Harry Styles' One Direction Bandmate Louis Tomlinson: Taylor Swift Is a "Really Lovely Girl"

Celebrity News Dec. 9, 2012 AT 12:00PM
Taylor Swift on December 1, 2012 in L.A.; Louis Tomlinson & Harry Styles on "Today" in November. Taylor Swift on December 1, 2012 in L.A.; Louis Tomlinson & Harry Styles on "Today" in November. Credit: Paul A. Hebert/FilmMagic; Kevin Mazur/WireImage (2)

New couple Harry Styles and Taylor Swift have the blessing of at least one VIP: Louis Tomlinson!

Us Weekly chatted with the One Direction singer, 20, at Z100's Jingle Ball (presented by Aeropostale) at NYC's Madison Square Garden Dec. 7 -- where Payne offered his brief thoughts on bandmate Styles' romance with with Swift, 22.

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"I'm happy they're good friends," Tomlinson told Us Weekly coyly. The singer-songwriter was first spotted with Styles, 18, in mid-November, and the pair have since been photographed holding hands in NYC -- and insiders even saw them making out at dinner in the Big Apple earlier this week.

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For his part, Payne told Us he's spent quality time with the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" chanteuse, "and she's a really lovely girl," he gushed.

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Tomlinson himself appears spoken for for the foreseeable future. He and University of Manchester student Eleanor Calder have been dating for a year and, according to one pal, will "be together forever. You get that feeling around them."

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