Five months ago the boys of One Direction, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles, announced that they were going to take a break or an "extended hiatus" after being constantly in the spotlight and losing one of their member (Zayn Malik) already.
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However, now a source close to the British boy band reveals that the boys will never come back from that break and have effectively "split."
This comes after Horan, 22, denied the rumors of a split that were running rampant in November. “We’re not breaking up,” he told Entertainment Tonight. "We're literally taking time out to see our friends and see our family, and reflect on what we've done over the last few years."
The group decided that they weren't going to renew their recording contract after they wrapped their tour in October and released a final album. The source also said that the split didn't come from egos or fights, but rather that the "1 thing just ran its course. They’ll remain friends, but they are exhausted and want solo careers.”
They are all likely to go in different directions. Liam wants to go behind the scenes as a songwriter and producer, while Harry wants to do it all and become and actor and a singer - he is also currently romancing Kendall Jenner. Tomlinson is going to be busy as he prepares for the birth of his first child.
The boy band, who got their start on the U.K.’s The X Factor in 2010, will still release a video for another song on their Made in the A.M. album, according to US Weekly.