Russell Blackstock is a senior reporter at the Weekend Herald and Herald on Sunday.

Star kiss a blow to Swift

Musician Taylor Swift. Photo / AP
Musician Taylor Swift. Photo / AP

One Direction star Harry Styles devastated Kiwi girl fans when he was snapped kissing a blonde beauty in New Zealand - and he left his secret star girlfriend, Taylor Swift, heartbroken too.

A source close to Swift this week revealed she was "head over heels" for the 18-year-old but they kept their showbiz romance under wraps.

But the relationship died when Styles was photographed locking lips with American model Emma Ostilly in Auckland while touring in April.

"Taylor really liked Harry and he hinted at making it official with her just before he took off to Australia and New Zealand," the source told

" Taylor had her love goggles on and didn't care what anybody had to say about Harry."

However, Swift abruptly ended the romance when she read online Styles had been photographed with Ostilly at her plush St Mary's Bay pad.

The next night, Ostilly was also snapped being escorted from Styles' Auckland hotel at 3am by One Direction minders.

- Herald on Sunday

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