One Direction 2012: Harry Styles’ affair with DJ Lucy Horobin “nearly wrecked her marriage”

It’s been reported by the Daily Mirror today that after One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles “flirted outrageously” with DJ Lucy Horobin during her radio show, the pair began an affair, despite the fact that Lucy was married and aged 32.

Harry, who was 17 at the time of the affair, reportedly later ditched Lucy in order to date Xtra Factor host, Caroline Flack, however, an unnamed source claims that Harry and Lucy’s fling “nearly wrecked her marriage.”

The insider told the paper, “Harry’s got a record for pulling some of the most beautiful women in showbiz and couldn’t resist Lucy’s beautiful looks.

“He found her really witty and very sexy. Lucy was going through a rocky patch with her husband. After only a year of marriage she had doubts over whether she had done the right thing.

“She had requested taking time out in their relationship and they were virtually leading separate lives…

“Harry just happened to be in the right place at the right time. He charmed his way into her life and brought a little bit of excitement with him.

“Lucy was confused about her feelings for her husband. They were still living in the same house but not actually living as a couple.

“Then, when things fizzled out with Harry, she realised she had made a stupid mistake.

“She wanted to make a real go of her marriage and decided the only way to do that was to confess about Harry. She was terrified of admitting what she had done.

“Although she believes she was separated from her husband at the time, she knew he would hate it. But she knew it was the only way of moving forward.

“As you can imagine it was tough. He was mad. She was mortified. But they are working their way through the troubles and are glad they have decided to stay together.”

At the time of their affair, a friend of Lucy’s said, “She knows she shouldn’t admit it but said the sex was amazing.

“He knew exactly what he was doing despite the fact he was only 17. He’s adorable and Lucy had a lot of fun.

“But it was never going to be anything serious. It was a mistake. She loves her husband and wants to be with him.”

A friend of Harry’s added, “Lucy was right up his street, exactly the type of girl, or woman should I say, he is attracted to.

“She is sexy, confident and is doing well in her career. But he never wanted anything serious.

“He’s far too young to settle down and when he met Lucy the band was just beginning to take off massively.

“He knew she didn’t want anything serious either, he thought it a bit of harmless fun.”

Their fling ended about three months after they first met, and with regard to claims that Harry was to blame for the near breakdown of Lucy’s marriage, a source close to the 1D singer said, “To Harry it was very clear that Lucy had separated from her husband.

“He had no idea she was still married.”

Well, to be honest, even if he did, she was the one who was married, not him, so I think it’s wholly unfair to point the finger at Harry at all. Lucy is/was clearly old enough to know exactly what she was doing.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.