Harry Styles called Emily Ratajkowski his celebrity crush eight years prior to their passionate kiss
It seems Harry Styles has been crushing on Emily Ratajkowski for quite some time, after fans unearthed a video where he called the model his celebrity crush.
The 29-year-old As It Was singer – who was pictured passionately making out with the model, 31 – earlier this week, spoke about her in a clip from eight years ago.
In the video, from a December 2014 interview with Telehit, the former One Direction star was asked by an interviewer if he had a ‘celebrity crush.’
‘Emily Ratajkowski,’ he replied, while hilariously mispronouncing her last name.
The surprising new romance comes on the heels of Styles’ split from actress Olivia Wilde, 39, last November, and Ratajkowski’s divorce from Sebastian Bear-McClard, with whom she shares son Sylvester, two, last September.
Crush: Harry Styles, 29, seems to have been crushing on Emily Ratajkowski, 31, for some time, after fans unearthed an eight-year-old video where he called her his ‘celebrity crush’
Crazy about Emily: After he was asked by an interviewer if he had a ‘celebrity crush’ the former One Direction star replied, ‘Emily Ratajkowski’ while hilariously mispronouncing her last name
Amused fans were quick to point out that Harry has been ‘manifesting’ his romance with Emily for years, with one writing, ‘harrys been manifesting emily ratajkowski since 2014 and made it.’
‘Then good for him. Dreams do come true,’ another one wrote.
It comes after reports that Ratajkowski and Styles were reportedly growing close for a few weeks before their passionate kissing session on the streets of Tokyo.
The pair packed on the PDA, appearing to not care who saw them while in full view of onlookers.
In our exclusive video, the Fine Line singer looks dapper in a black suit and a white shirt unbuttoned at the collar.
While the video came as a shock to many, The Sun reports that the couple have been getting to know each other for a while now.
Speaking to the publication, a source said: ‘Harry and Emily are enjoying getting to know each other.
‘Getting filmed kissing in Tokyo and then that footage being shared with the world wasn’t what either of them expected – but they aren’t hiding anything.
‘Harry and Emily have been getting to know each other for some time now. They spent some time together out of the public eye this year and are just enjoying each other’s company when they can while Harry is on tour.’
Harry is currently performing in Japan as part of his aptly named Love On Tour series of worldwide gigs.
Passionate: It comes after the pair were pictured passionately making out on the streets of Tokyo
PDA: The singer and supermodel packed on the PDA, appearing to not care who saw them while in full view of onlookers
New girl: It was reported last month that pop star Harry had moved on with a mystery woman (pictured 2022)
End of the road: The surprising new romance comes on the heels of Styles’ split from actress Olivia Wilde, 39, last November; (L) Wilde pictured 2023, (R) Styles pictured 2023
How they met: Harry and Olivia famously starred together in movie Don’t Worry Darling; The former couple pictured with Sydney Chandler at Venice International Film Festival in 2022
It was reported at the end of last month that Harry had moved on from ex Olivia Wilde with someone else, although the mystery lady was not identified.
A source told the The Mirror at the time: ‘Harry is seeing someone. He’s going to great lengths to keep her identity quiet after the circus surrounding his relationship with Olivia.
‘But his close circles all know about the romance. Though it’s early days, things seem to be going well.’
Harry and actress Olivia went their separate ways in November after they found they had ‘different priorities that are keeping them apart’.
Olivia was last seen supporting Harry when she attended his November 15 concert at LA’s Kia Forum, where she was accompanied by her two children.
In November it was claimed that Olivia was ‘disappointed’ that her relationship with Harry Styles did not work out after nearly two years of dating.
The two famously starred together in movie Don’t Worry Darling, with rumours of a feud between Olivia and co-star Florence Pugh circulating.
Meanwhile Emily had in recent months been linked to serial dater Pete Davidson. She filed for divorce from her film producer ex-husband Sebastian Bear-McClard in September.
The ex: Emily filed for divorce from her film producer ex-husband Sebastian Bear-McClard in September; Pictured 2020
Mom: The former couple share two-year-old son Sylvester; Emily is seen during the pregnancy in 2020
The model and the producer called it quits after four years, following allegations that he had cheated on her, according to PageSix.
The outlet, which claims to have seen the documents, added that the divorce is being contested, which means there are issues to be litigated.
A source close to the star first confirmed the shocking split to People magazine in July, explaining that Emily is focused on parenting the couple’s son Sylvester, 16 months.