One Direction: 'We're Not Splitting Up'
Boy band insist they've just been spending time apart because they've had a break from work...
One Direction have responded to speculation that they are breaking up.
Tongues started wagging that the fivesome were set to part ways after Liam Payne admitted at the Brit Awards that he hadn't seen the others for several months.
But now they have told The Sun that people have jumped to the wrong conclusion.
Harry Styles told the paper: "We're not breaking up. We've spent every day together for months and I forgot what my mum looked like. It's just holidays."
And Payne backed him up, adding: "We have been writing away for the next album and rehearsals are just about to start soon for the tour.
"We're not splitting up. We're on WhatsApp messaging each other all the time, talking about song ideas and just funny stuff from our day.
"I miss the boys but if you don't see your family you would go mad."
But he kind of admitted that they're likely to split up at some point, by adding: "We don't want to be on The Big Reunion next year. We don't want to be on The Big Reunion ever. Well, maybe in 2050."