It's never easy when you distance yourself from a friend, and it seems Louis Tomlinson was hit the hardest when Zayn Malik decided to exit One Direction! In an interview The Sunday Times Style magazine, Louis openly revealed what really happened when Zayn Malik decided to quit the band earlier this year, and the way he opened up about it is absolutely heartbreaking.
"It was hard. I think maybe for me the most. But he wanted to be happy and he wasn't," Louis said to the magazine.
"Everything had always been good and then something bad happens and you have to make decisions, you have to work out what you want and it makes you really know what you want. We all knew we wanted this."
Tommo added that the departure happened before they started working on Made in the A.M., and that they worked hard on it to showcase how strong they are as 1D.
"The good thing was, he left just before we made the album. It was like, 'Right, let's make it the best album.' So we worked our backsides off because we want to show we are a band, we're here and this is what we do," he said.
We are happy to see that the guys are okay!
What do you think of Louis opening up about Zayn's departure? Let us know in the comments!