One year ago from March 25, Zayn Malik broke the hearts of One Direction fans everywhere when he announced he’d be leaving the band forever! Remembering that emotional day, One Directioners took to Twitter using the hashtag 1YearWithoutZayn to express their support for the now solo artist.
Wow, can you believe it’s already been one whole year? Zayn Malik, 23, literally DEVASTATED One Direction fans on March 25, 2015 with the declaration that he was leaving 1D. Anyone else remember the madness he ignited? Total insanity! Now, one year later, fans remember how they felt on that fateful day and how far Zayn has come in just 12 months. You HAVE to check out their touching tweets!
“My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band,” Zayn wrote on March 25, 2105. Cue the fandom tears and emotional tweets! But now that 1D fans have had a whole year to recuperate and collect themselves, they’re actually incredibly GLAD that Zayn made the tough decision to leave the band that made him famous.
Creating the hashtag 1YearWithoutZayn, One Directioners have taken to Twitter to share their memories from that sorrowful day when Zayn left, expressing both pride and support for his decision. But even better, today is ALSO the day Zayn dropped his very first solo album, “Mind of Mine.” Talk about bringing on all the feels, right? Stream Zayn’s music, completely unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE
See what fans are saying about Zayn’s historic day:
— ashley (@MyLouisTCrew) March 25, 2016
#1YearWithoutZayn I Miss You Zayn 😭 btw congratulation to your New album
— ブームブーム (@AngelHoranIrwin) March 25, 2016
— ℋ (@istylesaf) March 25, 2016
I remember all the pain that I’ve felt a year ago #1YearWithoutZayn
— kIrStEn (@cavalierlwt) March 25, 2016
— stella #mindofmine (@myfiveboysx) March 25, 2016
let’s not cry because it happened. let’s smile bc his decision was right #1YearWithoutZayn
— Aloja ☝️ (@Ms_Aljhay) March 25, 2016
— rach ◟̽◞̽ (@rachlars) March 25, 2016
we were crying our asses of last year
But look at us now
— #1 BeFoUr stan (@dragmenarry_) March 25, 2016
— Liyahhh (@styles_wyd) March 25, 2016
#1YearWithoutZayn I never thought that I would recover from zayn leaving but it had made us all stronger
— DADDYPAYNEUS (@_DADDYPAYNE_) March 25, 2016
Pretty emotional stuff, right? But clearly Zayn’s loyal fanbase has only grown and they’re totally supporting the artist 100 percent. After all, it HAS been one heck of a year for the former boybander. And the best part? We can only imagine it going up from here!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers: what do YOU want to say to Zayn on his one-year anniversary of quitting 1D?