Married DJ who bedded One Direction's Harry Styles set to divorce her husband
15:26 GMT, 11 August 2012
It has been reported that Lucy Horobin, the DJ who enjoyed a fling with Harry styles, is divorcing her husband Oliver Pope.
Despite reports that they were working through their problems the couple who were married for a year have decided to go their separate ways.
A friend close to the couple told the Daily Mirror that Lucy and Oliver believe they will remain friends.
Over: Married radio
presenter Lucy Horobin who had an affair with One Direction's Harry Styles is now divorcing her husband Oliver Pope
Speaking to the newspaper, a friend of Pope said: 'Ollie and Lucy have decided to end their marriage.'
Stating that they were 'deeply saddened' by their choice as Oliver had attempted to 'forgive' the radio DJ but the strain of her infidelity caused constant arguments.
'Lucy got a lot of flack from Harry fans when the fling was exposed and Ollie was the one who supported her through it.'
The pal continued: 'Behind closed doors they argued about it and in the end they agreed they’d be better off splitting up.'
The short-lived affair which wrecked 32-year-old Horobin's marriage began when The One Direction singer was 17.
Secret: Harry Styles had a romance with Lucy when he was just 17-years-old
Popular: Lucy interviewed the former X Factor contestants One Direction for Manchester-based radio station Key 103
Harry met Horobin, nicknamed Lulu by friends, last August, when she interviewed the band for Manchester-based station Key 103.
Their relationship was common knowledge among staff at the station, who had noticed them flirting on air.
A former colleague at Key 103 told the Daily Mail: ‘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.
‘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 risqu.
‘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.’
Following the affair, Oliver Pope was left reeling over
Styles' behaviour, insisting he was not the innocent party in the
relationship and actively pursued the relationship.
Affair: The pair's relationship was common knowledge among staff at the
radio station, where staff noticed them flirting on air
Ladies man: Harry caused quite a stir when he began dating Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack who is 15 years older than him
Horobin had been married to husband Oliver Pope for only a year when she met Styles.
The couple lived in a rented terraced house in Chorlton, Manchester, where neighbours described them as ‘nice and friendly’.
But they are said to have encountered difficulties and were leading separate lives at the time of the affair.
Horobin’s flirtation with Styles began on air when she interviewed him alongside his bandmates Liam Payne, 18, Zayn Malik, 19, Louis Tomlinson, 20, and Niall Horan, 18.
Introducing the show, she said: ‘I’m joined by five very handsome and lovely boys, and I’ve got you all to myself tonight.’
Styles was quick to compliment her, saying: ‘You look lovely today.’ She replied: ‘Thanks Harry, so do you.’
The pair later exchanged flirtatious messages on Twitter and Facebook.
A spokesperson for Horobin told the Mirror: 'Over the past few weeks both Lucy and her husband have agreed to end their marriage and decided to go their separate ways.'
MailOnline also tried to contact a representative for Lucy Horobin.