They have taken a lot of heat during their three-month relationship for the 15-year age gap and now it seems Styles and Flack are getting out of the kitchen, separately.

Harry Styles, who turns 18 next week, took to Twitter to announce his split from Xtra-Factor presenter Caroline Flack.

Whether or not the fact Flack is 32-years of age was a contributing factor to the break up, Style maintained the decision was mutual.

He said: “Please know I didn’t ‘dump’ caroline. This was a mutual decision. She is one of the kindest, sweetest people I know.

“Please respect that.”

On January 15, the One Direction singer performed alongside his bandmates at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, where he lived up to his stylish name.

The young heartthrob paired a navy blazer with beige trousers and coloured bangles that slunk down his wrist.

His signature floppy hair was brushed to the side as he now doubt made an impression on fans.

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