Harry Styles this morning confirmed he has split from Caroline Flack after three months of dating.
The One Direction singer, who will turn 18 on Wednesday, told fans on his Twitter page that reports of the break-up from 32-year-old presenter Caroline were true.
However, Harry hit out at reports he had ‘dumped’ The Xtra Factor host, insisting the decision was mutual.
He tweeted: ‘Please know I didn’t “dump” Caroline. This was a mutual decision. She is one of the kindest, sweetest people I know.’
Harry and Caroline caused controversy when they started dating back in October due to the 15-year age gap.
But the pair ignored the criticism and have enjoyed a fun-filled fling over the past few months.
They consistently avoided being photographed together during their romance, with one of the only shots of the pair being a Twitter picture from the beginning of their relationship.
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The pair were spotted leaving each other’s houses in the early hours of the morning on various occasions, but they were said to have split over the new year.
Harry and Caroline’s split came just weeks before he and band One Direction jetted off on their first American tour.
However, Caroline didn’t let her newly-single status affect her as she co-presented the ITV2’s coverage of the National Television Awards on Wednesday night.
Stepping on to the red carpet, she wore a colourful patterned dress with a pink shirt, while her tanned pins were on show.
The TV star spent five hours in the hairdressers’ chair, appearing with shorter, darker locks a few days ago.
And she’d clearly had a good time as she let herself loose following her presenting stint.
She tweeted the following morning: ‘My.head.hurts.’