Was Taylor Swift-Harry Styles romance just a stunt? 

click to enlarge Rumor has it that Harry Styles and Taylor Swift's relationship was a hoax to help the popularity of Styles' group, One Direction. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Rumor has it that Harry Styles and Taylor Swift's relationship was a hoax to help the popularity of Styles' group, One Direction.

OK, maybe if someone had said that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were a phony couple, we could believe it, but Taylor Swift and Harry Styles?

Hollywood Life is reporting that a new tell-all by Louisa Jepson on Styles’ group One Direction makes the assertion that the romance was all a publicity stunt to get more attention for the British boy band.

If it was indeed faux, then the pair needs to go into acting because when they emerged from hotels with each other, hair tousled and eyes sensitive to light, it sure looked like they hadn’t been up all night playing Wii.

Swift also totally ignored Styles at the recent BRIT Awards, not even glancing in his general direction, which is the international sign for “you hurt me.” Hey, she knew he was trouble.

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