Taylor Swift isn’t one to stay quiet after a break up – something we are pretty grateful for as we get some amazing songs out of it.

But One Direction’s Harry Styles, one of her famous exes, has been pretty tight lipped about their very brief but very public relationship… until now!

Harry Styles opened up in an interview with Rolling Stone about his relationship with Taylor Swift, in particular their very public second date in New York…

“When I see photos from that day, I think: Relationships are hard, at any age,” he mused.

“And adding in that you don’t really understand exactly how it works when you’re 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn’t make it easier.

“I mean, you’re a little bit awkward to begin with. You’re on a date with someone you really like. It should be that simple, right? It was a learning experience for sure.”

“But at the heart of it, I just wanted it to be a normal date.”

Aww! Despite things not working out between them, and Taylor Swift penning quite a few lyrics about him, the 1D heartthrob told the magazine he has no hard feelings towards her, and is actually pretty thankful for everything that happened…

“Certain things don’t work out,” he added. “There’s a lot of things that can be right, and it’s still wrong.

“In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You’re celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than ‘this didn’t work out, and that’s bad.’

“And if you run into that person, maybe it’s awkward, maybe you have to get drunk…but you shared something.

“Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it’s the best s–t ever. So thank you.”

We think that’s a pretty good way to look at things, whether you’re a famous pop singer or not!

You can read Harry’s full interview in Rolling Stone’s May 4 issue.