And now dedicated internet sleuths are trying to figure out exactly what was said between the pop star pair, going as far as trying to lip-read the Watermelon Suger singer in clips from the evening.]
‘Harry saying “it was nice to see you” to taylor …….. besties i am not well,’ one super-fan tweeted along with video of Swift, 31, and Styles’, 27, awards show encounter.
Read my lips: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles fans had theories about what the Watermelon Sugar singer said to his former fling when they crossed paths at Sunday’s Grammy Awards
Another fan thought they could hear Harry introduce himself to Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn, writing: ‘I can just HEAR harry at the end “well it was nice to see you taylor! and hey Joe, great to meet you” omfg I love them so much it hurts.’
‘Harry saying “well it was nice to see you” to taylor will be all i think and dream about for the rest of my life,’ wrote one more.
One Twitter user expressed themselves in emojis, writing: Watching Harry say “well It was nice to see you” to Taylor really just has me [eye, crying face, puppy eyes, lip-sealed, double exclamation points, declining chart emojis.] If that makes any sense.’
Another fan was touched by the musicians’ lasting connection, saying: ‘Well it was nice to see you!” imagine having this kind of impact on harry.’
The superstar duo, who dated briefly from late 2012 to early 2013, were spotted deep in conversation after the live telecast ended on Sunday, dropping their face masks and looked extremely animated as they caught up.
Overwhelmed: ‘Harry saying “it was nice to see you” to taylor …….. besties i am not well,’ one super-fan tweeted along with video of Swift, 31, and Styles’, 27, awards show encounter
Meet and greet: Another fan thought they could hear Harry introduce himself to Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn
Lost in translation: One fan had to express her emotions in emoji
Fancy seeing you here! Harry and Taylor had been seated at socially-distanced tables for the awards show and each appeared delighted when the other won a trophy during the proceedings held at the LA Convention Center
Their meeting came a year after Harry discussed his feelings on being used as fodder for her songwriting, as he said: ‘I think about what it means to me to write a song about somebody else and for somebody else to do that, it’s like flattering.’
Harry and Taylor had been seated at socially-distanced tables for the awards show and each appeared delighted when the other won a trophy during the proceedings held at the LA Convention Center.
Both had been nominated for the Grammy for Best Solo Pop Performance with the former One Direction member taking home the award for Watermelon Sugar.
As his name was announced, Taylor could be seen leaping to her feet and applauding the British singer.
Harry had earlier in the evening opened the live telecast with a sultry performance of the song. In addition to his former girlfriend, he was also up against fellow nominees Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Justin Bieber.
Back in the day: The superstar duo dated briefly from late 2012 to early 2013, seen in December 2012 in NYC above
His first Grammy win: The exes were seated several feet apart when the former boybander’s name was announced as winning for Watermelon Sugar
‘I feel very grateful to be here, thank you,’ he said in his acceptance speech. ‘All these songs are f*****g massive.”
It’s the first Grammy Award for the 1D alum while Taylor already has 10 to her name. Taylor also performed on the show, with a whimsical rendition of Cardigan.
Their romance was first hinted at when the rumour mill went into overdrive in November 2012, when X Factor host Mario Lopez revealed he saw them holding hands backstage at the U.S. X Factor.
They were then pictured together during a romantic stroll through New York’s Central park, confirming their union to fans all over the world.
Just one month after they were first seen together, the duo split.
Competing: Harry Styles was the surprise winner of the Grammy for Best Solo pop Performance for Watermelon Sugar
Competing: Swift as also nominated in the category for her song Cardigan
Gracious: But Taylor, who was nominated for Cardigan, leapt to her feet and applauded as Harry made his way to the stage to receive his trophy
A source at the time gave the reason: ‘They are both really busy and never in one place for long. Harry’s really upset about the split and is really sensitive about it….
‘Loads of his friends told him to be careful and that it was never going to last, and he feels a little foolish now that it’s fallen apart so quickly.
Harry later said: ‘It would be hypocritical for me to say she couldn’t do [write songs about me] because everybody writes songs based on personal experience. I can’t say I’d have dated someone less famous to avoid it’.
He inspired Out Of The Woods and Style from her 2014 album 1989.
Harry told Howard Stern in March 2020: ‘I think about what it means to me to write a song about somebody else and for somebody else to do that, it’s like flattering…
Fan fave: Harry, 27, had earlier in the evening opened the live telecast with a sultry performance of his Grammy-winning song
So happy: Taylor went on to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Folklore
It’s the first Grammy Award for the One Direction alum. In addition to his former girlfriend, he was also up against fellow nominees Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Justin Bieber
Even if the song isn’t that flattering, She’s a great songwriter. So at least they’re good songs’.
Taylor has previously stated that she has ‘a long list of ex lovers’ – with her self-professed ‘list’ including John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner and Conor Kennedy, and others rumoured besides.
Harry has been making headlines with his romantic life recently, being linked to actress and director Olivia Wilde, 37, following her split from Jason Sudeikis.
Harry, who lives in London, has been filming Olivia’s movie Don’t Worry Darling in Los Angeles. And while the pop star is in LA, Olivia is currently in London.
Big production: Taylor, 31, also performed on the show, with a whimsical rendition of Cardigan