The Wanted’s Max George, 24, has fueled the constant rumors that One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, 21, is secretly gay by saying in a TV interview that Tomlinson is the member of One Direction who is the most likely to come out of the closet as gay. George made the remark while he and The Wanted’s Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran were doing an interview on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” in New York City on May 30, 2013.
When “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen asked, “Which member of One Direction is most likely to come out of the closet first?,” George immediately replied, “Louis.” George (who used to be engaged to actress Michelle Keegan) then went on to say that he is the member of The Wanted who has slept with the most fans, including Lindsay Lohan, but George declined to name any other celebrities he has dated.
Tomlinson has vehemently denied in several interviews and on Twitter that he is gay. Tomlinson has been dating University of Manchester student Eleanor Calder since late 2011. In interviews, he has described his relationship with Calder as “monogamous” and that he’s a “one-woman man.” Tomlinson also publicly declares his love for Calder in interviews and on Twitter.
One Direction fans on the Internet are divided over this issue. Many fans believe that Tomlinson is gay and that he had a secret love affair with One Direction’s Harry Styles from 2010 to 2012. (Tomlinson has denied this rumor too.) Other fans believe that Tomlinson is not gay and that his romance with Calder is real.
The Wanted and One Direction have been enemies for quite some time. Twitter feuds between members of both groups have made headlines. In one of the Twitter spats in April 2013, The Wanted’s Parker said to Tomlinson: “I’ll enjoy the press even more when you come clean #narnia #itgetsbetter.” Many people have speculated that this remark was in reference to rumors about Tomlinson’s sexuality.
In November 2012, One Direction’s Zayn Malik and The Wanted’s George had a Twitterr argument that reached a low point when Malik called George “chlamydia boy” and George implied that Malik is a pothead by telling him to “stay off the bud … It clearly makes u cranky.”
One Direction is the biggest-selling act to emerge from “The X Factor” and is currently the biggest-selling boy band in the world.
The Wanted has a reality show called “The Wanted Life,” which premieres in the U.S. on E! Entertainment Television on June 2, 2013. The members of the group might be seen on the show doing more trash-talking of One Direction.
One Direction’s 3-D documentary “One Direction: This Is Us” arrives in the U.S. cinemas on Aug. 30, 2013, and is expected to be the biggest documentary of 2013 worldwide. The movie’s release dates vary in other countries.