Harry Styles says: Get over me, Caroline Flack
And since their break-up in January the pair have stayed close friends.
But as One Direction take the US by storm, we can reveal that Harry is still in regular contact with TV host Caroline, 32, joking to bandmates: ‘She won't stop texting me.'
A source close to the band tells us: ‘Caroline and Harry have been texting a lot while the boys have been away on tour.'
'They're just friendly messages, along the lines of her asking how the show went and what he's been up to.'
'But while he still values her friendship, he's keen to make sure no one gets the wrong idea.'
Last week Xtra Factor presenter Caroline, 32, was the first person to congratulate the boys for becoming the first UK group to top the US charts with their debut album on the week of its release.
Our source adds: ‘The boys from Big Time Rush, who One Direction are supporting, have been asking him about Caroline as they've heard from the other lads about him dating an older woman.'
'They think he's quite the man.'
'But now, every time someone mentions her name, he changes the subject.'
‘In one of her texts, Caroline made a joke to Harry about all the female attention they've been getting on the tour, but talking about that to her still makes him feel a bit uncomfortable.'
A source close to Caroline shot down suggestions that she'd been in too much contact, saying: ‘She sees Harry as a friend and wouldn't text him if he didn't text her back.'
Read more about Harry Styles and Caroline Flack in Now magazine dated 2 April 2012 - out now!
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