Caroline Flack was ‘a physical thing’ for Harry
Monday 11 June 2012
When Caroline Flack and Harry Styles went public with their relationship last year, they endured public scrutiny due to their 14-year age gap and the fact that Harry was just 17 at the time.
Having started their relationship during filming of Xtra Factor the pair split after 3 months with Caroline, 32, telling a British paper in April that they remain friends "What happened is between me and him and then we decided it was best to just be friends. He was nice to me - we were nice to each other. He's brilliant, he is so much fun."
However their friendship may be tested after a school friend of Harry’s revealed what the One Direction star really felt about the relationship. Former classmate Will Sweeny told a British paper ‘I asked him what it was like with a woman that much older. He said it was weird but more physical than anything he'd experienced before. He definitely enjoyed his time with Caroline but the age gap was too much, I think.
He continued, 'All his mates think he’s a bit of a legend though. It’s classic Styles. He definitely enjoys the attention and he’s making the most of it. He is just making the most of it and living every boy's dream.’
While his popularity with the ladies is undeniable, Harry has had to endure a hate campaign in his hometown of Cheshire.
Sweeny explained: ‘There's been a lot of resentment and jealousy towards Harry's success. It's so sad, a lot of these people used to be his friends but now they hate him. They say it's because he left us for fame and fortune.
‘It really upsets Harry because he's a sensitive guy. They call him a d***head and refer to him as a t**t. It gets him down. He thought people would be proud of him.’