When Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift ended their seemingly happy relationship back in the summer of 2016, fans were shocked — though not as shocked as when Swift appeared cuddled up to Tom Hiddleston mere weeks later.
Though there weren’t many details about the breakup, it initially seemed like an amicable affair, until it all of a sudden wasn’t. Not only did Harris beat her to the breakup song, but he went OFF on her and her team on Twitter when they revealed that Swift was a co-writer on his hit with Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For.”
For fans who remembered Harris’s breakup with singer and America’s Next Top Model host Rita Ora back in 2014, it all felt very familiar. At the time, he didn’t approve her Teen Choice Awards performance of “I Will Never Let You Down,” a move he said he had a “damn good reason” for. Ora had to cancel the performance at the time and has supposedly been under a ban of performing the hit song that she sang and that Harris wrote and produced — until now.
Recent reports are suggesting that Harris and Ora have buried the hatchet on their long-simmering feud, and that the ban on Ora performing “I Will Never Let You Down” has been lifted. While neither has spoken on the matter, Metro suggests that Ora is gearing up to release her second album and that being in touch with a number of Harris’s music industry friends through the process has eased tensions.
So, what about Harris’s other famous ex? Yep, we’re talking about Taylor Swift. While the accusatory social media behavior felt super same-same in the two breakups, there was no similar ban to prevent either party from performing “This Is What You Came For.” It was reported in the fall that, after Swift’s breakup with Hiddleston, her and Harris got back on friendly texting terms, and might even be discussing making more music together (TBH, “This Is What You Came For” was so good and such a huge hit, they’d be silly not to).
In an interview in the October issue of British GQ, Harris spoke surprisingly maturely about regretting his reactionary behavior toward Swift. Could it be that the whole thing had been a learning experience for him and he’s actually showing that he’s grown from it? It certainly seems like it.
In the meantime, we’ll wait patiently for that new Swift/Harris jam. Summer is coming, after all.
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