Oliver wants to make his marriage work
He and Lucy were estranged at the time of the alleged fling, when Harry was 17, but Oliver, 31, was still shocked when she reportedly confessed.
‘I think the pain was unimaginable,’ a friend reveals. ‘Not only was his wife telling him she had slept with somebody else, she was telling him it was with Harry Styles.
‘Initially Oliver blamed Lucy. Who wouldn’t? He was really confused and didn’t know what to do.
‘He told me, “I’m devastated. I feel every emotion… hatred, sadness, disappointment.”
‘But that was only until he calmed down. Lucy refused to give up on their marriage, as did Oliver.
‘To Oliver, Harry is just a spoilt little rich kid who does whatever he wants, when he wants – no matter the consequences.’
Lucy didn’t return to work at radio station Heart South Coast FM in Hampshire on Monday after last weekend’s revelations and co-presenter Jason King made light out of her absence on their breakfast show.
‘Over the weekend you may have picked something up in the newsagents and read something which may have shocked you,’ he quipped.
‘I’d like to confirm the rumours are true and she has taken time off – to read Fifty Shades Of Grey.’
It’s claimed that Lucy hung out with Harry, then 17, who believed her marriage was over – after he made a play for her.
‘It was Harry who asked for Lucy‘s number. She was feeling low about the state of her marriage – it seemed a bit of fun,’ a former colleague tells the Sunday Mirror.
‘He pursued Lucy. It was him who did a lot of the running, sending flirty texts and messages on Twitter. Eventually, after all the flirting they ended up at a hotel. It was the talk of the radio station.’
Last night Lucy declined to comment.
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