One Direction frequently squashes rumors they're breaking up, but this time one of their earliest fans — the guy who put them together in the first place — has proclaimed the band will split! Their X Factor mentor Simon Cowell told the Daily Star that he doesn't expect 1D to stay together forever, like the boys have recently promised.
"Bands don't stay together forever," he said. "I think they will make at least two more albums together and they are in the middle of one right now."
When asked about the possibility of Harry Styles going solo, Simon said that he doesn't see it happening "for a while," but he thinks that the boys will "eventually" all have solo careers.
Fans have been tweeting their reactions to this news with the hashtag #HalfAHeartWithoutOneDirection, showing how heartbroken they would be if One Direction actually split up.
Simon later gushed about One Direction's upcoming album, which he has already listened to (jealous!). And it sounds like all the more reason for fans to be heartbroken at the idea of a world without 1D.
Listened to most of the new @onedirection album last week. It's one of their best.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 15, 2014
Listened to most of the new @onedirection album last week. It's one of their best.
For the time being, though, it looks like One Direction have no plans to break up or have any of its members go solo. The boys have repeatedly denied the rumors, so Simon's prediction could be totally wrong!
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