One Direction's 13 Best Bromance Moments (PHOTOS)
The boys of the famous British pop group are undoubtedly close -- so close that one of its members recently had to defuse rumors that he was dating fellow bandmate Harry Styles.
“We want to joke around, but there seems to be a different rumour every time we do anything,” Louis Tomlinson, 18, recently said in an interview with Tumblr. “I act the same way with Harry as I do any of the other boys.”
However, it's not hard to see why so many fans misconstrued the boys' tight-knight relationship as a romance. Along with pals Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik, Tomlinson and Styles would often joke around by offering tongue-in-cheek PDAs for the press.
Launch the gallery for some of the band's most giggle-inducing bromance moments.
From silly onstage pranks to Twitter cuddle sessions, it's easy to see why One Direction is so close.
After the group individually failed at making it as solo singers on UK's The X Factor, then guest judge Nicole Scherzinger gave the tween heartthrobs a second chance by putting them together as a supergroup -- which placed third in the overall competition.
After nearly missing their chance at superstardom, One Direction have since caused fan frenzies around the world.
Their debut album, Up All Night, broke out at the top spot on U.S. Billboard 200, making One Direction the first UK group in U.S. chart history to debut at No. 1 with their first album.
The band is currently schedule to headline New York City's Madison Square Garden in December 2012, before kicking off their 101-show world tour in Feburary 2013.
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