40 Fun Facts About Harry Styles

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Heartthrob, Harry Styles blessed everyone’s screens in 2011 when he participated in The X Factor and quickly became one of, if not the most popular One Direction boy.  

Over the last decade, this trending celeb has gone from an adored young boybander to a bona fide pop superstar right in front of our eyes.

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Now one of the most influential male solo artists around, as well as fashion icon and inspiration to many, Harry actually has a lot about him behind closed doors that even his biggest fans don’t know about.

So, if you ever needed more reason to fall in love with the pop idol some more – continue reading these 40 fun Harry Styles facts below…

1. He Wanted to Be a Lifeguard

In another life, Hazza would’ve been riding the waves instead of rocking the stage. 

Believe it or not, singing wasn’t always in the pipeline for Harry. Before auditioning for The X Factor, the popular star actually applied to become a lifeguard. Harry didn’t make the cut, so he pursued his dreams of becoming a pop star, instead. 

2. He Was the First Man Featured on Vogue’s Front Cover 

If you didn’t already know, landing the front cover of Vogue is huge. And it’s an even bigger deal when you’re the first man to do so. In December 2020, Harry Styles became the first man to appear solo on the front cover of Vogue magazine.

For his cover shoot, the singer famously sported a blue dress paired with a black blazer, a look that expressed his love for fashion…but also had him accused of queerbaiting.

Despite the controversy, Harry’s Vogue dress was eventually added to a V&A Museum exhibit titled ‘Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear’.

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3. Harry Has Dated Many Famous Women

Ever since he stepped into the limelight, Harry Styles’ dating life has been scrutinized and publicized.

Over the years the superstar has been linked to models, actresses, and fellow singers, including Caroline Flack, Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, Nicole Scherzinger, and Olivia Wilde, among many others. 

4. He’s Never Labeled His Sexuality

While Harry’s been with various women, he’s never publicly labeled his sexuality. After starring as a gay man in My Policeman; having a gender-fluid fashion sense, and being an advocate for the LGBT+ community (e.g. frequently waving pride flags during concerts), many fans accused Harry of queerbaiting and not being honest about his sexuality.

“Sometimes people say, ‘You’ve only publicly been with women,’ and I don’t think I’ve publicly been with anyone. If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to have a public relationship or something,” he told Rolling Stone.

“It doesn’t matter, and it’s about not having to label everything, not having to clarify what boxes you’re checking,” he continued.

“I think everyone, including myself, has your own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it.”  

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5. He Burst into Tears When He Went Solo 

After leaving One Direction and embarking on a solo career, Harry apparently burst into tears. The singer told Better Homes & Gardens that he cried when signing his solo contract, because he “felt free.”

When recalling his time in the band, Harry explained that he was always cautious about his behavior and the image he portrayed, and “terrified” about voiding one of the cleanliness clauses in his contracts.

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“In lockdown, I started processing a lot of stuff that happened when I was in the band,” he said, noting that he had “to get people to engage with you, to like you.”

Harry continued, “there were so many years where, for me, especially in the band and the first few years coming out of it, I’d just been terrified of it ending, because I didn’t necessarily know who I was if I didn’t do music.”

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6. He’s Obsessed with Dogs

We don’t know much about Harry Styles’ pets, but it’s pretty obvious that he is obsessed with dogs. There have been multiple times where Harry has posed with random dogs on the street! 

Once, he asked to take a photo with a fan’s dog, and another time, he offered to watch someone’s Labrador while they went inside a restaurant! This weird yet sweet fact about Harry will make fans love him even more.

7. He Drove Around Handing Pizza to the Homeless

Harry literally has a heart of gold. He once spent £3,000 on pizza and drove around the streets of L.A delivering it to the homeless on his only day off. What a thoughtful way of giving back to the world…

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8. He Drinks Coffee With Butter

If you haven’t heard of The Bulletproof Diet, let us introduce you to it. This is a health trick many professionals follow, which involves adding healthy fat (butter) and coconut oil to your morning coffee. 

This ‘Bullet Coffee’ is said to give you added fuel for the entire day and according to Harry himself [via The Mirror], “you don’t get hungry” after drinking it. With such a busy schedule, it’s a diet that the star closely follows.

9. Harry’s a Mommy’s Boy

You’d think he’d be too busy to catch up with his mom on the daily, but this superstar calls his mom up to five times a day (cute!). Harry has even admitted that the most nervous he’s ever been is when he had to give a speech at his mom’s wedding – proving just how much she means to him.

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10. He Used to Work in a Bakery

One of the lesser known Harry Styles facts is that he used to have a regular job like us. The nation’s sweetheart actually worked in a Manchester bakery when he was 14 years-old. In fact, W. Mandeville Bakery has become somewhat of a monument to visit!  

11. Harry Was in a Band Before ‘The X Factor’

Harry was in a rock/indie band called The White Eskimos before he joined The X Factor and got thrown into One Direction. The White Eskimos won a contest together, giving Harry the boost he needed to perform on national TV.

12. His First Big Purchase Was a Mattress

Here’s some trivia you certainly didn’t know about Hazza! While most popstars splash out on Range Rovers and Rolex watches, Harry actually invested in a brand new mattress when the One Direction song, Up All Night, went to number one in the U.S. charts. What a humble guy!

13. He’s Become a Fashion Icon

During his Vogue interview, Harry said, “There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes…I’ve never really thought too much about what it means – it just becomes this extended part of creating something.” 

The singer is renowned for his trendsetting style including sweater vests, baggy high-waisted pants, pearl necklaces and nail polish. So much so that he was voted GQ’s ‘Most Stylish Man of the Year’ in 2020, as well as the most influential man in fashion that same year.

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14. He’s Scared of Snakes

Harry isn’t afraid of much – but snakes are definitely one of his phobias. “I don’t like to have it in my mind but if it came down to it I’m probably scared of snakes. I just have a feeling that if a snake was in front of me I wouldn’t be a fan,” he once revealed.

15. Harry Has a Strict Wellness Routine

In his Rolling Stone interview, Harry revealed his wellness routine whilst on tour which involves – 10 hours of sleep in a room with two humidifiers, vitamin IV injections, and a specific ‘throat’ diet including no coffee or alcohol.

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16. He’s Known For Sleep-Walking

Here’s an interesting fact about Harry! While most of us grow out of the phase of sleepwalking, it appears that Harry still takes a nightly stroll while sleeping. “I definitely used to walk in my sleep,” Harry admitted to Teen Vogue – “I used to wake up on the bathroom floor!”

The star also admitted to snoring at night, too!

17. Harry Has Over 50 Tattoos

This superstar is inked to the max with over 50 tattoos on his body. Some of his famous artwork includes a cross on his heart, a birdcage on his ribs, and a butterfly on his stomach.

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18. He’s Helped Fans Come Out

In 2022 during his show at Wembley Stadium, Harry helped a fan come out to their family.

Holding the fan’s sign which read “HELP ME COME OUT,” Harry proceeded by waving a big rainbow flag across the stage saying, “when this flag goes above my head, you are officially out, okay?” 

In 2018, Harry also held a fan’s sign up that read, “I’m going to come out to my parents because of you.” 

19. Billie Eilish Influences Him

Harry revealed in an interview that he’s “incredibly thankful” for Billie Eilish, because she inspired him to be confident with his own age and career. 

Watching Billie break into the music scene at such a young age inspired him to “play that game of remaining exciting” as a musician. 

Explaining that her presence felt “liberating” to him, Billie helped Harry realize that he could be his true self and still be successful and accepted.

“She totally broke the spell for me, in a way that I’m very grateful for. It’s maybe weird ’cause I’ve never told her that,” he added.

20. He’s Written Songs For Big Stars

He’s more than just a pretty face! Since One Direction’s split, one of the many talents Harry has dabbled in is songwriting. He’s worked on songs for the likes of Ariana Grande and Michael Buble. He’s also written the majority of his solo pieces.

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21. He Almost Became a Physiotherapist

If you haven’t realized it by now, Harry has beauty and brains. Before appearing on The X Factor, Harry was studying law, sociology and business, and aspired to become a trained physiotherapist. Obviously, his career took a turn, as his mesmerizing stage-presence and killer vocals were too good to miss.

22. Harry Has Four Nipples

If you call yourself a die-hard One Direction fan, you’d already know that Harry has four nipples – also known in medical terms as ‘supernumerary nipples’. But for those that aren’t aware of this unique fact, Harry is proud of them, and told Nick Grimshaw in an interview that it’s one of his best dating traits.

23. His Real Estate Portfolio is Worth Millions

… $62.5 million to be exact! That’s right, part of Harry Styles’ whooping net worth of $120 million is his hefty portfolio of homes worth over $60 million. The celeb owns houses across the globe from London to L.A.!

24. He Had a Tough Time When His Parents Split

Harry’s parents divorced when he was just seven years-old, and the little fella had such a hard time with it, that he cried himself to sleep most nights. Talking about the situation, Harry said that he didn’t understand what was going on, he just felt sad that his parents wouldn’t be together anymore.

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25. He Donated His Hair to a Cancer Patient

Out of the many Harry Styles facts listed here, this one proves he has a big heart. In 2016, Harry chopped off his locks for his role in Dunkirk, and donated it to the Little Princess Trust. His mane was then sent off to be manufactured into a wig for a little girl battling cancer. 

26. He was Held at Knife Point

Poor Harry went through some trauma in early 2020 when he was held at knifepoint in London. After leaving a friend’s house, he was followed and approached by hooded men who demanded to empty his pockets.

The singer handed over cash, but the robbers wanted his phone. When he refused to unlock it, one of the men lifted his shirt to reveal a knife, and Harry’s first instinct was to sprint and run and try to ask an oncoming car for help.

The driver didn’t let Harry in, but when he continued to run, the robbers thankfully disappeared.

What a lucky escape!

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27. He’s an Avid Reader 

Harry loves to dive into literature during his spare time. He confessed to Rolling Stone that he spent his 25th birthday reading in a coffee shop in Japan.

His interest started when he was dating a girl who was a keen reader – “Reading didn’t really used to be my thing. I had such a short attention span,” Styles said. “But I was dating someone who gave me some books; I felt like I had to read them because she’d think I was a dummy if I didn’t read them.”

The first book he read and sparked his new hobby was Haruki Murakami’s ‘Norwegian Wood’.

28. Fans Helped Find His Lost Ring at Coachella 

While performing onstage at Coachella, the star lost his Gucci lion head ring – but his trusted fans came to the rescue!

The effort was organized by the Twitter account “@heresharrysring,” who found the singer’s jewelry in the crowd, but was unable to get in touch with Harry’s team to return it. Eventually, his Gucci ring made its way back to him. 

29. His Celebrity Idols Are…

Other than Elvis Presley (and probably Billie Eilish), Harry Styles has confessed that his biggest hero in music and fashion is Shania Twain. He’s also believed to admire iconic actor David Hasselhoff.

30. He Enjoys Ice Baths 

Ice baths have grown in popularity over the years for their health benefits, especially with the likes of Joe Wicks and Lady Gaga. Well, Harry Styles is no stranger.

The singer confessed that while on tour, he jumps into a quick ice bath to reduce inflammation, speed up his metabolism, and de-stress. 

Besides ice baths, Harry also enjoys cold water swimming and tries to get an outdoor swim in daily. “That’s the thing with a swim – it’s the one thing you never regret,” he told Better Homes & Gardens.

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31. Harry Is “Clueless” When it Comes to Acting 

While the pop star has leading roles in several movies, he claims he “has no idea what he is doing” as an actor. 

“What I like about acting is I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing…There are aspects of acting where you’re drawing from experiences a bit, but for the most part you’re pretending to play someone else. That’s what I find the most interesting about it…I think the fun part is that you never know what you’re doing…”

That said, Harry considers acting extremely fun having the chance to play someone else and let go of your personal struggles. 

32. He Guest-Hosted ‘The Late Late Show’ 

There’s nothing that this man can’t do!

In 2019, Harry took up a gig, guest-hosting The Late Late Show with James Corden. During his time on air, he interviewed Tracee Ellis Ross and Kendall Jenner and played Spill Your Guts Out.

33. His Name Was Taken When Joining Instagram

In a ploy to use his official name on an Instagram account, Harry joined the platform by using the tag @GiveMeMyNamePlease. Clearly, the plan worked and the initial Instagram account owner handed over his account name so Harry could use it.

34. He Bit Off Part of His Tongue While High 

If there’s a reason to not do drugs – this is it! 

While he was working on his album Fine Line, the star was high on magic mushrooms and accidentally bit off the tip of his tongue. He revealed to Rolling Stone that he was trying to sing in the studio with “blood gushing out of his mouth”. 

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35. Harry Loves a Good Rom-Com

Another Harry Styles fact that’ll make you adore him even more, is that he’s a hopeless romantic. One of the artist’s favorite things is a good romantic comedy like Love Actually. In fact, some of his best romance movies are The Notebook and Titanic.

36. He Carries a Twix in His Pocket

We don’t know if this weird fact about Harry is entirely true, but it’s been said that he carries his fave chocolate, a Twix, in his pocket. It’s also been reported that when he eats said chocolate, he takes a bite from each individual finger, so they’re equal and don’t feel lonely.

37. Harry Has Butter Fingers 

Want more fun Harry Styles facts? The pop star has admitted that he’s quite clumsy. He’s said that he has dropped his sunglasses down the toilet, not once, but twice!

38. He Paid Niall £20 to Make Him a Sandwich 

Whilst in One Direction, Harry paid £20 to fellow bandmate Niall Horan to make him a sandwich. But Niall had other plans in mind…

He did indeed take the money and make the sandwich…but he ate it for himself. Standard boy band behavior, eh? 

39. Harry Was Once Against Therapy 

After 1D split up, Harry was against going to therapy and tried to better himself with exercise and a healthy eating regime. When he moved to America, however, he caved in and started going to therapy.

He now says it’s the best decision he made in his life – “I like to really lean into [an emotion] and look at it in the face. Not like, ‘I don’t want to feel like this,’ but more like, ‘What is it that makes me feel this way?'” he told Rolling Stone.  

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40. He Launched a Beauty Brand

Harry Styles has his own beauty brand! Named ‘Pleasing’, this line features nail polishes, face, eye and lip serums, and makeup. 

“I wanted to find a way to explore more ideas and have more opportunities to collaborate with people who were inspiring me; that’s how Pleasing was born,” Harry said when launching the brand in 2021. 

From dabbling in fashion, running a beauty brand and starring in movies, all the while remaining as one of the greatest pop supernovas, there’s clearly no stopping Harry Styles.

Let us know which of these Harry Styles facts you love the most by joining in on the conversation below!

This article was originally published in December 2019.


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  • Joanna Zambas

    Joanna has a history in the fashion world; having studied lifestyle and fashion journalism at BA and MA level, she then proceeded to work in the hustle and bustle of fashion PR. These days you can find her working in the marketing sphere, content writing and religiously following the ins and outs of the entertainment world. She’s obsessed with celebrity style and the Kardashians – but who isn’t?!

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