Finding love! Louis Tomlinson has experienced a few public romances since his One Direction days.

Just like the rest of his fellow former 1D members, the singer auditioned for The X Factor as a solo artist. But, he joined forces with Harry StylesLiam PayneNiall Horan and Zayn Malik to form what ended up being a successful band and, just like that, his love life was the focus of fans around the world.

Although they’ve experienced some ups and downs throughout their time together, Louis is in a relationship with Eleanor Calder. They started dating in November 2011, during the early 1D days, and she was with him as the group rose to worldwide fame.

“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,” the “Back to You” singer told The Sun in January 2020. “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.”

While they were together for a few years, news broke in March 2015 that Louis and Eleanor had called it quits. While they were on a break, the singer was romantically linked to a few notable names, including The Originals actress Danielle Campbell, hairstylist Briana Jungwirth — with whom he shares his son, Freddie — and more.

But, after a few years apart, Louis and Eleanor were able to reconcile. In February 2017, eagle-eyed fans started to notice that the two started following each other on Instagram again.


That same year, Louis teased his debut solo album, noting that some of the songs he had written were about their relationship.

“There’s a couple of songs that me and my girlfriend really like that’ll never be used for anything, so they’re kind of just for us. That’s really nice. A lot of the album’s about her, really,” he explained to BBC News in July 2017.

“I wanted to make the album feel chronological because that’s how I wrote it. You can hear my journey as an individual over these three years — leaving the band, then going out on to the really crazy party scene, and then I’ve kind of ended up full circle back with Eleanor, who I love dearly.”

When it comes to their future, Louis has plans to eventually tie the knot with Eleanor. “If you’re asking me if I’m going to marry her? Yes, I think so,” he told The Sun in January 2020. “And more kids, I’d say so.”

Scroll through our gallery for a breakdown of Louis’ dating history. 

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