It's time to put the rumors to rest.
In One Direction's heyday, the bromance between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson was so strong that fans gave them a nickname: "Larry Stylinson." Their bond inspired fan fiction—often erotic—and led to more than a few rumors about their hush-hush, behind-the-scenes romance.
The only problem? The pop stars never were never in a romantic relationship. "I'm so protective over things like that, about the people I love," Tomlinson tells The Sun. "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 a little bit more unapproachable. I think [what's happened since] shows that it was never anything 'real,' if I can use that word."