Everything That's Been Said About One Direction's Break
Because we have zero idea what's going on...
Listen. We know this is a touchy, heart-breaking and emotional subject for all of us, but we need to talk about One Direction. It's all just getting a little batshiz with all these conflicting statements, tweets and rumours we're hearing. So let's just put our noggens together and take a look at everything that's been said...
Niall Horan says they're are not breaking up - August ‘15
Cheryl agrees they should take a break for their 'sanity' – September ‘15
"They were young boys when we found them, they are young men now and need to find their own way. It’s crucial for them to do that now, or you can go mad. I completely understand, coming from a girl group. It was seven years before we took a break. We weren’t working as intensely or as hard as 1D but it is essential for your sanity. People think ‘don’t moan, you’re travelling the world’ but the truth is you are looking out from a hotel balcony to an arena backstage.”
An insider says that there are major mate issues between Hazza and Tommo – October ‘15
"Everyone involved in the band is well aware of the animosity between them. It's been central to everything else that came next with the band because there was suddenly a massive divide, That's quite an extraordinary situation, but their team knew the less time Harry and Louis had to spend together, the better the chances 1D would stay together."
"When the guys started making enough money, Harry insisted there were always two modes of transport, even when it came to private jets. The official reason given was that Harry didn't like the fact Louis, Liam and Zayn smoked on board. But it was something much more personal."
- The Sun
Nialler says this is naaaaat the case - October '15
Louis Tomlinson confirms the band will 'be back' – December ‘15
An insider says that Harry is done with the band – January ’16
“Harry is done with One Direction. He wants to completely disassociate with the band and that includes any professional connection. His new team will be about launching him as a solo superstar by around this time next year so the work is starting now.”
- The Sun
Liam Payne assures fans they're all good – January ‘16
"No, no, no, we just got nominated for two Brits, we're not splitting up!"
An insider drops that the guys want to go solo - January '16
"The 1D thing just ran its course. They'll remain friends, but they are exhausted and want solo careers. Liam is really interested in songwriting and production, while Harry is launching a career in acting and singing."
- Us Weekly
A source squashes this rumour – January ‘16
"There's no truth to this. [Their break] remains a hiatus with the intention of reuniting at some point."
- Entertainment Tonight
Nick Grimshaw says they're on a break 'for 80 years' – February ‘16
"I don't think [Harry's] been in sober. He don't come in any more. Definitely not now, not now they split up. I mean now they're on a break, sorry. That's what we're saying. A break, for 80 years."
Simon Cowell admits he hasn't got a clue what's going on – March ‘16
"I don't know if it's a hiatus or a break-up, to be honest. In a weird way, I don't want to know. I don't think they've had enough time to experience what it's like not being in the group to really answer that. Whenever I was with them, we talked about [going on a break], and I couldn't argue with them. They had achieved so much in a short period of time, and I didn't want them to get jaded..."
A source says that it's all over - May '16
"One Direction are not coming together in a year or even two. The fans have hoped that the group would honour their announcement of returning within 12 months. But that is a long way off and the boys are not even on track to mention a comeback. All four are loving their own solo freedom. To make matters worse, Louis and Harry are not even speaking as tensions run high between them. They weren't talking at the end of the group and things have not eased. It may be a long time before that relationship gets better."
- The Daily Star
So with Niall basically becoming a retired middle-aged man with the whole golfing thang, Harry's movie career, Louis being a new dad and Liam working on new music are we EVER going to see the four back together? We're even more confused after reading this tbh.