2 – Harry never cheated on Zayn, because they were never a monogamous, conventional couple.
“Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart” (JALBOYH) does not mince words over the strange dynamic of Zarry’s relationship. Hmmm…oh gee what was going on at the exact time it was written in August 2013? Well, Zayn was getting engaged to Perrie! That means Harry had a firm understanding that he did not have Zayn to himself, and that Zayn’s heart did not belong to him. Hence why we was begging for even a small piece of it. This is the overarching conflict of their relationship. Harry has always wanted more than Zayn was willing to give, but Zayn kept him around for…… (well, let your imaginations run wild. Or read This Thing Upon Me.) Harry also speaks of broken promises in his songs, along with his incurable loneliness and unquenchable jealousy. The sad thing is, Zayn is cognizant of the torment he is inflicting on Harry: “I know it’s taking all your strength to keep restrained…” and “I’m watching you cry…it’s a gamble to take any more of you…”
Where this becomes troubling is that despite Harry knowing Zayn is not fully his, JALBOYH alludes to them carrying on a relationship in spite of this fact. Meaning, both of them knowingly engaged each other in a romantic and sexual way behind the scenes while Zayn was with Perrie (and eventually Gigi.) Yet, it’s understandable why they would, since I personally believe they were secretly head over heels for each other since day one (especially late 2011) so when Perrie started dating Zayn officially in like April 2012, I’m positive Zarry had already fooled around.
Their behavior and body language and sleeping in the same bed and snuggling on the couch in late 2011 proved they were much more than friends. Harry used Louis and the Larry bromance as a distraction for a while to hide what he was doing with Zayn, but once things became serious with Zayn, he left that bromance in the dust in 2012.
So they carried on this unofficial thing for years, and I believe Harry was always the one wanting more and being denied it, as JALBOYH and all his songs for 1D like “Happily” and “Something Great” allude to. So whenever I say Zarry “broke-up” I mean within the confines of the strange dynamic they have, and mainly I’m referring to major fallouts were they stop being intimate for periods of time. I don’t mean “break-up” in a conventional way, which is why you often see me use quotations around the word “break-up.”
Therefore, people speculating Harry was cheating on Zayn are just illogical. How can he cheat on a man he had been admittedly sharing since 2013, and who would not even say he loved Harry until like 2020? Also, how could he be cheating when Zayn was always the one in a long-term relationship with a female: Geneva Lane (2010) Rebecca Ferguson and Stephanie Davis (2011) Perrie (2012-2015) Gigi (2015-2021.) Therefore Harry was free to date whoever he wanted, because he couldn’t have the person he wanted most. This sentiment is always reflected in his music, which proves how superficial and fleeting his relationships with other people were.
How tf could Harry “cheat” on Zayn? Especially when Zayn made it clear where he wanted to be at all times (hiding behind a skirt) whereas Harry is often publicly single for long stretches of time. Harry seems to have bedwarmers (“Woke up the girl who looked just like you, I almost said your name…we haven’t spoke since you went away…”) and has dated people superficially since the beginning.
The longest relationship he had was with Camille Rowe, and that lasted barely a year, plus he was on tour the entire time. So if you distill the actual time they spent together down to days, it would probably only equate to a couple of months like all of Harry’s other dates. And he never stopped writing about Zayn no matter who he was dating, and seemed to be the one who pursued Zayn after 2015.
So you see here Harry continues to show evidence of being the one who always wanted more (and always struck me personally as WAITING on Zayn) and was never given the opportunity to have Zayn wholly to himself, and had to settle for sharing him (thereby rendering himself miserable, jealous, and lonely—which all bleeds into his music.)
He even said things like: “Till then I won’t give my love away, darling, I’m forever only yours…” and “For your eyes only…” and “I can feel you take ahold…I can feel you take control, of who I am and all I’ve ever known…loving you’s the antidote…” which demonstrates that all he truly is and all the love he has in his heart to give is reserved for Zayn. Harry’s entire discography speaks to not only unrequited love, but also unrequited DEVOTION and LOYALTY.
Regardless of what bleeds into Zayn’s music, and regardless of the ways he may have felt “hurt” by Harry over the years, he has always caused the root problem in their relationship, in my opinion. He has kept their relationship dysfunctional and complicated (a part from Harry’s contributions) because of his internal confliction (“Tightrope”) and his non-negotiable condition of needing to be with a female publicly (the engagement + the Zigi baby), and he even admits he wants “Too Much.”
In conclusion: he is the creator of his own miseries, along with Harry’s miseries. Phucking get it???
Of course there are the lyrics in “Falling” which people try to say means Harry cheated (which Zayn seemingly refers to in “Outside” while admitting he himself is not innocent either) and again the same logic applies. Zayn’s fans tend to ignore that he says he is not innocent either, so that means if he is accusing Harry of “cheating,” then he is admitting to cheating himself (we been knew.)
But I don’t actually consider this cheating (from Zarry’s end) because they were never a monogamous couple, and Zayn was always somewhere tucked up under Gigi. In actuality, you can make a better argument that Zayn cheated on both Perrie and Gigi with Harry and with multiple other partners (substantiated by photos and firsthand accounts from the females) but that’s a conversation no one is ready for. That’s a FACT too inconvenient for Zstans, so they ignore the evidence of Zayn with strippers in 2013, and him holding hands with a blonde in Thailand, and the massage therapist from 2018, to make up bullspit conspiracy theories about Harry sleeping with anything that moves to deflect from Zayn’s wrongdoing.
Harry also alludes to having did whatever he may have done out of jealousy and loneliness, oh ya know, during the times he’s forced to be without Zayn because Zayn chooses to be with Gigi (the person he got pregnant after Fine Line dropped.) So if you call Harry sleeping with someone else while being miserable and lonely (because Zayn is choosing to be with Gigi) “cheating” then that proves Zayn holds Harry to an unfair double standard of fidelity, and in that hypothetical situation, their relationship sounds QUITE psychologically abusive.
Meanwhile Harry continues to prove his jealousy over Zayn’s women (meaning he only wants to be with Zayn) with songs like “Girl Crush” and “Cherry,” and proves his devotion to Zayn with songs like “Still The One” and “Fine Line.”
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