Are a One Direction Boys Even Still Friends? The Truth — In Their Own Words

August 3, 2017 - one direction


In a dual years and change given Zayn Malik left One Direction usually before a rope announced their skeleton to take an extended hiatus, a boys have been unequivocally vehement about all from fighting for artistic control in a studio to a impulse behind their possess solo music. But many importantly, Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan have been open about a highs and lows of their loyalty over a years.

So, where do a boys all mount now? Since Tomlinson suggested that he and Malik have finally buried a hatchet on Wednesday, let’s take a demeanour during how they all feel about their relationships, post-1D.

“I know we have 4 friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. we know they will continue to be a best rope in a world.”
— Malik on Facebook, Mar 2015

“@NaughtyBoyMusic Jesus forgot we were such an in direct writer …. How does it feel to be roving on a behind of someone else’s career ?”
“@Louis_Tomlinson remember when we had a life and stopped creation bitchy comments about cave ?”
— Tomlinson and Malik, respectively, fighting on Twitter in May 2015

“Yeah, there’s been a bit of behind and forth. we consider we’re on good terms with him. … I’ve never been unequivocally good during satirical my tongue, maybe we get it off my mom. It’s usually one of those things. Twitter’s good for joining with a fans though also if we feel like observant something we substantially shouldn’t, it’s also good for that as well. Or bad in this case.”
— Tomlinson, addressing his Twitter squabble with Zayn on The Late Late Show With James Corden in May 2015

“Proud of my boys a new singular is sick. Big love. x.”
— Zayn, on Twitter, Aug 2015

“Simply a funniest story I’ve review to date clearly a chairman who wrote this has never gifted accessible chaff in their life. OH MY GOD THATS SO OUTRAGEOUS HOW DARE we HAVE A JOKE WITH A FRIEND ON STAGE.”
— Payne, responding to a story about him pulling Tomlinson onstage around Twitter in Oct 2015

“I indeed don’t have any of my bandmates’ numbers, that we consider is hilarious. we see them any day, so we don’t unequivocally need to content them. I’ll have to get [their numbers], that is utterly funny.”
— Payne, to PEOPLE in Nov 2015

“Zayn did have conflicting low-pitched tastes, so that’s fine. we consider in any margin of work when we remove someone on your team, apparently it’s hard, though a certain take on a conditions is we felt we unequivocally got closer as a group. … We sat down and spoke about it – this is something we all still wish to do, so in a finish we indeed connected together tighter, we think.”
— Tomlinson, to ET in Nov 2015

“We speak about carrying a lads’ holiday [during a hiatus], that could be massive. Even when we have like, dual weeks off, by a time we have a integrate days off and get behind to work, we’re all raring to see any other again.”
— Tomlinson, to PEOPLE in Nov 2015

“Nah … I’ll be honest. we suspicion a initial singular was utterly cool. we listened a second singular and yeah, we didn’t buy [their] album.”
— Malik, to Billboard, Jan 2016

“The law of it is, we can consider one thing about a conditions and a sum conflicting can happen. we had any goal of remaining friends with everybody, though we theory certain phone numbers have changed, and we haven’t perceived calls from a lot of people. I’ve reached out to a few of them and not got a reply. Certain people have honour issues, though it’s things we overcome in time.”
— Malik, to Billboard in Jan 2016

“The law is we haven’t oral to any of a boys during all really. we spoke to Liam a bit, and that’s usually a approach it is. we did try to strech out to a integrate of people and they didn’t get behind to me, though afterwards publicly, when they were asked questions about it, pronounced that they’d oral to me and that we were friends. But that’s not a case. we attempted to strech out and be their friend, though they haven’t even replied to any of my calls or texts.”
— Malik, to L’Uomo Vogue, Jan 2016

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“I consider a boys kind of knew – in terms of a strain – that wasn’t my crater of tea. They apparently didn’t wish me to leave, though they couldn’t speak me out of it during that point. I’d already done my mind up.”
— Malik, to Beats 1 Radio, Jan 2016

“I’m still substantially a closest to Liam [Payne]. We speak on a phone He congratulated me on my single. Which was nice. we congratulated him on his Brit Award It was a good chat. We hadn’t met in a prolonged time, so we wish to accommodate up.”
— Malik, to NME, Mar 2016

“I attempted to have hit [with a other rope members], though nobody’s reached out. So … whatever.”
— Malik, to NME, Mar 2016

“[The mangle has] been brilliant. It indeed doesn’t feel like we’ve been off – it’s been like 6 months already. we was articulate to Louis a other day, it feels like usually yesterday we were touring. It’s been unequivocally good to chill out, not unequivocally have a report and usually being means to do a possess thing, play golf and go to all a sporting events that I’ve wanted to for a final 5 years.”
— Horan, to Global Radio in Jun 2016

“Maybe during some indicate everybody will wish to do something again though it’s improved if it happens naturally. Like ‘Hey, we all unequivocally wish to do something again.’ If that were to occur it would be amazing. we would never order that out. It’s a many important, biggest thing that’s ever happened to me, being in that band.”
— Styles, to Another Man in Sep 2016

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“Harry’s strain we heard, and I’ll be honest with you, it’s not my arrange of music. It’s not something I’d listen to, though we consider he did a good pursuit of doing what he wanted to do. That’s a approach I’d put it best, we think. we consider a humorous thing is, he’d contend a same thing about me since he doesn’t unequivocally listen to hip-hop music.”
— Payne, to Music Choice in May 2017

“I told my managers from a start: When One Direction comes knocking, fook what I’m doing. we don’t give a s—t if we sole out arenas or won Grammys. we wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for that.”
— Horan, to Billboard in May 2017

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“Look who we found!”
— Payne, celebrating using into Horan during a ZPL Birthday Bash in Indiana in Jun 2017

“But we consider it was apparent to everybody that we were always 5 best friends on a road; it was genuine nice. And as time went on, we all began to know any other. There are mostly misconceptions, though we’re all such good mates.”
— Tomlinson, to Noisey in Jul 2017

“All a boys came to support me [after my mom died], and we didn’t know until a integrate of hours beforehand. It wasn’t one of those foolish f—ing luminary things where it’s like, ‘Let’s all get in a design and put it on Instagram and uncover everybody that we’re best mates’ — we didn’t even put it online. There are always those small things that people don’t hear about.”
— Tomlinson, to Noisey in Jul 2017

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“My silent said, ‘You’ve got to get behind in hit with Zayn. Life’s too f—ing short.’ A mother’s premonition is usually f—ing crazy. It always felt abnormal to me. My silent always knew what we was feeling and what we wanted.”
— Tomlinson, to The Sun in Jul 2017

“[Zayn and I] got behind in hold with any other and kind of privileged a atmosphere and talked all through. So we’re friends again, we suppose. … Like anything like that, it takes time. But it was good that we had an event to transparent a atmosphere and be adults about it, we suppose.”
— Tomlinson, to Andy Cohen in Aug 2017

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