Have you heard? There’s a new gang of detectives in town and tbh they’re putting Scooby Doo and the rest of the Mystery Machine to shame.
Stop you’re chuckling, this is no laughing matter… Well, it is.
As most of you already know, Harry Styles fans are pros at hunting down all the latest gossip surrounding the One Direction singer. We’re no different, of course – you only have to check out the article we wrote about who Harry’s badass new drummer is to see that.
Fans have taken their knack for investigating to new heights recently, though. When Haz released, ‘Carolina’, there was plenty of speculation over who the mystery girl featured in it was. The speculation didn’t last long, however, as you guys found out the lucky lady’s identity in lightening speed.
Golly gosh. Let’s rewind to the beginning of the story, shall we?
Harry first performed ‘Carolina’ on NBC’s Today Show way back in May. It’s a complete belter and you can understand why sooo many fans were keen to find out who Harry was singing about.
Following the performance, Harry revealed to his close pal, Nick Grimshaw, that the girl who ‘Carolina’ is about only found out because her Dad was watching his NBC performance on TV.
If that wasn’t enough to get your heart soaring, then how about this?
When Harry’s ‘Behind The Album’ Apple Music documentary dropped, he revealed that he has seen the mystery girl since writing the song AND her name is actually in the lyrics.
We know, we know. We were shocked too. After all there’s hardly any Kates or Jessicas or Stephanies or Lucys in the lyrics. But, if you look closely there IS a name.
She’s got a family in Carolina
So far away, but she says I remind her of home
Feeling oh so far from home
She never saw herself as a west coaster
Moved all the way ’cause her grandma told her
“Townes, better swim before you drown”
That’s right, Harry’s mystery girl is called Townes – Townes Adair Jones, to be exact. Unsurprisingly, she’s from Carolina and fans have speculated that Harry and Townes met through her sister who’s an actress.
Townes is cute, goodnight x pic.twitter.com/G87qfRsvh6
— lils (@sxvill) May 12, 2017
Since the revelation, Townes has remained silent. She’s locked down her social media profiles and we can’t blame her really. Imagine the unexpected attention that ‘Carolina’ must has bought on her. Poor girl.
That hasn’t stopped Townes’ father, though. He’s been very vocal about the song Harry wrote for his daughter.
Speaking to WYFF News 4, William Townes Jones opened-up about his daughter and Harry’s secret rendezvous and it’s all a bit awkward really. He said:
“We really liked the new album and loved the song ‘Carolina’. The whole family was very flattered that he wrote it and sang it on the Today Show on national TV.”
Fans are freaking the ‘eff out over the interview and we sorta have to agree. Could you imagine your old man going on TV to dish about your secret romance?! Yeah… we can feel the awkward in the air.
This is what fans have been tweeting.
How I bop to Carolina knowing Townes’ dad was flattered by the song pic.twitter.com/Ves3cqFxTi
— ㅤkiwi (@duasharry) June 3, 2017
I am CRYING at these townes dad tweets OMG
— Laura Fleming (@lauraafleming) May 25, 2017
Why is Townes’ dad doing interviews about Harry fucking his daughter and writing a song about it? pic.twitter.com/SIJLuB2Wy9
— Louise (@tatted_harry) May 25, 2017
But dude that interview with Townes’ dad is fucking hilarious..
— claudia. (@claudiasabrinaa) May 25, 2017
wait….does townes dad not know that carolina is about them..ya know what nvm pic.twitter.com/AM2s3nZXkN
— Naomi (@naomixjimenez) June 4, 2017
okay the second my dad heard “she feels so good” HE WOULD HAVE WHOOPED MY ASS. but Townes’ family is “flattered”? girl okay
— kaitie (@albumswoman) May 26, 2017
Townes’s dad knowing about the song and telling her about it is so creepy my dad would disown me pic.twitter.com/tMVPKw08Ok
— fal. (@supernicehes) May 25, 2017
Townes dad really did an interview..
— basically mary (@jadedmvry) May 26, 2017
So I missed Townes dad giving an interview yesterday? That’s why I can’t leave Twitter
— becky (@kiwiysl) May 26, 2017
harry: i fucked your daughter
townes dad: pic.twitter.com/gT7Fpaiull
— esther / pin (@zaynhotline) May 25, 2017
Me when I heard Townes’ dad giving interview pic.twitter.com/h3DQ9Ut2Vz
— merl kate (@kitkateey) May 25, 2017
Harry: Townes feels so good, she’s such a good girl
Townes’ dad: thank you, the whole family is flattered pic.twitter.com/THCDwt4Cmh
— smooth criminal (@RideOfSongs) May 25, 2017
Townes’ dad (the girl Carolina is about) gives an interview to WYFF4 and gets rudely interrupted by his daughter. pic.twitter.com/eJNnuocHzs
— Harry Styles Daily (@HSDAlLY) May 25, 2017
these memes about townes’ dad has me dead
— angela (@twoghostH) May 26, 2017
i’ve only listened to carolina, like, 4 times because every time it starts playing i think about townes’ dad
— saniyya (@integralouis) June 10, 2017
Why do I find it so cringy, I mean…it’s none of my business anyways…but I’m genuinely cringing here
— Helena Alba (@LorianNorth) May 25, 2017
y’all shocked by the fact that townes dad said that the family is flattered by the song. They’re white, what do y’all expect. pic.twitter.com/HnvrcSp8c0
— em (@leorrry) May 26, 2017
Townes dad really did an interview about that damn song pic.twitter.com/bJpHuuVXl7
— emily (@quinnandivy) May 26, 2017
You know the dad was gonna spill it all if Townes hadn’t called pic.twitter.com/R6bh0kqgHE
— lauren (@stylesbalIad) May 25, 2017
Our reactions to this whole Townes’s dad and “Carolina” thing. pic.twitter.com/n1AFA8CGe5
— ᴀɴᴅʀᴇᴀ (@hesnhc) May 25, 2017
townes’ dad was flattered hearing harry sing about his daughter feeling so good… pic.twitter.com/MwDR8ZKLuh
— andi needs harry tix (@peachyhouis) May 25, 2017
Harry: “She feels so gooooddd”
Townes’ father: we are just so flattered by him singing a song about my daughter
— ㅤ (@harrysbuttxrfly) May 25, 2017
Townes dad to Harry and Townes pic.twitter.com/VR7gZ6Dl64
— lissa (@sweetcaroIinas) May 25, 2017
dad: the family is rly flattered [that harry wrote a song about townes]
— jess⚡️ (@zayndraco) May 25, 2017
Well… this is perhaps the most awkward Harry Styles interview ever. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.