HARRY Styles reportedly had a brief fling with a married woman.
The One Direction hunk - who has previously dated TV presenter Caroline Flack - began flirting with 32-year-old DJ Lucy Horobin after meeting her at a radio station, and their brief romance almost ruined her marriage.
A source said: ''Lucy was going through a rocky patch with her husband.
"After only a year of marriage she had doubts over whether she had done the right thing.
"She had requested taking time out in their relationship and they were virtually leading separate lives.
''Harry just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
"He charmed his way into her life and brought a little bit of excitement with him.
"Lucy was confused about her feelings for her husband.
"They were still living in the same house but not actually living as a couple.''
However, when the relationship with Harry came to an end in October last year - after three months of dating - she felt she had to confess what had happened to her partner.
The source added: ''When things fizzled out with Harry, she realised she had made a stupid mistake.
"She wanted to make a real go of her marriage and decided the only way to do that was to confess about Harry.''
Now, the pair are working through their problems and are staying together.
The insider added to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: ''As you can imagine it was tough. He was made. She was mortified.
''But they are working their way through the troubles and are glad they have decided to stay together.''