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8 April 2021, 16:41
Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have remained close friends since their One Direction days.
Each of the boys often publicly congratulate each other’s success, but Liam and Louis are especially close out of the foursome, with Liam admitting on Capital Breakfast in 2019 he speaks to Louis the most.
Over the years, the pair have praised one another in interviews and been there for each other in difficult times, so let’s take a look at some of Liam and Louis' cutest friendship moments.
In an interview with Glamour, Liam opened up about comparing his solo success to the international success One Direction achieved, saying he had high expectations for his individual career after the group went on a hiatus.
But he turned to best pal Louis for some wise words of advice.
Liam said: "Yeah. And it's like, time to give that [high expectations] a break really. And Louis from my band has always been quite great to sit with me and talk with me about stuff.
"And if I'm feeling a certain way. We've been quite good with each other, actually in that respect and helping each other out, which has been nice."
🎥| “I bet you won’t come because you’re camera shy”— Louis & Harry Updates (@LTHSUpdates) October 9, 2020
-Full Video of Liam talking about Louis after seeing his comment on his IG live!
Louis had secretly tuned into Liam’s Instagram live on 9 October, giving his involvement away when he commented, “watch your mouth” as Liam compared sleeping amongst wild animals to the days of One Direction.
Liam then desperately tried to add Louis to his Instagram live, asking his pal to send a request but their virtual reunion wasn’t meant to be.
Liam says that Louis has joked around and said he’ll egg his house if he mentions anything about potential One Direction 10th anniversary plans. 😂🤐pic.twitter.com/PyehbqfWHo— King Updates (@LouisT91Updates) April 23, 2020
Revealing the kind of friendship they have after 10 years, Liam revealed Louis had threatened to ‘egg his house’ if he continued to spill about a possible One Direction anniversary.
In the months leading up to the big day on 23 July, Liam hinted something big was coming to mark the occasion.
It may have turned out to be just a montage video on YouTube, but fans were grateful for 1D’s reflective social media posts nonetheless.
During a chat with Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast in September 2019, Liam said he and Louis were always the band members who came together to make decisions, and that closeness has stayed with them throughout their solo careers.
He said: “I speak to Louis more than anybody else… We always phone each other up when there’s something tipping, which is quite nice to have somebody to lean on like that.”
Louis and Liam gave a closer look at their bond when they sat and watched TV together for Gogglebox: Stand Up to Cancer in 2018.
Their chats might have involved slagging off avocados and doing kick-ups with Minstrels but Directioners loved seeing the twosome back together.
The hug Louis gave Liam when he arrived at his house in Ibiza on The X Factor was a moment fans re-watched for weeks.
And as the boys reminisced their own X Factor journey, the wholesome content was just too much to bear.
Louis and Liam have always had a bantering relationship as well as being there for each other, but when Liam shoved Louis during One Direction’s performance in concert of ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ their playfulness made headlines.
Liam tweeted to clear things up: “OH MY GOD THATS SO OUTRAGEOUS HOW DARE I HAVE A JOKE WITH A FRIEND ON STAGE.”