Singer-songwriter Louis Tomlinson has finally addressed the long standing “Larry” conspiracy theory. Some fans of his former boy band One Direction have long theorized that Tomlinson was in a secret romantic relationship with his bandmate Harry Styles. Today, Tomlinson called these past rumors “childish.”
In a Q&A on X, a fan asked “Louis how do you make chicken parmesan?” which prompted the singer to reply with a seemingly strong response.
You start by realising all these ridiculous childish theories and conspiracies are wasted time and energy and then just throw the chicken in the oven to be fair. Simple stuff
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 31, 2023
The singer wrote, “you start by realising all these ridiculous childish theories and conspiracies are wasted time and energy, and then just throw the chicken in the oven to be fair. Simple stuff.” It appeared later that the user who posed the question clarified that they truly did only intend to ask for cooking advice.
In the years since One Direction disbanded, Harry Styles is currently in a relationship with actress Taylor Russell, and Tomlinson is reportedly single. The latter shares a child with personal stylist Briana Jungwirth.
Social Media Reactions
Tomlinson’s strong reaction to shutting down the “Larry” conspiracy was met with primarily support. Confusion lingers surrounding why Tomlinson’s reaction to the theories came from a simple question about a pasta dish, but one X user cleared up that the dish was a part of the conspiracy theory. Tomlinson once referred to cooking the dish with a former girlfriend as “one of the most romantic things he’s done,” and was later seen eating the meal with Styles.
louis once said (yeaaars ago) the most romantic thing he ever did was cooking for the very first time ever and he cooked chicken parmesan, larries have this theory louis cooked that chicken parmesan for harry and they repeat that as if life depends on ti
— alia 🎃 (@diorlts) October 31, 2023
Others remind newer fans of the singer to respect his privacy, as he has actively claimed the rumors were false for over a decade.
you had to be there pic.twitter.com/OJ1gPMLPtW
— 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑟ꨄ (@antepxfistigi) October 31, 2023
Others noted the strange timing of Tomlinson’s clap back against conspiracy theorists regarding his sexuality, as Taylor Swift made a similar statement in the prologue for her re-recorded “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”
Taylor Swift in her prologue kinda said this as well
— Chro 🇵🇸(Taylor’s Version) (@chhrroo) October 31, 2023
The new album prologue offers an intriguing narrative, one that calls out both fans and the media at large for sexualizing Swift’s female friendships.
The message explains that the “1989” era was intended to mark a new beginning in the singer’s personal life and career, in which she moved to New York City, worked on a synth pop album, and focused on her female friendships instead of her dating life. Instead, a faction of Swifties who call themselves “gaylors” have long shared conspiracy theories about Swift dating several of the famous women in her circle of friends, notable Karlie Kloss and Dianna Agron.
In the prologue, Swift reflects on the impossible situation she felt stuck in at this point in her personal life and career.
Taylor Swift speaking on "gaylor" agenda
"if i only hung out with my female friends people couldn't sensationalize and sexualise that right" pic.twitter.com/LOzf3agj58
— tia. (@swiftcrumbs) October 26, 2023
The prologue goes to show that in the nearly ten years since the album’s original release, Swift continues to follow her own advice. Many applauded the singer for standing up for her personal boundaries in the new message.
Styles is yet to comment on Tomlinson’s clap back about the conspiracy theories surrounding their relationship.