Larry Stylinson shippers, rejoice! Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson can be seen holding hands in new photos that are making the rounds online, and these pictures are not fan edits — the One Direction singers actually have their fingers entwined, and Louis is even smiling.
“Larry Stylinson” is the name that a group of One Direction fans has bestowed upon their favorite pretend celebrity couple, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. Some fans believe that the boys are gay and that they’ve been secretly dating for years, and others simply like to pretend that they’re a couple by writing Larry fanfics and flooding Tumblr with edited photos that show Harry and Louis kissing.
According to Yahoo! Celebrity UK, a sneaky Directioner who is obviously a Larry Stylinson shipper recently devised a plan to get Harry and Louis to hold hands. An 18-year-old fan named Sofia got to meet One Direction through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and she had just one request for the boys: she wanted to take a picture with them, and she wanted everyone to stand wherever she asked them to. She cleverly arranged the singers around her so that Harry and Louis were standing next to each other, then she asked everyone to hold hands.
“Then I said, ‘Okay, so can we please ALL hold hands please … And kind of hold them up,’ and there was a slight pause and my sis, who was taking pics, said Louis looked hesitant and nervous at first to take Harry’s hand.”
However, Harry didn’t let Louis hesitate for too long — he grabbed his bandmate’s hand, and both boys smiled big for Sofia’s photo. As soon as the photos hit the web, Larry Stylinson fans lost all chill. The photos even melted the hearts of non-Larry shippers.
SHE MADE NIALL MOVE TO THE OTHER SIDE SO LARRY CAN BE ON THAT SIDE ALONE HOLDING HANDS SHE IS MY HERO pic.twitter.com/7GZaKIExEd
— aiden (@sololouisrise) August 30, 2015
I don’t even “ship” Larry but look at how tight they are holding hands like its too much I can’t pic.twitter.com/ou6LhdtaxV
— 1D/ZaynAlert (@1DAlert) August 30, 2015
the way niam hold hands compared to larry i gtg pic.twitter.com/bRJjrtU6sz
— ëlle (@daggerstattoo) August 30, 2015
I literally cry when I saw in my timeline pictures of Larry holding hands Only Larries share the same feelings.
— Larry Stylinson (@Larry_Evidences) August 30, 2015
i was out watching inside out movie when the pics of larry holding hands came out and today i swear i will never watch a disney movie again
— not a larrie (@GAYLlNSON) August 30, 2015
I’m totally not a larrie or anything but I want that picture of larry holding hands tattooed onto my forehead
— gabby (@toxicpityparty) August 30, 2015
when you give birth but larry holding hands is all around twitter pic.twitter.com/WZ6BPo7LIA
— rachel (@drunkenlyharry) August 30, 2015
Teacher: what’s your excuse for not completing your homework Me: Larry held hands
— taylor (@spankmestyIes) August 30, 2015
my grandchildren: tell us a story from your youth me: well, larry held hands on august 29, 2015 and i’ve been dead ever since
— Why Larry Is Real (@WhyLarryIsReal) August 30, 2015
Larry Stylinson shippers are so excited to see Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson holding hands because Louis has made it very clear that he’s not a fan of the “Larries.” According to Sugarscape, he once tweeted that Larry Stylinson is “the biggest load of bulls**t.” As the Inquisitr previously reported, Louis has also complained that the gay rumors have affected the way that he and Harry Styles act around one another in public.
However, maybe Louis’ feelings about Larry have softened a bit lately. He used to say that the main reason the gay rumors bothered him so much was because he was in a serious relationship with Eleanor Calder, and he felt that fans were being disrespectful to Eleanor by acting like their relationship wasn’t real. Now Louis isn’t seriously dating anyone, so it might be easier for him to ignore the Larry shippers.
It’s also possible that Louis doesn’t care as much because he can see the end of Larry Stylinson on the horizon. One Direction is set to take a break next year, so Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles will no longer before forced to spend time together. During a recent interview with the Sunday People, Simon Cowell confessed that he doesn’t know if the guys will get back together after the break.
“I think there’ll be some solo stuff, then the group will come back together — but it’s completely their decision,” Simon said.
“You can’t live your life like that forever.”
If One Direction does split for good, do you think Larry Stylinson will die with the group?
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