There's no use denying it anymore — Zayn Malik has officially left One Direction. This isn't an April Fools' Day joke. There is no going back. The Bradford Bad Boy is on his way to launch a solo career, and 1D will continue on as a four-piece band.

Even though it's only been a week since he announced his life-changing decision, photos of the group have already begun changing. Directioners recently noticed that he was taken out of their On the Road Again advertisements, showing that this is truly the end of an era.

Click through to see photos showing the before and after of a 1D without Zayn, and let us know if you're still getting emotional in the comments!