Zayn Malik may not be a member of One Direction anymore, but he hasn’t been forgotten. In honor of 1D’s fifth anniversary as a band, Liam thanked all of his bandmates, including Zayn. Click to see how Zayn reacted to the tribute!
Every One Direction fan is feeling so many feelings right now. Liam Payne, 21, celebrated One Direction’s fifth anniversary as a band on July 23, and thanked all of his 1D brothers, including former bandmate Zayn Malik, 22. Zayn noticed Liam’s shoutout and proved their bromance is still alive and kicking in a sweet response!
“Wowwwww 5 years 5 boys what an amazing journey I couldn’t thank you all ever enough and thankyou Louis Niall Harry and zayn for everything,” Liam tweeted on July 23. Zayn responded, “@Real_Liam_Payne thanks bro! x.”
Okay, we are crying right now. How sweet is Liam? He is the sweetest! Liam was the only band member to thank Zayn. However, the rest of the boys — Harry Styles, 21, Niall Horan, 21, Liam Payne, 21, and 23-year-old Louis Tomlinson — all posted messages on Twitter commemorating their anniversary as a band.
Zayn quit the band in March 2014 after having a tough time in the spotlight. The band continued on as a group of four, and they are currently on their On The Road Again world tour. The four boys are also working on their fifth album — their first without Zayn.
One Direction — Ready For A Break?
In the aftermath of a hectic and busy year, One Direction’s creator Simon Cowell, 55, admits the four remaining boys are ready for “time apart” after they finish up their world tour. Louis has a baby on the way, and the boys might just need a break from the spotlight to enjoy life and have some new experiences.
“In terms of the band, they’ve got enough hits now they can take some time off and do some other stuff they want to do,” Simon told The Sun. “Then I hope they’ll have a little bit of time apart and want to get back together again. It’s a fun job, but it’s absolutely their decision.”
HollywoodLifers, are you glad Liam thanked Zayn? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson