The One Directioner, along with bandmates Liam Payne and Niall Horan, sat down for an interview with Australian TV's Samantha Armytage in what turned out to be a slightly awkward experience for the British trio.
"Look Harry, I've gotta ask you about this one," Armytage says to Styles as she holds up a teen magazine. "This is a famous magazine, says you and Louis are a couple. There's pictures of you kissing."
Styles can't help but lean forward, appearing alert, uncomfortable and wide-eyed as he gazes at the photo. Liam and Niall also look closely at the pic.
Cue Liam to the rescue, who blurts out "That's just weird."
"That is Photoshopped," Styles responds. "There was a lady in there."
"They've actually done this to me and Niall as well," Louis says. "When somebody's in the middle, they just take the person out from the middle. It's very clever actually."
But still, Armytage persists and asks Harry if there is anything romantic with Louis.
And again, with the save, Liam answers jokingly "Nah, it's just me and Niall."
Rumors have been swirling for quite some time that Styles and Tomlinson, also dubbed Larry Stylinson, are an item, with countless blogs and YouTube videos devoted to the fan fictional bromance.
"This is a subject that was funny at first but now is actually hard to deal with in a relationship," Tomlinson revealed in an interview with Tumblr blog Storyboard in 2012.
"Me and Harry are best friends, people look into our every move—it is actually affecting the way me and Harry are in public," he continues. "We want to joke around, but there seems to be a different rumor every time we do anything. I act the same way with Harry as I do [with] any of the other boys and my childhood friend Stan."