After Taylor Swift, 23, and One Direction boy bander Harry Styles, 18, shared a kiss on New Year's Eve in New York City following Swift's Times Square performance, the couple jetted off for a romantic holiday in Virgin Gorda — but not everything went according to plan.
The couple arrived at Virgin Gorda — the third largest of the British Virgin Islands known for its " yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe anchorages and luxury resorts and villas" — on Tuesday, Jan. 1, and even posed for photos with fans at the local CocoMaya restaurant:
But on Friday, Jan. 4, Swift caught the first flight out of Virgin Gorda and headed back to the states after getting into a heated argument with Styles that ended the two-month relationship, according to a source close to One Direction.
Here's a photo of Swift aboard a boat outside of U.S. customs on St. John, tweeted by a fellow island-goer:
Styles, meanwhile, hopped over to Richard Branson's private Necker Island as soon as Swift departed.
"Richard Branson heard Harry was staying nearby so invited him to come check out Necker," the source tells Business Insider. "So when Taylor left for the states, Harry went to Branson's island for the day to let off some steam."
While Styles only stayed on Necker Island for a short while and later returned to Virgin Gorda solo, a source says "he did plenty of partying and was definitely enjoying himself while hanging out with guests. He returned to Virgin Gorda in the early morning hours looking like he had a raucous night."
Photos of Styles in a hot tub alongside Branson and other island guests have just hit the web:
After a kite surfing lesson, Styles even took time to pose shirtless with fans:
Apparently Styles had been meaning to check out Necker Island anyhow as he is currently scoping out locations for his 21st birthday bash ... in two-and-a-half years.
But the party was short-lived, as Styles headed back to the UK solo on Sunday where he was spotted taking photos with fans at Heathrow airport.
Swift has remained mum on the split, but did tweet this ominous message on Saturday:
She hasn't posted anything since, but the singer's (whose lucky number is 13) previous tweet was full of hope:
Looks like 2013 is going to be rockier for Swift than expected.
After taking a pre-Christmas couples ski getaway in Park City, Utah with besties Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, today both couples are reportedly kaput as Bieber and Gomez also departed a New Year's getaway in Mexico earlier than expected.
Whether Swift and Styles are as on-again, off-again as their pals remains to be seen.
Inquiries to reps for Swift and Styles have not yet been returned.
Watch the video below to see what guests on Necker drink as they sit in the hot tub.
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