One Direction, the British boy band that makes teenage girls around the world swoon, might be going through some changes. After six years together, the boys are going in different directions — pun intended. To see where the members are, continue reading:
Liam Payne: Payne shocked fans when he announced he was “excited” for his solo record deal. He wrote 1D would “always” be his “home and family,” which didn’t ease anxious fans who worried he would leave the band.
Subsequently, he almost forgot to celebrate 1D’s six-year anniversary. “Very late to the party but wow six years of us!!” he wrote Sunday, which was a day late. “Still so many more to come I've never been part of something so amazing.”
Niall Horan: Horan was quick to celebrate his anniversary with 1D. “You are the best fans in the world as you know,” he wrote Saturday. “Thank you so much for everything so far.”
Horan worried fans when he tweeted strange symbols and letters and then deleted them. The singer said he tweeted by accident, “one of those pocket typing things.”
Louis Tomlinson: Tomlinson’s personal life has essentially been tabloid gold. Shortly after splitting from longtime girlfriend Eleanor Calder, he impregnated Briana Jungwirth, with whom he had a one-night stand. Jungwirth gave birth to their child, a baby boy, in January.
Personal drama aside, Tomlinson used a video to thank his fans when 1D hit six years together. “Read so many amazing tweets from you guys!” he tweeted Saturday. “Thanks for sharing the memories with us... Here's to many more.”
Harry Styles: While there have been rumors Styles would leave the band, the singer has remained loyal to his fans — even though he took on acting, starring in a World War II drama called “Dunkirk.” The Christopher Nolan-directed film stars actors like Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy. Fans were most upset about Styles cutting off his luscious locks of hair for the movie role.
Despite trying his hand at acting, Styles remained loyal to his fans. “Six years. I have no idea how to say thank you for all your support,” he wrote Saturday. “For everything you are, and everything you've done, thank you.”
Zayn Malik: Malik broke the hearts of 1D fans everywhere when he left the band in March 2015. Since then, he started his solo career, creating hits like “PILLOWTALK.” Not surprisingly, he didn’t acknowledge 1D’s anniversary.
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