This is something that’s been bothering me lately, and I’m going to address it.
If you remove all the speculation, all the misinformation, all the emotions, assumptions, and slowed down videos from our understanding of Harry and Louis’ relationship, you’re left only with the facts. If we take out everything we can assume about the situation, and leave behind only what we can observe, then as far as I see it there are really only two possible scenarios.
I’m referring, here, to their behaviour on tour so far, and for the behaviour which accompanied the months leading up to the tour, specifically their ALMOST total lack of interaction.
While previously close, Harry and Louis no longer get along and stay separated from each other on stage because they have grown uncomfortable with too much interaction.
This, I believe, is the scenario which most people who do not believe Harry and Louis are in a relationship believe is the case.
Harry and Louis are in a long term committed relationship and they are being deliberately held back by outside forces (including but not limited to their management company) to prevent the appearance that they are in a relationship.
This, I believe, is what most ‘Larry shippers’ believe is the truth.
So here’s where I’m bothered.
Based purely on what limited information we have, and what we are able to observe, I cannot understand any other scenario which exactly matches their recent behaviour other than that they are in a closeted relationship. Nothing else fits.
I know that some people will argue that they’re just friends, the same as the rest of the boys, and while to an extent I can agree with you - in that they’re friends - it just doesn’t fit with their separated behaviour. The rest of the ‘friends’ are constantly in each other’s spaces, constantly teasing, publicly interacting, while Harry and Louis stand apart from that. Either they’re no longer friends, or they’re being separated.
So maybe it’s scenario one, right? Maybe they’re no longer friends, and they don’t particularly enjoy spending time in each other’s company…
Except that if you look at what little interaction they do have that is patently untrue. When they do look at each other, touch, talk to each other, anything, they are invariably sweet, kind, gentle, loving, teasing, all of the things we have observed over the two years (and change) they have been in the public eye. Their relationship, when we observe glimpses of it, appears as close as it did in those early xFactor days.
As far as I am concerned, the argument is over.
There is no more speculating necessary. No more room for doubts, no need to panic if they aren’t seen together, because those are just things we speculate on, not things that are based in observed facts. And when we remove everything but what is plainly in front of us, I think we see the truth.
And it looks like love.