Harry Styles has become one of the most famous men on the planet after being catapulted into the limelight with an appearance on the UK version of The X Factor. Since then, he has been a member of one of the best-selling boybands of all time, had an incredibly successful solo career thus far, has appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbusters, racked up a string of high-profile girlfriends and challenged gender stereotypes in fashion.
Put simply, he’s an incredibly influential figure not just in music, but in the whole of modern society.
So, who is Harry Styles, who is he dating and how much is he worth? Allow us to answer all these questions and more.
Harry Styles Quick Facts
Name: Harry Edward Styles
DoB: 1 February 1994
Height: 5 ft 10 in / 1.77m
Relationship Status: Dating
Current Partner: Olivia Wilde
Net Worth: £100 million (estimated)
Instagram: @harrystyles – 46m followers
Who Is Harry Styles?
Harry Styles is an English singer, songwriter and actor who was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England on 1 February 1994. His parents are mother Anne Twist, a landlady and father Desmond Styles, a finance worker. Harry has an older sister, Gemma. Harry Styles’ parents divorced when he was 7, and his mother remarried John Cox. They divorced and his mother remarried Robin Twist, who passed away from cancer in 2017. Harry Styles has a stepbrother Mike and stepsister Amy, from this marriage.
Harry Styles showed a keen interest in singing and performing from a young age and would often sing covers on a karaoke machine. He later attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School in Cheshire, England, where he took the role of lead singer for the band White Eskimo.
Harry Styles auditioned for the UK version of The X Factor in 2010 and made his way through the stages up until boot camp, but didn’t make it any further. His luck turned around, however, when it was suggested he team up with four other boys in his age group – Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson – to form a group, to be mentored by Simon Cowell. This group became One Direction.
One Direction eventually finished the show in third place but was immediately signed to Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco Records. Their debut single and album both charted at number 1 on the US Billboard chart, making them the first British group to do so. One Direction set another record by being the first group to have their first four albums debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200. Their ‘Where We Are Tour’ in 2014 currently stands as the highest-grossing tour of all time by a vocal group.
Following his suggestion the group go on an indefinite hiatus in 2016, Harry Styles embarked on a solo career and released his first single “Sign of the Times” in April 2017, and his debut solo album a month later. Harry Styles’ debut solo album entered the charts at number 1 in the US, UK and Australia, along with numerous other countries around the world.
Harry Styles has since released two more solo albums: Fine Line in 2019 and Harry’s House in 2022. Harry’s House received critical and commercial success upon its release, debuting at number 1 in the US and UK and becoming the fastest-selling record to date in 2022. Harry Styles’ solo albums have sold in excess of 3 million copies.
Harry Styles Movies
Harry Styles made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 movie, Dunkirk. Nolan insisted Harry wasn’t cast as a result of his fame, claiming he wasn’t actually aware of the sheer extent of it. Harry’s performance in Dunkirk was received well by critics.
His next acting role came as Eros / Starfox in the Marvels movie Eternals, but only in a mid-credits scene. Harry’s character is the brother of Thanos, the main villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It remains unclear if Harry will reprise the role in any future movies.
Styles is set to appear in an upcoming psychological thriller film Don’t Worry Darling, directed by current girlfriend Olivia Wilde (more on that in a moment), and he’s also down to play the main character in My Policeman, which is due to be released in October 2022.
Harry Styles Fashion
Since Harry Styles has gone solo as an artist, he has had more control over his image and in doing so, he has exhibited a style reminiscent of 70’s glam rock. He teased this style direction during his time with One Direction, often wearing floral prints, big, flamboyant suits and heeled boots.
But during his solo career, he has experimented more with colour, particularly pastel hues of blue and pink, and introduced the likes of sequins, flares and glitter. You only need to take a quick look at some his red carpet looks, such as this jumpsuit at the 2019 Met Gala, these Mary Jane ‘schoolgirl shoes’ at the 2020 Brit Awards, or the Gucci gown he for his cover shoot for US Vogue (he’s the first male to appear on the cover) to understand the style direction he’s comfortable moving in.
In response to criticism he received for his Vogue cover shoot, Harry said, “To not wear [something] because it’s females’ clothing, you shut out a whole world of great clothes.”
“What’s exciting about right now is you can wear what you like as lines are becoming more and more blurred.”
What is abundantly clear is that Harry Styles is attempting to break down gender stereotypes within fashion – something Australian boxer Harry Garside has also gotten behind – and prove that men can wear skirts, dresses and nail polish.
Harry Styles has often collaborated with Italian luxury fashion house Gucci for the majority of his public appearances.
Harry Styles Girlfriend
Commanding such a prominent position in the world of celebrity has naturally meant Harry Styles has attracted a number of women and now has a number of high-profile ex-girlfriends (some the result of just rumour). Harry Styles dated the late British television presenter Caroline Flack from November 2011 to January 2012, when she was fourteen years his senior.
He then had a brief relationship with American singer Taylor Swift in 2012 and it’s believed some of their songs released after their break-up, were inspired by each other. Harry then dated French-American model Camille Rowe from 2017 to 2018, and it’s claimed their relationship inspired his second album, Fine Line.
There have been constant rumours that Harry Styles has dated the American model and star of The Kardashians, Kendall Jenner, but this has never been confirmed. Harry Styles is currently dating American actress and director Olivia Wilde and has been with her since January 2021.
Is Harry Styles gay?
If the above information hasn’t convinced you, then to put it bluntly, no Harry Styles isn’t gay. He has been asked about his sexual orientation in the past, however, and when asked whether he was bisexual by British GQ in a 2013 interview, he said, “Bisexual? Me? I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure I’m not.”
He followed up these comments in 2022 by stating he shouldn’t have to level his sexual orientation at all, “The whole point of where we should be heading, which is toward accepting everybody and being more open, is that it doesn’t matter, and it’s about not having to label everything, not having to clarify what boxes you’re checking.”
Harry Styles Net Worth
Naturally, with the success Harry Styles has had both as a member of One Direction and with his solo music material, has meant he has amassed a rather large fortune. As of 2022, Harry Styles’ net worth is an estimated £100 million.
Harry Styles Tattoos
Harry Styles has in excess of 60 tattoos on his body. Some of his tattoos include an anchor on his left wrist, a half-naked mermaid on his left forearm, a rose on his left elbow, a handshake on his upper left arm, a butterfly on his torso and a pair of swallows on his chest.
Harry Styles Merch
Harry Styles doesn’t currently have his own line of merchandise – he does have his own beauty line – but you are able to buy merchandise related to his music, such as t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts from his various global tours.