Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles dated briefly at the end of last year, and while there romance appeared to fizzle a short time later, the relationship has been thrust back into the spotlight due to leaked photos of the couple on vacation.
In early January, Kendall Jenner and Styles, of One Direction, boarded a yacht while on vacation for the New Year, and during their time on the watercraft, the two engaged in some unexpected PDA. Although Kendall Jenner had been super-secretive about her love life in the years before their outing, she was oddly affectionate with Styles, which many believed suggested they were serious. Sadly, however, the two parted ways a short time later and have yet to reconcile.
“[Kendall Jenner] and Harry are not together because of bad timing,” a source told Hollywood Life on March 21. “They both like each other a lot and have great chemistry together but they are too busy to be in committed relationships right now.”
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“[Kendall Jenner] is always modeling and he is always traveling and likes to stay on the go too,” the source continued. “She is not ready to slow down her career for a relationship and neither is Harry. They did not break-up as they were never super serious, they kinda just put things on pause until they have more time for each other.”
On March 19, Entertainment Tonight reported news of Kendall Jenner and Styles’ photo leak, claiming a Twitter account under the username @HaarryStyles was first to upload the photos, claiming they hacked his mother’s account before being suspended. Following the hacking, Anne Cox, the mother of Styles, was on Twitter, telling fans she doesn’t know who to trust and noting that she felt violated.
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While Styles has remained silent throughout the scandal, as has Kendall Jenner, he reportedly reached out to his former flame a short time after their leaked photos hit the web.
“Harry made a point of reaching out to [Kendall Jenner] after his mom’s iCloud account was hacked,” a second insider told Hollywood Life on March 21. “It was actually very sweet of him. He wanted to make sure Kendall was alright and urged her not to worry or freak out.”
“Harry’s brushing this off as just one of those things. It’s not affecting him. While they were private photos, and not meant to be seen by anyone else other than close friends and family, there was nothing incriminating in them that could hurt him or his image, which means he’s not bothered personally,” the source explained. “However, he’s always been very protective of his mom and the fact that Anne has become the target of hackers does upset him. He’s the famous one, so he expects to be fair game, but she’s not in the public eye and that makes him angry that someone would mess with her.”
Kendall Jenner has had an eventful year. In addition to her short-lived romance with Styles, the reality star and model has also been linked to Chris Brown, and was involved in a dispute with a paparazzi while in Europe for fashion week. Kendall Jenner was also spotted on the runway during several shows around the country in recent months.
Kendall Jenner is currently in the midst of filming the 12th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians with her family, including sisters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian, and her mother, Kris Jenner. The new season debuts this spring.
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