It was only back in November that long-standing tour manager Paul Higgins announced that he was parting ways with the uber-popular group. Then fans around the world were devastated to learn that the bands own Zayn Malik was quitting, giving this statement:
“My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now
the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world”
Malik has since transformed into Britney Spears circa-2007, with destructive behaviour, bizarre choices of hairstyles and even became involved in a twitter feud with former band-mate Louis Tomlinson and collaborator Naughty Boy, not to mention the Perrie break-up.
The biggest blow to fans across the world happened a mere few days ago, when The Sun newspaper stated that One Direction are splitting up in March, but only for a year as they want to take a break and focus on their solo projects. This was confirmed via Niall Horan’s tweet:
So there’s no need to panic girls and boys, they (apparently) will be back, but during the hiatus, what direction will the boys be going in?
The Sun also reports that Louis Tomlinson , 23, is expecting a baby with stylist Briana Jungwirth and therefore is going to focus on becoming a father. Harry Styles and Niall Horan, both 21, are eager to break out with solo music careers, although Harry is thinking about becoming a movie star – could we see him in the next big Young Adult franchise maybe? Meanwhile Liam Payne, 21, will focus on DJ’ing and songwriting.
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