Harry Styles won’t “label” his sexuality.
The former One Direction singer opened up about speculation about his love life and insisted the idea of defining his sexuality in a public way is “outdated”.
Speaking to Better Homes and Gardens magazine, he said: “I’ve been very open with my friends, but that’s my personal experience; it’s mine.
“The main thing about the direction that we should be taking, which is accepting everyone and being more open, is that it doesn’t matter, and it’s about not having to label everything, so you don’t have to clarify the boxes you tick.”
The 28-year-old star – whose new album ‘Harry’s House’ will be released on May 20 – also opened up about his experiences with fame and how he was able to stay grounded despite becoming a household name around the world entire.
He laughed, “My producer keeps asking me when I’m going to have my big breakdown.
“The most honest version I can think of is that I didn’t grow up in poverty, but we didn’t have a lot of money and I had an expectation of what I could achieve in life.
“I feel like everything else has been a bonus, and I’m so lucky.”
He candidly admitted that there was a long period where he was “terrified” that his career would end because he “didn’t necessarily” know who he was without music.
He added: “There were so many years where, for me, especially in the band and the first few years that came out of it, I was just terrified that it would end, because I didn’t know not necessarily who I was if I didn’t make music.”
In 2019, Harry discussed his sexuality and insisted he wasn’t “sitting on an answer” to hide it from people.
He explained: “[It’s] not like I’m sitting on an answer, and protecting it, and holding it back. It’s not a case of, “I’m not telling you because I don’t want to tell you.”
“It’s not, ‘Ooh, this is mine and this isn’t yours.’ It’s, ‘Who cares?’ Does it make sense? It’s just, ‘Who cares?’”