Did Harry Styles Date a Taylor Swift "Clone" After They Split? Unpacking the Lyrics to "Is It Over Now?"

After Taylor, Harry dated several other women including Nicole Sherzinger, Kendall Jenner, and Nadine Leopold.

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Mar. 21 2024, Updated 3:08 p.m. ET

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift attending events separately.
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Cheers are in order for Taylor Swift, who released her fourth re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor's Version), nearly a decade after the original album came out. Not to mention, she announced at the 2024 Grammy’s she’ll be releasing another album, The Tortured Poets Department, which features 16 songs.

One of the songs on 1989, "Is It Over Now?," has caused a stir among Swifties, as it is thought to be about her past relationship with Harry Styles.

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In the song, Taylor seemingly isn’t sure if her relationship with this guy is over as they’re no longer spending time together, but it seems there was never a clear breakup. She claims that they're both spending time with someone new. That said, did Taylor write "Is It Over Now?" about Harry? Here's what we know.

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles walking together in Central Park in December 2012
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Taylor Swift and Harry Styles walking together in Central Park in December 2012

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Who did Taylor write "Is It Over Now?" about?

"Is It Over Now?" is believed to be about Harry, who Taylor dated in late 2012. The two first sparked dating rumors in November 2012, when Taylor was spotted wearing a paper airplane necklace similar to the one that Harry wore at the time. The following month, they were photographed together taking a walk in Central Park. However, their relationship was short-lived.

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In January 2013, a source confirmed to the Daily Mail that Taylor and Harry broke up while on vacation. They had met up in the British Virgin Islands on New Year's Day for holiday, but allegedly had an "almighty row."

After their breakup, Taylor was infamously photographed in a blue dress on a boat leaving the islands. The line "blue dress on a boat" appears in the song "Is It Over Now?" further connecting their relationship to this song.

Another reason why fans believe this song is about Harry is because other songs on 1989, including "I Knew You Were Trouble," "Out Of The Woods," and "Style," have long been rumored to be about their relationship. It's clear that 1989 was the album where Taylor wrote all of her feelings out about her relationship with the One Direction alum.

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Who did Harry Styles date after Taylor Swift?

After Harry and Taylor split in early 2013, Harry quickly moved on with the daughter of Rod Stewart, model Kimberly Stewart, per E! . A source confirmed that were introduced by a mutual friend who set them up and were "very happy" together. At the time, Harry was 19 years old and Kimberly was 33.

The source added: "Kim is very strong willed, she goes for what she wants and Harry appreciates that. It is a very new thing and we'll see where it goes."

Kimberly Stewart and Taylor Swift smiling
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Tying this all back to "Is It Over Now?," Taylor claimed in the song that the woman that her ex-boyfriend dated after her looked like her. The lyric "Your new girl is my clone" seemingly claims that Taylor felt she and Kimberly looked alike. Taylor also sings, "If she's got blue eyes, I will surmise that you'll probably date her," which is a further reference to Kimberly's blue eyes.

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