Louis Tomlinson was one of only two One Direction members to attend last night’s BRIT Awards. Alongside Liam Payne; the two accepted the award for Video of the Year for the group’s smash hit Drag Me Down, showing that 1D remains ever-popular despite having gone on hiatus in December.
After the awards show, 24-year-old Tomlinson was spotted heading out on the town with none other than Perrie Edwards, the ex-fiancé of former bandmate Zayn Malik, according to TMZ. The news has since led to major speculation regarding the possibility of a romantic union between the two as well as whether it is appropriate for them to be spending time together.
Pictures of the two leaving the event in a car together did not indicate any such partnership. There was no hand-holding or other sign of them being a couple. This, in addition to the fact that Tomlinson has been romantically linked to Danielle Campbell as of late, leads to the pair just being friends who shared a ride to their next venue. However, some are voicing their view that the singer going anywhere with his former best friend’s old partner breaks both boundaries and respect for Malik. Those on the other side say this is ridiculous, not only due to the fact that Malik and Edwards have not been a couple in more than half a year now, but also because he and Tomlinson are not on speaking terms anymore.
Their friendship fell apart following the Bradford Bad Boy’s departure from One Direction, which led to months on end of drama and smack talking back and forth. The Pillow Talk singer is not said to have congratulated Louis Tomlinson following his son’s delivery, nor did he contact him at all. In fact, the only 1D member that remains in contact with Malik is Payne, and this is a recent development. Despite everything that occurred between the five over the past year, Liam found a way to work it out with his ex-group member and has expressed interest in working professionally with him as well.
According to MTV UK, Tomlinson and Edwards were not alone in their night of post-award show fun. Fellow Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock came along for the party, joining the two in their vehicle after the group had left a popular nightclub and were doing their best to avoid swarms of paparazzi waiting outside. The three departed the venue in the early hours of the morning, wrapping up the night in separate locations thereafter.
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By Lorelai Zelmerlow