One Direction’s Harry Styles, 18, had a very embarrassing moment at Heathrow Airport in London on December 28, 2012: As he was about to check in for a flight to Boston, he realized that he forgot his passport at his mother’s house. Styles was going to the U.S. to visit Grammy winner Taylor Swift, 23. The couple (nicknamed “Haylor”) went public with their romance in November 2012, when they were seen flirting and cuddling backstage at “The X Factor” U.S. in Los Angeles while Swift was rehearsing for her guest appearance on the show.
Styles’ mother, Anne Cox, lives in Holmes Chapel, England, which is more than an hour’s drive away from London. His mother had dropped him off at the airport, but by the time Styles had realized that he left his passport at her house, it was too late for him to go back and get it.
A source told the Mirror’s Sunday People: “Harry was due to fly out on Friday morning [December 28, 2012] and his mum [Anne Cox] very kindly offered to drive him to the airport, but when he got there he realized he didn’t have his passport. He wanted to fly out that day so rather than Anne drive the journey back up north, he decided to get a courier bike to pick it up and bring it to him. If she had driven to get it, Harry would have missed the next flight too. He managed to get on the evening flight but it still meant that he had to wait another eight hours for his post-Christmas reunion with Taylor.
“Despite this, he took the whole event in good humor and ridiculed himself for it. He was embarrassed though, especially when he approached the check-in desk only to find he didn’t have the passport. Harry spent his time shopping and having some lunch before the next flight which took off that evening.”
Styles’ British Airways flight to Boston was originally scheduled to leave at 11:15 a.m. but he had to change to a later flight due to his forgetful mistake.
Sources confirm that on December 31, 2012 (New Year’s Eve), Styles and Swift will be together in New York City, where Swift is scheduled to perform live on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.”
Styles and Swift spent Christmas Day with their respective families in different countries. It was one of the few days that Swift and Styles did not spend together since they went public with their romance.
As previously reported, Styles and Swift communicated by a Skype video link while they were apart for Christmas and watched each other open their Christmas gifts, according to The Sun. The tabloid also reported that as a “joke” gift, Styles have country singer Swift a singing telegram that was a country version of One Direction’s hit “What Makes You Beautiful.” The Daily Mirror reported that Styles also spent some of his Christmas holiday time playing laser tag with One Direction’s Liam Payne, 19.
In 2013, One Direction and Swift will go on separate world tours. This long separation will no doubt be an endurance test for Styles and Swift’s relationship. Many people are predicting that “Haylor” will last for less than nine months, and the relationship might end badly since Swift has a history of having painful breakups with her boyfriends.