Harry Edward Styles was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, on February 1, 1994. He is the son of Anne Cox (née Selley) and Desmond "Des" Styles, who worked in finance. Styles was raised in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, after his parents moved there along with his older sister, Gemma, when he was a child. Styles's parents divorced when he was seven and his mother later was remarried to Robin Twist, who died of cancer in 2017. Styles has an older stepbrother named Mike and a stepsister named Amy, children of Twist.