Taylor Swift and Harry Styles split up after 'almighty row'

Swift is unlucky in love again as she breaks up with her One Direction heartthrob on holiday

LAST UPDATED AT 11:17 ON Tue 8 Jan 2013

TAYLOR SWIFT is well known for penning acerbic songs about her former lovers, so a bitter ditty called Harry, you Bastard is probably already in the works.

The 23-year-old American musician has reportedly split from Harry Styles, the One Direction "heart-throb" and her boyfriend of one month's standing, says the Daily Mail. ‘Haylor', as the couple were known to fans, broke up after an "almighty row" during their New Year holiday on the British Virgin Islands.

The Mail has obtained a picture that reportedly shows Swift sitting alone on a boat called the Flying Ray looking extremely "glum".

The paper is unable to say what exactly caused the rift between two of the brightest stars in the pop firmament, but points out that Swift, "despite being beautiful, successful and in great shape", is rather unlucky in love. Her previous squeezes include Twilight star Taylor Lautner, musician John Mayer, actor Jake Gyllenhaal and, more recently, high school student Conor Kennedy.

Not everyone was thrilled when she hooked up with Styles. She allegedly received death threats from One Direction fans unhappy that he had chosen a gorgeous millionaire singer-songwriter over them.

Swift flew back to the US after the abrupt split, while Styles – a devoted party boy – jetted to Richard Branson's Necker Island where he was pictured in a hot tub with the Virgin boss and several friends.

E says a clue to the bust-up may lie in a tweet Swift wrote last Friday which said "…'til you put me down". The line is lifted from her recent hit single I Knew You Were Trouble, so perhaps she knew that Styles was, er, trouble.

In any case, the 18-year-old One Direction wunderkind had better watch out. When Swift was jilted by John Mayer in 2010 she wrote a ballad called Dear John that attacked him for playing "dark twisted games" with girls's hearts. E says it has been widely speculated that her new single We are never ever getting back together is about her split from 31-year-old Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal. · 

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