The age-gap couple have called it quits - but why?

Harry Styles‘ romance with Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack caused controversy in the UK and it’s feared American fans will be even more shocked.

One Direction singer Harry, 18, confirmed his split with 32-year-old Caroline last week, and it’s thought they were forced apart because the age-gap romance would hinder his band’s chance of cracking the US.

‘He looks young,’ a source tells Metro. ‘It does not sit well.’

Now has learnt that Harry‘s management weren’t happy when his relationship with Caroline took off, with Syco boss Simon Cowell, 52, even getting involved.

But we reckon Harry – who celebrated his birthday yesterday – would have something to say about claims he doesn’t look his age.

‘I feel like I’ve woken up with suddenly more facial hair and a deeper voice,’ a mature Harry told his Twitter followers yesterday.

Read the full story about Harry Styles and Caroline Flack‘s relationship breakdown and see our pictures of them leaving Harry‘s flat in the latest issue of Now magazine dated 6 February 2012 – out now!


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