Say it ain’t so! Directioners, take a deep breath, because rumor has it that One Direction is splitting up (at least temporarily) in 2016. Is it truth or pure fiction? HollywoodLife.com has the facts on 1D’s plans.
Rumors have been swirling that One Direction is planning on taking a break in 2016 so that the boys can work on various solo projects after their world tour and fifth studio album. While it’s nice that they might get to relax a little, it’s really not what the fans want to hear. So, are the rumors true?
This is your lucky day, Directioners! The band’s representative told HollywoodLife.com that this is all just a rumor — the boys are gearing up for their latest tour and have no plans otherwise. Whew! “It’s all pure speculation and not based on any facts,” the rep told HollywoodLife.com. “The band are excited about their brand new fifth album and their upcoming tour.”
And so are we! While it had been reported that the boys were anxious to embark on a number of ventures (by themselves), it seems like they’re all waiting just a little bit longer to do so. Namely, 23-year-old Louis Tomlinson wants to be an X-Factor judge (he’d be fabulous!) and 21-year-old Harry Styles would like to put out a solo album.
Solo album? Oh Harry, please don’t give us any Zayn flashbacks. We’re still fragile. Yes, 23-year-old Zayn has been gone from the band (and our lives *single tear*) since March 2015, but we’re not quite over his departure. Losing the entire band, even for just a year, would have been frankly too much to handle. Thank goodness this turned out to just be a rumor, after all.
Sure, after the tour and the fifth album, the future is uncertain for 1D, but we’ll jump that hurdle when we get to it. For now, we’ve got jammin’ hits, cute boys and British accents to deal with. And that sounds pretty good to us — how about you?
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— Samantha Wilson, Reporting By Shira Benozilio