Ever since they got back together in 2017, fans have been obsessed with Louis Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder. Despite their brief breakup due to the One Direction crooner’s hectic work schedule, the couple has stayed strong throughout their rise to fame.

Louis and Eleanor first got together in 2011. Now, after being on-and-off-again for nine years, the singer is officially ready to put a ring on it! During an interview with The Sun in January 2020, Louis addressed rumors that he might already be married.

“I saw some of that,’ the singer said at the time. “It isn’t true, but the luxury with Eleanor is I’ve known her since before our first single, ‘What Makes You Beautiful,’ so she’s felt the whole growth of everything. As I’ve got to understand it, she has too, and I have the benefit with her that we’ve seen it for what it is.”

When asked if he’d ever considered walking down the aisle with his longtime love, Louis said, “one day.”

“I’d imagine so. If you’re asking me if I’m going to marry her? Yes, I think so. And more kids, I’d say so,” he revealed in the same interview.

For the most part, Louis and Eleanor keep their relationship out of the public eye, but the Walls musician will talk about his girlfriend in a rare interview. For example, when appearing on the U.K. talk show Lorraine in July 2017, the former boyband member referred to his girlfriend as “ace” while opening up about how their relationship might have inspired his single “Back to You.”

“There are some personal things that I relate to and contribute to lyrics. Nice to have something not as directly as relatable to me,” he said at the time. “The relationship with Eleanor is coincidental. But the relationship in the song is intense. Maybe they’re not right for each other. I wouldn’t describe Eleanor as that.”

In fact, Louis even told SiriusXM’s Hits 1 that “of course” he goes to Eleanor for her opinion on his music. “My girlfriend and my mates,” he shared in February 2020. “It’s really important to get people’s feedback, I think definitely.”

To celebrate the long-term love between this iconic pair, J-14 is taking a walk down memory lane to relive Louis and Eleanor’s love story from the beginning. Scroll through our gallery for a complete timeline, including all the times they gushed over each other and their 2015 split. 

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