Gemma Styles shared a rare snap with her pop star brother Harry as she wished him a happy birthday.
The Watermelon Sugar singer has jetted back to the UK to celebrate his 29th birthday on Tuesday, February 1.
Harry looked dapper in a blue shirt as he put his arm around Gemma in the sweet photo she posted on Instagram, where she has 9.3 million followers.
Sibling love: Gemma Styles shared a rare snap with her pop star brother Harry as she wished him a happy birthday
Sweet: The writer and podcaster, 32, captioned the post: ‘Happy birthday not-so-little brother’
The writer and podcaster, 32, captioned the post: ‘Happy birthday not-so-little brother’
Harry recently enjoyed a low-key Christmas with his family in the UK as his mum Anne Twist gave fans a glimpse into their festive celebrations
The As It Was star seemed to use the Christmas break for some downtime following his hit tour and his recent split from girlfriend Olivia Wilde.
The former One Direction singer had already signed off from social media for the year on December 15 after sharing a black and white snap of himself in an empty arena.
All smiles! Harry recently enjoyed a low-key Christmas with his family in the UK as his mum Anne Twist (left) gave fans a glimpse into their festive celebrations on Wednesday
He shared a heartfelt message alongside the photo reflecting on his incredible achievements and thanking fans.
He penned: ‘2022 changed my life. I can’t begin to thank all of you who supported me through it, I’ll never forget it.
‘I hope your end of year is filled with happiness and calm. Love you all. See you next year. H.’
His sister Gemma added to the comments: ‘It’s chriiiiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas.’
‘2022 changed my life’: The singer’s family dining table was laid for four people and was lit by candle light as they enjoyed their Christmas Dinner together
Harry has had a busy year and enjoyed major moments in his music and acting careers including releasing his third solo album and topping the charts around the world.
The Watermelon Sugar star also took to the big screen starring in drama Don’t Worry Darling and romantic drama My Policeman.
But not everything has been plain-sailing for former X Factor contestant, with accusations of ‘queer baiting’ once again erupting online – not helped by his clumsy comments on gay sex during the press tour for My Policeman.
He’s also been far from the critics’ choice in both of his movies this year, including Don’t Worry Darling, in which many said he failed to hold his own against the Oscar-nominated Florence Pugh – whose feud with the flick’s director and Harry’s then-girlfriend Olivia garnered far more press than the actual contents of the film.
More recently Harry has been criticised for a Gucci ad campaign in which he poses in a teddy-bear t-shirt next to a toddler bed, just a few weeks after the fashion house’s sister brand Balenciaga was embroiled in a child imagery scandal.
It’s the latest in a long line of PR headaches for his manager and ‘best friend’ Jeff Azoff, 36, of Full Stop Management – whose wedding Harry officiated in 2021.
His team had to scramble to fight off accusations of queer baiting once again this year, as Harry hinted at not being straight but refused to label his sexuality, suggesting it is fluid. But fans pointed out that he has only ever dated – or at least been publicly seen dating – women.
Queer baiting describes the marketing techniques of entertainment companies or individuals who hint at same-sex attraction with the representation of ambiguous sexual identity without actually depicting LGBT sex or relationships.
‘I’ll never forget it’: The former One Direction singer had already signed off from social media for the year on December 15 after sharing heartfelt message thanking fans
Addressing the claims in a Rolling Stone interview this summer, Harry said: ‘Sometimes people say, ”You’ve only publicly been with women,” and I don’t think I’ve publicly been with anyone.
‘If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to have a public relationship or something.’
He added: ‘I’ve never talked about my life away from work publicly and found that it’s benefited me positively. There’s always going to be a version of a narrative, and I think I just decided I wasn’t going to spend the time trying to correct it or redirect it in some way.’
But not everyone was convinced, with some pointing to how he has been happy to be seen publicly with former flames like Taylor Swift, Kendall Jenner and Olivia Wilde, but has never been seen with a man or admitted to being with a man.
Ex: The As It Was star seemed to use the Christmas break for some downtime following his hit tour and his recent split from girlfriend Olivia Wilde