The hate is real. And totally unfair, really.
Lauren recently explained to The Sun (via Press Party) how any dating rumors about her and Louis are completely off base and that the 1D star was really helping her out when she landed in a bit of a tough situation.
She explained: "My phone died and I had no way of getting home so Louis said, 'Jump in a car with me.' "We got to know each other that night, it was the first time we really hung out. And he was nice enough to take me back."
Of course, that now famous photo of them together got people talking – and saying some pretty horrible things. Lauren noted, "The amount of hate I got for that picture...I got a slew of things like, 'You're a s**t, you're ugly, you're fat'..."
Despite the hate, Lauren has a pretty great attitude about dealing with it, explaining, "I won't allow people who have no idea what's going on to dictate situations. I know all the people that say that are little girls behind a screen who are jealous of the fact that I'm in a car with Louis. It's clearly coming from a place of hatred."