The boy band One Direction had a chokehold over the teen world after they came out of the X Factor and conquered the world with their music. Simon Cowell assembled the group members—Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson. After mega-successful tours and five albums, the band decided to break up in 2016 after Zayn Malik left the band in 2015.
Since One Direction started as a band with the boys, conspiracy theories, Wattpad fanfiction, and Tumblr stories have been spreading like wildfire. One of the most known and discussed conspiracy theories about the band is the Larry Stylinson one. It is a ship between Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles that goes back to 2011, and the sub-fandom of Directioner, Larry, still upholds the theory despite the boys dating other people. Now, Tomlinson has reprimanded the fans for fueling the baseless theory.
What Is The Larry Stylinson Theory Shipping Louis Tomlinson And Harry Styles?
Reddit and Twitter are still buzzing with Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles’ shipping, popularly known as ‘Larry Stylinson’. It all began in 2011, when the Directioners started interpreting (or misinterpreting) the slightest gestures or a moment that proved that Harry and Louis were together. Earlier, the shipping was limited to fictional characters, but it extended to real people, and Larry is the epitome of the fanfare!
The sub-fandom, Larry, started convincing themselves and the other Directioners’ fandoms about the relationship with evidence. As per them, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson were together in 2011, but the alleged couple broke up between 2012 and 2013. But the timeline is confusing, as Louis Tomlinson started seeing his longtime girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, in 2011.
But, according to some fans, Harry Styles wrote ‘Two Ghosts’, and during a live performance, he said, “I wrote this song when he first broke up with me.” It was alleged that when Styles was in a relationship with Camille Rowe, which ended in 2018, he allegedly cheated on her with Louis. They think that there are hints in songs from Louis Tomlinson’s album ‘Faith In the Future’ like ‘All This Time’ and ‘Lucky Again’.
Theory About Tattoo And AIMH Tweet
The most widespread theory is the tattoo of two birds on Harry Styles’ chest. The tattoo has two birds on the left and the right. There is a discrepancy in the sizes of the birds, as the right one is slightly bigger than the left one. Fans went too far when they organized a ‘Larry Tomlinson’ art exhibition in 2016.
But there can be a truth to the theory, as one TikTok user has hinted that the two were in love, as hinted in ‘All Along’. There is a lyric that goes, “We saw Ed in Manchester. I held you while he played.”
this tiktok explains the undeniability of it even more (i had to speed it up to fit all of it in the twitter limit hence the helium voice lmao) pic.twitter.com/EyZTBKBk6y
— jess ◟̽◞̽ (@acopyofjess) July 10, 2023
Louis has been to an Ed Sheeran concert, both with Eleanor and Harry. However, in 2011, he went with Harry to a Manchester concert, and Louis went to the singer’s concert with his wife in London. So, the lyrics may be hinted at at the 2011 Ed Sheeran concert.
Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 2, 2011
In 2011, one of the most retweeted tweets in the history of X (previously known as Twitter) was Louis Tomlinson’s ‘AIMH’ tweet. Tomlinson tweeted, “Always in my heart @Harry_Styles. Yours sincerely, Louis.”
Louis Tomlinson Shuts Down Larry Rumors
Though the Larry ship is cute, it has been hampering the relationship that Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson share. It has also affected Eleanor Calder and her family as the fans started harassing them, speculating about the fake relationship she shares with Louis.
Recently, Louis Tomlinson held a Q&A on X with fans. A fan asked a harmless question, but it was a loaded one if you have been a part of the Larry conversation. The fan asked, “Louis how do you make chicken parmesan?” It is rumored that Louis and Harry Styles had chicken parmesan on their first date.
You start by realising all these ridiculous childish theories and conspiracies are wasted time and energy and then just throw the chicken in the oven to be fair. Simple stuff
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 31, 2023
Louis Tomlinson, without sharing the recipe, answered, “You start by realising all these ridiculous childish theories and conspiracies are wasted time and energy and then just throw the chicken in the oven to be fair.”
In an interview in 2012, the singer addressed how the conspiracy theory was affecting the relationship between him and Harry Styles. He said, “This is a subject that was funny at first but now is actually hard to deal with, as I am in a relationship. Me and Harry are best friends. People look into our every move — it is actually affecting the way me and Harry are in public.”
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