One Direction 2012: Harry Styles’ mum talks about Caroline Flack, Lily Halpern and her romantic son!

Harry Styles’ mum Anne Cox has spoken out about her famous son in this week’s heat magazine.

“I do worry about Harry, as any mum would,” she says, “but so far it’s been amazing the way he’s taken it all in his stride and remained so grounded. I know I’m biased, but he’s genuinely a lovely lad, just a normal 18 year old doing abnormal things at the moment.”

But what about Harry’s love life? “I have met Caroline Flack, but I don’t want to go into things about the two of them,” she says. “That’s over now. I never really thought about the age gap, but I had an age gap with Harry’s dad [she’s 44, he’s 54] so I suppose that’s what he saw. I don’t think it’s very important, to be honest.”

And, despite US singer Lily Halpern, 19, telling heat about her romance with Harry last week, Anne says he’s single. “He’ll make a nice boyfriend when he’s ready,” she reckons. “He’s very sensitive and isn’t a Jack the Lad. At the moment he doesn’t want to tie himself down. He had one or two girlfriends when he was younger, but no one very special. I’d love Harry to have a family one day, and he’d love one, too. He’d make a fantastic dad.”

“He’s also a very romantic guy,” she reveals. “He makes good stir-fries.”

“He’s a mummy’s boy,” Anne goes on. “Sometimes, he phones up to five times a day. When there’s a time difference, he tends to text saying, ‘I love you, Mum,’ or ‘I miss you’. He’s still my little boy.”

“He gives the best hugs ever,” proud Anne boasts. “I love hugging him and kissing him when he comes home. He’s a very caring and lovely guy – being in the group is the best thing that could have happened to him, because Harry wouldn’t enjoy being out on the road on his own.”

The full interview appears in this weeks’ heat magazine, on sale now.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!