OFFSTAGE: Tate Stevens’ Daughter Is a Harry Styles Fan

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There’s been a lot of talk about pop boy band One Direction’s Harry Styles ever since the alleged romance between Styles and Taylor Swift allegedly came to an alleged end. Still, Styles has fans everywhere. And one of them is the 11-year-old daughter of reigning The X Factor champion Tate Stevens. During a Q&A session right after his big $5 million win, a reporter asked him if he had a chance to meet the English-Irish band, which had come in third place on the show’s British version in 2010. “I sure did. They’re great guys and, in fact, my daughter is a huge Harry fan,” Stevens said. “She got to meet him and get her picture taken with him, and she was so excited.” And say what you will about Styles (and the songs Swift may write about him some day, like maybe “Wrong Direction”), but with that backstage photo op, he set a good example for Stevens, who will soon be the one fans are clamoring to meet.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.