Taylor Russell and Harry Styles Reportedly Break Up After a “Make-Or-Break” Trip to Tokyo

Taylor Russell and Harry Styles Reportedly Break Up After a “Make-Or-Break” Trip to Tokyo

No matter where you lurk (Reddit, Twitter, Twitter’s archnemesis Threads), there’s a zero percent chance you haven’t heard rumors about Harry Styles dating Taylor Russell. Things we do know: The pair was presumed to be dating after Taylor showed up at Harry’s show in Vienna and wandered around the city with him the next day back in July 2023. Things we don’t know: If they’re in a romantic situation or if they’re just friends who are into exploring gorgeous countries together.

Truly could go either way because, at this point, neither Harry nor Taylor has spoken out about their vibes—and don’t expect them to anytime soon/ever. But it’s pretty easy to jump to conclusions once you lay your eyes on a timeline, and speaking of…well, well, well, what do we have here?

November 2022

Harry and his longtime girlfriend Olivia Wilde break up after the most harrowing press tour society has ever witnessed.

Details on the breakup are pretty sparse, but one source tells People, “He’s still touring and now going abroad. She is focusing on her kids and her work in L.A. It’s a very amicable decision. They’re still very close friends.”

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Another insider who seems to know what they’re talking about muses, “Right now, they have different priorities that are keeping them apart, The public pressure on them has been difficult. They’ve had ups and downs throughout the relationship.”

While all of this is going on, Taylor is on her Bones and All press tour with Timothée Chalemet, and fans are convinced they’re dating based on general vibes.

March 25, 2023

Harry is spotted “sloppily making out” with EmRata (who is, awkwardly, friends with Olivia Wilde) in Tokyo. A source chats to the Daily Mail about Harry and EmRata’s kiss, saying, “Olivia and Emily were friends, and this is a betrayal. Olivia does not want to be dragged into this mess and she refuses to go backward in her life. She is focused on her career and her kids and not giving this any more of her energy.”

The point: Things in Harry’s love life are an absolute mess as of just a few months ago.

June 20, 2023

Olivia prompts relationship reconciliation speculation when she steps out in what appears to be one of Harry’s old shirts. Here’s the ’fit in question:

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And here’s how everyone knows Harry owns this specific shirt:

June 23, 2023

Taylor and Harry are spotted for the first time. Again, they could be friends going on a casual stroll together. Or they could be straight-up holding hands. This angle is impossible and frankly rude!

July 8, 2023

Taylor is spotted at Harry’s show in footage obtained by TMZ. A lot of celebrities attend Harry’s shows, so could mean nothing. Or something. You know the drill!

July 9, 2023

Okay, this is where things take a turn for the iiiiiinteresting. The day after Harry’s Vienna show, he and Taylor are spotted wandering around the city—understandably leading to increased speculation that they’re actually dating.

August 9, 2023

Nearly a month after Taylor is spotted at Harry’s show in Vienna, the duo is seen cozying up to each other at the opening night gala for the revival of the play The Effect at the National Theatre in London.

Photos of Harry and Taylor, who stars in the play, surface online, and they look like they’re having one hell of a convo as they lean into each other with surrounding drinks. There’s definitely BDE—big date energy—being exuded in the pictures, which are published by E! News.

August 17, 2023

A source tells Us Weekly that Harry’s and Taylor’s “energies work really well together” and that “they’re both really sweet people at their core.”

The source also says that “Harry is always smiling when he’s with her” and that they're “having a great time together.”

August 28, 2023

The maybe-couple is spotted holding hands! Head here for the video.

August 30, 2023

Taylor talks about relationships in an interview with The Face, saying, “I’m never going to be volunteering all of my feelings. I’m somebody who, annoyingly, complicatedly, needs things to be asked and pulled from me to talk about it. But even then I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, is this too much? Is this too much?’ So I need a partner who is going to do that or else it’s never going to work.” Noted!

September 24, 2023

Nearly a month after Taylor spilled her guts about relationships with The Face, she's snapped holding hands (!!!) with Mr. Styles during a London coffee date. Per pics obtained by People, the Bones and All actor wears a sporty bright orange jacket, baggy blue jeans, and chic sunnies while Harry dresses down with a baseball cap, black pants, black jacket, and gray hoodie. BRB as I try to figure out their coffee orders!

October 12, 2023

According to an Us Weekly source, “Harry is head over heels for Taylor and loves spending as much time with her as he can” and “despite their busy schedules, they make time for each other as often as possible.”

The source adds that “Even though they’re both busy with their careers, they support one another any chance they get. Things are very serious, and Harry definitely sees a future with Taylor.”

November 9, 2023

The rumored couple attends a U2 concert at Las Vegas' newly opened Sphere on what we can only presume is a full-on date. Well! Then!!!!

January 2, 2024

New year, same (maybe?!?!?! ) couple. The One Direction alum, actor, and *checks notes* James Corden are all spotted in Anguilla enjoying the early days of 2024 and I honestly could not be more jealous.

P.S. The trip also serves as a reminder that Harry's hair is growing back, which, we, the people, wholeheartedly support.

May 6, 2024

Taylor pulls up to the Met Gala in a stunning Loewe look sans Harry. According to multiple reports, the "Matilda" singer was actually far from NYC as he was photographed biking through London's Primrose Hill neighborhood on May 4.

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May 19, 2024

A few weeks after Taylor attended the Met Gala, Harry and Taylor have officially broken up per People. Rumors surrounding their breakup surface surfaced once The Sun reported that the pair took a "make-or-break" trip to Tokyo in April, where they were photographed on public transit.

"He’s been in America and she’s been in London. They made a lovely couple and it was obvious Taylor made Harry happy," an anonymous source dished. "Things have become strained recently though and they’ve taken some time out."

Another source told the Daily Mail back in March that "Harry feels as if he has lived ten lifetimes already, but one thing is certain – his 30s will be nothing like his 20s."

They continued, "He has experienced all the fame anyone could ever want. He is now ready for the next chapter. He is in love with Taylor. He wants a family with her and this is the next phase of his life."

Aaand that brings us up to date!

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