One Direction's Harry Styles emerges from his hotel for the first time since 'homewrecker' allegations
13:43 GMT, 2 July 2012
His name has been on everybody's lips this past week after it was revealed that he had enjoyed a fling with a married radio DJ.
But Harry Styles has kept his head down and remained hidden throughout the scandal until yesterday when he emerged from his hotel room.
The pop star was snapped shirtless by the pool in Fort Lauderdale in Florida looking like he didn't have a care in the world while the affair storm erupted on the other side of the world.
Not a care in the world: Harry Styles emerged from his hotel room in Florida yesterday for the first time since his affair with radio DJ Lucy Horobin went public
It emerged this weekend that Styles, 18, had a fling with married Key 103 DJ Lucy Horobin, 32, last summer after she interviewed One Direction for the station.
Styles was 17 at the time and their short-lived affair began after the interview and their relationship soon became common knowledge among staff at the station.
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.
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.
Cooling off: Harry sipped a milkshake as he got comfortable around the pool
You don't look worried! Harry managed a grin for the cameras as he and his bandmates left the hotel later for their concert
knew that Lucy’s marriage was in a strange place at the time and
obviously the attraction between her and Harry was mutual.'
and Styles then met secretly at a hotel in Manchester, where they
reportedly spent a night together and it is understood they met again in
December – after Styles had started dating Caroline Flack – when One
Direction returned to the city for another concert.
source said: ‘I think that was the end of it. /07/02/article-2167573-13C31FAE000005DC-996_634x442.jpg” width=”634″ height=”442″ alt=”Fling: Harry and DJ Lucy Horobin were snapped together leaving Key 103 Radio station in Manchester after the interview which kick started their affair” class=”blkBorder” />
Fling: Harry and DJ Lucy Horobin were snapped together leaving Key 103 Radio station in Manchester after the interview which kick started their affair
A friend of Oliver's told the Mirror today: 'It was heartbreaking. When Oliver found out about the fling he couldn't bear to watch TV in case Harry was on.
'He couldn't bring himself to listen to the radio in case he could hear Harry's voice. And he certainly didn't want to open a newspaper in case he saw Harry's face.'
Oliver was said to be 'inconsolable'
when he first found out but he decided to try and forgive his wife and
make a go of the marriage and they kept the affair to themselves, not imagining that it would ever come to light.
But the story emerged and Oliver told
friends: 'I felt like a fool. I felt like the whole world knew what had
happened. It could easily have ruined our marriage for a second time,
but we've fought hard to save it.'
Older women: Lucy is 32, the same age as Caroline Flack who Harry dated last year for three months
The friend added: 'It's fair to say that the last eight days have been tough on both Lucy and Oliver. Not even their families knew about Harry Styles until the story emerged last week. It was a nightmare to say the least.'
And although he and Lucy are working things out and trying to move on, Oliver told friends he will never forgive Harry and said: 'Why should I feel anything but hatred for this little scumbag'
But Harry has denied that he knew Lucy was hitched and one of his friends said: 'To him it was clear Lucy had separated from her husband. He had no idea she was still married.'
Yesterday he was making the most of his last day in the States before the band performed their final gig of their Up All Night tour in Sunrise, Florida.
Grand finale: One Direction (L-R Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne) performed in Sunrise, Florida yesterday on the last date of their Up All Night tour