No one knows how passionate fans can be better than the members of One Direction.
Former One Direction bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles have been the subject of some fan fiction over the years by Directioners. The fans have gone on to imagine the two as a couple hiding their love from the public.
Their fans even gave them a moniker, “Larry Stylinson”, and went on to create some fantastical stories about their extremely false relationship.
In a new interview, Tomlinson addressed the “Stylinson” conspiracy theory when asked by The Sun. “I’ve never actually been asked about it directly. It’s a funny thing. It kind of happened naturally for me and Harry because a certain amount of the fans drew up this conspiracy,” he said.
“When it first came around I was with Eleanor, and it actually felt a little bit disrespectful to Eleanor, who is my girlfriend now,” Tomlinson continued.
While it was all fun and games, Tomlinson admitted that the long-running theory actually impacted his relationship with Styles. “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,” he explained.
According to Tomlinson, it affected their friendship and made some things unapproachable: “I think what’s happened since shows that it was never anything ‘real’ if I can use that word.”