He is the youngest member of the group. His self-titled debut album " Harry Styles " was released on May 12, Harry mentioned in his X Factor audition that he planned to study law, and, in a interview, again commented that he would've studied to be a lawyer, if music hadn't worked out. In a feature article for AnOther Man Magazine , Harry's sister Gemma revealed he also considered a career in physiotherapy. This helped Harry realise his passion for performing.
He wanted professional opinions on his singing, stating "Singing is what I want to do, and if people who can make that happen for me don't think that I should be doing that, then it's a major setback in my plans. In , Harry co-wrote numerous unreleased songs with pop singer Meghan Trainor  and rock band Kodaline .
Solo Career In early , Harry cut ties with One Direction's former management team Modest Management , signed with public relations management team DawBell , and hired longtime friend Jeff Azoff, son of music mogul Irving Azoff , to be his manager.
Harry began work on his debut solo album in February He halted production temporarily after winning a lead role in Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk. The film was a box office success and Harry received critical acclaim for his role. Album production restarted in July and concluded by December We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he's here to stay. Harry has stepped up with the vision of someone who's authentic" .
On 25 March , a television advert featuring Harry exiting a dark room aired in the UK, confirming an April 7 single premiere date . It was a critical and commercial success, and would appear on many Best of lists. In a first for the series, Harry appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden for one consecutive week in May, where he contributed to skits, hosted the opening monologue, performed songs from his album, and participated in his first solo Carpool Karaoke.
Harry released his self-titled debut album " Harry Styles " worldwide on 12 May It was a global success, debuting at 1 in many countries. Harry began a small venue world tour entitled Harry Styles: Live On Tour in September , running through to December An arena tour followed in early On 5 March , high fashion brand Gucci confirmed Harry would be the face of their campaign.
In May , it was confirmed Harry would serve as executive producer for a CBS sitcom titled Happy Together, which is loosely based on his first years becoming accustomed to newfound fame. Anne and Des are divorced, and Anne remarried to Robin Twist. Harry has one older sister, Gemma , who works as a freelance journalist. His family owns a cat named Dusty and his sister has a cat named Olivia. Harry has three cousins, Matt, Ella and Ben Selley.
In June , Robin Twist passed away after a battle with cancer, aged In , Skinner told media she had not contacted Harry since She described him as "a really good boyfriend, very romantic and, yes, shy. Their relationship caused controversy because of their fifteen year age gap. Romance rumors grew after October 16, , when it was reported that Harry and Caroline were seen kissing at an X Factor after party.
Rumors went unproven until December , when Harry was photographed leaving her London home early in the morning. Although neither confirmed they were together, in January Harry tweeted that the relationship had mutually ended.
After Taylor ended her relationship with Connor Kennedy in October , she was photographed the following month wearing a paper plane necklace, similar to the one Harry wore at the time. The pair were then photographed holding hands together numerous times, both in New York where Taylor lives, and in Cheshire, Harry's hometown, throughout December They split five days later, while on vacation, for unknown reasons.
Swift has since described the relationship as "fragile" and full of "anxiety and roadblocks". While many have interpreted Swift's single "I Knew You Were Trouble", from her fourth album "Red", to be about Harry, the song was written before they met and released as a single while they were still dating.
However, Swift's fifth album "" does feature two songs confirmed to be about Harry: Style was released as the third official single from , and became one of the best selling songs of The title references Harry's surname and Swift holds a paper airplane necklace in the music video.
Swift confirmed Out Of The Woods references a December snow mobile accident she and Harry were in where her "life flashed before [my] eyes". Harry was photographed with bandages on his chin in the immediate aftermath. In October , One Direction released " Perfect ", a song co-written by Harry and Louis , featuring the lyric "If you're looking for someone to write your break-up songs about, baby, I'm perfect", which sparked worldwide speculation of it being a reference to Swift, who is known for writing songs detailing her past relationships.
On 18 April , in a Rolling Stone interview, Harry addressed his relationship with Swift for the first time since their split. When asked to comment, Styles stated: It's the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever. Certain things don't work out. There's a lot of things that can be right, and it's still wrong.
You're celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than 'this didn't work out, and that's bad. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it's the best shit ever". Camille Rowe On 17 July , radio host and close friend Nick Grimshaw asked Harry during a BBC 1 radio interview to wear a heart monitor while he was shown pictures of people and objects.
One of the people shown was American-French model Camille Rowe. A month later, Harry and Camille were seen together backstage and in the audience for a Fleetwood Mac concert. Camille proceeded to accompany Harry on his solo world tour, sitting either backstage or in the audience for many of his concert dates from September to December The pair were spotted having dinner together on 1 January , then photographed together by paparazzi on the 23rd and 29th.
Neither have said anything about the relationship but sources have said they are in the early stages of dating. Controversies In , British singer Ed Sheeran revealed Harry had told him he purposefully leaked a nude photo of himself during his time on The X Factor. Ed told a reporter "Did you know Harry leaked that nude picture himself?
He leaked his own picture. Harry has never publicly spoken about the relationship while Flack courted minor publicity after releasing a book. As of , Harry has consistently been framed as a womanizer by the media.
While claims of short relationships have gone unfounded and unconfirmed, Styles is seen as a "lothario" figure by the general public. He has expressed discomfort with this assumption  and Zayn once came to his defence in an interview .
In a interview with GQ, Harry was pushed to reveal how many sexual partners he had. Upon Harry revealing he had slept with two people, the interviewer stated they did not believe him. The harassment caused backlash from fans who did not appreciate reading Harry's discomfort . The magazine criticised fans in response. Sexuality Speculation From onward, Harry and bandmate Louis have been the subject of a conspiracy theory suggesting they are a closeted couple, particularly after announcing they had made plans in to move in together after The X Factor .
They began renting an apartment together in September , just before the band's debut single was released. Their mothers often tweeted about how close the pair were, with Louis's mother once referring to Harry as Louis's husband .
Many believed it signified he and Harry had been forcibly closeted. Past boy bands have had closeted gay members who hid their sexuality, for fear of angering heterosexual female fans . Louis's tweet to Harry is currently the third most retweeted of all time with over 2 million retweets.
Neither Harry or Louis have ever addressed the tweet. In early , rumors of Harry moving out of his house with Louis circulated. Louis stated fans speculating about their relationship had made them too uncomfortable to continue being close friends . Many chose not to believe this as their friendship seemed largely unchanged, despite their spending less time together in public.
Over the next three years, several denials were issued by Louis. In late , Louis tweeted "Larry is the biggest load of bullshit I've ever heard"  in response to a fan who refused to believe Louis's relationship with Eleanor was real.
From early , Harry and Louis were not seen together outside of work commitments, leading many to believe they had fallen out. As of , Harry and Louis's friendship appears unaffected by ongoing rumors. During One Direction's November album promo, they often sat next to each other and shared jokes together. Louis stated Zayn's departure from the band brought the four remaining members much closer together. It is unknown if Harry and Louis made contact throughout , however Harry was in attendance for Louis's first solo performance on The X Factor, on December 10, , along with Liam and Niall.
Louis wished Harry a happy birthday on Twitter on February 1, , his first online interaction toward Harry in four years. In May , Harry was asked during an interview to clarify if his solo single Sweet Creature was about Louis. In June , Louis expressed his condolences to Harry and his family on Twitter, after Harry's stepfather lost his battle with cancer. Throughout his Back To You promotional campaign, Louis stated numerous times that he was proud of Harry's successful venture into acting.
It made everything, I think on both fences, a little bit more unapproachable. I think it shows that it was never anything real, if I can use that word. One lyric in the song appeared to suggest bisexuality: The picture was designed to look like a video and the caption read "Double tap to see me strip".
An image tapped twice on Instagram becomes "liked". The owner of the photo wrote "Hi harrystyles: It caused continued speculation about Harry's sexuality. In July, Harry denied being in a relationship with BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw , after media speculated why they were spending so much time together.