Harry Styles still loves a cougar as his fling with married DJ Lucy Horobin is revealed

Harry Styles' reputation for liking older women isn't going to go away any time soon.

Harry StylesHarry Styles reportedly had a fling with another older woman. Copyright [WENN]

After causing waves with his 32-year-old Caroline Flack relationship, Harry Styles has got tongues wagging yet again over his reported fling with 32-year-old Lucy Horobin.

The 18-year-old One Direction star flirted with married DJ Lucy Horobin on her radio show, and reports now claim that started a short-lived romance between the pair.

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Harry Styles' rumoured fling with Lucy Horobin only lasted a few weeks, but it's claimed their dalliance almost ruined Lucy's marriage.

Their romance, which took place when Hazza was just 17, ended because Harry Styles started dating Caroline Flack.

Harry Styles, Lucy HorobinHarry Styles' rumoured fling Lucy Horobin. Copyright [Twitter/Lucy Horobin]

A source told the Mirror that Harry Styles found Lucy Horobin "really witty and very sexy" and the DJ was "going through a rocky patch with her husband" with the couple taking time out.

After things fizzled out with Harry Styles, Lucy Horobin reportedly realised she'd made a mistake, so she confessed all to her husband and they decided to work on their marriage and stay together.

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Harry Styles and Lucy Horobin first met in August when she interviewed One Direction for Manchester radio station Key 103 and the pair started messaging each other on Twitter and Facebook.

When Lucy Horobin interviewed One Direction a month later they flirted live on air.

Harry Styles said "You look lovely today" to which Lucy Horobin replied: "Thanks Harry, so do you."

Harry Styles, Alli SimpsonHarry Styles posed with 14-year-old US presenter Alli Simpson last week. Copyright: [Twitter/Alli Simpson]

They then spent a night at a Manchester hotel, with a friend of Lucy's dishing: "She knows she shouldn't admit it but said the sex was amazing. He knew exactly what he was doing despite the fact he was only 17. He's adorable and Lucy had a lot of fun. But it was never going to be anything serious."

A friend of Harry's revealed the One Direction star: "never wanted anything serious. He's far too young to settle down and when he met Lucy the band was just beginning to take off massively.

"He knew she didn't want anything serious either, he thought it a bit of harmless fun."

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Harry Styles and Lucy Horobin's fling ended in October, but the story only broke yesterday.

While Harry Styles has stayed quiet on Twitter about it, Lucy Horobin tweeted ":(" and: "To clarify, I haven't said ANYTHING to any press, nor do I wish to. Thank you to those of you who have said kind words today. Xxx"

It seems the age of Harry Styles' female friends is always going to raise eyebrows, as he was pictured with 14-year-old US presenter Alli Simpson last week.