One Direction member Harry Styles has been linked to a new romantic interest: British 'Dancing on Ice' star Emily Atack.
The 18-year-old boy band sensation has built a reputation for being attracted to older women, after dating 'Xtra Factor' host Caroline Flack, 32. However, the singer has remained single while growing to mass international fame, and grabbing the attention of many young girls. Now new reports have suggested that Styles is dating Atack, 22.
"They're perfect for each other, they really are. They've been getting to know each other and keeping things quiet but they're close," a source told the Sunday Mirror. Much like the girls who have gone wild over Styles as of late, the source revealed that Atack may have been a former celebrity crush of Styles before he reached fame.
"Harry has always had a crush on her and hoped he could get it together with her and they eventually did," the insider alleged.
Apparently the crush had also been mutual for sometime. In 2010, Atack admitted on Twitter that she also had a crush on the rising star.
"Does Harry from One Direction HAVE to be 16?! Let's pretend he's 18 at least!," Atack wrote on Twitter years back.
Atack has also appeared on the British series, "The Inbetweeners" and is related to Sir Paul McCartney through her mother. Despite the supposedly new serious relationship, in a matter of months, Styles will be in the United States on tour with One Direction.
Fans, however, refused to accept the disappointing news that Styles might be taken.
"There is no photos between him and that girl Emily. And plus HES ON A PLANE TO AMERICA HELLOOOO. And the dude she was with looked more like an Ashton Kutcher than a Harry Styles. They are Lying," Daniella wrote on the Hollywood Life blog.
"AWW! I'm sad now:( why harry?" Jo asked.