Harry Styles talks relationship with Louis Tomlinson: ‘There’s nothing going on’
One Direction’s Harry Styles looked absolutely taken aback when ‘Sunrise’ presenter Samantha Armytage asked him about his rumoured romance with band mate Louis Tomlinson.
During an interview with the band in Melbourne earlier this month, Samantha said: “Look Harry, I’ve got to ask you about this one, this is Famous magazine. This says you and Louis are a couple. There’s pictures of you kissing.”
Now before your dreams of dating either, or both, of the boys are shattered into a million pieces and you break out the box of tissues, Harry was quick to squash the rumour, saying: “Jesus…Um…That is photoshopped. There was a lady in there.”
Niall and Liam quickly came to Harry’s defence, with Niall also explaining that the photo is doctored, with Liam adding: “They’ve actually done this to me and Niall as well. When somebody’s in the middle, they just take the person out from the middle. It’s very clever actually.”
Samantha then asks: “So you and Louis, there’s nothing going on?” to which Harry replies “Nah.”
In an effort to lighten the super-awkward mood, Liam displayed his cheeky personality, looking over at Niall and saying: “It’s just me and Niall,” making his band member laugh.
Some Directioners have been supporting (also known as shipping) the fictional relationship between the two since the band was formed, giving them their own nickname, Larry Stylinson.
The boys supposed secret relationship is also the subject of many Directioner fan fiction with drawings, stories and video montages depicting the two together appearing on the internet, particularly tumblr.
During an interview with NBC 5, Louis also addressed the rumours, saying: “They GENUINELY, SERIOUSLY think that we’re in a relationship. It’s so funny.”
Harry doesn’t seem to be laughing about the situation, however.
The ‘Sunrise’ interview gets even more awkward when Samantha hints at Harry’s thing for older women, asking: “Do you like older women, Harry?”
As Harry sits there with a stunned look on his face Niall turns to him and says: “She’s asking you out Harry.”
Liam jumps in asking Samantha: “You said you were too old for me, but now you’re hitting on Harry?” to which she says, “I’m not hitting on Harry!”
Harry finally gets a word in explaining that “It’s not about how old somebody is. I don’t like ‘old’ women; it’s not like a weird thing. It just depends who I get on with, if they’re a little bit older than me.”
One Direction are celebrating their win earlier this week as the UK’s Best Worldwide Act at the MTV EMA.
To see if the boys take out one of the ten worldwide finalist spots catch the ‘2013 MTV EMA’ LIVE from the new Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Monday November 11 @ 6am AU / 8am NZ – only on MTV!
— Saira Mueller