The singer and the food blogger reportedly "bonded over their mutual love of quirky fashion and food"
Sorry Directioners, Harry Styles may have found his “Sweet Creature.”
According to The Sun, the singer, 23, is dating London-based chef and food blogger Tess Ward. The U.K. publication ran photos of the pairing riding around in Styles’ car over the weekend and reports that the singer, 23, has already introduced Ward to some of his friends. “As soon as Harry met Tess there was an instant spark between them,” claims The Sun. “They really bonded over their mutual love of quirky fashion and food – and things turned romantic quickly.”
Here’s a quick briefing on the stunning blonde.
1. She started as a model
Ward, 27, told U.K. magazine Phoenix that she first started modeling at age 19. “I did it briefly but it didn’t really completely sing to my heart so I decided to take a break from it for a while,” she said. Though she’s transitioned into the food world, the blogger clearly still shows an interest in the fashion industry, displaying her chic style on Instagram. Some of her go-to wardrobe essentials? “Leather trousers and oversized jumpers,” she said. “Exactly the same thing for day and night, with a good bit of bling and a pair of heels thrown in.”
2. She’s got serious foodie credentials
According to her website, Ward trained at the prestigious culinary school Le Cordon Bleu. (Mario Batali, Giada De Laurentiis and Julia Child all studied there.) And that’s not her only degree. “I am also am a certified health coach,” she writes of her diploma from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Ward has put her education to good use by cooking in the kitchen at The Ritz Hotel and hosting “VIP dinners” for high-end fashion brands.
3. She’s already got a cookbook under her belt
Ward released her first cookbook, The Naked Diet, in 2015. It gets its name from “delicious dishes, stripped back to their barest essentials, for simple everyday cooking,” she writes. “The recipes are a mix of healthful and creating [sic], including contemporary takes on favourites and unique twists.” Inside, readers can find dishes like her beetroot quinoa granola, lamb meatballs with spiced rhubarb sauce and pistachios, super green cauliflower couscous and soba noodles with mango and sesame.
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4. She’s an avid traveler
One look at her Instagram and you can tell Ward doesn’t like to sit in one place for too long. Some of her recent trips include Mexico, New York City, and India. Regardless of her location though, all of her trips are beautifully documented through food porn, selfies and snippets into the city’s culture.
5. She’s a yogi
Ward told Phoenix that she keeps fit by doing a mix of spinning, pilates and yoga but the latter seems to be the key to her cool personality, inside and out. When she’s not posting mouthwatering photos of fried quail eggs or avocado toast, she’s showing off intense yoga poses in trendy workout gear. “Some of the happiest and calmest moments I have are on my mat and I encourage anyone to try it,” she wrote on Instagram.