Sorry that this is too long. But they all stayed and rooted for Sterek. Abomination 2x04 was probably the most important episode for the Sterek fanbase. One day, while being on the Sterek tag, as I always was, I saw a picture of Hoechlin and Dylan together genuinely smiling and I got interested in knowing if they were friends outside work.
I never thought about it before so I inmediately went to search about them and found some interviews and pictures of them. I liked them, I thought of them as a cute bromance back then May-June ? I was so pleased to see people was interested on them as much as I was. So I made a post asking fans what would their ship name be. Yeah, it was me guys, sorry: AT first, of course, it was just me in the tag, but I guess with time, people following me caught the ship name I was using for them and started using it too because after a while, there were other blogs in the tag refering to them as Hobrien.
I even made a Hobrien video xxx that got the attention too. The Hobrien tag went popular: From that day and on, the tag was very active. More videos were made, the AO3 works increased from 9-ish to almost fics about Hobrien. More people joined the Hobrien fanbase and gifsets and art and edits were made.
It was a blast. That was probably the time when I started thinking of them as a romance. I remember I used to fangirl a lot with people who came to my ask and with [redacted]. It was nice, because real shipping is not a bad thing and back in those days, it was really healthy, everyone respected the 4th wall. And then Teen Wolf Season 2 was already over by then and we got a hobrien picture when the cast got reunited to watch the season finale. I was there in the tag to see what happened, some people started tweeting Dylan and Hoechlin about Hobrien, they broke the fourth wall and I was so pissed out, it was so disrespectful of them to send them those tweets.
Yes, there were some mentions of sexual things to Dylan about him and Hoechlin. Hoechlin confirmed on Twitter on June that he was single. And then he went to Europe while Dylan was apparently dating Britt Robertson. Those were bad times for the Hobrien fanbase. I, for once, never got interestede in them and neither fully believed they were together.
But no, I never sent hate to Britt or hated on her. I love Birtt, watched The Secret Circle just for her and had a bit of a crush on her before. But everything was too fishy for me. They used to be closer on public than now.
Some videos were posted here and there of them on BTS but they were always with someone else. I think everyone is kind of perceiving what could be.
Maybe by them or by their agents, by their network, by their contracts, etc. The cast is aware of real life shipping, Colton and Holland have their fans shipping them in real life and they love them, Colton and Posey have their own fans too who even created a son for them on twitter, who tweets them both and they genuinely like it.
So it seems weird that Dylan and Hoechlin were to be uncomfortable about real life shipping. Gay rumours are not an insult, being gay is not an insult.
And Tyler and Britt relationship seem a little bit public, the video of them kissing, all the pictures, etc.