One Direction - One Direction Management Forced Harry And Caroline To Split?
It has been claimed that the relationship between Harry Styles and Caroline Flack was forced to end after the One Direction star's management stepped in.
One Direction management reportedly forced Harry Styles and Caroline Flack to end their relationship.
Harry - who turned 18 today (01.02.12) - and 32-year-old Caroline ended their budding romance last week shortly before Harry left for a US tour with his bandmates and although he claims it was a mutual decision, sources close to the pair say it was enforced amid worries it would affect his career.
A source told Now magazine: "They were introduced via his people, but they weren't happy when the romance took off."
A second source added: "Harry's relationship wouldn't have gone down well at all in the States. There was fear that it could damage their reputation before they'd even got started."
A friend of Caroline's told the publication that she got on well with Harry's family but ultimately he was convinced by those around him that it was a bad move for his career.
The pal said: "Harry's family was fine with them, but he was starting to get [pressure] professionally.
"It's sad, but Caroline knew it wouldn't last forever. They'll still be friends and haven't ruled out getting back together - she keeps saying he'd be the perfect man in 10 years time."