Ever since One Direction went on a hiatus in December of 2015, there’s not a day that’s gone by that we don’t miss them, TBH. And since then, there’s been one major question on everyone’s mind. And that is — are Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik still friends?
As fans know, the boys have all been pretty busy doing their own things since the break began. Niall released a solo album called Flicker, and is currently busy working on his second. Harry starred in the movie Dunkirk, dropped his own LP and embarked on a world tour. Louis welcomed a son, Freddie, and has released a few bops of his own over the years. Liam also became a father and has been hard at work on his solo music. And Zayn dropped two epic albums!
Well guys, we went ahead and did some investigating, and despite being super busy working on their solo careers, the boys have actually hung out a lot since their split. And on September 13, 2019, Louis and Liam spent some time together at the Coca Cola Music Festival in Madrid, Spain! Yep, both boys performed at the event and when they shared a photo together backstage, everyone quickly went wild over the reunion.
And that’s not all. Get this, you guys — apparently Liam wasn’t feeling too well before the show, and Louis made sure to check in on him! How sweet is that?
📻@LiamPayne was supposed to do interviews for a Spanish radio yesterday before the show but was feeling too sick and his team wanted him to rest for the performance.
When he heard Liam was sick, @Louis_Tomlinson went and met him backstage – 14/9 via Tony Aguilar on Los40
— The Daily Payne (@realdailypayne) September 14, 2019
Not to mention, when Liam hit the stage, he gave Niall a special shoutout! The performance took place on the “Slow Hand” crooner’s birthday, so he got the entire audience to sing “Happy Birthday” to his former bandmate. Ugh, we are seriously living for their friendship.
📲 | Liam Payne mentioned Louis during his set at #CCME before singing happy birthday to Niall Horan ♥️
“Louis is hiding out there as well, somewhere… and we both discussed that we forgot to wish niall a happy birthday”
— Louis Updates ◟̽◞̽ (@KingLWTPromo) September 13, 2019
And this isn’t the first time they have hung out. It turns out, the 1D guys are as close as ever, and we’ve got all the photos to prove it. Phew, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Scroll through our gallery to check out all the times the One Direction guys have hung out since their hiatus, proving they’re still friends.
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