Harry Styles' estranged stepdad John Cox has claimed he wants to reunite with him after a decade apart.
In an interview John Cox was pretty adamant that losing touch with Harry was 'the worst thing' in his life and he never quite got over not being able to stay in touch after they became 'very attached.'
John Cox and Harry's mum, Anne, were married in 2003 and the family moved into the Antrobus Arms pub in Northwich.
John told the Sunday Mirror : "I fell madly in love with Anne, she got me. I was a dad to Harry for six years and brought him up in his important years. Harry loved living in a pub and he was the centre of attention.
"He was really lively and would run around the pub, with all the customers fussing over him. He used to sit beside me all day, sit at the bar and chat. He is a down to earth kid and always has been.
"I didn't really need to tell him off much, he was just a real delight. Brilliant at school too, superb.
"His only fault was that he was dead untidy. But I'd tell him: 'Clean up Harry' and he'd do it. He was always very polite. He never once said: 'Look, you're not my dad'."
Mr Cox added: "He was a man's man if you know what I mean, he liked his sport and football. I took him to play football on Sundays. He was rubbish, though. That's why I told him to become a singer."*
*THANK YOU MR COX. Sorry, continue.
"Sometimes I told him he played all right and other times I'd say 'You were a bit bad today Harry, weren't you?' He never got upset, he thought the world of me. We just got on great."