OMG! At this year’s BBMAs, Harry Styles and Rita Ora were forced to watch their exes, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris pack on the PDA front row during the show. In lieu of the awkward situation, Harry and Rita were able to bond — and avoid uncomfortable run-ins, allegedly!
Seeing your ex move on with someone else can really sting — especially if your name is Harry Styles, 21, or Rita Ora, 24. Why? Because their former flames just happen to be Taylor Swift, 25, and Calvin Harris, 31: pop’s new power couple. But instead of letting the sight of their exes’ make-out session at May 17’s Billboard Music Awards get them down, Harry and Rita were both successful in dodging potential cringeworthy encounters. Here are all the details!
Rita Ora & Harry Styles BBMAs: Hid From Exes Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris
Watching the BBMAs, it seemed like our girl Taylor took every opportunity she could to kiss Calvin on camera. While we thought it was totes adorbs, Harry and Rita couldn’t bear to look!
“Harry ended up being the on only member of One Direction to not attend his ex-girlfriend Taylor’s after-party,” a source told The Mirror. “Instead the curly-haired hunk decided to fly back from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on his own, in order to avoid seeing the Taylor and Calvin’s PDA at the party.”
The “Bad Blood” songstress hosted a bash back at her hotel that 1D’s Louis Tomlinson, 23, Liam Payne, 21, and Niall Horan, 21, all attended without Mr. Styles. “Harry realized the party wasn’t a good idea, so he flew back to LA solo,” the site’s source added. Harry and Taylor dated for four months before ending things in 2013.
Rita apparently couldn’t even stand to be in the same room as Taylor and Calvin — so she spent the entire awards show hanging out backstage, reportedly. We don’t blame you, girl!
“Calvin’s ex-girlfriend Rita Ora stayed backstage throughout the event in order to avoid the 31-year-old DJ making out with Taylor in front of the biggest names in the music industry,” the site claims. “Rita was backstage the whole night to avoid Calvin and Taylor. The romance is big news — she wanted to avoid an awkward encounter or being pictured reacting. Taylor was introducing all her mates to Calvin by his real name Adam, telling everyone how happy they were. There’s no love lost between [Rita and Calvin].”
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think of Rita and Harry hiding from their now-together exes, Taylor and Calvin? Let us know!
— Evan Real