It’s safe to say that Louis Tomlinson and his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, are total relationship goals. But wait, who did he date before her, you ask? We decided to investigate, and it turns out, the One Direction member has definitely had his fair share of drama when it comes to his love life.
From cheating rumors to a baby mama who was accused of extorting him, we went ahead and broke down everything you need to know about all of the singer’s past relationships. Here’s everyone Tomlinson has ever dated and what went down between them…
Louis Tomlinson’s First Girlfriend Was Bethaney Larkman
The pop star reportedly dated a normal girl named Bethaney Larkman from 2007 to 2009. Because the relationship went down before he was famous, there’s not a lot of info on it, but it does appear that things didn’t end on bad terms.
Fetus Louis with his past girlfriend, Bethany Larkman. #5 pic.twitter.com/MzXTInAqea— Miley Updates (@MileneUpdates) January 16, 2014
How do we know? Well, after Tomlinson auditioned for The X Factor in 2010 and was put in a band with Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik, she was photographed hanging out with them all.
After That, He Dated Another Normal Girl Named Hannah Walker
After that, Tomlinson allegedly dated another one of his school friends — a girl named Hannah Walker. They were together when he auditioned for The X Factor, and apparently, she was the one who encouraged him to try out in the first place! After a year together, it was reported that they split due to 1D’s busy schedule.
Enter Eleanor Calder, The Love Of Louis Tomlinson’s Life
The first time Tomlinson and Calder were ever spotted together was at Horan‘s birthday party in September 2011. It’s still unclear how they first met, but it’s been rumored that Styles was actually the one to introduce them. They were caught hanging out a few more times after that, but it’s said that their relationship officially started on November 17, 2011.
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The pair quickly became inseparable. They went on numerous vacations together (including Disney Land in Paris, France, and the French Alps for some skiing!), and packed on the PDA all over the world. In April 2012, Calder even said that she “loved” Tomlinson on Twitter. They were together for four years before news hit the web that they had split in March 2015. And at the time, People Magazine reported that they went their separate ways because of Tomlinson’s busy schedule.
“Louis is really upset about it all,” a source told them. “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.”
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But when photos emerged of the musician kissing another girl only a few days later, some people started to wonder if he had cheated on Calder. They never addressed these rumors, so it’s still unclear what really caused them to go their separate ways. But things didn’t end there! The 1D heartthrob and his ex re-followed each other on social media one year later, and the internet quickly went into a frenzy.
Then, in March 2017, they were photographed spending time together once again. Paparazzi caught them arriving together on a flight at LAX Airport, and everyone was pretty excited about it. Tomlinson later revealed that he and Calder got in contact again after he learned that his mom, Johannah Deakin, had cancer, and they even went to see her together while she was sick in the hospital. Unfortunately, she passed away in December 2016, after a six-month battle with the disease.
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Ever since they reconciled in 2017, they have been side by side, and get this — they even got matching tattoos of each other’s initials on their hands! How cute is that?! In January 2020, rumors even hit the web that they were engaged, but the singer quickly shut these down.
“It isn’t true,” he told The Sun. “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.”
He also revealed that although they weren’t getting married just yet, he does have plans to walk down the aisle with her one day.
“If you’re asking me if I’m going to marry her? Yes, I think so!” he added.
Some People Have Speculated That The Mystery Girl He Kissed Was Lucy Julian
Now, because the pictures were super grainy and you couldn’t really see her face, the identity of the mystery woman that Tomlinson was spotted kissing during his break from Calder is still unknown. But some people are convinced that it was Lucy Julian, who you may recognize from when she starred in One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” music video.
Louis Tomlinson Welcomed A Baby With Briana Jungwirth
Tomlinson was briefly linked to Briana Jungwirth in May 2015, during his break from Calder. They were photographed leaving a nightclub in Los Angeles, CA, together, and then, a few months later, fans were left seriously shook when news hit the web that she was expecting the singer’s baby. Their son, Freddie Reign, was born on January 21, 2016.
When we spoke with Jungwirth’s ex-boyfriend Michael Straus last month, and he alleged that she tricked him into giving her money, fans started to wonder if she was extorting Tomlinson too. He told us that he sent Jungwirth “groceries and supplies” during the pandemic, and he even bought Tomlinson’s son a new iPad. But when he realized she was just using him, he cut her off.
“We didn’t talk for a few months but I was always worried about her and Freddie, and when COVID started, reached out because I cared about her and Freddie,” he explained. “Throughout March, April and May I voluntarily helped them out. I thought she was this struggling single mom stuck at home having the hardest time. She always said she had asthma, so I even sent her air purifiers. Boy, am I an idiot. I finally realized I was getting used and cut it off.”
He continued, “So much for the struggling mom. That was it, we had a big falling out. The whole thing was really upsetting because I did adore her. And I’ll never forget the time I told her that I wanted to be the man to Freddie I wish I had in my life growing up. I can confidently say I lived up to that. So it was not easy for me just to walk away from them. “I’m the first to admit I’m an idiot and got suckered. Being raised by a single mom myself, I know how hard it was on her son, so I did back flips to make him and her as well happy. Worst mistake of my life … I thought I was still helping out this struggling single mom and she would pay me back once she was able to save up. Now I come to learn I was actually writing a check every month for her to run around the city, hooking up with anyone she thought might make her relevant in some way and doing anything to get the paparazzi and TMZ to pay attention to her.”
After That, Louis Tomlinson Was Briefly Linked To Tamara Bell
Everyone was pretty shook when Tomlinson was photographed holding hands with Tamara Bell at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2015. According to reports, they were introduced by their mutual friend Lou Teasdale. It must have fizzled out after that, however, because it was the last we heard of the couple!
Louis Tomlinson Started Dating Danielle Campbell In Late 2015
In November 2015, during his break from Calder, the “Walls” crooner was spotted cozying up to actress Danielle Campbell. They were caught holding hands in Los Angeles, CA, and get this — they even spend the holidays together in Chicago with Campbell’s family! They were together for over a year, but in December 2016, news hit the web that the couple had split — just weeks after the death of Tomlinson’s mom.
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“Louis and Danielle have made the decision to split up but they are still going to be mates. They’re still talking to each other and there is no bad feeling whatsoever,” a source told The Sun. “It’s really sad because Danielle has been there for Louis through this horrible time. She has stood by him, remained loyal and continued to be a great support, which is exactly what he needs. Sometimes these things just don’t work out and for Louis and Danielle this was the best way forward.”
There’s some speculation that the artist left the Originals star to get back with Calder since they reconciled only a few weeks later, but it’s still unclear what exactly went down between them.