Why Did Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles Break Up? – Hollywood Life

Why Did Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles Break Up? Inside Their Split

Take a walk down memory lane and look back at the relationship between Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner! Plus, learn about where the two stars stand now.

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Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles are two of the most famous 20-somethings in the world. So, naturally, the two have crossed paths — and even been linked romantically! Rumors about the two being an item circulated in 2013, and the pair were seemingly on-and-off until 2016. All of these years later, fans still love to reminisce about those “Hendall” days. Keep reading to learn the reason why Kendall and Harry broke up and what their relationship is like today.

Why Did Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles Break Up?

Kendall, 28, and Harry, 29, have never revealed the real reason for their split. In fact, the two stars never outright confirmed that they were together. At the time of their breakup, it was reported that their “busy schedules” caused the demise of their relationship. They allegedly broke up in 2016, the same year that Harry’s band One Direction went on hiatus. Kendall, meanwhile, was busy with modeling and filming Keeping Up with the Kardashians at that time.

In 2019, Harry appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and was awkwardly asked about his relationship with Kendall. The “Fine Line” singer claimed that he was never romantically involved with the supermodel, which Ellen DeGeneres didn’t appear to believe. “Yeah, we’ve been friends for um, a while now, yeah. Like several years,” Harry said.

Harry Styles, Kendall Jenner, and Cara Delevingne at the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum on December 1, 2014 [Shutterstock].

How Long Did Kendall Jenner & Harry Styles Date For?

Kendall and Harry seemingly first got together towards the end of 2013. The romance was, at first, fairly short-lived, and the two split in February 2014. They did, however, rekindle their romance sometime in 2015, before apparently calling it quits in 2016.

During their time together, Kendall and Harry definitely had a few memorable moments. One that stands atop the list for many “Hendall” shippers is totally their time canoodling on a yacht in St. Barts back in December 2015. The two definitely appeared to be super smitten with one another at the time, when their relationship was seemingly back on after going their separate ways that prior February in 2014. They were also memorably spotted in Anguilla just days prior to their St. Barts trip. Apart from their time together as a couple, they’ve also had some great run-ins post-romance. The two just happened to bump into one another at the 2019 Met Gala, where they were all smiles as they chatted and reconnected.

Are Kendall Jenner & Harry Styles Friends Now?

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Harry Styles; Kendall Jenner (Photo: Shutterstock)

So, where do Harry and Kendall stand now? Well, it seems that they are still on good terms! In December 2019, Harry filled in for James Corden on The Late Late Show, where Kendall appeared as the guest. The two played a game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts,” and Kendall did not hold back, whatsoever. “Which songs on your last album were about me?” Kendall asked the singer. “Oh God,” Harry responded to the question, burying his head in his palms. The bit was all in good fun, as the two laughed it up. But fans should know that Harry never answered the question, opting instead to chow down on some “fish’s swimmers.”

In June 2019, a source close to Harry reiterated that the two were definitely on good terms. “They are all really good friends and very cool with each other,” the insider EXCLUSIVELY told Hollywood Life. “They feel more like brother and sister and will be forever friends who will always be happy to see each other in the future.”

In November 2022, Kendall and Harry sparked reconciliation rumors when The Kardashians star went to the singer’s “Love On Tour” show with her BFF Hailey Bieber and her sister Kylie Jenner. The concert was after Kendall and Harry split from Devin Booker and Olivia Wilde, respectively, leading fans to believe that the stars might be getting back together. However, sources clarified that Kendall and Harry are only interested in staying friends.

“Kendall will always have a special place in her heart for Harry,” one source EXCLUSIVELY told Hollywood Life. “They have always had an amazing time together and have formed a really close friendship. They’ve remained in touch over the years despite each dating other people. They have a ton of mutual respect for one another but there’s nothing going on in terms of a romance at this point.”

“They’re both newly single and it’s just not where Kendall’s head is at,” the source continued. “She loves spending time with Harry and they have a lot of fun, but things are totally platonic between them. She’s not in a position to jump into another committed relationship anytime soon.”