Louis Tomlinson, the renowned artist who first rose to fame as a member of the sensational boy band One Direction, has recently voiced his disapproval of the persistent rumors surrounding his alleged romantic involvement with bandmate Harry Styles.
The speculations, which have circulated widely among fans for years, suggest that the two shared more than just a musical connection during their time together in the band. Tomlinson addressed these theories directly, dismissing them as ‘ridiculous’ and unfounded.
In a candid interaction with his followers on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, the "Back To You" singer responded to a fan’s seemingly innocuous question about how to make chicken parmesan. However, his reply was anything but typical.
“You start by realizing all these ridiculous childish theories and conspiracies are wasted time and energy and then just throw the chicken in the oven to be fair,” he stated, providing a clear stance on the matter.
Debunking Romance Rumors
Tracing back the origins of these rumors, fans recall a moment nearly a decade ago when Styles, also known as the "As It Was" singer, posted a photo of Tomlinson preparing a meal. Tomlinson later shared that he had made chicken parmesan with mashed potatoes for his then-girlfriend, Eleanor, describing the gesture as the “most romantic thing” he had ever done.
Nonetheless, some fans interpreted this as a clandestine message, suggesting that Styles was the true recipient of the romantic meal, thus fueling the rumors about their relationship. In a 2017 interview with The Sun, Tomlinson opened up about how these groundless speculations had impacted his friendship with Styles.
“It kind of happened naturally for me and Harry because a certain amount of the fans drew up this conspiracy,” he remarked. “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”. Tomlinson emphasized that the pervasive nature of these rumors only served to distance the two, ultimately proving that there was never any truth to the speculation.
With this recent statement, Tomlinson aims to set the record straight once and for all, hoping to dispel the longstanding rumors and bring closure to this chapter of his life. By addressing the issue head-on, he also highlights the importance of respecting artists' personal lives, fostering a culture of support rather than baseless speculation.