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Harry Styles and Taylor Swift teach us a lesson in exes remaining friendly after a bad breakup

During Sunday's 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Swift and Styles were filmed animatedly conversing with one another during a commercial break, and judging from their body language, there appears to be no "bad blood" between the two.

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift teach us a lesson in exes remaining friendly after a bad breakup

Laura Sisk, Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and Aaron Dessner accept the Album of the Year award for 'Folklore' onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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Can exes remain friends after a breakup? It's a polarizing question that continues to resound in every individual's minds since the dawn of time. Alright, maybe not every individual. There are those who can think of other things besides relationships. But it is a puzzling question nevertheless, especially if the relationship ended badly.

Case and point: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles.


During Sunday's 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Swift and Styles were filmed animatedly conversing with one another backstage, and judging from their body language, there appears to be no "bad blood" between the two. See what I did there? Although it's unclear from the video what the two are saying, Swift and Styles exchanged smiles and laughs, proving that perhaps exes can remain friendly after a bd split.

I, on the other hand, still have doubts.

In addition, Swift was also filmed applauding Styles, nodding in his direction after his performance of "Watermelon Sugar." The two briefly dated between 2012-2013, and this is the first time they were seen conversing in public since. Their split reportedly ended on bad terms, and it's alleged that much of Swift's 5th album "1989" was inspired by Styles.

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Both Swift and Styles are currently dating other people: Swift has been dating British actor Joe Alwyn for over four years, while Styles is reportedly dating actress Olivia Wilde. After making history as the first woman to win a Grammy for Album of the Year three times, Swift gave a sweet shout out Alwyn.

"Joe, who is the first person that I play every single song that I write, and I had the best time writing songs with you in quarantine," she said during her acceptance speech.

During her Apple TV special, folklore: The Long Pond Sessions, Swift revealed Alwyn wrote two songs on folklore, "exile" and "betty," under the pseudonym William Bowery. During an interview with Howard Stern, Styles opened up about how flattered he was Swift wrote about their relationship on 1989.

"I think about what it means to me to write a song about somebody else and for somebody else to do that, it's like flattering, even if the song isn't that flattering, you still spent time on it and ultimately, using Taylor as an example, she's a great songwriter. So at least they're good songs," Styles said.

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So there you have it.

Perhaps the magic to remaining friends after a breakup lies with time, and allowing it to heal your scars. Then again, I wouldn't know considering I've never remained friends with any of my exes. The way I see it, once a relationship ends, it's best to collect yourself and move on. Wish them well, but never look back.

But everyone's different, and you have to admire Swift's and Styles' growth.

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