Who is Gemma Styles?
Gemma Styles was born on 3 December 1990, in Worcestershire, England, and is a writer, but probably best known for being the older sister of singer Harry Styles. Her younger brother rose to fame on the show “The X Factor”, as a part of the boy band One Direction. Since the group’s indefinite hiatus, he’s been enjoying success as a solo artist.
The Wealth of Gemma Styles
As of early-2020, Gemma Styles has a net worth estimated to be over $100,000, earned through a successful career as a writer. She’s earned a lot of recognition for her work, as well as having a close relationship with her brother.
She’s written for several notable publications in the UK, and also has a strong online presence.
Early Life and Education
While Gemma was born in Worcestershire, she was raised in Cheshire, England. When she and her brother was young her parents divorced, with her mother later remarrying. The separation and divorce of their parents took a bit of a toll on the siblings, so they grew very close because of it. She attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, which dates its history back to 1978, and consists of four houses which all compete for the school term’s house cup.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Sheffield Hallam University, and took up a degree in Genetics, known for being one of the most diverse among universities in England. She received a Qualified Teacher Status in the field, though she didn’t pursue teaching as a career. Instead, she turned her attention to one of her biggest passions in writing, but also supported her brother during his audition and subsequent time competing in “The X Factor”.
Writing Career and Fame as a Styles
Over the next few years, Gemma built her experience and skills as a writer.
It wasn’t long before she began working with notable publications in the UK, and her association with Harry helped with her career, as she gained international attention following her brother’s success with One Direction. She later made her writing skills known when she was featured in an article in the biannual magazine called “Another Man”. She wrote about her life with Harry and his origins, how a seemingly innocent audition would change their lives forever. She thought that the audition and even the competition was a temporary thing, and was expecting things to go back to ‘normal’, but of course they never did, as he just kept winning.
Following her written work about her brother, many took notice of her charisma, writing ability, and charm. She began writing for the online publication called “The Debrief”, for which she penned various pop culture and other stories of interest. One of her most notable posts with the site is called “Could You Handle Dating a Royal?” She also wrote articles about technology, social media, online dating, and millennials. She also partnered with MTV UK, in line with her becoming a louder voice for activism and social consciousness.
Becoming an Online Star
Gemma would gain a huge following online partly thanks to her brother’s fame – many people also followed her because of her personality as well as her attractive features.
She gained millions of followers on Instagram which is one of the most popular social media sites of today. The site allows its users to post photo and video content which can be shared with the public. She’s appeared with Harry Styles numerous times, with people even mistaking her as one of the dates he brings to events.
She also has a blog on Tumblr, which is a means for her to showcase her sense of style, though she doesn’t update it as often as she used to. She is also responsible for starting the online movement called #GirlCrush, which pushes the idea of letting women’s crushes be more than just their pictures on Instagram. She urges women and men to find substance within a person instead of just their looks.
She also advocates self-acceptance, especially when it comes to their flaws, and being real towards one another. She has also featured in several charity events across the country.
Since 2016, Gemma has been in a relationship with Michael Miynowski. Early in their relationship, Harry was noticeably protective of his older sister, even admitting during a concert that he was distracted because his sister was on a date. She is very close to her family, with all of them spending time together traveling when they can. She is a big fan of ‘90’s fashion. She also owns a pet cat.
Brother – Harry Styles
Harry developed a strong interest in music at a young age, and even began recording covers of popular songs through a karaoke machine.
With the encouragement of his mother, he auditioned during the seventh season of “The X Factor”, intending to make it as a solo artist. He had good singing ability and features that would earn him a lot of fans, but he wasn’t good enough on his own. Simon Cowell then had the idea of putting him in a boy band with four other hopefuls, which led to the creation of One Direction.
The boy band would go on and finish third overall in the show, and signed with Cowell’s Syco Records. The group became an international hit, releasing five albums over five years, with their biggest hits including ‘Best Song Ever”, “Story of My Life”, and “What Makes You Beautiful”.
The group has won over 200 awards across different award-giving bodies, and is the only band in history to have their first four albums debut at the top of the Billboard 200. However, in 2016, the members decided to go on an indefinite hiatus to pursue solo projects.
Since debuting as a solo artist, Harry has won a Brit Award, his song “Sign of the Times” was named Song of the Year, and his debut album reached the top of the charts in 14 countries. He released the album “Fine Line” in 2019 which broke the record for sales of an English male artist in the US.
Harry made his acting debut in the film “Dunkirk” in 2017.