Louis Tomlinson Admits He Was Jealous of Harry Styles’ Career

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Harry Types has that “One Factor” — in response to former One Path bandmate Louis Tomlinson.

The songwriter, 30, opened as much as The Telegraph about watching Types, 28, proceed rising to superstardom years after their band went on an indefinite hiatus. “I’d be mendacity if I mentioned it didn’t trouble me at first,” Tomlinson confessed. “Solely ’trigger I didn’t know the place to position myself, and actually my solely level of reference was different members of the band. Nevertheless it’s not stunning to me that Harry’s essentially the most commercially profitable as a result of he actually suits the mould of a contemporary star.”

The “Again to You” artist continued: “He’s not simply doing music, he’s bought movie as nicely, and the tour he’s achieved is unbelievable. It took me some time to work out the place I stand. … [But] I look on Harry like a brother, man. I’ve a whole lot of delight for what he’s doing.”

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Is Proud of 'Brother' Harry Styles for Solo Success — But It Used to 'Bother' Him

Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Types and Niall Horan.
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Tomlinson and the “Grapejuice” crooner initially auditioned for The X Issue UK as solo acts in 2010. They had been positioned in a gaggle with Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik, calling themselves One Path. Following their third place end within the actuality competitors, the band was signed by Simon Cowell‘s Syco Information — and have become one of many best-selling boy teams in historical past.

One Path dropped 4 albums earlier than Malik, 29, introduced his departure in March 2015. The remaining 4 artists launched the group’s fifth document, Made within the A.M., in November 2015. Three months prior, nonetheless, it was revealed that One Path can be taking a break so the members might give attention to their very own particular person journeys.

All 5 of the British singers have gone on to launch solo initiatives, however Types has had essentially the most profitable transition by far. His 2017 self-titled debut album and its 2019 follow-up, Fantastic Line, earned widespread acclaim from followers and critics and landed him excessive on the Billboard charts. Earlier than dropping his third album, Harry’s Home, the Dunkirk star gained the 2021 Grammy for Finest Pop Solo Efficiency for his hit “Watermelon Sugar.”

Tomlinson, for his half, is gearing as much as launch his second album, Religion within the Future, later this month following 2020’s Partitions. Whereas it could be some time earlier than followers are gifted an official One Path reunion, the “Two of Us” crooner has no regrets about being within the band.

“It’s simpler to see now from the skin wanting in, it was a loopy time however wonderful to undergo with different individuals. It could have been scary to undergo it alone at that age,” he mentioned on the U.Okay.’s Lorraine in September. “There’s a whole lot of shifting elements however it might be a disgrace if we didn’t [get back together].”

As for his relationship with Types, the pair have lengthy been the topic of web rumors and fan-fiction tales linking them romantically. “It’s bizarre, all that s–t,” Tomlinson advised the Telegraph, weighing in on the One Path-inspired guide The Thought of You, which is being tailored for the massive display screen starring Anne Hathaway. “However there’s not a lot you are able to do about it. I’d somewhat they didn’t … however it’s what it’s. I gained’t be watching it.”

Tomlinson welcomed son Freddie with Briana Jungwirth in 2016. The “As It Was” singer, in the meantime, has been relationship Don’t Fear Darling costar and director Olivia Wilde since 2021.