Harry Styles enjoyed a low-key Christmas with his family in the UK when his mother, Anne Twist, gave fans a glimpse of their festive celebrations on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old hitmaker hugged his sister Gemma, 32, and her long-time boyfriend Michal Mlynowski as his 55-year-old mother took a selfie of them all during a winter walk this week.
The As It Was star appeared to be using the Christmas holidays for some down time following his successful tour and his recent split from girlfriend Olivia Wilde.
All smiles! Harry Styles enjoyed a low-key Christmas with his family in the UK as his mum Anne Twist (left) gave fans a glimpse of his festive celebrations on Wednesday.
In another photo shared by Anne, the family’s dining table was set for four and lit by candlelight as they enjoyed their Christmas dinner together.
Anne also showed off her fancy Christmas tree that stood by the floor-to-ceiling windows in the corner of one room.
The family kept cozy with a large open fire as they spent quality time together before Harry returned on tour.
The former One Direction singer had already gone offline on social media on December 15 after sharing a black and white photo of himself in an empty arena.
‘2022 changed my life’: The singer, 28,’s family dining table was set for four and lit by candlelight as they enjoyed their Christmas dinner together.
He shared a heartfelt message alongside the photo reflecting on his incredible achievements and thanking the fans.
He wrote: ‘2022 changed my life. I can’t begin to thank all of you who supported me through this, I will never forget it.
‘I hope your end of the year is full of happiness and calm. I love you all. See you next year. H.’
His sister Gemma added to the comments: “It’s chriiiiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas.”
Unbelievable: Anne, 55, also showed off her lavish Christmas tree that towered next to floor-to-ceiling windows in the corner of a room
Harry has had a busy year and enjoyed significant moments in his musical and acting career, including the release of his third solo album and topping charts around the world.
The Watermelon Sugar star also hit the big screen starring in the drama Don’t Worry Darling and the romantic drama My Policeman.
But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the former X Factor contestant, with accusations of ‘queer bait’ once again erupting online, not helped by his awkward comments about gay sex during the My Policeman press tour.
He’s also been a long way from the critics’ pick in his two movies this year, including Don’t Worry Darling, in which many said he couldn’t hold his own against Oscar nominee Florence Pugh, whose feud with the film’s director and Harry’s. then-girlfriend Olivia got a lot more press than the actual content of the film.
Home comforts: The family stayed cozy with a large open fire as they spent quality time together before Harry returned on tour.
More recently, Harry has come under fire for a Gucci ad campaign in which he poses in a teddy bear T-shirt next to a toddler bed, just weeks after the fashion house’s sister brand, Balenciaga, was embroiled in a child image 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 queer-harassment allegations once again this year, as Harry hinted he wasn’t straight but refused to label his sexuality, suggesting he’s fluid. But fans pointed out that he has only dated, or at least been seen publicly dating women.
Queer baiting describes marketing techniques by entertainment companies or individuals who imply same-sex attraction by portraying an ambiguous sexual identity without actually depicting LGBT sex or relationships.
‘I’ll never forget’: The former One Direction singer had already said goodbye to social media for the year on December 15 after sharing a heartfelt message thanking fans.
Addressing the claims in a Rolling Stone interview this summer, Harry said: “Sometimes people say, ‘You’ve only been with women publicly,’ and I don’t think I’ve been with anyone publicly.”
“If someone takes a picture of you with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re choosing to have a public relationship or anything like that.”
He added: ‘I have never spoken publicly about my life outside of work and have found that it has benefited me positively. There will always be one version of a narrative, and I think I just decided that I wasn’t going to waste my time trying to correct it or redirect it in any way.
But not everyone was convinced, with some pointing out how he’s 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.
Case in point: The As It Was star seemed to use the Christmas break to get some rest after his successful tour and his recent split from girlfriend Olivia Wilde.