Louis Tomlinson has finally opened up about those conspiracy theories that he was in a relationship with Harry Styles.
The One Direction stars faced constant speculation by fans that they were secretly together, but they never addressed the rumours – until now.
In an interview with The Sun, Louis said fans drew up the conspiracy because the pair were so close.
Conspiracy: Louis and Harry have been linked together by fans
“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 told the publication.
“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,” he explained.
“It made everything a little bit more unapproachable. I think [what’s happened since] shows that it was never anything ‘real’ if I can use that word.”
But once and for all Louis finally gave fans an answer.
“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,” he added.