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Louis Tomlinson & Harry Styles Dating Rumors Addressed By “Back To You” Star

The fan theory that says Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles are dating (aka Larry Stylinson) was finally addressed by Tomlinson himself in an interview with The Sun. In the interview on July 21, Tomlinson was flat-out asked to give his thoughts on the Larry Stylinson theory. The theory basically says that in the early One Direction days, Styles and Tomlinson fell for each other and carried out a secret relationship for a while.

Fans who believe the theory believe it wholeheartedly, and back up their beliefs with videos, pictures, and quotes from the One Direction boys. There are countless Tumblr pages dedicated to the theory/Larry Stylinson fanfiction. It runs deep, fam. I'll let you check it out and get back to me.

But keep in mind none of the One Direction boys ever flat-out said Styles and Tomlinson were in a relationship. The entire theory was speculation and remains that way now. Zayn Malik talked about the Larry rumors in a 2015 interview, saying the rumors negatively affected Styles and Tomlinson's friendship, as they felt they weren't allowed to show any kind of affection toward each other out of fear of fueling more conspiracies.

In the interview with The Sun, Tomlinson confirmed the Larry Stylinson rumors caused him and Styles to drift apart, at least partially. He said,

It kind of happened naturally for me and Harry because a certain amount of the fans drew up this conspiracy. When it first came around I was with Eleanor, and it actually felt a little bit disrespectful to Eleanor, who is my girlfriend now. I'm so protective over things like that, about the people I love. So it created this atmosphere between the two of us where everyone was looking into everything we did. It took away the vibe you get off anyone. It made everything, I think on both fences, a little bit more unapproachable. I think it shows that it was never anything real, if I can use that word.

In a video Q&A with The Sun, Tomlinson said,

It's a funny thing, people can believe what they want to believe. But it's like anything – if you Google 'Conspiracy on iPhones,' you're going to get a conspiracy. So it's one of these things that people love to buy into, but in reality obviously there's no truth to it. Obviously.

Could it be that this fan theory (that I must admit I have found it hard not to believe... IT WOULD JUST BE SO PURE IF IT WERE TRUE) single-handedly ruined Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson's friendship?!