I’m so impressed that despite being swept into superstar status, all the guys in One Direction value the girls they love – fame has not gone to their heads or hearts.
Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, and Niall Horan – good for you. Millions of young women may be throwing themselves at you, but you all realize that a real and caring relationship with a girl who knows the real you and loves YOU, is far more valuable than a fleeting night with a groupie.
With the exception of Harry Styles, 18, who has just started dating British Dancing on Ice star, Emily Atack, 22, all the other One Directioners have been in committed relationships for some time, and they haven’t allowed their new celebrity status make them out of touch with the every day lives of their true loves.
Louis Tomlinson, 20, surprised his girlfriend Eleanor Calder, 19, a student at Manchester University, with a surprise visit right before her final exam for school.
“Good luck to my lovely girlfriend @Eleanor J Calder for her exam today!!” he tweeted.
Despite the fact that he is ultra busy working on One Direction’s new album, and was prepping for the band’s new North American tour, he is still totally down to earth and realizes that he is NOT the center of the universe and that Eleanor’s exams and career are just as important to her as his music career is to him. That’s the essence of being a good boyfriend.
And just in case you weren’t already completely convinced of his commitment, Louis and Eleanor were spotted at a London airport on May 20 holding hands, kissing and hugging fiercely before he boarded his plane, for the American tour. Aww!
Zayn Malik, 19, hasn’t let his rabid fans get in the way of his loyal love for girlfriend Perrie Edwards, 18, a member of The X Factor winning group, Little Mix. The pair met while recording a single for charity on 2011’s X Factor.
He has refused to hide the fact that he has a girlfriend, despite advice that he may have received from any number of publicists, managers and other career “experts” who might have told him he’d be even more popular if he was single.
He told UK’s Top of the Pops magazine that he’s never lied about his relationships. “No, I’ve always been honest about that. What’s the point of lying? You’ll just get found out and then you’ll look like an idiot.”
Zayn, like his bandmates clearly values being with a woman who isn’t just in it to brag about landing a star, and who instead, understands his aspirations and even shares them. Perrie has much in common with Zayn – she’s a singer – and it’s their shared interests and experiences that make for a great long-term relationship.
One Direction cutie Niall Horan, 18, is also happily dating Ali McGinley, 17, a girl from his hometown of Mullinger, Ireland. Again – he’d rather be with someone who understands where he’s coming from, than with a girl who is just impressed by his current status.
The One Direction guys like Justin Bieber are being incredibly smart about their love choices.
Unlike a previous generation of rock stars who reveled in sex, drugs and rock n roll, and often paid the price in ruined lives or ill health, these new pop stars, realize that their musical lives will only be enhanced if there is real love and real value in the relationships they have with their girlfriends. You need to stay grounded and there’s nothing like the right woman – to keep you there!