Between all the wife-stealing headlines and the nonchalent bra-catching at concerts, It’s easy to forget that Harry Styles is still 18. That despite being personally responsible for an entire generation of girls going through puberty just by looking at him and despite being the standout member of the global sensation that is One Direction, he’s just a teenager. Thanks to some wonderfully charitable paparazzi who decided to spending a day taking Harry Styles pictures, that’s all about to change.
Prepare to get emotional.
In the always timely words of Britney Spears, he’s not a boy, but not yet a man. And that’s why it’s so great to see these photos of him hanging out with his friends on the weekends just like every other teenage b0y. Just drinking a beer and laughing with friends over something stupid. Like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo or the weather patterns or Power Rangers. I clearly don’t know why 18-year-old boys talk about. I guess I should pay more attention during Axe commercials.
Sure the guy in the photos, Nick Grimshaw, is famous too. But he’s not from One Direction, so I still consider him a normal friend — and not a friend/co-worker. He’s someone Harry could call if he had a question about a girl. Or about a married woman who’s in his bed in the moment.
While we always know in our hearts that celebrities our normal people, it always helps to see reminders like this. To see that our favorite celebs aren’t always posing on red carpets and doing interviews with E! and causing millions of people to go crazy over the mere mention of their new single.
So Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, it’s your turn to show us that you’re normal too! That you can hang around with your old friends as easily as you can make girls (and women) go wild at a concert.
(Photos: Pacific Coast News)