Sorry fans but Harry Styles won’t be sharing about his romantic relationships or his sexuality with the public.
The former One Direction member told Rolling Stone during a recent interview, “I’ve never talked about my life away from work publicly and found that it’s benefited me positively. 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.”
Harry has been dating actress Olivia Wilde for over a year and he believes that he doesn’t need to explain the speculations surrounding his sexual identity. He said, “Sometimes people say, ‘You’ve only publicly been with women,’ and 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.”
Harry has been open about supporting the LGBTQ+ community since One Direction disbanded and he started being a solo artist. He would wave Pride flags in his performances and includes inclusive lyrics into his songs.
Nowadays, the singer who’s also an actor, hasn’t revealed how he identifies. In his new movie, My Policeman, he plays the part of a closeted gay man. He told the outlet, “It’s obviously pretty unfathomable now to think, ‘Oh, you couldn’t be gay. That was illegal’, I think everyone, including myself, has your own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it.”
He added, “So much of gay sex in film is two guys going at it, and it kind of removes the tenderness from it. There will be, I would imagine, some people who watch it who were very much alive during this time when it was illegal to be gay, and [director Michael Grandage] wanted to show that it’s tender and loving and sensitive.”
The film will be released on Prime video on October 21.
Harry has gotten real about sex several times. In April, the singer revealed he’s been dealing with issues concerning his intimacy. He told Better Homes & Gardens, “For a long time, it felt like the only thing that was mine was my sex life. I felt so ashamed about it, ashamed at the idea of people even knowing that I was having sex, let alone who with.”
The Watermelon Sugar singer said he’s okay opening up to friends, but he considers it “outdated” to make the public know about his sexual identity.
He said, “That’s my personal experience; it’s mine. 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.”