Taylor Swift kept her eyes fixed in one direction during the American Music Awards on Sunday -- and that was pointedly away from ex Harry Styles and his One Direction bandmates! The 23-year-old pop-country phenomenon sexed up her red carpet look in a short, tight metallic gold strapless dress by Julian McDonald featuring a sheer cutout plus Jimmy Choo shoes, a Tods clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, wearing her blonde tresses in loose, feathery waves. And while the singer ascended to the podium four times (her trophies included Artist of the Year) and was boogying per usual in her seat, observers inside L.A.'s Nokia Theatre noticed that she took pains to ignore Styles, 19, and his four bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. Click here to see the cutest candids from the AMAs.
At one point, during a commercial break, the "State of Grace" singer (with a security escort) walked right in front of the British boy banders as she made her way to go backstage -- staring straight ahead as she quickly made her way past the quintet. (She did, however, acknowledge and wave to the crowd otherwise.) Later in the night, returning to her seat and once again walking in front of the boys, Swift -- whose seat was was on the other side of the theatre -- similarly ignored Styles et al.
But the 1D boys did, however, join the crowd in giving Swift a standing ovation for her Best Female Country artist award.
By all accounts, the superstar had a great night, and was spotted shimmying and singing along to Luke Bryan, Justin Timberlake and other performers during the evening.
It was this time last year that Swift and Styles, 19, were in the midst of their ill-fated romance. After about four months together, they called it quits in early January of this year. Covering last week's issue of New York magazine, Swift told the mag that she heard from one unnamed ex upon whom most of her album Red was based. "He was like, 'I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album.' That was nice," said Swift of that former beau, presumed by many to be Jake Gyllenhaal. "Nicer than, like, the ranting, crazy e-mails I got from this one dude."
Styles, meanwhile, denied over the weekend that he and Kendall Jenner -- the pair grabbed dinner together in L.A. last week -- are romantically involved. "We just went out to dinner so no," Styles said of Kim Kardashian's pretty half-sister, 18. "I guess. I don't know."