Harry Styles is back in the US

After a brief few days in the UK hanging out with friends and zipping around in his new Audi R8, Harry Styles has returned to California.

And the One Direction star didn’t have to struggle out of LAX airport with his bags alone.

Minders protected him from getting mauled by fans – and there was a mystery blonde to greet him and whisk him away.

Harry, 18, who dressed casually in skinny jeans for the flight, looked as though he had just woken up as the pair drove off together in the back of a waiting car.

But he soon had a big smile on his face.

After splitting from Caroline Flack in January, Harry was snapped kissing US model Emma Ostilly goodnight in New Zealand last month.

He’s also been linked to singer Lily Halpern and New York photographer Sarah-Louise Colivet.

Read more about One Direction singer Harry Styles in Now magazine dated 7 May 2012 – out now!

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