HARRY Styles indulged in some motor retail therapy to cheer himself up amid US reports that he and Olivia Wilde have split after almost two years.
The bearded singer, who met the US actress and director on the set of her movie Don’t Worry Darling, was snapped looking solemn while checking out a 211mph, £260,000 Ferrari 812 Superfast at a showroom in Beverly Hills on Thursday, where he shook hands with a salesman.
The pictures were taken a day before news landed of the couple’s break-up.
It comes just weeks after we revealed the former One Direction singer had also snogged British co-star Florence Pugh while filming the scandal-hit thriller.
A source told US outlet People that car fanatic Harry, who is worth around £100million, now wanted to concentrate on work, saying: “He’s still touring and is going abroad. Olivia is focusing on her kids and her work in LA. It’s a very amicable decision.
“The public pressure on them has been difficult. They’ve had ups and downs throughout the relationship.”
Former OC star Olivia, who split from actor Jason Sudeikis shortly before she was linked to toyboy Harry, has mostly remained schtum on their relationship, saying: “I think once you crack open the window, you can’t then be mad when mosquitos come in.”
Meanwhile, Grammy nominee Harry has also refused to talk about his prolific love life, saying: “I’ve never talked about my life away from work publicly and found that it’s benefitted me.
“There’s always going to be a version of a narrative, and I just decided I wasn’t going to spend the time trying to correct it or redirect it.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if these two were back together soon. If not, we’ll have to wait until his next album to decipher what really went down.
OFF the back of their sold-out tour and No1 album earlier this year, The Wombats aren’t resting on their laurels and are already back with new music.
Liverpool-born frontman Matthew Murphy credits his healthy LA lifestyle with his productivity.
Speaking after the release of Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This EP on Friday, he told me: “I don’t think living in LA has been an influence, but I’ve been here six years and it’s clearly influenced my writing.
I’m ten per cent happier here and 20 per cent healthier than when I used to live in London.
I’m more productive, I’m really into working out and yoga now. I’ve also got a wife and children, and I’m getting more mature – it’s more chilled.”
Sign me up.
WEDDING SONG A LIL BIT AWKS
THERE was an awkward moment during Lily Allen’s quickie Las Vegas wedding to Stranger Things star David Harbour – when the organiser played a most unwelcome song.
I can reveal Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul, who owns celebrity favourite the Graceland Chapel, has admitted accidentally causing a furore during the September nuptials by playing Oasis track Wonderwall – sung by Lily’s former fling Liam Gallagher.
He told me: “I went to serenade them with Wonder-wall. But Lily, suddenly looked serious and their guest quickly pulled me aside and said, ‘Please, of all the things, do not play a song by Oasis – she dated one of the Gallagher brothers.’ So I quickly started playing a song by The Smiths instead. She was fine after that. I liked her – she had a sense of humour. Very smart.”
Brendan – who has also hosted weddings for rockers Meatloaf and Jon Bon Jovi, and Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner’s marriage to singer Jo Jonas – added: “For the most part celebrities are very aware of their behaviour, and courteous and polite to all of our staff.”
That makes a nice change.
THERE is seemingly no end to Bill Nighy’s talents, as I can reveal the veteran movie smoothie is moonlighting as a DJ.
The actor, now starring in film Living, is sitting in for BBC Radio 6 Music’s Guy Garvey on Sunday next week from 2pm to 4pm.
The Bafta and Golden Globe winner, who’ll be playing his top tunes, said: “It’s my pleasure to be sitting in for Guy. I hope to find some hip rhythm and blues to make Sunday swing.”
I’m looking forward it.
NAKED? IT’S PAUL OVER
PAUL Mescal has revealed he would be tempted to do OnlyFans if he wasn’t famous – as he’d make more money than he does an actor.
The Irish heart-throb, who won a legion of fans after starring in saucy BBC Three drama Normal People, confessed there is big demand for his X-rated content.
Speaking at the GQ Men Of The Year 2022 celebration in West London on Wednesday evening, Paul said: “If I started an OnlyFans I’d be a billionaire.
“But I’m not going to be naked again in my next few shows or films. Maybe I’ll do it again in 20 years.”
The actor, who is dating US singer Phoebe Bridgers, has a host of Hollywood films on the go so I guess he’ll stick to his word.
REUNION RULED OUT BY NADINE
NADINE Coyle has revealed Girls Aloud will never reform after the death of tragic bandmate Sarah Harding, saying: “It wouldn’t be the same.”
The Northern Irish singer says the girl group have no plans to get back together after bubbly Sarah died from breast cancer aged 39 last year.
She said: “It would feel so very wrong without having Sarah at it.”
Speaking about the last time she saw her pal, Nadine recalled: “It was just before she passed away. I was working the day before. I was in Dublin doing a job. I was very hopeful that there was more time. I would never allow myself to think like that.”
Nadine fondly remembered how close Sarah was to Nadine’s daughter Anaiya, who she shares with her ex Jason Bell, a former American football player.
She said: “Sarah and Anaiya would FaceTime. I would get the train to Manchester to see her, but again it was during lockdown and Covid so a lot of the times I wasn’t able to visit her in person.”
Speaking at the Open Eyes fundraising event in aid of Ukrainian children on Tuesday night, Nadine told how pleased she was with Sarah’s charity gala The Primrose Ball last month.
She said: “It was brilliant to get us all together. Sarah would have wanted that. We spoke about it, and she actually wanted to be there, so there was lots of money raised and I was with her oncologist at the table.
“We’ve always been close as a band – we’ve always worked very well together. It’s just such sad circumstances.”
FLORENCE Welch lived up to her eccentric reputation, donning an eye-catching coral ruffled gown while barefoot for her performance at London’s 02 Arena on Friday.
But the Florence + The Machine frontwoman has now broken her foot and was forced to postpone last night’s show.
CORRY ON ENGLAND
JOEL Corry and Tom Grennan have already had success with their anthemic dance banger Lionheart (Fearless) – and I can reveal the pair have recorded a special World Cup version to support England.
The duo have even roped in Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler to lay down match sounds on the track.
Speaking ahead of his residency gig in Las Vegas’ Marquee on Friday, DJ Joel told me: “The song is about courage and bravery, and it makes me feel inspired.
“We are dropping a World Cup version of it tomorrow. We’ve re-worked it to support England. We’re so excited to have Martin on board too, doing commentary.
“We’ve tweaked the lyrics to make them football-themed. Hopefully the team and supporters love it.”