This news just keeps getting worse! Upon the announcement of One Direction’s year-long hiatus, a new report claims that it was actually Harry Styles who pushed for the split, as he’s looking to pursue his solo career. Say it ain’t so, Harry!
Fans of One Direction were shocked when news broke that the world’s biggest boy band would be “taking some much needed time off” in the following year. While Niall Horan, 21, Liam Payne, 21, and Louis Tomlinson, 23, all guaranteed fans, via Twitter, that the band wasn’t splitting up for good, Harry Styles, 21, remained noticeably silent on the matter. Could it be because he was behind the split all along? To hear more about the One Direction breakup drama, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
So, as it turns out, the British heartthrob has reportedly been trying to break away from his cohorts for months now in order to finally pursue his solo career, according to In Touch magazine. “[Harry] has been a driving force on the boys splitting,” a 1D insider recently told the publication. “Harry’s career couldn’t be hotter right now,” the source added. “He’s been besieged with movie offers. Waiting any longer could kill the opportunity. Harry knows that leaving on top is the best way to launch the next step of his career.”
Fair, but what do his bandmates think about all of this? According to the report, Harry’s continuous solo offers have caused “severe jealousy and resentment” from the other guys, which ultimately led to their decision to go on an extended hiatus. HollywoodLife.com has since reached out for comment and will continue to update you.
Meanwhile, as rumors continue to make their way across the Twittersphere, a rep for the band has spoken out on at least a few of them, namely the ones claiming that Harry has already been offered a solo deal with Sony. A rep for the band told HollywoodLife.com on Aug. 25 that the boys have no plans to go solo just yet! “No discussions about solo deals are happening with any members of One Direction currently,” said the rep. “Sony is fully committed to all of One Direction and is looking forward to the release of the group’s new album.”
Phew! Harry may be keeping quiet on the subject, but we just can’t believe that he would give up on 1D like that. He’s been there from the start and like it or not, he’ll always be a Directioner in the eyes of his adoring fans (ourselves included)!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think? Will Harry go solo? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Alyssa Montemurro