Fans have long speculated about the sexual orientation of British singer Harry Styles, one of the most successful musicians in the world. We are investigating whether or not the 28-year-old ex-One Direction singer identifies as gay due to his outspokenness on the subject in the past. Please keep reading to find out everything we’ve learned.
Is Harry Styles Gay?
In an emotional cover story interview with Rolling Stone, Harry Styles gives his fans exactly what they want.
When discussing Styles, it’s hard to avoid talking about the one other thing that makes headlines regularly: his sexuality.
“I’ve never talked about my life away from work publicly and found that it’s benefited me positively,” he told the magazine. “There’s always going to be a version of a narrative, and I think I just decided I wasn’t going to spend the time trying to correct it or redirect it in some way.”
Though Styles has made headlines for his relationships with women in the past — like with Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, and currently, Olivia Wilde — the “As It Was” singer has never publicly labeled his sexuality. He even told the publication that he’s never been in a “public” relationship with anyone.
“Sometimes people say, ‘You’ve only publicly been with women,'” Styles said. “I don’t think I’ve publicly been with anyone. If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to have a public relationship or something.”
Since “other people blur the lines for you,” the musician acknowledged that his personal life is rarely kept secret. The public’s (borderline) fixation with his love life, he says, often prompts a “discussion” that wouldn’t otherwise happen so early in a relationship.
“Can you imagine,” he says, “going on a second date with someone and being like, ‘OK, there’s this corner of the thing, and they’re going to say this, and it’s going to be crazy, and they’re going to be really mean, and it’s not real…. But anyway, what do you want to eat?’ “
On the set of Don’t Worry Darling, a psychological thriller slated to be released in theatres this fall, Styles, and Wilde unexpectedly began a whirlwind affair that quickly became the subject of tabloid headlines. Wilde takes on the director role, while Styles plays the male lead, Jack, alongside Florence Pugh.
Wilde discussed the difficulties she and her boyfriend face due to Styles’ fan following for the first time in a public interview. She describes the negative feedback he receives online as the “antithesis” of what he represents.
“I don’t believe the hateful energy defines his fan base at all,” Wilde told Rolling Stone. “The majority of them are true champions of kindness.”
Also launching this fall is My Policeman, a period romance in which Styles plays a closeted gay policeman. However, as Styles explains, even though the film focuses on a gay relationship, it is ultimately a love story.
“It’s not like ‘This is a gay story about these guys being gay,'” Styles said. “It’s about love and about wasted time to me.”
He added, “I think everyone, including myself, has your journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it.”
“It’s obviously pretty unfathomable now to think, ‘Oh, you couldn’t be gay.’ That was illegal.”
According to Styles, the film is different from other depictions of LGBT love stories because it features a level of rawness that is rarely seen on screen.
He explained that filmmaker Michael Grandage intended to portray a gay relationship as it often is — “soft and loving and sensitive” — since “so much of gay sex in movies is two guys going at it,” which takes away some of the tenderness.
About Harry Styles’s Major Works
The formation of the boy band “One Direction” was a turning point in Harry Styles’s career. The group continued to accomplish remarkable things and produce groundbreaking works, all of which became chart toppers. “One Direction” made history when it became the first boy band to have its first four albums debut at number one in the United States.
In addition, they made history by becoming the first boy band ever to have two albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the same year. Its first four albums were all huge commercial successes.
Harry Styles’s Personal Life
A Casanova in appearance, Harry Styles is well-known for his many rumored relationships. He dated TV presenter Caroline Flack in 2011. Due to the significant age gap between them (Flack was 32 when he began dating Styles), their relationship became a worldwide sensation. Their romance finally fizzled out in 2012.
Various celebrities, such as Sarah-Louise Colivet, Emma Ostilly, Cara Delevingne, Lily Halpern, and Rita Ora, were rumored to be on and off with Styles after his breakup with Flack.
Styles began dating megastar Taylor Swift in December 2012. They called it quits in the first month of 2013. He went on to date Nadine Leopold and Kendall Jenner. Later in 2020, he started dating Olivia Wilde, but by 2022, the relationship was over.
He has frequently been seen waving the rainbow flag (LGBT pride flag) onstage, demonstrating his status as a staunch supporter of the LGBT community and a relentless champion for equality. He has also contributed to causes like the “Little Princess Trust” and the “Young Survival Coalition.”