Louis Tomlinson has officially split from his girlfriend of over three years, model/student Eleanor Calder. Their breakup is the latest in a string of heartbreaking moments for One Direction.
Unfortunately for “Elounor” fans, it looks like the split is definitely legit. A rep for Louis Tomlinson told People that the singer’s relationship actually ended two weeks ago. He and Eleanor Calder tried to keep the news a secret for a while so that they could deal with the breakup aftermath in private.
However, One Direction fans started to suspect that something was up after Louis didn’t spend one of 1D’s recent breaks with Eleanor. One Direction doesn’t get a lot of time off while touring, so Louis used to use most of his free time to visit his girlfriend. However, he spent his last break partying and hanging out with friends and fans.
As the Inquistir previously reported, “Larry Stylinson” fans were thrilled when the breakup speculation first started — “Larry Stylinson” shippers believe that Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles have been dating secretly for years, so they likely hoped that Louis Tomlinson was going to announce that he’s actually gay and in love with Harry Styles. However, Larry fanatics shouldn’t get too excited just yet.
According to the Daily Mail, Louis has already been spotted getting cozy with another woman. A source told the Sun that the singer partied all night long during a recent outing in Bangkok, and he was seen kissing an Eleanor lookalike. Louis stripped down to his underwear to hop in a pool with the bikini-clad girl, and they made out “passionately” for about 15 minutes.
Louis Tomlinson was allegedly partying with bandmate Zayn Malik at the Sukhothai hotel when the make-out session took place, and Perrie Edwards will not be happy to learn that the guys’ “party” consisted of themselves and a few girls. As the Inquisitr recently reported, Zayn bailed from One Direction’s On the Road Again tour after he was accused of cheating on Perrie with a fan. There’s no evidence that he did anything other than hold hands with a girl and pose for a picture with her, and there’s been no news of a “Zerrie” breakup.
Zayn Malik might have to work hard to convince Perrie Edwards to stick around. Even though Louis seemingly moved on from Eleanor extremely fast, a source told People that the boy band star did everything he could to prevent the split.
“Louis is really upset about it all. They tried really hard to make it work but it was just impossible, he’s away for nine months a year and they just grew apart.”
Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards likely spend even more time apart because of Little Mix’s busy schedule, so there’s a good possibility that their relationship will eventually suffer the same fate.
The time apart isn’t the only difficulty Eleanor Calder faced during her relationship with Louis Tomlinson — she also had to deal with harassment from “Larry Stylinson” shippers and other jealous One Direction fans. During a 2013 interview with Fabulous magazine, Louis revealed that Eleanor was never the biggest fan of his fame.
“It hasn’t been easy at times,” Tomlinson said, according to Yahoo! Celebrity UK. “She gets pretty intimidated by it all. I mean, who wouldn’t? She can’t have Twitter or anything like that. At first, I was like, ‘Just chill out a bit, it’s fine,’ but now I understand where she’s coming from.”
Are you sad that Louis Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder have decided to call it quits, or is it a good thing that they’ve moved on after getting together when they were so young?
[Image credit: Eleanor Calder/Instagram]