News broke yesterday that One Direction plan to go on a year-long maternity leave break starting in March.
After banding together during their teen years in 2010, it’s no surprise that the young musicians are looking to explore other ventures. Harry Styles has both music labels and Hollywood knocking on his door, with ample opportunity for a solo album and feature film.
Liam Payne is looking towards writing music for other artists, while soon-to-be new dad Louis Tomlinson partnered with Sony Music earlier this year to work with emerging artists.
As for Niall Horan, he’s a 21 year-old millionaire, so we suggest taking a year to chillax.
All of these opportunities sound exciting, as long as everyone is clear the band is on a break.
Of course, many Directioners hear plans for “a break” and worry the word “up” is close by. Every fan of One Direction is handling the news a little bit differently. Here are a few of the ways Directioners are coping.
This Styles stan.
— ️ (@harrytyIes) August 23, 2015
This fan who has the receipts to show that 1D are plagued by rumours.
— aleisha (@yeahhxrry) August 23, 2015
This fan who has a way to quench the thirst.
— Courtney is Louis AF (@FABLINS0N) August 23, 2015
This fan who decides to GTFO of a world with no 1D.
— emma (@paynefulgrier) August 23, 2015
This fan who is dedicated to ensuring zero breaks on their watch.
— chelle (@nechellemarie) August 23, 2015
Coping through humour is this fan’s preferred mourning practice.
— ☁️stilinski☁️ (@dylanschuckle) August 23, 2015
This fan is looking on the bright side of a break.
— maggie misses liam (@litljpx) August 23, 2015
This fan who needs a moment…or two.
— Amplify (@thisisamplify) August 24, 2015
This fan who wants some answers, like, NOW.
— Drag Me Down✨✨ (@jasmineamedee) August 24, 2015
This fan who has already reached the ‘Acceptance’ part of the grieving process.
— Beautiful Monster (@libyanbelieber2) August 24, 2015
This fan who believes that March should be removed from the calendar.
"March 25th, 2015: Zayn left the band." "March 2016: #OneDirection are going to take a break/go solo." Why does March hate the 1D fandom?
— Drag Me Down! (@StylesGirl_21) August 24, 2015
And finally, this fan who believes that together we can make it through anything.
— THIS FANDOM I SWEAR (@LJP_My_Hero) August 23, 2015