Des Styles has been talking with the Daily Record about what it was like to break up from Harry and the rest of his family, adding that it was “the worst day of his life”.
“He was only about seven when I sat them down and told them I was leaving. Everybody was in tears. We were sitting in the lounge. Gemma and Harry were sitting on the floor in front of us, Anne and I on the sofa, and both of them were crying.”
Des said that he told Harry he wouldn’t be leaving immediately, and ultimately both he and Anne struggled on for another two years before they called it quits.
“Of course, I missed him and Gemma, as you would unless you were some sort of monster. It was tough. I used to feed him every night at half 10, change his nappy, put him to bed when he was a baby and then I was no longer living with them.”
Talking about he proud he is of what Harry has achieved with One Direction, Des commented:
“He’s polite and well mannered, he’s trained up properly, but it wasn’t me, of course not, it would be Anne. But in his younger years, it was me. I say show me the lad at seven and I’ll show you the man, so I was there then.”
“I’m just so proud of Harry. Three years ago, he was working in the bakery in the local village and now he’s something like 86th on twitter in the world.”
When asked what he thought about Harry’s liking for the older woman, Des said:
“With Caroline Flack, you can imagine, dads and sons, it’s like, ‘Fair play, son.’ But it was a bit ridiculous, 32 or whatever she was and 17. It’s a bit extreme really.”