”
So it’s now being rumoured that Taylor may cause a rift within 1D that could see them split up, which is what reportedly happened to The Beatles – to whom 1D have often been compared due to the hysteria among fans that they cause – after John Lennon refused to ban his then girlfriend Yoko Ono from going into the studios with the band.
Yoko and John – who was tragically shot and killed by a deranged fan outside his home in the Dakota building in New York on December 8, 1980 – first became close after he went to an exhibition of her “conceptual art” in the late sixties.
By 1969, he and Yoko were inseparable, and he had little time for his Beatles band mates. However, the final straw came when John insisted that Yoko be allowed some input into the band’s music. And furthermore, having agreed between them that wives and girlfriends must never be allowed into the recording studios – an agreement that John flouted by insisting on having Yoko present – that was the end of the band members’ once close friendships. The official split was announced in November of 1969.
Do you think Harry would allow Taylor to come between him and his 1D band mates? Let us know.
For now, here’s a reminder of 1D’s performance at the Jingle Bell Ball…