Harry Styles Slept in an Attic for Two Years During His One Direction Days
Harry Styles has revealed that he used to live in an attic!
The singer slept in the attic of his friend Ben Winston – an Emmy-winning executive producer of The Late Late Show With James Corden who has also helped put together One Direction‘s music videos – and his wife Meredith in the early days of 1D.
Harry only meant to stay with the couple for a few weeks while he was buying a new house but ended up staying for around two years!
“Two weeks later and he hadn’t bought his house yet,” Ben told Rolling Stone. “It wasn’t going through. Then he said, ‘I’m going to stay until Christmas, if you don’t mind.’ Then Christmas came, and…”
“Those 20 months were when they went from being on a reality show, X Factor, to being the biggest-selling artists in the world,” Ben went on. “That period of time, he was living with us in the most mundane suburban situation. No one ever found out, really. Even when we went out for a meal, it’s such a sweet family neighborhood, no one dreamed it was actually him. But he made our house a home. And when he moved out, we were gutted.”
Pictured: Harry showing off his shorter haircut while making an appearance on the The Graham Norton Show on Thursday (May 20) in London, England.
Ben also revealed that the couple liked to stay up and see what guests Harry brought home! Click inside to hear what he had to say…
“That was always what we enjoyed, because we’d be in bed like an old couple,” Ben explained. “We’d have our spot cream on our faces and we’d be in our pajamas and the door would go off. The stairwell was right outside our door, so we’d wait to see if Harry was coming home alone or with people. He wasn’t always alone, but it was exciting seeing the array of A-listers that would come up and sleep in the attic. Or he’d come and lounge with us.”
“I was alone,” Harry chimed in. “I was scared of Meri.”