Harry in secret romance with married woman, 34
Monday 25 June 2012
Harry Styles had a three-month secret romance with a married broadcaster 14 years his senior, it has been claimed.
The One Direction heartthrob, 18, is believed to have enjoyed a short-lived fling with DJ Lucy Horobin, 32, after his band appeared on her Key 103 radio show in Manchester in August of last year, according to a Sunday newspaper.
The affair began when Styles was just 17, and almost led to the end of Miss Horobin’s marriage.
Although sources claim that Lucy and her husband, Oliver Pope, who she married just a year before were 'virtually leading separate lives' they were said to be still living together at the time of the affair.
The former X Factor star was heard flirting heavily with the broadcaster as his band performed live on her show, with a former colleague at Key 103 saying:‘Apparently Lucy and Harry hit it off from the moment the boys walked into the studio – it was electric and they were flirting like crazy.
They continued: ‘Lucy made it quite clear she fancied him and there was a lot of banter between them both on and off air. It got a little risqué.
‘She is a really fun girl with loads of personality and she’s not at all shy about coming forward and making sure she gets what she wants.
‘People knew that Lucy’s marriage was in a strange place at the time and obviously the attraction between her and Harry was mutual.
‘She looks just like George Clooney’s ex, Lisa Snowdon, and that sophisticated “older woman” look obviously appeals to Harry.’
A source close to Harry said: 'Lucy was right up his street, exactly the type of girl, or woman, should I say, he is attracted to. She's sexy confident and is doing well in her career. But he never wanted anything serious.’
The pair were said to have spent a night in a hotel in Manchester together with Lucy confessing that ‘the sex was amazing.’
A friend of Lucy's told the paper: 'He knew exactly what he was doing despite the fact he was only 17.'
'He's adorable and Lucy had a lot of fun. But it was never anything serious. It was a mistake.'
Their relationship apparently fizzled out in October 2011 though after Lucy realised she wanted to try and make things work with her husband.
A source said: 'She wanted to make a real go of her marriage and decided the only way to do that was to confess about Harry. She was terrified of admitting what she had done.'
Harry is no stranger to dating older women – he hit headlines at the end of last year after it emerged that he was dating Xtra Factor host, Caroline Flack, who at 32, was 14 years his senior. The relationship lasted just three months, with Harry admitting that it was just ‘physical.’
"HARRY SAYS CAROLINE RELATIONSHIP WAS PURELY PHYSICAL"