Taylor Swift is Dating Harry Styles of 'One Direction'

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Taylor Swift, who recently split with Conor Kennedy after a summer fling, has moved on with a hot young entertainer.

The country singer is reportedly dating 18-year-old British boy band singer Harry Styles of One Direction fame.

This latest dating tidbit has been confirmed by Mario Lopez, who witnessed first hand on the X Factor set Thursday in L.A. that Harry and Taylor are an item.

Mario wasted no time in dishing the dirt about the young couple on 104.3 MY FM:  "Taylor Swift was the special guest performer, and here's a little inside scoop for you.  During rehearsals, Harry from One Direction came and slapped me on the back, and said, 'Hey, Mario, how ya doing?' And I said, 'What are you doing here?' And he sort of pointed toward Taylor."

Lopez continued: "They were walking hand in hand.  So Taylor Swift and Harry from One Direction -- you heard it here first. They're officially hanging out, I can say that much."

Another witness reported seeing Harry with Taylor's mother and entourage while Taylor rehearsed for the show.  When she was finished, he actually picked her up and threw her over his shoulder and carried her off.

Taylor, soon-to-be 23, has had a mix of older and younger love interests: Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner and Conor Kennedy.

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