After Taylor Swift, 23, and One Direction boy bander Harry Styles, 18, shared a kiss on New Year's Eve in New York City following Swift's Times Square performance, the couple jetted off for a romantic holiday in Virgin Gorda — but not everything went according to plan.
The couple arrived at Virgin Gorda — the third largest of the British Virgin Islands known for its "yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe anchorages and luxury resorts and villas" —
But on Friday, Jan. 4, Swift caught the first flight out of Virgin Gorda and headed back to the states after getting into a heated argument with Styles that ended the two-month relationship, according to a source close to One Direction.
Styles, meanwhile, island-hopped over to Richard Branson's private Necker Island as soon as Swift departed.
"Richard Branson heard Harry was staying nearby so invited him to come check out Necker," the source tells Business Insider. "So when Taylor left for the states, Harry went to Branson's island for the day to let off some steam."
While Styles only stayed on Necker Island for a short while and later returned to Virgin Gorda solo, a source says "he did plenty of partying and was definitely enjoying himself while hanging out with guests. He returned to Virgin Gorda in the early morning hours looking like he had a raucous night."
Apparently Styles had been meaning to check out Necker Island anyhow as he is currently scoping out locations for his 21st birthday bash ... in two-and-a-half years.
But the party was short-lived, as Styles headed back to the UK solo on Sunday where he was spotted taking photos with fans at Heathrow airport.